Personal Trainer - Exercise and Fitness Specialist Course

   

FALL - 2014

Personal Trainer-Exercise Fitness Specialist Course Information Sessionhofstra-ce-logo

Date: Sunday January 11, 2015 10:00 AM Snow date 1/18/15

Location: Berliner Hall RM 0117
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For more information call: (516) 463-7600

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click-to-watchSince 1996, The Academy of Applied Personal Training Education’s (AAPTE) goal has been to provide a course of study that merges theoretical science and practical skill training; minimizes liability for trainers, clients and club owners; and maximizes the outcome of the trainer-client relationship.

AAPTE’s commitment to its original initiative set back in 1996 to “exceed industry standards” still holds true today. We continue to enforce that goal by offering an educational course of study specifically designed to prepare the aspiring fitness professional for this evolving and emerging profession.

AAPTE’s unique educational curriculum provides comprehensive course work introducing students to current, relevant, scientific information relating to the human body, human performance, and methods of implementing safe, effective and efficient client centered exercise programming, instruction and methods for exercise progression. In addition to face to face classroom education (theory), students participate in hands-on practical skills training where the theoretical and practical aspects of analyzing and teaching resistance training exercise and fitness assessments merge and are practiced in a state-of-the-art health club.

The AAPTE Personal Trainer - Exercise Specialist course is designed for individuals seeking competency in the subject areas of human performance, health and fitness assessment, exercise biomechanics, program design, medical terminology, medical conditions, psychology, and nutrition.

Course Modules

Course Modules Include:

  • Client Assessment - Health Screening Process
  • Exercise Prescription and Program Design (ExRx)
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Human Performance
  • Foundations of Resistance Training Exercise Biomechanics Theory, Concepts and Application
  • Joint Range of Motion, Stretching and Flexibility
  • Introduction to Nutritional Theory and Application
  • Introduction to Medical Terminology and Conditions
  • Training Safety
  • Spinal Mechanics
  • Basic Psychology Concepts for The Personal Trainer
  • The Business and Ethics of Personal Training

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HANDS ON PRACTICAL SKILL LEARNING Students are taught in a state-of-the-art health club. Hands on practical skills are introduced, practiced and progressed. Included are: pre-exercise screening, health and fitness assessments and biomechanical principles and methods of analyzing and teaching resistance training exercise. In addition, practical assessment skills such as  body composition analysis, blood pressure, and resting heart rate measurement skills are taught. (HANDS ON TRAINING including machines, free weights, tubing, body weight and cardiovascular exercise equipment)

Course Highlights

AAPTE COURSE HIGHLIGHTS Seventy five (75) hours of classroom theory
(*includes twelve (12) hours of anatomy, meeting the prerequisite for AAPTE CPT-EFS Exam eligibility)
*NOTE: Those with prior coursework in anatomy or a current nationally recognized personal trainer certification are exempt from the prerequisite course.

  • Eighteen (18) hours of hands-on education taught at a state-of-the-art fitness center.
  • Topics include: pre-exercise screening, fitness assessments and resistance training exercise biomechanics.
  • Optional one-hour review session is offered before each class.
  • Three-hour course summary review.
  • Weekly session previews via email.
  • Lectures presented by subject matter experts.
  • All course materials included.
  • *Course includes a one-time, optional AAPTE CPT-EFS Certification Exam fee.
  • **Hofstra University Continuing Education – Academy of Applied Personal Training Education certificate of course work completion
  • Approved for veterans benefits.
  • Interest-free tuition payment plans available.

*This course is not a requirement to sit for the AAPTE Certified Personal Trainer - Exercise Fitness Specialist (CPT-EFS) Exam but is recommended for those seeking a classroom and practical skill learning experience as well as those preparing to sit for the AAPTE CPT-EFS exam leading to Nationally Accredited Certification. Participation in the personal trainer – exercise and fitness specialist course does not guarantee a candidate's success in passing the AAPTE CPT- EFS Exam. Visit www.aapte.org for exam eligibility requirements.

**CERTIFICATE OF COURSE COMPLETION
Upon completion of the course and meeting the attendance requirements (participant may only miss two lecture modules and one lab module), participants will receive a certificate of completion from Hofstra University Continuing Education and the Academy of Applied Personal Training Education (certificate is not a certification). This course is perfect for those seeking professional knowledge and planning to sit for the AAPTE CPT- EFS Exam. Attendance at this course is not an eligibility requirement to sit for the AAPTE CPT-EFS Exam; nor does attending the Personal Trainer Course guarantee the candidate's success in completing the AAPTE CPT-EFS Exam.

