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

This is a self-paced program supported by an experienced mentor. Our mentors are subject experts with several years of experience in their respective fields and have the necessary educational training and credentials required to work as an expert. In case of any queries or questions regarding course content, course material, certifications, industry questions or on the progress of the student’s training and advancement, you can contact us on the information mentioned below.

Contact Information:
Meditec Student Support: 866-451-3854
CTP Student Support: [email protected]

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