Become a Trainer

      Become a Personal Trainer

      ACE Personal Training Prep Course - PEPROF 315 (3 credits)

      Course Objectives/Description

      This course is designed to provide theoretical knowledge and practical skills in preparation for a national certification exam in personal training. Topics include guidelines for instructing safe, effective, and purposeful exercise, essentials of the client-trainer relationship, conducting health and fitness assessments, and designing and implementing appropriate exercise programming. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

      1. Understand and apply the ACE Integrated Fitness Training Model
      2. Understand the application of principles of exercise science, human anatomy, and biomechanics to movement design and exercise instruction.
      3. Understand principles and methods of training for cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility.
      4. Demonstrate the ability to individualize exercise instruction for apparently healthy adults using an exercise progression model.
      5. Demonstrate the proper usage of various commercial fitness machines and equipment utilizing appropriate exercise guidelines and spotting techniques.
      6. Exhibit the communication skills needed in personal fitness instruction.

      Additional Topics Discussed

      Topics covered will be:

      • Business Fundamentals
      • Behavior Change, Rapport and Communication
      • Foundational Sciences
      • Assessments
      • IFT Model and Programming
      • Stability/Mobility
      • Load Training
        • Performance and Power
        • Cardio

      Recommended Text

      ACE Personal Trainer Manual, 4th Edition

      ACE Personal Trainer Master the Manual, A Study Guide to Accompany the ACE Personal Trainer Manual

      Cost: $150 (class fee), plus the cost of the national exam, if you choose to sit for it.

      Class Schedule

      Tuesday/Thursday 8 am - 9:15 am for the entire semester

      Student Discounts

      ACE has designed a special student landing page that will provide discounts on materials and the exam fee. See www.acefitness.org/students for discounts. The student discount is 20% off ACE Study Materials and $40 off the exam.
       

      Jen Kaina For further information, please contact Jen Kaina, Fitness and Aquatics Director, at (262) 472-5651 or kainaj@uww.edu

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      University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
      Recreation Sports & Facilities
      Williams Center Room 100
      Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

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