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American Council on Exercise Personal Training Prep Course Stephanie Hoffman, MS, ACE – CPT, EIM Coordinator of Fitness, UND Wellness Center.

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1 American Council on Exercise Personal Training Prep Course Stephanie Hoffman, MS, ACE – CPT, EIM Coordinator of Fitness, UND Wellness Center

2 What the course is? Designed to give students the knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam and become effective personal trainers. Presents the ACE Integrated Fitness Training™ (ACE IFT™) Model as a comprehensive system for designing individualized programs based on each client's unique health, fitness, and goals. Helps students learn how to facilitate rapport, adherence, self-efficacy and behavior change in clients, as well as design programs that help clients to improve posture, movement, flexibility, balance, core function, cardiorespiratory fitness, and muscular endurance and strength.

3 Key topic Areas Human Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Applied Kinesiology, and Nutrition Principles of Adherence, Motivation, Behavior Change, and Health Psychology Communication and Teaching Techniques The ACE Integrated Fitness Training Model Building Rapport

4 Key Topic Areas, cont’d Health and Exercise History Information Assessment Functional Training: – Assessments – Programming – Progressions for Posture, Movement, Core, Balance, and Flexibility Physiological Assessments Resistance Training: Programming and Progressions

5 Key Topic Areas, cont’d Cardiorespiratory Training: Programming and Progressions Professional and Legal Responsibilities – Scope of Practice – Business Strategies for Personal Trainers Special Exercise Programming Topics: – Mind-body Exercise – Special Populations – Exercise Implications of Common Musculoskeletal Injuries

6 Details Non-Credit Course Class held Sept 5 th – Dec 5 th – No class November 28 th (Possibly no class Sept 25 th ) – 2 -4 pm – Classroom & Lab/Hands On Work Cost: – Current Wellness Center Employees - $160* – All Others - $215* » * Includes the study materials.

7 Details, cont’d Must have 8 people register in order for class to run – 15 spots available. Must register by Sept 4th

8 Benefits! Will be prepared to take ACE PT Exam *Cost of Exam is $249 (with ACE Course Discount – could be $199) AND/OR Will be able to work at the UND Wellness Center as a Personal Trainer before certified upon successful completion of the course.

9 WC Employment Eligibility Training program eligibility (Train without certification) Must attend and complete 90% of classes and assigned homework Must attain an 85% on final exam Must attend 2 different group exercise classes (Can be completed simutaneously with course) Must attend 1 Cheap Fast & Healthy class (Can be completed simutaneously with course) Must shadow 2 different trainers for 1 session each. (Can be completed simutaneously with course) Must take national exam within 1 semester of completion of the course Must complete WC Application process that is in place. Must attend mandatory interviews

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