Gym Instructing and Personal Training

Diploma Sport

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Openshaw Campus
(Evening Only - 26 weeks)

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This qualification aims to train learners to a professionally competent level, enabling them to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes developing their skills knowledge to pursue a career in personal training.

This course will consist of the following eleven units:

• Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness
• Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors
• Health and safety in the fitness environment
• Conducting client consultations to support positive behaviour change
• Planning and instructing gym-based exercise
• Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness
• The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health
• Understanding lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions
• Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients
• Programme design and delivery for personal training
• Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers

Applicants will require some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights.
The course requires physical exertion, and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary.
You'll also require Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or equivalent (i.e. GCSE).
There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved, learners should also have basic skills in communication pitched at level 2.

Over the course of your studies, you will complete a number of assessments including, coursework/projects, multiple choice examination, portfolio of evidence and practical demonstrations/assignments.

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