Personal Training Movement Specialist 

Under development 
Tuition Per Course
Duration 8-12 months (part-time)
Program Start September, 2015
Campus Abbotsford & Chilliwack Canada Education Park
Days & Times Evenings and Saturdays

Get the advantage with Continuing Education Personal Training Specialist program. Unlike a basic personal training designation we offer additional courses to set you apart from the competition. Discover how to develop your home base business and assist clients with conditioning. This program is great for students looking to work with athletes, clients with injuries, and general population fitness enthusiasts.

Program Information

Our Personal Training Movement Specialist program offers you flexibility to study the specific courses you need. All of the courses in this program may be taken individually or applied to the completion of the Personal Training Movement Specialist program.

This certificate program is delivered through UFV’s Continuing Education department and consists of nine courses, excluding Standard First Aid which must be completed prior to completing this program.

Courses

If you plan to earn your Fitness & Movement Enhancement Specialist certificate, courses may be taken in any this order.

Course descriptions follow at the end of this page.

Contact

604-851-6324
continuingeducation@ufv.ca

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Current Course Offerings

PTMS Phase One:

Fitness Knowledge

The Fitness Knowledge, or its equivalent, acts as a prerequisite to all CFES instructor courses.  This course provides comprehensive information on how to keep you and others safely fit and well. Students will learn about the structure and function of bones, joints and muscles and the basics of human movement; exercise analysis and safety. The course also covers basic nutrition, energy metabolism and the principles of training for improved cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance and body composition.

Abbotsford campus
(80208 HLTH KPE01 A3A) 8 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6-9 pm; Sat, 9 am-5 pm, $390. Starts Sep 9


Weight Training

Pre-requisite: successful completion of HLTH KPE 01.

This course will teach students how to design and teach effective beginner exercise programs, including resistance training, cardio and flexibility components. Students will also learn information about nutrition, behavior change and health screening

Abbotsford campus
80209 HLTH KPE02 A3A) 11 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6-9 pm; Sat, 9 am-5 pm, $530. Starts Oct 5


 Personal Training Certification

Pre-requisites: successful completion of HLTH KPE 01 and HLTH KPE 02.

Students learn about behavior change, coaching philosophy and how to deliver custom, individualized programs that work. Personal Trainers have a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire their clients

Abbotsford campus
80210 HLTH KPE03 A3A) 11 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6-9 pm, $475. Starts Nov 16


 

PTMS Phase Two:

Successful completion of Phase 1 PTMS or current certification as a personal trainer is required for registration in Phase Two courses.

Introduction to Movement Assessment

This course will introduce personal trainers to various movement analysis systems to help assess their client’s movement competency. As part of the fitness evaluation process it is imperative to first see how the client is moving before loading it. This course will be taught in an active learn by doing environment. Students will then have a basis by which they can make decisions in which system they would like to be certified or further trained in.

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park
(80211 HLTH KPE06 C3A) 1 session, Sat, 9 am-5 pm, $115. Sep 19


 Business of Personal Training

There is much more to being a successful Personal Trainer than just great program design skills. Most Personal Trainers work as entrepreneurs and that requires a whole new skill set, a business skill set. This course will provide basic business information to help get Personal Trainers on the right foot when it comes to their business. Students will also learn where they can access more in-depth business resources.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre
(80212 HLTH KPE04 A3A) 1 session, Sat, 9 am-3 pm, $100. Sep 26


 Essentials of Core Conditioning

The core is where movement emanates. An improper functioning core leads to movement break down and often injury or pain following thereafter. Join Brian Justin, as we explore how to assess and train the core for optimal functioning. This workshop will progress from post-rehab of non-specific low back pain observed in the recreation environment to occupational applications. This workshop is geared for beginning to intermediate trainers and kinesiologists. Come ready to learn, move, and have some fun.

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park
(80213 HLTH KPE08 C3A) 1 session, Sat, 9 am-5 pm, $115. Oct 3


Self-Care for Personal Trainers

Personal Trainers are the catalyst and the inspiration for their clients to change their lives for the better. But what happens when the Personal Trainer burns out from working too much and putting their own self-care needs behind the needs of their paying clients? In this course students will learn practical, everyday strategies designed to keep them at their own personal best so that they can give their best to their clients.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre
(80214 HLTH KPE22 A3A) 1 session, Sat, 9 am-3 pm, $100. Oct 17


Essentials of Shoulder and Upper Extremity Conditioning

The shoulder joint is often classified as a ball and socket joint. Upon further inspection it is more like a ball and saucer joint. This gives this remarkable joint its great mobility. But with greater mobility comes a requirement for greater stability. Join Brian Justin, as we explore how to assess and train the shoulder for optimal functioning. This workshop will discuss post-rehab of common postural and movement impairments seen in the recreation environment to occupational performance. Come ready to learn, move, and have some fun.

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park
(80215 HLTH KPE07 C3A) 1 session, Sat, 9 am-5 pm, $115. Oct 24


Life Coaching Skills for Personal Trainers

Behaviour change, for many clients, is the hardest aspect of trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Where many Personal Trainers struggle is how to help the clients that are truly struggling with the behaviour changes. This course will teach you simple, yet highly effective, Life Coaching skills that you can use right away with your clients to support their long-term success.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre
(80216 HLTH KPE23 A3A) 1 session, Sat, 9 am-3 pm, $100. Oct 31


Essentials of Hip & Lower Extremity Conditioning

The hip bone is connected to the knee bone….An improper functioning hip leads to movement break down at the knee. Join Brian Justin, as we explore how to assess and train the hip and knee for optimal functioning. This workshop will progress from hip and knee post-rehab of common lower body issues observed in the recreation environment to occupational and sport applications. This workshop is geared for beginning to intermediate trainers and kinesiologists. Come ready to learn, move, and have some fun.

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park
(80217 HLTH KPE09 C3A) 1 session, Sat, 9 am-5 pm, $115. Nov 14


Functional Training 101

In the Twist Methods, Functional Training 101, we will teach you how to build programs and workouts that help your clients achieve these goals with efficiency and certainty. Built on the foundation of real-life functional training principles, this 8 hour Live Certification takes you through the 4 pillars of Balance, Core, Strength and Movement. You will learn the theory and the science behind each of these foundations of functional training, along with practical exercises and progressions and regressions. Walk away ready to implement these practiced and proven methods, with your clients of any age, sport or fitness ability.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre
(80218 HLTH KPE21 A3A) 1 session, Sat, 9 am-5 pm, $115. Dec 5


updated May 14, 2015

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General Information:
604-851-6324
continuingeducation@ufv.ca

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