Personal Trainer-Exercise Fitness Specialist
Since 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 progression. In addition to classroom education (theory), students participate in live (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 training center.
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.
HANDS ON PRACTICAL SKILL LEARNING Students are taught in a state-of-the-art fitness center; hands on practical skills. 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)
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.
*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.
**COURSE COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
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 or personal 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.
PERSONAL TRAINING EXERCISE FITNESS SPECIALIST COURSE SUMMER 2013
PRE-REQUISITE ANATOMY COURSE
ANATOMY 6/18 6/20 6:30 - 9:30 PM - 6/22 9:30 - 4:45 PM
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 or land mail: AAPTE PO Box 539, East Meadow NY 11554
PRACTICAL HANDS ON TRAINING: (SUNDAYS)
1. 7/14 230–830 2. 7/21 330–840 3. 7/28 230–840 (SUNDAYS) @ World Gym of Bay Shore - 225 Howells Road Bay Shore, NY 11706 Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to labs.
2013 (course order subject to change) All lectures incorporate a fifteen minute break.
|ONE||6/24||WELCOME & INTRODUCTION||6PM-7PM|
|MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY — SAFETY — ACOG GUIDELINES||7PM-10PM|
SPINAL MECHANICS — MEDICAL CONCERNS
MED CONCERNS CONTINUED - PSYCHOLOGY AND PERSONAL TRAINING
|CLIENT ASSESSMENT HEALTH SCREENING||7PM-10PM|
INTRO TO RESISTANCE TRAINING EXERCISE BIOMECHANICS
|BIOMECHANICS CONT. - STRETCHING AND JOINT RANGE OF MOTION||7PM-10PM|
|PHYSIOLOGY OF HUMAN PERFORMANCE||7PM-10PM|
EXERCISE PROGRAM DESIGN AND PROGRESSION
|EXERCISE PROGRAM DESIGN AND PROGRESSION CONTINUED - NUTRITION||7PM-10PM|
|BUSINESS OF PERSONAL TRAINING — INDUSTRY GUEST SPEAKER||7PM-10PM|
|TWELVE||8/5||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.
REGISTER FOR THE AAPTE Personal Trainer - Exercise and Fitness Specialist Course
Note: You'll be taken to the Hofstra University website registration page
U1970: Personal Trainer Information Session: Click Here To Register
U1971: Personal Trainer / Exercise Fitness Specialist: Cllck Here To Register
FOR EXAM DATE LEADING TO CERTIFICATION GO TO http://aapte.org/certification-cpt-efs
The AAPTE Certification Exam is for those seeking Nationally Accredited Personal Training Certification Credential.