Available Curriculum Credits
This certificate program offers a good mix of physiology and movement, corrective exercise, posture and biomechanics, program design, and training skills and techniques. Valuable for personal trainers looking to sharpen or layer skills onto their existing base, as well as for program directors who are trying to grow and train their staffs.
- Covers the basics of physiology and movement, corrective exercise, posture and biomechanics, program design, and training skills and techniques.
- Presented by IDEA’s elite presenters, this certificate program will progress you through 10+ hours of education with the flexibility to take the courses and view the content at your own pace.
- Includes one IDEA Resource Series e-book (with six accompanying online article courses), two online video courses and one bonus streaming video.
- Successful completion of the program is rewarded with an IDEA Certificate of Completion.
- Up to 10 hours of CECs/CEUs from ACE, ACSM, NASM, NCCPT, NESTA, NETA, NFPT, NSCA and WITS.
- Compare and contrast the different muscle fiber types.
- Discuss the research on how muscle fibers adapt to and change with training.
- Apply training concepts as they relate to muscle fiber types.
- Understand how gravity and ground reaction forces affect the functioning of muscles.
- Be able to discuss the “real-life” function of major muscle groups in the body.
- Program functionally based exercises to help clients increase strength and improve function.
- Identify the main components of fascial tissues.
- Contrast the sensory nerve endings in muscle with those in fascia, and identify the four sensory ending types in fascial tissue.
- Identify the four fascial elements that the traditional “muscle isolation” method ignores.
- Contrast the value of vector variation vs. a repetitive, machine-like program for fascial training.
- Identify the three elements that contribute to training fascial elasticity.
- Explain and teach an eccentric exercise.
- Describe the mechanisms of a concentric and eccentric contraction at the level of the sarcomere.
- Discuss the known theories regarding delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and how they are associated with eccentric exercise.
- Name several unique training-effect characteristics of eccentric training.
- Explicate the repeated-bout effect (RBE) training method and its proposed mechanisms.
- Teach the recommended format for assessing a client in chronic pain.
- Organize a corrective-exercise program.
- Progress and regress corrective exercises to meet clients’ abilities and/or program goals.
- Perform 10 of the most effective corrective exercises for alleviating chronic pain.
- Know why and when to use corrective exercises to design successful programs.
- Demonstrate and explain good-posture body mechanics.
- Discuss faulty-posture positions.
- Identify some of the health consequences of faulty posture.
- Outline the guidelines for developing a healthy-posture exercise program.
- Describe and explain how the core muscles work to stabilize the spine.
- List and describe the eight essential components for effective exercise program design.
- Explain the power of subjective client assessment and how skipping this step can cost clients their results.
- Explain the importance of movement assessments and why using them is critical to client success.
- Define periodization and explain its role in helping clients achieve the results they want and need from their resistance training program.
- Implement cutting-edge warm-up techniques to better prepare clients for their training sessions.
- Explain the impact of Energy System Development (ESD) on client results through its effect on cardiorespiratory fitness and hormone response.
- Describe functional biomechanics.
- Describe functional anatomy.
- Explain how functional biomechanics and functional anatomy influence movement.
- List and discuss the forces acting on the body.
- Describe rhythm and timing of movement.
- List and perform 3-dimensional exercises.
|E-Book - Personal Training Skills & Techniques||Course|
|May 2010 IDEA Fitness Journal Test 3: A Primer on Muscles||Course|
|September 2010 IDEA Fitness Journal Test 3: Understanding Muscles and Movement Course||Course|
|April 2011 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 4: Fascial Fitness||Course|
|October 2010 IDEA Fitness Journal Test 3: Eccentric Training||Course|
|May 2011 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 3: Corrective Exercise||Course|
|April 2011 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 3: Posture and Health||Course|
|The Eight Essentials of Program Design Course||Course|
|Functional Training: Muscles and Movement in 3-D - CEC Course||Course|
|Bonus Video: Fascia: The Rising Star in Human Movement||Course|