This program provides an introduction to the profession along with coverage of exercise physiology, biomechanics, anatomy, motor learning, and nutrition. In this program students will learn how to establish goals for clients and assess strength, flexibility, and risk as well as develop resistance, cardiorespiratory and flexibility training programs. Learn to be a Personal Trainer and change people’s lives! It elaborates on all major aspects of preventative rehabilitation and fitness programs. We provide students with the information necessary to address the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to be a fitness trainer. The contributions of experts in the field are featured, showcasing their expertise in physiology, kinesiology, fitness, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, and epidemiology. The content of this course comprises both theoretical and practical physiological concepts, with related examples of exercise testing, training, and programming. As a personal trainer you have the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives by tailoring your exercise and healthy living training to each individual client. With this program, students are also given a look at how to start their own personal fitness business. Whether your goal is to provide fitness assessments, individual exercise programs, or train in small or large groups, you will learn how to combine your love of fitness with your entrepreneurial spirit to create a comprehensive business plan for your company. This program uses the Co-Active Coaching Model to help students develop their skills in communication, relationships, and coaching to achieve transformational change in others. Our program is based on humanistic and transpersonal psychological principles. Included in this program is the preparation book and exam voucher for ACSM's Certified Personal Trainer certification. Students may also request an alternate certification track through ACE or NASM.