Practical Training for Fitness Instructors

COM HLT X 451.1

This course is designed for training personal fitness and/or group exercise leaders as they gain practical experience with exercise instruction to various populations.

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Fall
In-Person
Starting at $825.00
As few as 33 weeks
14.0

What you can learn.

  • Explore how to execute various exercises using a variety of equipment
  • Observe and shadow trainers and fitness instructors
  • Practice teaching exercise to others while receiving feedback in a safe, supportive environment

About this course:

Bring your knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics to life by learning the basic equation for all exercise instruction, keys to effective exercise demonstration, the art of various cueing techniques, safety and precision of fitness-testing administration, and fundamentals of exercise progression. Gain practical exercise instruction experience while you practice these skills in a safe, supportive environment with the opportunity for feedback. This course trains you to be a personal fitness trainer and/or group exercise leader who works with mainstream populations and addresses training special populations. Learn, practice, and receive feedback in the execution of various exercises using a variety of equipment. Exercise genres covered include selectorized equipment, cable equipment, free weights, body weight exercises, basic powerlifting techniques, kettlebells, plyometrics and sports conditioning, basic mat Pilates and core training, popular cardio machines, walking, running, stretching/flexibility, and other small equipment (medicine balls, foam rollers, Dyna Discs, gliding discs, Bosu balls, stability balls, tubing and resistance bands, etc.). Improve your form for better exercise demonstration when teaching. Participants observe and shadow trainers and fitness instructors, then teach others in a supervised setting with the opportunity for feedback. Wednesday lectures cover concept review and test prep. Friday classes are for practical training and concepts. This course is 3 quarters in length and UCLA Extension students will be taking the course alongside UCLA students.

Fall 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Wednesday, Friday
Available
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Instructor: Elisa Terry
387907
Fee:
$825.00
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Location: UCLA
ENROLL BY: Oct 26, 2022
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Notes

No meeting November 11 & 25, 2022.

Meets Fall through Spring Quarter. Enrollment/class participation is contingent on signing a liability waiver. Two full elective credits in Fitness Instruction Certificate.

Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: October 27, 2022.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after November 01, 2022
Course Requirements
Book: NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training by Coburn, Jared W., Malek Moh H., National Strength and Conditioning Association Staff
(Optional) Book: Exercise Technique Manual
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Wed Oct 26, 2022
7:30PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Fri Oct 28, 2022
3:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Wed Nov 2, 2022
7:30PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Fri Nov 4, 2022
3:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Wed Nov 9, 2022
7:30PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Wed Nov 16, 2022
7:30PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Fri Nov 18, 2022
3:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Wed Nov 23, 2022
7:30PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Wed Nov 30, 2022
7:30PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Fri Dec 2, 2022
3:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Wed Dec 7, 2022
7:30PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Fri Dec 9, 2022
3:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Wed Jan 11, 2023
7:30PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Fri Jan 13, 2023
3:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Wed Jan 18, 2023
7:30PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Fri Jan 20, 2023
3:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Wed Jan 25, 2023
7:30PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Fri Jan 27, 2023
3:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Wed Feb 1, 2023
7:30PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Fri Feb 3, 2023
3:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Wed Feb 8, 2023
7:30PM PT - 9:00PM PT
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John Wooden Center
Lecture
Fri Feb 10, 2023
3:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
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John Wooden Center
Lecture
Wed Feb 15, 2023
7:30PM PT - 9:00PM PT
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John Wooden Center
Lecture
Fri Feb 17, 2023
3:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
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John Wooden Center
Lecture
Wed Feb 22, 2023
7:30PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Fri Feb 24, 2023
3:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Wed Mar 1, 2023
7:30PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Fri Mar 3, 2023
3:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
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John Wooden Center
Lecture
Wed Mar 8, 2023
7:30PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Fri Mar 10, 2023
3:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
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John Wooden Center
Lecture
Wed Mar 15, 2023
7:30PM PT - 9:00PM PT
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John Wooden Center
Lecture
Fri Mar 17, 2023
3:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
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John Wooden Center
Lecture
Wed Apr 5, 2023
7:30PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Fri Apr 7, 2023
3:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Wed Apr 12, 2023
7:30PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Fri Apr 14, 2023
3:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Wed Apr 19, 2023
7:30PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Fri Apr 21, 2023
3:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Wed Apr 26, 2023
7:30PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Fri Apr 28, 2023
3:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Wed May 3, 2023
7:30PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Fri May 5, 2023
3:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
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John Wooden Center
Lecture
Wed May 10, 2023
7:30PM PT - 9:00PM PT
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John Wooden Center
Lecture
Fri May 12, 2023
3:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
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John Wooden Center
Lecture
Wed May 17, 2023
7:30PM PT - 9:00PM PT
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John Wooden Center
Lecture
Fri May 19, 2023
3:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
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John Wooden Center
Lecture
Wed May 24, 2023
7:30PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Fri May 26, 2023
3:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Wed May 31, 2023
7:30PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Fri Jun 2, 2023
3:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Wed Jun 7, 2023
7:30PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center
Lecture
Fri Jun 9, 2023
3:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
UCLA
John Wooden Center

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