Course curriculum

  • 1

    Before We Get Started...

    • Course Details

    • CFES Certification Steps

    • Welcome Emails

    • Watching videos

  • 2

    Module 1: Introduction to Personal Training (November 29)

    • FK Resource Manual - Chapter 1 - Active Health and Fitness

    • QUIZ: FK Resource Manual - Chapter 1 - Active Health and Fitness

    • Online Class Recording

  • 3

    Module #2: Introduction Continued (December 6)

    • WT Resource Manual - Chapter 1 - Introduction to Weight Training

    • PT Resource Manual - Chapter 1 - Introduction to Personal Training

    • Online Class Recording

  • 4

    Module #3: Goal Setting (December 13)

    • Goal Setting - Video

    • Goal Setting - Handout

  • 5

    Module #4: Training Principles and Design (December 20)

    • FK Resource Manual - Chapter 6 - Training Principles and Design

    • FK Resource Manual - Chapter 9 - Cardiorespiratory Fitness

    • Online Class Recording

  • 6

    Module #5 (in person weekend #1)

    • FK Resource Manual - Chapter 2 - Skeletal System

    • FK Resource Manual - Chapter 3 - Muscular System

    • WT Resource Manual - Chapter 5 - Program Instruction and Exercise Techniques

    • Core Training

    • EXTRA Resources - Bones

    • EXTRA Resources - The Shoulder Joint

    • EXTRA Resources - The Hip

    • EXTRA Resources - Cervical Spine

    • EXTRA Resources - Lumbar Spine

  • 7

    Module #6 - FK Resource Manual - Safety/Risk Management (Jan. 17)

    • FK Resource Manual - Chapter 11

    • Health Screening: PAR-Q

    • Health Screening: PARMed-X

    • Health Screening: PAR-Q+

  • 8

    Module #7 - Cardiovascular Training Program Design (Jan. 23)

    • PT Resource Manual - Chapter #9

    • How to Progress a Cardio Program

    • Measuring Intensity of Cardio

    • FK - Chapter #4 - Muscle Structure and Function

  • 9

    Module #8 (in-person weekend #2)

    • Program Design Ideas

  • 10

    Module #9 - Exam Prep (Feb. 21)

    • Weight Training Exam - Random Questions

    • Online Class Recording

  • 11

    Module #10 - Exam Prep (March 13)

    • Online Class Recording

  • 12

    BONUS Material

    • Core Training

    • Physiology of Inactivity

    • Foam Rolling