Perform a basic health screening to help determine the appropriate starting point and program progression for clients
Gain an understanding of an individual's liability and duty of care to the clients they train
Learn the gold standard for fitness testing measures and critically analyze other methods used in the industry
Create intake forms and systems to help others in their personal training vocational pursuits
About this course:
This course introduces a comprehensive review of fitness testing and screening clients through the development of intake forms and questionnaires used to identify a client’s goals and needs. Each health-related component of fitness will be discussed from the perspectives of validity and reliability, and comparing ACSM standards and procedures to other methods of testing that are available in the modern fitness industry. Additional topics essential to today’s personal trainer role will be covered, including skill-related components of fitness, wearable technology, and the interpretation and explanation of data to clients. This hybrid class provides all lectures through virtual learning and then provides in person lessons to practice and apply that knowledge on UCLA’s campus. The class also focuses on the value added to a personal trainer’s business, the comparison of ACSM to other methods of testing, and the future of testing with regards to technology and other elements of fitness unrelated to the traditional health related components, but which are very relevant in today’s industry.
PHYSCI X 452 Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics and PHYSCI X 450 Exercise Physiology.