AFPA Personal Trainer Certification Course Topics

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi

 

  • Health, Fitness, and Performance
  • Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • EnergyCosts of Physical Activity
  • Assessment of Cardiorespiratory Fitness
  • Assessment of Body Composition
  • Assessment of Muscular Fitness
  • Assessment of Flexibility and Low Back Function
  • Exercise Prescription for Cardiorespiratory Fitness
  • Exercise Prescription for Weight Management
  • Exercise Prescription for Muscular Fitness
  • Exercise Prescription for Flexibility and Low Back Function
  • Exercise and Children and Youth
  • Exercise and Older Adults
  • Exercise and Women’s Health
  • Exercise and Heart Disease
  • Exercise and Obesity
  • Exercise and Diabetes
  • Exercise and Pulmonary Disease
  • Exercise Programming for Health and Fitness
  • Behavior Change
  • Mindful Exercise for Fitness Professionals
  • Exercise Related to ECG and Medications
  • Injury Prevention and Treatment
  • LegalConsiderations
  • Anatomical Design and Function
  • Effective Exercise Selection
  • Optimal Exercise Technique
  • Core and Trunk Exercises
  • Compound Lower Body Exercises
  • Isolated Lower Body Exercises
  • Upper Body Pushing Exercises
  • Upper Body Pulling Exercises
  • Program Planning
  • Training techniques for strength, definition, and muscle size
  • Functional training exercises using the stability ball, medicine balls, tubing and more
  • Included are programs for base strength, full-body fitness, and advanced split routines that show you how to combine the exercises into progressive strength programs. By varying intensity, volume, recovery, and exercise sequencing, you can design customized programs for reaching both immediate and long-term training goals
  • New information: including the consequences of exercise-induced muscle damage (rhabdomyolysis), devices used to track physical activity and estimate energy expenditure (e.g., accelerometers), relative flexibility and the role of lumbopelvic rhythm in back function, the importance of progression in an exercise prescription, and the professional standard of care associated with HIIT programs reflects recent topics of interest and research
  • Updated statistics on CVD and CHD from the American Heart Association, adult and childhood obesity, and the prevalence of COPD, asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema ensure accurate representation of data

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