|Date:||8/19/13 - 1/14/14|
|Time:||Various - Online|
|Contact:||John Sikula 419.289.5751 | 1.800.882.1548 Ext. 5751 firstname.lastname@example.org|
This eight-week program, provided by the Veterans Fitness Career College, is designed for veterans and students interested in pursuing a fitness training career. Military veterans are targeted for enrollment to help them develop a niche in the fitness industry, but the course is open to non-veterans as well. The online course is taught by 27 of the most well-known and progressive health and fitness educators in the fitness industry. They are professors, physical therapists, exercise physiologists, biomechanists and some of the top personal trainers in the world. In addition, program support and guidance are provided by highly qualified veterans of the armed forces who all have extensive experience in the fitness industry.
The wellness industry is one of the 30 fastest growing job markets in the country. Because of VFCC’s employment partnerships with Gold’s Gym, 24 Hour Fitness, and other health clubs, students acquiring VFCC’s Level One Fitness Training Certification will have a unique advantage in securing employment as a personal trainer or fitness instructor in a gym or health club.
The course consists of online instruction, including videos, downloadable text, video-based questions and answers, questionnaires, and online workshops and webcasts. Students enrolled have access to support services, tutoring, counseling and a 24/7 crisis line. Students also have electronic access to a Global Fitness Community and library. The time of instruction is flexible, depending on the individual student’s schedule.
Topics of study include human anatomy; the cardiovascular, nervous, digestive, endocrine, and energy systems; biomechanics; nutrition; physiology; behavior training; movement; personal training; communication; motivation; myofascial lines; metabolic techniques; basic exercise science; exercise equipment; liability and risk.
Successful graduates will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from Ashland University, and they will be prepared to take the PTA Global Certification test which is recognized internationally. To receive a certificate and to have the course documented on an Ashland University transcript, students must complete 65 hours of instruction and pass an exam at the end of the course.