Fitness & Movement Enhancement Specialist

Credential Statement of Completion
Tuition Per Course
Duration 8-12 months (part-time)
Program Start Continuous
Campus Abbotsford & Chilliwack Canada Education Park
Days & Times Wed & Thurs evenings 7-10 pm
Sat 10 am-3 pm

Get the advantage with Continuing Education Fitness and Movement Enhancement 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.

Fall 2014 Course Offerings

Fitness Knowledge (33 hours)
(HLTH KPE01 – Fitness Knowledge)
Fitness Knowledge acts as a prerequisite to other personal training instructor courses. This course will provide comprehensive information on how to keep yourself 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. Other topics that will be covered are basic nutrition, energy metabolism and the principles of training for improved cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance and body composition.

Weight-Training (30 hours + 10 hour practicum) HLTH KPE01
(HLTH KPE02 – Weight Training)
The aim of this course is to enable students to enhance their quality of life through active living. Through professional instruction and guidance, students will be introduced to the basic principles of strength and conditioning in order to enable them to continue with various options that relate to lifetime fitness. Upon completion of this course, students will have gained the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to incorporate physical activity into regular routines, leisure pursuits, and career requirements throughout life. Striving for an active, healthy lifestyle fosters personal growth and the ability to meet the challenges of society.

Personal Training (48 hours + 20 hours practicum)
(KPE03 – Personal Training)
This course is designed for meeting national certification requirements for personal trainers. Course topics include: health screening and fitness assessment; training principles; risk management; program design for disease prevention and health promotion; business and marketing skills; motivating the client; and the core competencies to work within Scope of Practice. Upon completion of this course, students will be eligible to take the Personal Trainer Skills Assessment and National Exam.

Winter and Spring Course Offerings

Health and Wellness Industry Professionals: Building a Home-Based Business (8 hours)
Are you a health and wellness professional and/or personal trainer who wants to build and operate a successful home-based business? One of the biggest pitfalls for health industry professionals can be the building and maintenance of their businesses. This workshop is necessary to run a thriving home-based business. Course content addresses a variety of basic business topics including: whether to incorporate or not, the basics of liability insurance, identifying and targeting your audience, business plans, marketing your business (e-marketing, brochures, business cards and websites) and the power of networking. This course provides the tools to take you beyond physical fitness to fiscal fitness!

Essentials of Posture and Muscle Balance Assessment (8 hours)
(HLTH KPE05 – Essentials of Posture and Muscle Balance Assessment)
This workshop will cover the how-to’s of postural and muscle balance assessment. Both static and dynamic assessment will be covered along with muscle length testing and manual muscle testing. Corrective exercises will be learned and practiced to alleviate postural faults. This course will be in the “learn by doing” format.

Essentials of Fitness and Movement Assessment Part 2 (8 hours)
(HLTH KPE06 – Essentials of Fitness and Movement Assessment)
What is your client’s baseline level of fitness? How do you measure your client’s results? This workshop will further your assessment skills through several protocols to measure cardiovascular, muscular, and core fitness. Body composition, balance, and select health parameters will also be learned and practiced. Come prepared to learn, participate, and have fun building your assessment skills.

Essentials of Shoulder and Upper Extremity Conditioning (6 hours)
(HLTH KPE07 – 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 course will progress from post-rehab of common impairments seen in the recreation environment to occupational and sport performance. Come ready to learn, move, and have some fun.

Essentials of Core Conditioning (7 hours)
(HLTH KPE08 – Essentials of Core Conditioning)
This course will discuss the function of the core as it relates to weight-training and prevention of low back pain. There is a lot of controversy over how to set the core, what exercises to perform to enhance function, and how to assess core function from a physical fitness appraisal standpoint. The course will begin with a discussion of functional anatomy of the core and how to sift through the different viewpoints with the end result of you being able to figure out your own approach to core training! Following this discussion an extensive amount of time will be devoted to learning various assessments of core function, corrective and performance exercises to increase core and movement function, and program design.

Essentials of Hip and Lower Extremity Conditioning (7 hours)
(HLTH KPE09 – Essentials of Hip and Lower Extremity Conditioning)
This course will discuss the hip and knee as it relates to weight-training and prevention of low back and knee pain. The student will learn how to assess hip and lower extremity function from a physical fitness appraisal standpoint, understand functional anatomy of this region, learn effective corrective and performance exercises to improve lower extremity function, and end with a discussion on program design.

Twist Level 1 – Sports Conditioning Sport Balance (3 hours)
(HLTH KPE10 – Sport Balance)
This course provides an in depth analysis of the technical and mechanical foundations of dynamic balance presented. You will learn techniques designed to improve proprioception, stability, and muscular coordination. Whole body balance will be developed using various pieces of equipment and drills using to help clients achieve coordinated movement, effective deceleration as well as directional change.

