Metabolic Transformation Coaching

Professional Development

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Metabolic Transformation Coaching as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit
  • Receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3*

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

Metabolic transformation coaching is the use of scientific exercise methods to increase a client’s metabolic rate, often with dramatic results. This course is designed to build on your knowledge as a Personal Trainer to enable you to work within the lucrative ‘transformation’ market. The course covers fundamental training methods and strategies that can be used to create highly effective training programmes for one-to-one and group training. You will gain an understanding of the physiological, psychological and nutritional elements of long-term metabolic programming, giving you the knowledge and confidence to deliver successful transformation programmes.


  • Lesson One
    • Training Principles / Initial Assessment
      • Introduction
      • General Principles
      • Metabolic Training Methods
      • Core Conditioning
      • The Training Hierarchy Pyramid
      • Coaching Methods
  • Lesson Two
    • Phase One of the Metabolic Transformation Programme
      • Aims and Objectives of Phase One (Weeks 1-3)
      • Day 1: Chest, Triceps and Shoulders
      • Day 2: Full Body and Cardio
  • Lesson Three
    • Phase One (Continued) / Psychological Aspects of Transformation Coaching
      • Day 3: Legs, Biceps and Back
      • Personal Investment
      • Gate Theory
      • Conformity
      • Empathy
      • Body Dysmorphia
  • Lesson Four
    • Nutrition / Recipes
      • Calorie and Nutrient Requirements
      • Key Points to Remember
      • Tips for Increasing the Metabolic Rate
      • High Energy Breakfast Examples
      • Higher Carbohydrate Morning Snack Examples
      • Higher Carbohydrate Lunch Examples
      • High Nutrient Snack/Side Dish Examples
      • High Carb Lunch/Dessert Examples
  • Lesson Five
    • Recipes (Continued) / Phase Two of the Metabolic Transformation Programme
      • Low Carbohydrate Evening Meal Examples
      • Protein Snack Example
      • Protein Dessert Examples
      • Pre- and Post-workout Examples
      • Physiological Adaptations (Aims and Objectives) of Weeks 4-6
      • Day 1: Chest, Back and Shoulders
  • Lesson Six – Phase Two (Continued)
    • Contraindications for Performing Plyometric Exercises
      • Day 1: Chest, Back and Shoulders (Continued)
      • Day 2: Full Cardio or Thai Routine
      • Day 3: Legs and Arms
  • Lesson Seven
    • Supplementary Training Methods
      • Plyometric and Callisthenic Training Methods
      • Plyometric and Callisthenic Programme Design
      • Resistance Band Training Methods
      • Resistance Band Programme Design
  • Lesson Eight
    • Periodisation Models / Overtraining / Marketing
      • Using a Periodisation Model
      • Signs and Symptoms of Overtraining
      • Recognition of Overuse Injuries
      • The Inflammatory Response
      • Advertising the Transformation Programme

Practical training

A 2-hour online practical assessment is available and is essential for students without a Level 3 or above Personal Training qualification.

*Registration fee included.