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Courses for Military Spouses

Start Your Own Business in Personal Fitness

 

Course Code: MSC109

HOURS: 850

ACCESS LENGTH: 12 MONTHS

DELIVERY: ONLINE, SELF-PACED

RETAIL PRICE: $4,500.00

MATERIALS INCLUDED

 

Certification(s):

This course prepares the student to take the ACSM Personal Fitness Trainer certification exam. The cost of the course includes the price of the certification exam.

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Course Overview:

The fitness industry is booming, and there is a growing need for certified personal fitness trainers. Personal fitness trainers work with individuals to help them develop the skills necessary to successfully engage in physical activity. The specific role of the personal fitness trainer will depend on the needs and abilities of each client, but regardless, the personal fitness trainer will play a vital role in the physical health of each client. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of personal fitness training. Through a variety of practical and theoretical applications, the student will learn how to assess each client and develop programming that incorporates different fitness methods, with the goal of providing the client with a comprehensive approach to fitness. Upon completion of this course, the student will be prepared to sit for the ACSM Personal Trainer certification exam, and will also be able to begin working with clients immediately.

The purpose of this course is to give the student tools, information, and strategies to equip them in a way that will give them the best chance of success when starting a business. We will discuss topics such as risk, economics, the global market, ethics, legal considerations, organization, humans resources, and marketing. As a student reads, completes practices and assignments, discusses with others, and takes assessments, he or she will gain a practical understanding of the components of a small business and the steps that one takes to create and establish that business, from the idea, to the business plan, to the strategies for helping that business to succeed and grow. Upon completion of this course, the student will be prepared to sit for the ACSM Personal Trainer certification exam.

 

Course Outline:

Personal Fitness Trainer Career Prep Curriculum:

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Field and Profession of Personal Training

Lesson 2: The Science of Personal Training

Lesson 3: Behavior Modification

Lesson 4: Initial Client Screening

Lesson 5: Comprehensive Program Design

Lesson 6: Types of Training

Lesson 7: Program Components and Working with Special Populations

Lesson 8: Business and Legal Components

Become an Entrepreneur Curriculum:

Lesson 1: Entrepreneurial Pathways

Lesson 2: Who are Your Customers?

Lesson 3: Integrated Marketing

Lesson 4: Show Me the Money: Finding, Securing, and Managing It

Lesson 5: Operating a Small Business Effectively

Lesson 6: Leadership, Ethics, and Exits

All necessary materials are included.

 

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:

  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.

Hardware Requirements:

  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)

Operating System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

 Web Browser Requirements:

  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari

Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):

  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.



** The course outlines displayed on this website are subject to change at any time without prior notice. **

Questions?

If you would like to discuss your options with someone from Adult and Continuing Education, please call (904) 826-8643 or email:

continuingeducation@flagler.edu

 

Disclaimer

Flagler College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Master of Arts degrees.  Non-degree, non-credit training and development programs are not accredited by SACS Commission on Colleges, and the accreditation of Flagler College does not extend to or include these programs or its students.  Flagler College does not accept course work from these programs for credit toward any award.