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Specialist Certificate Program - Barefoot Training Specialist?: Level 1

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Become Barefoot Strong.
The Evidence Based Fitness Academy (EBFA) is an educational institution that is dedicated to changing the way the health and fitness industry look at foot and ankle function, human movement, and barefoot science. The EBFA Barefoot Training Specialist?: Level 1 online eLearning Certificate Program gets you in on the ground floor with the latest research in barefoot science as it relates to restoring foot function, corrective exercise, and athletic performance. Take the first step towards joining the community of in-demand health and fitness professionals from around the world who have a solid understanding of foot function and barefoot science.


Specialist Certificate Program - Alzheimer's Disease Prevention and Intervention

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By Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation
Be one of the elite professionals to achieve this unprecedented credential! Start stepping up the professional ladder and positioning yourself for better jobs and higher pay. At this time, there is no cure for fatal Alzheimer's disease and prevention is key to avoiding this 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. Fitness has been found through research to be instrumental in prevention. As the world population continues to grow and live longer, the issues of accompanying cognitive decline, dementia, and fatal Alzheimer's disease are becoming more prevalent, significantly impacting quality of life, health care systems, and the economy of many countries. This specialist certificate prepares you to provide valuable intervention for clients with the disease, and to help others prevent and delay cognitive decline.


Specialist Certificate Program - Breast Cancer Recovery and Prevention

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Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Since the 1960's cancer survival rates have improved and progress has been made in treatments, causing a huge population of cancer survivors. The most prevalent form of cancer for females is breast cancer. Many women now survive breast cancer for months, or years, or are cured of the disease for the rest of their life. Treatment for breast cancer can be difficult to recover from physically and mentally. Exercise is an excellent means to breast cancer recovery and prevention.


Specialist Certificate Program - Transitioning Personal Training from Land to Water

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There is a growing demand for Aquatic Personal Trainers with expanding opportunities. Specialized training will allow you to enter the field with confidence, skill, and knowledge maximizing your potential for hire.
You can't just do land exercise in the water- it is not effective! This certificate program consists of 4 eLearning courses to help you build a strong foundation for personal training in the water. Understanding the principles of the water, how water affects human movement, the effects of submersion on the body and cardiorespiratory system, and recommended movement and formats for aquatic exercise provides knowledge to enable you to build safe and effective programs to get client results!


Specialist Certificate Program - Chronic Disease and Exercise

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Many clients that come to you have one or more of the primary chronic diseases: heart disease, respiratory disease, cancer, or diabetes/metabolic syndrome. This certificate program consists of 5 eLearning courses to help you screen and build a strong foundation for working with clients with chronic disease.


Upper Body Multi-Plane Resistance Training

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By Rollin Rachele
The shoulder complex is one of the most vulnerable areas in the body. Without proper strength, endurance, flexibility, and mobility exercise, the shoulder area is prone to injury, mobility issues, and chronic pain. Issues and injury in the shoulder can have profound impact on functionality and activities of daily living, causing pain and loss of optimal range of motion.
This course will help you understand the importance of multiplanar training for the shoulder joint. Adding resistance in all planes of motion and in multi-planar motion will help train the shoulder joint functionally through many ranges of motion. By adding appropriate resistance for the multiplanar exercises, you can help increase strength and endurance.


Core Conditioning Camp: Part 1

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By Melissa Weigelt MS RYT
This multi-media course uses video, text, and pictures to provide you with choreography for a complete core workout. Learn how to teach this workout which includes powerful cardio moves that focus on extreme calorie burning combined with unique strength exercises that will sculpt the body. The workout includes an emphasis on balance training to challenge the core and uses functional and interval training techniques. Have your clients engage multiple muscle groups to maximize energy expenditure and increase post workout caloric burn. Keep your clients coming back for more core with this workout!


Determining Intensity with Aquatic Target Heart Rates

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By Aquatic Exercise Association
Improve the quality of your cardiorespiratory workouts for your clients! Learn how to have your clients working in their target heart rate zones to maximize weight loss and effectively improve function. This course provides evidence based methodology and practice for the often confusing guidelines for aquatic heart rate deductions. Generally accepted equations and methods are provided with easy-to-follow explanations and practice equations. After completing this course you will be able to determine and apply aquatic target heart rates for safe and effective exercise intensity.


Programming for Strength Gains: New Research Exposes Timing is the Key Variable

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By Amy Ashmore, PhD
This is a great time to be a part of the evolving strength training industry. Our knowledge about how to maximize strength gains under ideal programming conditions continues to grow and influence how we program. In this course, we explore how to strategically time strength sessions and design concurrent training programs that minimize interference and maximize strength gains.


