canfitpro has approved this course for the following certification designations: Fitness Instructor Specialist and Personal Trainer Specialist.
In this highly interactive online course you will learn to better understand exercise anatomy and be able to create and modify exercise programs designed to enhance your client’s physical fitness or sport performance, or help a client rehabilitate after an injury or surgery. This course combines three dynamic learning components: an online study guide, the best-selling book, Strength Training Anatomy, Third Edition, by Frédéric Delavier, and Anatomy.tv software links.
Exercise anatomy will help you understand how the body’s structures interact to cause movement and how these respond and adapt to exercise training. The course focuses on the three main structural and functional systems of the body essential to movement:
• the skeletal system of the bones, joints, and connective tissue that support the body and provide connections between different body segments
• the muscular system composed of skeletal muscles that produce force, and thus movement
• the nervous system that processes information and initiates and controls muscle movements
Strength Training Anatomy, Third Edition, will help you apply exercise anatomy to real life strength training exercises. The direct links between the online course material and Anatomy.tv provide access to the best anatomical 3-D images for each topic from several Primal products, such as the Interactive Knee, Interactive Shoulder, Interactive Spine, and Interactive Functional Anatomy.
In this course, you’ll be working as a personal trainer at a university fitness center.
Your virtual mentor, the director of the fitness center, will introduce you to
clients who will help you apply your exercise anatomy knowledge. He will also help
you evaluate your new knowledge and skills.
At the end of the course, an online test will evaluate your understanding of the material covered by the interactive course and supplemental material.