2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Sep 19, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

EXW 252 - ACE Personal Trainer Preparation


Description: Comprehensive system for designing individualized programs based on individual client health, fitness level and goals. Includes methods to facilitate rapport, adherence and self-efficacy in clients as well as design programs to help clients to improve posture, movement, flexibility, balance, core function, cardiorespiratory fitness, and muscular endurance and strength. Preparation for the ACE (American Council on Exercise) Personal Trainer Certificate Exam.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. Human anatomy, exercise physiology, applied kinesiology, and nutrition
  2. Principles of adherence, motivation, behavior change and health psychology
  3. Communication and teaching techniques
  4. The ACE Integrated Fitness Training (IFT) model
  5. Building rapport
  6. Health and exercise history information assessment
  7. Functional training: assessments, programming and progressions for posture, movement, core balance and flexibility
  8. Physiological assessments
  9. Resistance training: programming and progressions
  10. Cardiorespiratory training: programming and progressions
  11. Special exercise programming for mind-body exercise, special populations, and exercise implications of common musculoskeletal injuries
  12. Emergency procedures as it relates to exercise
  13. Professional and legal responsibilities, scope of practice, and business strategies for personal trainers

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain concepts and principles of human anatomy, exercise physiology, applied kinesiology, and nutrition as they relate to the ACE IFT model, which include functional, resistance and cardiorespiratory training and special exercise programming. (1,4,7,9,10,12)
  2. Identify communication, teaching techniques and rapport that relate to the principles of adherence, motivation, behavior change, and health psychology. (2,3,5)
  3. Apply assessment methods related to health and exercise history information, functional training, physiological assessments, resistance training, cardiorespiratory training and special exercise programming. (6-10,12)
  4. Explain strategies a personal trainer can use to integrate mind-body components into a training session(s). (11)
  5. Explain the professional and legal responsibilities, scope of practice, and business strategies for Certified ACE Fitness Personal Trainers. (13)
  6. Explain emergency procedures as they relate to exercise. (12)