Continuing Education

Get Prepped for The Personal Trainer Certification

Course Detail

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Have you always loved the world of fitness and helping people achieve their goals? Join the growing field of personal trainers! This course is designed to give students the knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam and to become effective personal trainers. Instructor Kristen Deal will present the ACE Integrated Fitness Training® (ACE IFT®) Model as a comprehensive system for designing individualized programs based on each client’s unique health, fitness, and performance goals. The information covered by this course and the ACE IFT Model will help students learn how to facilitate rapport, adherence, self-efficacy, and behavior change in clients, as well as design programs that help clients to improve posture, movement, flexibility, balance, core function, cardiorespiratory fitness, and muscular endurance and strength. Students will benefit from the face-to-face expertise instruction in both lecture and lab format.

This course is designed to prepare students for the CPT exam. The course does not include the exam. Students will need to complete CPR training on their own. Text materials required for the class.

Required Textbooks:

  • ACE The Exercise Professional's Guide to Personal Training (link) $149.95
  • Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription (link) $36.39 *order through the link for 30% off and free shipping, ignore the course numbers/names

Class will be held at the Southwest YMCA of Waukesha County; 11311 W Howard Ave, Milwaukee.