Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog
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PHED 240 - Personal Training Techniques

(R only)

An examination of personal training programming concepts, training methodology, and business practices. Creative program design, motivation strategies, appropriate assessment techniques, communications and interpersonal skills, training styles, and client expectation issues are explored. Students learn various one-to-one instructional techniques appropriate for working with clients at a fitness center, in the home, and in other activity settings. Topics concerning career opportunities, role and responsibilities of trainers, recruitment and retention of clients, business ethics, promotion and marketing strategies, liability insurance, fee structures, certification, and continuing education opportunities will be addressed. Students will gain experience as an apprentice personal trainer during the course sequence. PREREQUISITE(S): PHED 230  and PHED 237 , or consent of department. Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Identify the goals, objectives, role, and responsibilities of professionals in the health and fitness industry.
  • Evaluate and identify the personality characteristics, interpersonal skills, educational qualifications, technical expertise and competencies that enhance the potential for success as a personal trainer.
  • Examine and identify liability issues and potential areas for negligence associated with the personal training profession.
  • Demonstrate skills associated with the client interview process to examine goals and to clarify client expectations.
  • Demonstrate safe and effective techniques with a variety of equipment designed to enhance CR fitness exercise, including developing a personalized CR fitness program.
  • Demonstrate the ability to teach a variety of exercises for all the components of health-related fitness and the ability to perform various health and fitness assessments to evaluate client fitness levels.
  • Evaluate and analyze various health and fitness assessment tools so that they may develop innovative, safe, and effective fitness programs for a wide variety of clientele.

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