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Personal Fitness Trainer (Advanced)

Professional Development

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Advanced Personal Fitness Training
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

The rewards and satisfaction of working in this field can be great, and the core intention of this course is to show you the vital importance of lifelong development and improvement in your chosen career field.

Syllabus

  • Lesson One
    • Introduction/Anatomy and Physiology
      • The Fitness Industry
      • The Course
      • What is Fitness, What is Health?
      • Potential Fitness
      • The Role of the Personal Fitness Trainer
      • The Skeleton
      • Joints
      • Muscles
  • Lesson Two
    • Anatomy and Physiology (Continued)/ The Business Side of Things/Nutrition
      • Muscles (Continued)
      • The Heart
      • Body Types
      • Men and Women
      • The Business Side of Things
      • Promotion
      • Nutrition
      • Water
      • Eating Patterns
      • What to Eat
  • Lesson Three
    • The Client/ Nutrition (Continued)
      • Reception
      • Assessment and Fitness Testing
      • The Protein Myth
      • Menus
  • Lesson Four
    • Exercise for Special Populations/ Nutrition (Continued)
      • Age
      • Diabetes
      • Pregnancy
      • Obesity
      • Hypertension
      • Osteoporosis
      • Arthritis
      • Treating Health Problems with Exercise
      • Carbohydrates
      • Supplements
  • Lesson Five
    • Skills for Success/ First Aid and Sports Injuries
      • Communication Skills
      • Teaching Skills
      • Health and Safety Issues
      • Types of Injury
      • Action
      • The First Aid Kit
      • Muscle Cramps
      • Repetitive Strain Injury
      • A Few Basic Rules to Keep Training Safe and Prevent Injury
      • Dehydration
  • Lesson Six
    • Exercise
      • The Warm Up
      • The Cool Down
      • Overtraining
      • Under-training
      • Goal Setting
      • Common Terms
      • Types of Exercise
      • What to Wear
      • Some Common Misconceptions
  • Lesson Seven
    • Exercise Application
      • Sit Up/Abdominal Crunch
      • Twisted Sit Up/Abdominal Crunch
      • Press Up
      • Neck Stretches
      • Shoulder Stretches
      • Overhead Stretch
      • Cross Arm Stretch/Triceps Stretch
      • Overhead Triceps Stretch
      • Humps and Sags
      • Side Bends
      • Hip Circles
      • Seated Back Twist/Stretch
      • Spread Leg Trunk Twist
      • Back Curl
      • Back Wall Stretch
      • Buttock/Upper Leg Stretch
      • Inner Thigh Stretch
      • Groin Stretch
      • Standing Thigh Stretch
      • Lower Leg (Calf) Stretch
      • Other Warm Up Exercises
      • Creating an Individual Training Plan
  • Lesson Eight
    • Exercise Application (Continued)
      • Lunges
      • Squats
      • Leg Extensions
      • Seated Leg Extension
      • Hamstring Curls
      • Hamstring Curls on Walls
      • Outer Thigh Raise
      • Inner Thigh Raise
      • Outer Thigh Wall Raises
      • Buttock Toners
      • Calf Raises
      • Triceps Dip
      • Mid-section Training
      • Working with Free Weights
      • Weight Training without Weights
      • Circuit Training
      • Gym-based Training
      • Reinforcing the Basic Golden Exercise Rules

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.