Course curriculum

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    Course Requirements

    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Theory exams

    • 3. Worksheet

    • 4. Assignment 1

    • 5. Assignment 2

    • 6. Assignment 3

    • 7. Training techniques observation

    • 8. Case Study

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    Course Materials

    • Active IQ Personal Training Manual

    • Nutrition slides

    • Programming slides

    • Professionalism & Business Acumen slides

  • 3

    What is a Personal Trainer?

    • Introduction

    • 1. What is a PT?

    • 2. Client Assessment

  • 4

    Professionalism & Business Acumen

    • 1. Intro + Professionalism

    • 2. Challenges of being self-employed

    • 3. Marketing: Intro & research

    • 4. Marketing: Analysis

    • 5. Closing a sale

    • 6. The Role of IT

    • 7. Basic finance for PTs

    • 8. CPD + end

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    Programming: Principles

    • Introduction to Programming

    • 1. Programming vs Planning

    • 2. The best program

    • 3. Balanced program

    • 4. Resistance Parameters

    • 5. Rep ranges & goals

    • 6. Volume of training

    • 7a. Tempo

    • 7b. Tempo: Practical example

    • 8. Frequency of Training

    • 9. Rest & Recovery

    • 10. Program structure

    • 11. Weak links

    • 12. Periodisation

    • 13. Training Splits

    • Putting it all together

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    Programming: Types of Sets

    • 1a. Straight set: Theory

    • 1b. Straight set: Practical

    • 2a. Supersets: Theory

    • 2b. Supersets: Practical

    • 3a. Trisets: Theory

    • 3b. Trisets: Practical

    • 4a. Giant sets: Theory

    • 4b. Giant sets: Practical

    • 5a. Pre & Post Exhaust: Theory

    • 5b. Pre & Post Exhaust: Practical

    • 6a. Pyramid sets: Theory

    • 6b. Pyramid sets: Practical

    • 7a. Drop sets: Theory

    • 7b. Drop sets: Practical

    • 8a. Eccentric Training: Theory

    • 8b. Eccentric Training: Practical

    • 9a. Partial reps: Theory

    • 9b. Partial reps: Practical

    • 10a. Forced reps: Theory

    • 10b. Forced reps: Practical

    • 11. Cluster sets

    • 12a. Circuits: Theory

    • 12b. Circuits: Practical

    • 13a. Cardio interval: Theory

    • 13b. Cardio interval: Assault Bike

    • 13c. Cardio interval: Rower

    • 14. Program writing

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    Programming for Posture types

    • Kyphosis

    • Lordosis

    • Scoliosis

    • Swayback

    • Flat back

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    Exercise Library: Core & Stretching

    • Core Stabilising exercises

    • Mobility

    • Assisted stretching

    • PNF stretching

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    Nutrition

    • Introduction

    • 1. Our Role

    • 2. Healthy diet vs Poor nutrition

    • 3. FSA & FDA guidelines

    • 4. Macronutrients intro

    • 5. Carbohydrates

    • 6. Glycemic Index

    • 7. Proteins

    • 8. Fats

    • 9. Micronutrients

    • 10. The Digestive system

    • 11. Monitoring eating habits

    • 12. Hydration

    • 13. Energy Equation

    • 14. Calculating calories

    • 15. Nutrition for fueling exercise

    • 16. Post exercise recovery through nutrition

    • 17. Nutrition for Special populations: Pre & post natal

    • 18. Nutrition for special populations: Older clients

    • 19. Pre-existing conditions

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    Nutrition Mock Exams

    • Mock Exam 1

    • Mock Exam 2

    • Mock Exam 3

    • Mock Exam 4

    • Mock Exam 5

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    Level 3 Theory Exam Booking

    • Level 3 Theory Exam Booking

    • Exam Booking #2 - Level 3 The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health

  • 12

    Active IQ Learner Achievement Portfolio (LAP)

    • Learner's portfolio - Editable PDF (Option 1)

    • Learner's portfolio - Word doc (Option 2)

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    Case Study

    • Step 1: Food Diary Analysis

    • Step 2: Educational Activity

    • Step 3: Client Consultation - Support

    • Step 3: Client Consultation - Fitness tests handout

    • Step 3: Client Consultation - Template

    • Step 4: Periodised Programme

    • Step 5: PT Session Observation

    • Step 6: Self-evaluation & Reflective Practice Worksheet

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    Booking for face-to-face days

    • Booking Form

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    Training Techniques Observation

    • Training Techniques Plan Submission

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    Assignments 1&2: Inforgraphic & Use of IT

    • Assignment 1: Infographic

    • Assignment 1: Educational Info Handout

    • Assignment 2: Recommending the use of Technology to clients

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    Assignment 3: Developing a new PT business

    • Step 1. Initial Business Evaluation - GUIDE

    • Step 1. Initial Business Evaluation template - SUBMISSION

    • Step 2: Market Research

    • Step 3: Business Planning - SUBMISSION

    • Step 3: Business Planning - GUIDE

    • Step 3: Business Planning: Profit and loss account - example

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    Level 3 Webinar videos & links

    • Level 3 Nutrition webinar recording

    • Case Study guidance

    • Programming basics

    • What to do Next? webinar recording

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    CHECKLIST TO MAKE SURE YOU'VE COMPLETED LEVEL 3

    • CHECKLIST TO MAKE SURE YOU'VE COMPLETED LEVEL 3

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    CLAIM YOUR CERTIFICATE

    • Claim your certificate! Please fill in this form once you have finished all the required assignment, cleared all exams and the fee is paid up. We will get back to you with feedback as soon as we've finished your submissions.

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    Useful documents for the future

    • Assessments and Physical Fitness Testing (pages, word & pdf)

    • Contract, waiver form, PAR-Q