Personal Training Education - Online
Your time. Your location.
The Cooper Institute has captured the best of both learning worlds by blending self-paced content along with instructor-led sessions. We realize that not everyone is able to take time out of their schedules and come to our campus in Dallas, Texas for hands-on instruction. That’s why we created a way for you to have The Cooper Experience – at your own pace and your location.
Our personal training education is based upon fundamental scientific research. And this course should provide you with the knowledge base that’s needed to earn The Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer (CI-CPT) credential.
For more information about The Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer (CI-CPT) certification exam click here.
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Course Content and Topics
Course Study Guide: click here.
Session 1: The Need for the Health and Fitness Professional
Physical Fitness and Wellness
Role of the Health and Fitness Professional
Session 2: Scientific Foundations
Session 3: Client Fitness Screening and Assessment
Risk Factor Identification
Safe Exercise Practices
Session 4: Behavior Change and Goal Setting
Session 5: Designing Safe and Effective Training Programs
Flexibility Training Principles and Program Design
Resistance Training Principles and Program Design
Cardiovascular Training Principles and Program Design
Session 6: Professionalism and Business Principles
Session 7: Putting It All Together: Case Study
Anatomy In Action
How To's of Flexibility Programming
How To's of Resistance Programming
How To's of Cardiovascular Programming
Chat Rooms, Discussion Boards, and Q&A Sessions
Materials: In the online course you will have access to a downloadable course text and specific sections for each topic within the course.
Contact Hours: 33
To earn a Cooper Institute certificate of education completion you will be required to complete and submit for instructor review the assignments that are within the course content.
Course Timelines and Specifics
You should be able to login and start the course upon completion of registration.
Instructor-led sessions are held weekly for 4 weeks beginning with the first week of the month that follows course registration. For example, registration that takes place during the month of January will begin facilitated sessions the first week of February.
Instructor-led sessions are helpful to learn and apply course information, but are not mandatory.
Live sessions will be recorded for access at any time during your course timeline.
You have 90 days from the purchase date to access the course content and instructor sessions.
Requirements for Your Computer
Any operating system
Any modern web browser such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and Opera. This includes the latest version and one version back.
Flash Player 10.1 and higher - You can get the latest Flash Player here
Reference text is available for download and printing within the course content. A preprinted bindered copy of Principles of Health and Fitness manual is available here.