Personal Trainer - Exercise Fitness Specialist Course



Personal Trainer - Exercise & Fitness Specialist Course Information Session


Date: Sunday, February 7, 2016 9:30-10:45 AM Snow date: February 21.

Location: Berliner Hall RM 0117

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For more information call: (516) 463-4803

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The Academy of Applied Personal Training Education (AAPTE) has been to providing an educational experience that merges theoretical science(s) and practical skill(s) training since 1996. We provide an educational course of study specifically designed to prepare the aspiring fitness professional for this evolving and emerging profession.

In addition to face-to-face classroom education, students participate in hands-on practical training modules in a state-of-the-art health club. This is where the theoretical and practical aspects of assessing, teaching, initiating, analyzing and progressing exercise and practiced.

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 of exercise progression.

Course Content

Course Modules Include:

  • Client Assessment - Health Screening Process*(includes hands on practial)
  • Creating an Exercise Program & Methods of Progressing Exercise 
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Human Performance
  • Foundations of Resistance Training Exercise Biomechanics Theory, Concepts and Application*(includes hands on practical)
  • Joint Range of Motion, Stretching & Flexibility
  • Intro to Nutritional Theory & Application
  • Intro to Medical Terminology, Health & Medical Conditions
  • Spinal Mechanics - Architecture & Function
  • Basic Psychology Concepts for The Personal Trainer
  • Business & Ethics of Personal Training
  • *Hands-On Practical Students are engaged 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 (body composition analysis, blood pressure, and resting heart rate measurements) and biomechanical principles and methods of analyzing and teaching resistance training exercises. hands-on training includes machines, free weights, tubing, body weight and cardiovascular equipment)