Sport Core (3 hours)
(HLTH KPE11 – Sport Core)
This course utilizes cutting-edge theory and practical information to help you understand and apply the principles of stability and rotary power into your training design. The core is best developed with a focus on whole body closed kinetic chain stability and rotary power to create a center for movement and force transfer. For dynamic performance and injury prevention, your core stabilizes to allow powerful leg and arm actions, leads into turns, absorb stopping actions and regulate balance.

Agility, Quickness, and Reactivity (3 hours)
(HLTH KPE12 – Agility, Quickness, and Reactivity)
This course delivers progressive training methodology to develop optimal performance through effective movement. Theory, drills, and teaching progressions for agility, quickness and reaction skills for young athletes, adult functional fitness and elite athletes are covered. The outcome will be an enhanced ability to improve movement skillfulness using single leg, double leg, acceleration, deceleration, lateral movements, stride power, vertical jump and many other movement patterns.

Sport Strength: Leg & Shoulders (3 hours)
(HLTH KPE13 – Sport Strength: Leg & Shoulders)
Success in sport and in life movement requires the ability to transfer force from the legs through the core to the upper body seamlessly. With a focus on training integrated movement, this course will teach you how to incorporate both movement and balance into your training methodology. The result will be the development of a stronger, smarter body by using the Linked Strength system for the legs and shoulders.

Sport Strength: Chest & Back (3 hours)
(HLTH KPE14 – Sport Strength: Chest & Back)
Sport and life movements occur in an unpredictable environment and in order to respond effectively we need to be able to transfer force from the legs through the core to the upper body. This course will teach you how to develop push pull exercises that incorporate balance and movement for truly effective results. The Linked Strength system for chest and back trains the body to become more skillful and develops intelligent strength to meet the demands of everyday life and sports.

Twist Level 2 – Sports Conditioning Sport Movement Essentials (8 hours)
(HLTH KPE15 – Sport Movement Essentials)
Effective and efficient movement skills are the foundation of athlete performance. The focus of this course is to develop speed, agility and quickness (SAQ) using a progressive teaching and training methodology Essential tools include a functional readiness assessment protocol, skills and drills to develop balance and equilibrium, dynamic warm up, foundational movement patterns, nervous system activation and multidirectional patterns in a scientific and practical format that is easy to implement for diverse training environments.

Sport Strength Essentials (8 hours)
(HLTH KPE16 – Sport Strength Essentials)
This innovative strength training program explores the evolution of training from muscle isolation focus to an integrated whole body dynamic lifting techniques. The exercises progress from the development of stability, mobility, eccentric control and total body linked system strength mechanics to create athletic strength and skillful movement. A functional assessment helps understand athlete strengths and weaknesses, combined with the exercise progressions creates a strong foundation for strength and power performance.

Sport Balance Essentials (8 hours)
(HLTH KPE17 – Sport Balance Essentials)
This cutting edge balance training program teaches the importance of balance to athlete performance along with the process and progressions needed to challenge balance for sport improvement. The functional assessment protocol uncovers athlete weak links so the exercises can be used to improve movement, stability, and strength providing the foundation for sport success. Easy to implement exercises are categorized based on difficulty and complexity creating a simple and effective plan to improve balance for sport.

Twist Level 3 – Sports Conditioning Sport Movement Advanced Concepts (8 hours)
(HLTH KPE18 – Sport Movement Advanced Concepts)
Building on the established movement skills and patterns, this advanced course delivers the next level of training with in-depth scientific theory, the progression of complex movement patterns, and exercises and drills with higher levels of skill execution and intensity. Advanced skills and drills to develop rapid excitation, multi directional quickness, and external reactivity progress athletes to be well prepared to challenge high intensity energy training safely and aggressively.

Sport Strength Advanced Concepts (8 hours)
(HLTH KPE19 – Sport Strength Advanced Concepts)
Expanding on essential strength training knowledge and exercises, this course explores more advanced training principles and complex exercise progressions with a focus on the development of explosive power. Exercises presented develop explosive Linked System strength in more dynamic, unstable training environments with more complex movement skills Movements focus on more sport specific demand and overall athletic strength that is transferable for individual tactics. The exercises progressively build whole body strength that is initiated with the legs, transfers force through the core and expresses production and advanced toolbox of dynamic and explosive exercises provides an endless training repertoire for diverse environments.

Sport Balance Advanced Concepts (8 hours)
(HLTH KPE20 – Sport Balance Advanced Concepts)
Complex exercise progressions and advanced training principles are presented to challenge dynamic and transitional balance. The focus is to help athletes improve force production with direction changes at sport speed and under load to challenge balance and impact performance. Movements focus on sport specific demands and overall athletic balance is transferable to individual tactics. An advanced toolbox of exercises that are categorized by difficulty and neuromuscular complexity provides a progressive training methodology that impacts all sports in multiple environments.

updated July 8, 2014

UFV Continuing Education Brochure Fall 2014

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