Our Diploma in Fitness & Nutrition Course includes six instruction modules designed to take you step by step through the techniques and skills you will employ in Fitness and Nutrition. It is a complete Health and Fitness course that addresses all matters in the fitness industry.
You Receive All These at No Extra Cost…..
Your complete program includes all of the learning materials and instructional materials and instructional support you need to successfully complete your training as you prepare for an exciting career in the Fitness industry. All learning materials are provided at no extra cost and are yours to keep and use in your career.
Here’s what you get:-
· Learning aids
· Instructional support
· Progress reports
· Student ID/ Handbook
……and much more!!!
And when you graduate you will receive:
· The AFTI Career Diploma certificate
· Letter of recommendation
· AFTI T-shirt
· A pair of dumbbells
· Tape measure
· AFTI Water bottleAcme Fitness and Wellness Training Institute
· The Health For You Personal Trainers ‘Stress Buster’ handbook on Stress management.
· Includes the latest advances in the fitness and nutrition field.
The Diploma in Fitness & Nutrition Program includes six instruction modules designed to take you step by step through the techniques and skills you will employ in Fitness and Nutrition. Here is an overview of what you will learn.
· INSTRUCTION MODULE 1
- Introduction to Managing Personal Health
Taking charge of your health and lifestyle; assessing your present lifestyle and its effects on your well-being; the benefits of managing your health; importance of a weight-loss program; job opportunities for fitness leaders; the personal qualities needed to become a fitness leader.
Different types of muscles and which are used for movement; medical terms used in the fitness industry; how conditioning affects muscles; the effects of steroids on the body; functions and structure of cardio-respiratory and skeletal systems; how habits are formed by the conscious and unconscious mind; suggested treatment for muscle soreness and injuries.
INSTRUCTION MODULE 2
- · Exercise and How it Affects The Body
The relationship between energy and exercise; aerobic and anaerobic exercise; METS and kilocalories; isotonic, isometric, eccentric, and isokinetic contractions; exercise program for persons with special needs; exercise tips for starting your own training program.
- · Injury Prevention and First Aid
The importance of safety in exercise; common causes of exercise related injuries;; various symptoms of injury; using the RICER method to treat minor injuries; responding to serious injuries and emergency situations; treating open and closed wounds; when to consult a medical professional; preventing instructor burnout.
INSTRUCTION MODULE 3
- · Nutrition and General Health [Part 1]
The importance of observing dietary guidelines; the dangers of gimmicks and fad diets.; the importance of fiber; limiting fat and sugar in your diet; reducing high blood cholesterol; the relationship between high blood pressure and high sodium diets; effects of alcohol consumption on your health; the importance of water in your diet.
- · Nutrition and General Health [Part 2]
The functions of nutrition supplements and controversies about their use.; why you need vitamins and minerals; the best foods to eat to get vitamins and minerals necessary for good health; how to read labels on foods and spot misleading terms; how to eat right when you are on the go.
Energy requirements and carbohydrate needs of athletes before during, and after exercise; protein, vitamin, and mineral requirements for athletes. Reducing dietary fat; avoiding dehydration; ergogenic aids and cautions about their uses.
INSTRUCTION MODULE 4
- · Promoting Lifestyle Changes
Assessing your lifestyle; how people respond to stress; what happens to the body when it experiences stress; symptoms and sources of stress; overcoming the barriers to making successful lifestyle changes; when to consult a professional: using awareness, goal-setting, and support systems to change habits; appropriate and inappropriate advice to give students about their health concerns.
- · Stress management and Reduction
The art of relaxation; commonly practiced stress reduction techniques; effective stress management coping strategies; tips for dealing with emotional and social stress; the basic philosophy of mental health; the importance of setting lifestyle and lifetime goals.
INSTRUCTION MODULE 5
- · Designing a conditioning and Fitness program
Developing a personalized conditioning program for yourself and your students; the four basic elements of a conditioning/fitness program; using stretching techniques to increase flexibility; the importance of good posture, alignment and breathing; the importance of cardiovascular fitness; determining how often you should exercise; the dangers of overtraining.
- · Movement Repertoire for a Fitness Class
Basic body positions that can be used for movement repertoires; the benefits of flexibility and stretching exercises; exercises to avoid; the difference between low-impact and high-impact aerobics; how to tone and strengthen your muscles; equipments used in weight training; arm and leg movements used in aerobics; appropriate cool-down techniques; exercise transitions.
- · Exercise Testing and Evaluation
Identifying students who maybe at risk by exercising; the five parts of informed consent; measuring temperature’ pulse rate, and blood pressure; flexibility testing techniques; methods to measure endurance and muscular strength; measuring body fat; when to know when an exercise test should be stopped.
INSTRUCTION MODULE 6
- · The Fitness leader in Class
The characteristics required of Fitness leaders; the expectations of being a role model; the importance of knowing your subjects well; being well rehearsed for a class and being able to demonstrate exercises effectively;; using eye contact; voice and humor to hold students attention; using music effectively; establishing a rapport with your students; how to encourage and motivate students; different teaching techniques to use on different type students.
- · Business Skills for the Fitness Field
Career opportunities in the fitness field; the elements of a successful business; how to create a business plan; developing and managing a budget controlling and monitoring company finances; selecting an appropriate site for your business; equipment and supply needs; human resources; programs that will make your business attractive; legal issues and implications for operating a business; marketing your business.
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