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Occupational Title :  Fitness Assistant

Job Purpose
The purpose of a Fitness Assistant is to promote health and fitness participation of new and existing members. Also, to provide a friendly and informative fitness environment, actively assisting other workers and members.

Occupational Description
A fitness assistant works to provide a clean, safe and friendly environment that promotes regular member attendance and satisfaction. They are a source of information and encouragement for all members and actively assist fitness instructors wherever possible.

Occupational Roles
A fitness assistant should be able to:
1. Provide safe, clean and friendly fitness environment;
2. Promote fitness exercise as a part of an healthy lifestyle and be a positive example of it;
3. Support fitness and health-related motives and goals for individuals;
4. Provide information about the role of physical activity, modes of exercise and related services;

5. Observe clients/members at all times and inform them where necessary about health and safety requirements and emergency procedures in the fitness environment;
6. Positively interact and motivate clients/members to participate in regular physical activity;
7. Promote healthy activities for daily living to clients/members (lifestyle management);
8. Promote customer referral: invite customers to bring friend and family along and promote their fitness activities in their social environment;
9. Work within the parameters given at Level 2, recognizing the standards and professional limitations that this provides, referring to appropriate members of staff for guidance and support.

Entry requirements

18 Years and above

Course Syllabus

Module One
INTRODUCTION TO BASIC HUMAN ANATOMY
Session 1 – The Skeletal system
Session 2 – The Muscular system
Session 3 – Kinesiology

Module Two
CARDIORESPIRATORY SYSTEM
Section 1: The Heart, Lungs and Blood Vessels

Module Three
CLIENT HEALTH SCREENING
Section 1: Information Gathering
Section 2: How to conduct a client health screening-PARQ

Module Four
GYM SESSION STRUCTURE AND CONTENT
Section1: Principles of a Gym Session
Section 2: Main Components of a Gym Session

Module Five
INTRODUCTION TO WELLNESS
Section 1: Components of Wellness
Section 2: Components of Physical Fitness

Module Six
WORKING AS A FITNESS PROFESSIONAL
Section 1: Professional conduct
Section 2: Introduction to code of ethical practice

Module Seven
EXERCISE EQUIPMENTS
Section 1: General instructions for Cardiovascular Machines
Section 2: Types of cardiovascular training equipment’s

Module Eight
EFFECTIVE CUSTOMER CARE FOR THE ADOPTION& MAINTENANCE OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Section 1: Introduction to Customer service
Section 2: Supporting your client

Module Nine
HEALTH & SAFETY IN WORK PLACE
Section 1: Maintenance Safety Precautions
Section 2: Hygiene in a gym environment

Fees: 

Exams: MCQ Examination  | Pass mark 70%

Date: Registration is on-going.

Duration: 18 Hours OR Online Self Study.

Entry Requirements

Assistant Fitness Trainer

Course Syllabus

Module One
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 1
Section 1: Working as a Fitness Trainer
Section 2: Communication and Attitude
Section 3: Legal Issues in Fitness Profession
Section 4: Client Motivation

Module Two
BASIC HUMAN ANATOMY
Section 1: The Skeletal System
Section 2: The Muscular System

Module Three
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
Section 1: Cardiorespiratory System
Section 2: Energy Systems

Module Four
BIOMECHANICS
Section1: Introduction to Kinesiology
Section 2: Analysing Movement

Module Five
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 2
Section 1: Team Work
Section 2: Occupational Safety & Health in the Workplace
Section 3: Fitness Facility Maintenance

Module Six
EXERCISE EDUCATION
Section 1: Concepts of Fitness
Section 2: Principles of Training
Section 3: Screening & Assessment
Section 4: Programme Prescription & Design
Section 5: Introduction to Wellness

Module Seven
BASIC NUTRITION
Section 1: The Digestive System
Section 2: Nutrients
Section 3: Reading Food Labels

Facility Maintenance
Training Observation, Practice & Industrial Attachment

Fees:  (Spread out payment plan available)

Exams: MCQ Examination | Practical Examination | Internship hours | Pass mark 70%

Date: Registration is on-going.