Course Schedule

PERSONAL TRAINING EXERCISE FITNESS SPECIALIST COURSE FALL 2014 *PRE-REQUISITE ANATOMY COURSE 10/14 & 10/16 6:30 - 9:30 PM - 10/18 9:30 - 4:45 PM  

On Line Anatomy Course Available - Meeting Prerequisite Requirement to Sit for AAPTE CPT - EFS NCCA Accedited Certification Exam for Information Call 516-463-4803

Those planning to sit for the AAPTE CPT-EFS exam (FOR DETAILED EXAM INFORMATION PLEASE GO TO THE CERTIFICATION LINK) must meet the prerequisite requirement for anatomy. *Those with prior anatomy or a current nationally recognized personal trainer certification are exempt from the prerequisite Anatomy course. A transcript or proof of certification must be submitted to the AAPTE via fax @ 516 222 0004.

HANDS ON TRAINING FALL 2014 Dates 1. 11/9 9:30 - 11:30 HAUSER HALL - 12:30 - 430 OPTIMUSS GYM 2. 11/16 9:30 - 11:30 HAUSER HALL - 12:30 - 430 OPTIMUSS GYM 3. 11/23  9:30–4:30 (Labs incorporate a 1 hour break) at Optimuss Fitness located at 333 Earle Ovington Blvd. Uniondale, New York 11553. It is a large building (Omni) on your left when entering from Hempstead Turnpike heading to Nassau Community College. There is a parking garage for parking. Please do not parking reserved spot. The facility is located on the lower level of the Omni Building. Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to start time. (lab location subject to change)
                                           2014 (course order subject to change) All lectures listed below incorporate a fifteen minute break.  

LECTURE No. DATE HAUSER HALL ROOM 109          SUBJECT SCHEDULE
ONE 10/20 WELCOME & INTRODUCTION 6PM-7PM
    MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY - MEDICAL CONCERNS 7PM-10PM
TWO 10/22 REVIEW 6PM
   

MEDICAL CONCERNS CONTINUED - TRAINING SAFETY 

7PM-10PM
THREE 10/27 REVIEW 6PM
   

SPINAL MECHANICS - BASIC PSYCHOLOGY CONCEPTS FOR THE PERSONAL TRAINER

7PM-10PM
FOUR 10/29 REVIEW 6PM
    CLIENT ASSESSMENT HEALTH SCREENING 7PM-10PM
FIVE 11/3 REVIEW 6PM
   

FOUNDATIONS OF RESISTANCE TRAINING EXERCISE BIOMECHANICS THEORY, CONCEPTS, AND APPLICATION

7PM-10PM
SIX 11/5 REVIEW 6PM
    BIOMECHANICS CONT. - JOINT RANGE OF MOTION, FLEXIBILITY & METHODS OF STRETCHING  7PM-10PM
SEVEN 11/10 REVIEW  
    PHYSIOLOGY OF HUMAN PERFORMANCE 7PM-10PM
EIGHT 11/12 REVIEW 6PM
   

EXERCISE PROGRAM DESIGN AND PROGRESSION

7PM-10PM
NINE 11/17 REVIEW 6PM
    EXERCISE PROGRAM DESIGN AND PROGRESSION CONTINUED - NUTRITION 7PM-10PM
TEN 11/20 NO REVIEW 6PM
    NUTRITION CONTINUED 7PM-10PM 
ELEVEN 11/24 REVIEW 6PM
    BUSINESS AND ETHICS OF PERSONAL TRAINING — INDUSTRY GUEST SPEAKER 7PM-10PM
TWELVE 12/1 COURSE SUMMARY REVIEW 7PM-10PM

Please note that there are no make-up classes unless the AAPTE or Hofstra must cancel a class. For closures due to weather emergencies, call (516) 463-SNOW. In that event, dates and times of make-up classes will be announced.

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REGISTER FOR THE AAPTE Personal Trainer - Exercise and Fitness Specialist Course
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For questions, send email to: ce-univcollege@hofstra.edu

Certification Exam

FOR EXAM DATE LEADING TO CERTIFICATION GO TO http://aapte.org/certification-cpt-efs
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 The AAPTE Certification Exam is for those seeking Nationally Accredited Personal Training  Certification Credential.
  For more information and exam registration call:516-222-0001 or email: contactus@aapte.org