Women's Exercise Training and Wellness

Women's Exercise Training and Wellness

The Online Professional Certificate in Women's Exercise Training and Wellness is designed to prepare graduating students for a career working with women of all ages at medically-based fitness facilities...

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Women’s Exercise Training and Wellness

Program Description:

The Online Professional Certificate in Women’s Exercise Training and Wellness is designed to prepare graduating students for a career working with women of all ages at medically-based fitness facilities, community wellness programs, personal training studios, physical therapy clinics, health promotion sites, and private and commercial health clubs.

Students will learn how to apply their client’s health history, goals, and abilities integrating exercise science curriculum and practical training techniques into a systematic model that teaches students to progress their clients through various phases of a woman’s life. Included with the certificate program registration, you will receive complimentary access to receive the National Posture Institute’s Certified Resistance Training Professional™ (RTP™) designation.

This Certificate is designed for:

  • Current allied health/medical and fitness professionals and personal trainers interested in
  • developing safe and effective exercise programs for women
  • Current fitness managers and directors wishing to manage and market new programs to women
  • Education directors of multi-site facilities or chains training fitness professionals to work with women
  • Companies that require the certificate program as a professional development program for employees to achieve key business goals, career objectives, and skills to advance beyond entry-level positions
  • Individual female exercise enthusiasts interested in seeking to stay current in exercise program design, health, and wellness

Prerequisites

  • For adults (18 and over)
  • Students must have a GED or High School diploma to participate

Program Syllabus:

Female Anatomy and Physiology: 50 Hours

  • This course is designed for students to gain an understanding of the musculoskeletal and functional anatomy of the female pelvis, including the reproductive system, the hormonal/endocrine system and key muscles of the Pelvic Pyramid™. Emphasis is placed on joint range of motion (ROM), bone density, hip stability, mobility and the pelvic floor muscles (PFM).

Designing Women’s Exercise Programs: 50 Hours

  • This course teaches students how to establish exercise programs/prescriptions, exercise-related goals and objectives, appropriate training modifications, and program evaluation strategies. Additional topics include specifically designing exercise programs based on ACSM guidelines implementing resistance/weight training techniques, flexibility/stretching training, and cardiovascular/aerobic/weight loss plans incorporating the use of walking, running, and commercial cardiovascular machine (treadmills, elliptical trainers, stationary/recumbent bikes, etc.) programs.

Women’s Health and Wellness for Special Populations: 50 Hours

  • This course teaches students a more in depth look at different health considerations women face at different stages of their lives and how to appropriately adapt exercise and wellness programs to meet their needs. Topics of interest include the “Female Athlete Triad”, pre and postpartum fitness, women with pelvic floor dysfunctions, osteoporosis, menopause, autoimmune disorders, and breast, ovary, and uterine cancers. Students will gain an understanding of how to design exercise programs for these special populations.

Medically-Based Fitness Management and Administration: 50 Hours

  • This course provides the health/medical and fitness professionals a solid background in understanding key terminology in medicine, health promotion, and fitness. Topics include understanding the roles of medical and fitness professionals, developing a medically-based fitness model, key terms in healthcare administration, interacting with medical professionals, and privacy issues and authorization forms for health and fitness professionals.

Program Materials:

  • The Female Pelvis: Anatomy and Exercises
  • Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training: An Illustrated Guide to Your Muscles in Action.

*Note: The standard shipping process usually requires 10-14 business days within the US. Weekends or holidays do not count. International/APO/ FPO/ PO Box address may experience delays. Please be aware that your materials will not be shipped until your start date.

Continuing Education Credits

The following National Organizations/Associations have approved each Women’s Exercise Training and Wellness

course for CEC/CEU’s:

  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) / 50 CECs
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) / 2 CECs (excludes the Medically Based Fitness Management course)
  • International Sports Science Association (ISSA) / 10 CECs
  • National Posture Institute (NPI) / 7.0 CECs
  • The American Senior Fitness Association (SFA) / 2.0 CEUs
  • The Health and Fitness Professionals Association (HFPA) / 30 CECs
  • The National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) / 10 CEUs
  • The National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT) / 1 CEC, equivalent to an entire 6 month CEC requirement.
  • The National Strength Professional Association (NSPA) / 2 CEUs

Instructor Bio

Kathy Rodriguez

For over fifteen years Kathy Rodriguez’ passion has been helping people take their lives to another level in the areas of health, yoga, fitness and nutrition through education and training.

She has been an endurance athlete since 1997, completing multiple marathons, adventure races, mountaineering expeditions, and triathlons, including the formidable Ford Ironman in 2008 She worked as a whitewater rafting guide on the Colorado River and as a certified ski instructor for several years. She routinely practiced yoga to balance these athletic activities, eventually obtaining a 200-Hour Yoga Instructor Certification (KRI). Kathy’s passion’s naturally led her to pursue a career in yoga, health and wellness.

In 2002, after becoming an ACE Certified trainer, Kathy launched, Heart Above Holistic Coaching. She conducted personal training and yoga sessions in studios, fitness centers and privately throughout Southern Utah. Kathy has spoken at Southern Utah University, Cedar City Women in Business, and various other community events on the topics of fitness, yoga and nutrition. She recently relocated back to her hometown, Austin, Texas where she continues to teach and promote yoga and holistic health.

Instructor’s Program Schedule and Contact Information

Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am to 12pm Central
Phone: 512-755-3545 | Fax: 512-853-5754
Email: [email protected]

Career Information:

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2020, the demand for fitness trainers and instructors is expected to increase by 24 percent. Individuals in this field of work will find a continuum of salaries based upon the position and their geographical location. Salaried positions may range from $25,000 to over $100,000. Hourly positions range from $10.50/hr to over $100.00/hr. Salaries and hourly rates achieved will be determined by experience, education, and quality of service.

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Women’s Exercise Training and Wellness

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