Core Complete Training: A Systematic Approach for Aesthetic Core Development

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By Chris Kelly CSCS CES PES
Part 2 of Chris Kelly's core series is an evidence-based tested core training program designed to build a strong and aesthetically pleasing mid-section combined with the ability to function efficiently in the real world. Through video and text you will learn the purpose for different types of unique core training exercises and methods to expand your "tool box." Learn to progressively increase the challenge of your training programs for clients of all levels and take the entire core (versus merely the abs) to a new level of function. Part 1 Restore the Core: Integrated Core Training for Real World Function is available through Fitness Learning Systems.


Functional Training for All Ages

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By Sandy Stoub MA
Learn how to apply and incorporate Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) into training formats for all ages. The application of multiple strategies, drills, and methods of training allow individuals of all ages to become functionally prepared for life. Multi-plane and multi-sensory methods will be addressed through a science-based, practical approach to understanding an integrated body concept. There are sample programs, sample combinations, and video to guide you through the concepts. Freshen your training and group fitness sessions by adding some practical functional elements.


Health Appraisal and Risk Assessment

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By June M. Chewning MA
Health Appraisal and Risk Assessment set the stage for legal responsibility to your client and enable you to limit liability exposure as a health-fitness professional. Understanding this process and using it correctly aligned with industry standards will help you properly screen your client for potential risk. This course teaches you how to navigate through the process dictated by the American College of Sports Medicine Guidelines. It includes several printable assessment forms and covers many important topics that all health-fitness instructors must understand to practice within industry standards.


Healthy Heart for a Healthy Life

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By Tina Schmidt-McNulty MS, RCEP, RN
Heart disease and its complications is the leading cause of death in the US for both men and women. Exercise plays an important role in prevention and treatment of heart disease. This course explores risk reduction, prevention, and management of heart disease through lifestyle changes and exercise. Learn how to safely and effectively lead your clients to a healthier heart and a healthier life.


Introduction to Aquatic Personal Training

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By Aquatic Exercise Association
If you are a personal trainer interested in expanding your training options to the water, it is important to learn about the aquatic environment. The water's viscosity provides resistance that surrounds you and provides "work" for every movement in every direction. The water's buoyancy reduces body mass, impact to weight bearing joints, and spinal decompression in deep water. The water's hydrostatic pressure affects many of the body's physiological functions. If you want to be an effective aquatic personal trainer, learn about the special benefits and qualities the aquatic environment has to offer and incorporate that knowledge into your personal training sessions. This course will start you on your way to becoming a successful aquatic personal trainer.


Restore the Core: Integrated Core Training for Real World Function

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By Chris Kelly CSCS CES PES
Having a strong mid-section is not only aesthetically pleasing but contributes substantially to overall health and stamina as well. Understanding how to progressively and safely restore the core for your client will build a foundation for supporting the spine and improving overall function in both athletics and activities of daily living. Through video, text and informative pictures, Chris Kelly will teach you how to assess your client's core strength and provide several unique and enjoyable exercises to build your client's most important foundation- Core Strength and Function.


Applied Anatomy: Land and Water

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By June M. Chewning MA
Applied anatomical movement can be confusing for any health-fitness professional. This easy to use multimedia course advances your knowledge of basic human movement, muscle use, types of contractions, and the muscle equation for both land and water environments. Deepen your understanding of concentric/eccentric action as it pertains to specific movements and equipment use on land and in water. Gain confidence in understanding the purpose of every exercise you prescribe so you can provide safe and effective programming for your group fitness and one-on-one clients.


Basic Measurement and Body Composition Assessment

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By June M. Chewning MA
Fine tune and expand your basic assessment skills. This multimedia course takes you through the basics of resting heart rate, resting blood pressure (video included), height, and weight measurement. Read descriptions and view video clips to locate and measure ten skinfold sites and nine body circumferences. Formulas and equations for Jackson/Pollock and a seven-site body composition, BMI, and calculations for recommended weight ranges. Build your knowledge and confidence to retain your clients with accurate basic assessment options.


Super Abdominals: Essential Rules of Excellence

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By Eduardo Netto MS
Core and abdominal strength/endurance are the foundation of all human movement. Learn how to train abdominals efficiently with proper exercise execution in this course. See videos and explanations of abdominal anatomy, proper training technique, and exercises for on land with bonus exercises for in the water. This course helps you build your knowledge and skills for training this fundamentally important part of the body.


Aquatic Personal Training Programming

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By June M. Chewning MA
If you are a personal trainer interested in expanding your training options to the water, it is important to learn about the aquatic environment. Increase your success by understanding the properties of the water and aquatic physiological responses. This course teaches you training formats that work well in the aquatic environment as well as shallow and deep water exercise techniques. It also addresses the proper way to monitor and manipulate intensity in the aquatic environment, a skill critical to the success of your client reaching his/her goals.


