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Personal Trainer's Toolkit: Client Onboarding and Fitness Testing

Set your personal training clients up for success and help them achieve their goals with an effective onboarding process.

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Personal Trainer's Toolkit: Client Onboarding and Fitness Testing

  • 2 weeks

  • 3 hours per week

  • Accreditation available

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Introductory level

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Learn how to onboard clients and health screen in a fitness setting.

This two-week course provides you with the knowledge you need as a health and fitness professional to successfully prepare your client for a training programme.

You’ll gain an understanding of the orientation and pre-screening requirements, and how you can use this knowledge to create a comprehensive and effective onboarding process.

You’ll also explore how you can use fitness testing to better understand your client’s baseline so you can create a fitness programme that is tailored to their needs.

Understand your role as a fitness professional

You’ll examine the legal responsibilities and roles as a health and fitness professional to gain knowledge of the industry and what’s expected of you.

Having analysed a range of fitness testing methods, you’ll also reflect on the use of the Adult Pre-Exercise Screening System (APSS) and how to apply these methods to different fitness levels and programme requirements in your client base.

With this knowledge, you’ll be able to effectively assess your client’s progression and help them reach their fitness goals.

Learn alongside professionals at CQUniversity

You’ll take part in practical learning experiences and project-based learning alongside experts at CQUniversity, Australia’s leading regional university.

This course will equip you with real-world knowledge and skills that you can take into your health and fitness workplace.

What topics will you cover?

  • Understand the legal responsibilities and professional roles of health and fitness professionals
  • Reflect on the use of the Adult Pre-Exercise Screening System (APSS) in the fitness setting
  • Analyse the range of fitness testing methods they apply to a range of fitness levels and program requirements to assess baseline, progress and reach goals of the client.

Who is this accredited by?

Fitness Australia
Fitness Australia:

This course is accredited by Fitness Australia, a global leader in best practice for fitness professionals.

When would you like to start?

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On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Describe the legal responsibilities and professional roles of health and fitness professionals.
  • Reflect on the use of the Adult Pre-Exercise Screening Tool (APEST) in the fitness setting.
  • Evaluate the range of fitness testing methods they apply to a range of fitness levels and program requirements to assess baseline, progress and reach goals of the client.

Who is the course for?

This course will help you if you are a fitness professional, personal trainer, or training leader looking to build a client base through a professional onboarding process.

If you want to further your knowledge, you may be interested in these courses from the same provider. They cover similar subjects and have the same overall learning outcomes. Access them here:

Who will you learn with?

As a career health and fitness advocate and educator, I want to share the Personal Trainer Toolkit for fitness businesses from start up to existing, and looking to grow your fitness community.

Who developed the course?

Central Queensland University

CQUniversity is Australia’s leading regional university.

Our courses are designed alongside industry and many include hands-on, practical learning experiences and project-based learning. Our commitment to making real-world knowledge and skills accessible to all has seen us being awarded global recognition. We are ranked among the top 2% of Universities in the world.

  • Established

    1992
  • Location

    Rockhampton, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 500Source: QS World University Rankings 2020

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  • Discuss your learning in comments
  • Tests to boost your learning
  • Digital certificate when you're eligible

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Buy this course

$64/one-off payment

Fulfill your current learning need

  • Access to this course
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Discuss your learning in comments
  • Tests to boost your learning
  • Printed and digital certificate when you’re eligible

Limited access

Free

Sample the course materials

  • Access expires 14 Oct 2022

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