Duration: 60 Hours + 20 Hours of practical attachments

Entry Requirements

Assistant Fitness Trainer

Course Syllabus

MODULE ONE
Introduction to Exercise to Music
Why Exercise to Music
The use of Music
The fundamentals of Choreography

MODULE TWO
Planning and Designing an effective Exercise to Music Class
Designing a warm-up
Designing a cool-down
Designing a cardiovascular training programme
Designing a muscular strength and endurance program

MODULE THREE
Safety concerns in exercise environment

MODULE FOUR
Special populations and exercise to music adaptations

 

Fees:  

Exams: MCQ Examination | Practical Examination | Pass mark 70%

Date: 28th May – 1st June 2018

Duration: 40 Hours 

Becoming a Personal Trainer is a very rewarding career for those looking to make high financial strides and also help others achieve fitness goals.

Entry Requirements

Group/Fitness Trainer Level 1

PERSONAL TRAINER (LEVEL TWO) COURSE OUTLINE

MODULE 1: ROLE OF PERSONAL TRAINER
Section 1: Professionalism, Code of Practice/Ethics/National Standards and Guidelines
Section 2: Presentation
Section 3: Communication
Section 4: Health Promotion
Section 5: Plan and Deliver Personal Training

MODULE 2: FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY
Section 1: Functional Kinesiology/Biomechanics
Section 2: Muscles

MODULE 3: PHYSIOLOGY
Section 1: Energy Systems
Section 2: Cardiorespiratory Systems
Section 3: Nervous & Endocrine System
Section 4: Nutrition

MODULE 4: PSYCHO-SOCIAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH AND FITNESS

MODULE 5: HEALTH AND FITNESS ASSESSMENT: COLLECTING AND ANALYSING INFORMATION
Section 1: Components of Fitness
Section 2: Collecting and Analysing Information

MODULE 6: TRAINING ADAPTATION AND EXERCISE PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING
Section 1: Training Adaptation
Section 2: Exercise Planning and Programming

MODULE 7: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Section 1: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Section 2: Accounting/Finance
Section 3: Business Plan
Section 4: Client Management
Section 5: Introduction to Marketing
Section 6: Taxation
Section 7: Leadership

MODULE 8: EXERCISE IN SPECIAL CASES
Section 1: Diabetes
Section 2: HIV
Section 3: Stroke
Section 4: Osteoporosis
Section 5: Arthritis
Section 6: Pregnancy
Section 7: Neuromuscular Injuries
Section 8: Disabilities

 

Fees:  

Exams: MCQ Examination | Practical Examination | Pass mark 70%

Date: Registration is on-going.

Duration: 6 weeks  + 40 Hours of practical attachments

Entry Requirements 

Personal Trainer Level 2

Course Syllabus

Sent on request.

 

Fees:  

Exams: Written Examination | Practical Examination | Internship hours | Pass mark 80%

Date: Registration is on-going.

Duration:12 weeks + project + 40 Hours of practical attachments.

 

 


Entry Requirements: 18 years and above.

Course Syllabus

Basic Anatomy and Physiology
Massage Techniques
– Stroking
– Kneading
– Rubbing
– Percussion-Like
– Other useful techniques
Giving a Massage
– The Complete massage sequence
– The back
– The legs (back and front)
– The feet
– The hands
– The hands and arms
– The abdomen and chest
– The neck
– The face and scalp
– Massage for specific areas
– Self-massage
Oils & Ointments
Exams: Written Examination | Practical Examination | Internship hours | Pass mark 70%

Date: Registration is on-going

Duration: 3 days

Entry Requirements: None.

