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Continuing Education and Professional Studies

Successful professionals leverage continuing education and training to advance their careers.

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Kettlebell Training

Learn easy-to-use progressions to teach kettlebell movements and have access to step-by-step instruction on over 90 exercises for clients of varying capabilities.

The Athlete's Guide to Sports Supplements

Separate fact from fiction and discover what it is, how it works, potential performance benefits, research studies and outcomes, dosage recommendations, and possible health concerns.

Sport Injuries

Addressing over 130 common injuries, this course provides detailed descriptions of common causes, injury identification cues, explanation of symptoms, full-color anatomical illustrations, treatment options and plans.

Client-Centered Exercise Prescription

An outstanding programming resource that encompasses cardiovascular conditioning, resistance training, weight management, exercise design, and program modification, as well as assessment and treatment for muscle balance.

Athletic Fitness for Kids

Learn how to develop and enhance athletic skills for young athletes without dropout, injury, or burnout using fun, self-directed, game like activities.

Strength Band Training

The course is designed to teach you how to apply resistance in multiple planes of motion to simulate sport-specific demands, improve core stability, and assist in injury prevention or recovery.

Fitness Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs

This detailed program provides state-of-the-art nutrition information and guides clients in proper eating for optimal exercise performance, and it recognizes when a referral to a registered dietitian is required.

The Business of Personal Training Course

Starting a business can be a very complicated process and personal training is no different. Let this program guide you through the startup process and help you make the right decisions.

Postural Assessment

Allow in-depth procedures and detailed illustrations guide you in mastering the concepts and apply the results to assist clients manage muscular or fascial imbalance.

Functional Training for Sports

The ideal course for any exercise professional looking to advance their knowledge of functional training. Learn the concepts, methods, exercises, and programs that maximize athletes' movements in competition.

Strength Training for Young Athletes

Gain insight into strength development of the 7- to 18-year-old athlete. Learn to make recommendations relative to starting age, choice of exercises, frequency of training, rate of progression, and philosophical aspects of program design.

Back Stability

Learn how to recognize and manage back conditions using proven clinical approaches to stabilize the spine that integrate anatomy, physiology, pathology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, and motor skill training.

Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness

Developed by top sport and conditioning experts this program presents the best information on testing, techniques, drills, and training programs to maximize athletes’ innate movement capabilities.

Bosu Strength and Athletic Conditioning for Personal Trainers

Let this course provide you with the opportunity to learn movement skills, exercises and drills that will help develop high levels of functional strength and power, dynamic flexibility balance and agility.

Functional Fitness for Older Adults

This is the ideal course for exercise professionals working with adults over the age of 65—especially those who are unable to complete activities of daily living because of poor functional fitness levels.

Core Assessment and Training

Understanding the concepts of core training for injury prevention, health and athletic performance as well as having the ability to analyze functioning of the core are key components of a safe exercise program.

Low Back Disorders

This cutting edge course is designed to provide professionals with the most recent research findings in low back function by utilizing the latest in risk assessment, load measurement and preventive measures.

Strength Ball Training

Exercise balls allow individuals to train the body as a linked system rather than targeting muscles in isolation and are great tools for developing strength, power, coordination, balance, and core stability.

Championship Triathlon Training

Let this program teach you the advanced conditioning and programming concepts used by today’s elite triathletes and optimize your training to maximize results.

Functional Testing in Human Performance

This unique program serves as a primary resource for accurate assessment of individuals’ functional abilities in order to develop program prescriptions to enhance their performance.

Designing Resistance Training Programs

Discover how to design scientifically based resistance training programs, modify and adapt programs to meet the needs of special populations as well as both serious athletes and fitness enthusiasts.

Golf Anatomy

Looking to improve your golf game? Learn activities designed to improve mobility, stability, body awareness, muscle strength along with injury-prevention exercises.

Soccer Anatomy

Take an inside look at the world’s most popular sport. Learn how to elevate your game by increasing strength, speed, and agility for more accurate passes and powerful shots.

Tennis Anatomy

Learn what it takes to improve consistency and performance on the court and ace the competition by increasing strength, speed, and agility for more powerful serves and more accurate shots.

Flexibility for Sports Performance

Discover the best science-based exercise techniques to avoid injury and optimize muscle function on the court, field, course, track, mat, or in the water.

Power for Sports Performance

Learn how to create effective, multi-faceted programs to develop, enhance, and harness athletic power. Power for Sports Performance provides the tools to build a program for your needs, your sport, and your goals.

Speed for Sports Performance

Study the proper methods to assess and increase reaction time, technique, stride, mobility, and first-step explosiveness ultimately leading to increases in acceleration, maximum speed, and endurance.

High Powered Plyometrics

Plyometrics is an essential part of strength and conditioning programs for the top athletes in nearly every sport. Let this course take you step-by-step through the ins and outs of high-level plyometric training.

Periodization Training for Sports

Learn how to use periodized workouts to peak at optimal times by manipulating strength training variables through six training phases and integrating them with energy system training and nutrition strategies.

Athletic Body in Balance

Learn how to identify functional weaknesses, correct imbalances, explore your potential, and refine sport-specific movement skills such as jumping, kicking, cutting, and turning.

Resistance Training Instruction: Trunk

Learn how to correctly perform and instruct numerous resistance and physioball exercises to strengthen the core muscles, or what is oftentimes referred to as "the inner unit" and trunk region.

Explosive Lifting for Sports

Let this course provide you with in-depth instruction on the most effective learning progressions for the snatch, clean, jerk, pulling assistance exercises, squat, and other key lifts.

 
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