Please Note: I am not a doctor.
Please consult a physician
prior to attempting any of
the example workout routines
showcased in this blog.
Friday, February 19, 2010
AFAA Personal Training Certification *Part #2*
These posts are designed to help those who are considering getting their personal training certification through AFAA. I registered and wasn't sure what to expect, so I thought I would give a play-by-play of the 3-day course. Post #1 gave an overview. This post will go into detail about Day #1.
Be sure to get there early so you know where to park, how to get to the host facility and also to get a leg up on meeting the presenter and other individuals you can possibly network with later.
- Introduction & Course Overview
- Wellness Strategies
- Health Screening, Risk Appraisal/Case Studies Practicum
You will definitely need this because information overload will begin to set in.
- Exercise Physiology
- Anatomy/Kinesiology Terms & Definitions:
These are very important to know. (Pretty much the foundation for all movement)
- Fitness Assessments:
You will learn protocol for Sit & Reach Test, 3 Minute Step Test & Taking Body Fat Percentage
- Fitness Assessment Practicum:
You will be given time for practical application for the assessments you just learned. After successful completion, this will conclude the first day.
You will more than likely be mentally exhausted. I know I was and as soon as I got home, I was asleep. Don't get too hung up on feeling like you have to study a lot the first night. Chances are if you paid attention all day, the information will begin to sink in over the course of the next two days.