Course Syllabus

– Introduction: What is First Aid?
– Common Injuries and Medical Conditions (that could occur while exercising)
– Adult Basic Life Support (BLS) – Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
– Medical Emergencies: Faint, Shock, Heart Attack, Stroke
– Trauma Emergencies: Bleeding, Fractures, Sprain and Strain

 

Exams: Practical Examination | Pass mark 70%

Date: Registration is on-going

Duration: 7 Hours

 

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Registration Requirements

IREP Membership

Course Content

Module 1. Principles of Nutrition and Diet
Module 2 Digestion (Focus Point: Gastric Bypass surgery)
Module 3: Carbohydrates (Focus Point: Blood sugar and GI of foods)
Module 4: Proteins and Amino acids (Focus Point: Vegetarian Diet)
Module 5: Dietary fats (Focus point: Blood cholesterol)
Module 6: Vitamins (Focus point: Antioxidants and free radicals)
Module 7: Water and Minerals (Focus Point: Nutritional supplements)
Module 8: Energy Balance
Module 9: Body composition and Health. (Introduction to weight management Principles)
Module 10: Understanding Food labels and common food concerns. (Focus Point: Menu planning for specific health concerns)
Module 11: Nutrition through lifecycle (Key principles of nutrition through pregnancy, infancy and aging)
Module 12: Nutrition for optimum exercise performance
Module 13: Nutrition claims and evaluation

Exams: MCQ Examination  | Pass mark 80%

Date: Registration is on-going

Duration: 4 weeks of e-learning.

 

Entry  Requirements: Level 1 or Basic Nutrition and Diet Certification

Course Content

Available upon request

Exams: Written Examination  | Pass mark 70%

Date: Registration starts March 2018

Duration: 6 weeks online

SCTC Applied Testing provides an emphasis on identification and correction of movement dysfunction through functional movement screen, physical therapy based testing and task specific cueing. Further focus will be placed on movement dysfunction and tissue techniques as hands on stretching. Lectures will have a distinct focus on advanced program design with separate sessions for every single joint, using methods of pain reduction, mobilization and stabilization.

Entry Requirements: 18 years

Course Content

– (FMS) Testing
– Physio Testing
– Foam rolling, joint mobilization, stretching, etc.
– Hands on Techniques/assisted stretching
– Self (corrective) exercises
– Training planning
– Case Studies

Fees:

Exams: Written Examination  | Pass mark 70%

Date: 2nd-4th April, 2018

Duration: 3 days

 

Entry Requirements: 18 Years

Course Content

E-learning content. – 1 week
Introduction
The Science And Benefits Of Indoor Cycling
Who Indoor Cycling Is Best Suited For
Assessing Your Clients Before Accepting Them
Indoor Cycling And Weight Loss
Preparing Yourself To Be An Indoor Cycling Instructor

Practical content – 2 days
Pre-class checks and full Introduction & safety checks: Screening, Fixed gear and Bike set up.
Performance Cycling body positions
Different Indoor Cycling Positions
Flexibility & stretches and Relaxation
Music
Class design, preparation & format
Class planning exercise

 

Fees: 

Exams: Written Examination | Practical Examination  | Pass mark 70%

Date: Registration is on-going.

Duration: 1 Week e-learning & 2 days of Practical Training

 

Pilates is a specialized and intense functional exercise, it requires in-depth knowledge of anatomy and basic knowledge of chiropractic. The journey to become a professional Pilates instructor requires a minimum of 6 months of theoretical and practical training.

PILATES TRAINING MODULES
Module 1 Anatomy
Module 1.1 Foundation – Pilates Mat
Module 1.2 Advance – Pilates Mat
Module 1.3 Small Equipment – Pilates Mat
Module 2.1 Foundation – Reformer
Module 2.2. Reformer Advance.

 

PILATES MAT – FOUNDATION MODULE
PIlates Mat 1.1 is the first of the Foundation Modules offered by IREP.

It is mandatory to study Anatomy Module 0 jointly with Module 1.1.

Both theoretical and practical will be held at the end of the Modules.

 

Entry Requirements: 18 years and above

Exams: 

Exams: Practical & Written Examination  | Pass mark 70%

Date: Register Now.

Duration: 120 Hours of Practical Training