Human Movement Matrix: Shoulder

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By Chris Gellert PT, MMusc & Sportsphysio, MPT, CSCS, AMS
The shoulder is one of the most vulnerable joints in the body due to its vast range of motion and complexity. This course is developed to assist the health-fitness professional with a deeper understanding of the functional anatomy, mechanics, and assessment of the shoulder. Improve your knowledge and skills gaining a competitive edge by successfully working with clients with shoulder dysfunction within a safe and effective scope of practice.


Introduction to Parkinson's Disease

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By Abdul Qayyum Rana, MD FRCPC, FRCP (HON)
The incidence of Parkinson's disease is seen in all races. Almost 10 million individuals worldwide are affected by Parkinson's disease and the number is increasing as people live longer. Health-fitness professionals who work with the general public and older adults will encounter clients and patients with Parkinson's disease. Understanding the basics of the disease allows professionals to recognize disease progression and be aware of and learn how to manage numerous possible symptoms and related problems, allowing those with PD to live longer with better quality of life.


Exercise Guidelines for Balance and Fall Prevention

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By Alliance Rehab
Two major problems we all experience as we age are a loss of depth perception and contrast sensitivity creating the underlying cause of poor balance and falling. Decreased muscular efficiency and inadequate control of environmental factors contribute to these conditions. This course provides a comprehensive overview of balance and fall prevention, risk factors for falls, the restrictions and limitations of working with this population, and specific recommendations regarding exercise protocols.


Aquatic Options 1: Special Populations & Post Rehab Fitness Training

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By Monique Acton MES, Laurie Denomme B Kinesiology, Judi Powers MS Clinical Exercise Physiology
This course is the first module of a two-part series. Aquatic Options was specifically designed for aquatic fitness professionals, Personal Trainers, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Recreational Therapists, and any professional working with special populations and post rehab individuals in the aquatic environment. This course will review important fitness training guidelines and help you better understand how to integrate progressive aquatic fitness exercises for shoulder, knee and hip orthopedic considerations and low back pain.


Aquatic Options 2: Special Populations & Post Rehab Fitness Training

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By Monique Acton MES, Laurie Denomme B Kinesiology, Judi Powers MS Clinical Exercise Physiology
This course is the second module in the Aquatic Options series. Aquatic Options was specifically designed for aquatic fitness professionals and any professional working with special populations and post rehab individuals in the aquatic environment. In this course you will learn modifications for participants with specific medical conditions including arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity, and be introduced to the assessment, evaluation, documentation, and reporting process. Choose appropriate equipment for all of the populations, and be able to design your own safe and effective aquatic fitness programming.


Introduction to Alzheimer's Disease

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By Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation
At this time, there is no cure for fatal Alzheimer's disease and prevention is key to avoiding this 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. Fitness has been found through research to be instrumental in prevention. As the world population continues to grow and live longer, the issues of accompanying cognitive decline, dementia, and fatal Alzheimer's disease are becoming more prevalent, significantly impacting quality of life, health care systems, and the economy of many countries. This course provides important information to help you understand cognitive decline and Alzheimer's relevant to anyone working as a health-fitness professional. It focuses on causes, risk factors, diagnosis, care partners, The 4 Pillars of Alzheimer's Prevention™, and preventive mental exercise.


The Science of Nutrition

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By The American Academy of Sports Dietitians and Nutritionists (AASDN)
The percentage of consumers (your clients) who actively seek information about nutrition and healthful eating has more than doubled from 19% in 2000 to 46% in 2011. It is important for health-fitness professionals to be properly qualified and guided to join the fight against obesity with science-based information and counsel for clients following the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) guidelines. The AASDN creates a fundamental understanding of science-based nutrition concepts in this course. The goal is to allow you to be able to better separate the science-based food and nutrition information from the plethora of misinformation, to properly advise and communicate about nutrition with your clients.


Exercise Prescription for Alzheimer's Prevention and Intervention

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By Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation
At this time, there is no cure for fatal Alzheimer's disease and prevention is key to avoiding this 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. Fitness has been found through research to be instrumental in prevention. As the world population continues to grow and live longer, the issues of accompanying cognitive decline, dementia, and fatal Alzheimer's disease are becoming more prevalent, significantly impacting quality of life, health care systems, and the economy of many countries. This course reviews statistics, definitions, risk factors, and stages of disease progression. The primary focus of this course is evidence-based preventive physical exercise for prevention and intervention. Exercise guidelines and considerations are provided and sample programs are included.


90 Days to a FULL Client Base

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By Robert Raymond BS and Derrick Wilburn BS MBA
How would you like to have a thriving client base in just 90 days? The fitness business information, practical steps, and detailed advice outlined in this course will provide anyone in the personal fitness coaching business a 90-day success plan for obtaining a client base. Manage time effectively, develop a client base, and commit both time and energy to growing a personal training business.


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  • As an IACET Authorized Provider, Fitness Learning Systems offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
  • ACSM: American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that Fitness Learning Systems meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2015 – 2017). Providership # 652725. ACSM approved providership of this program does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization's products/services.

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