NPTC 4th Term: Exercise Instruction for Personal Training

This course will support you in mastering the practical skills required for delivering high-quality personal training and ensure that you deliver and coach exercise to your clients in an effective manner. These are essential skills for the modern-day personal trainer and will help you to become a better teacher and coach with an understanding of how to adapt your instructional techniques to best meet the needs of your clients.

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The course only has 6 lessons to help learn how to be a more effective instructor. Despite the short length, we take an in-depth look at every aspect of a typical personal training session, including warm-up, cardiovascular exercises, various forms of resistance training, cool down and stretching exercises. There is also an extensive video exercise library to support you in learning the correct technique for a broad range of exercises categories, mobilisations and stretches. Students are also required to complete a voluntary, supervised fitness internship record.

Course components

This course is comprised of 7 lessons over almost 5 hours of video content, with 5 related assessments  across the following subjects:

Fitness Internship (30 hours)

1. Instructional skills
2. Preparing for a personal training session
3. Advanced training methods
4. Exercise safety and spotting
5. Delivering a personal training session
6. Concluding a personal training session

7. Supportive technology for PT


Students are required to have already completed and passed the first 3 terms of study as part of the NPTC programme; namely, Anatomy and Physiology, Fitness instruction, Nutrition, Business skills, and Programme design.