THE CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER [CPT]
OFFERED BY SPORTS MEDICINE ACADEMY + BETTER CALL DOC ACADEMY
CERTIFIED BY BCD ACADEMY & UNIVERSITY OF MONTSERRAT
CERTIFIED BY NASM
What You'll Learn
For over 30 years, the National Academy of Sports Medicine has developed the most successful personal trainers in the fitness industry.
The Better Call Doc Academy offers this program which has is rated as the most scientifically accurate course content. The program is delivered in a new online asynchronous learning platform.
The BCD Academy takes each student through a synchronous individualized learning format that follows a university-level of education involving mentorship, instruction & coaching.
If you want to be a graduate of one of the best international certification course for trainers, the NASM-BCD Academy [CPT] program is where it should begin.
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ONE CHAPTER AT A TIME, OUR BETTER CALL DOC MENTORS, INSTRUCTORS & COACHES GUIDE YOU THROUGH YOUR [CPT] CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
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DOES CPT EXPIRE?
The NASM Certified Personal Trainer certification must be recertified every two years in order to ensure that NASM-CPTs stay up-to-date with current best-practice guidelines and skills.
The BCD Academy & AUM University do not require recertification. Our continued involvement with graduate students for research, development, branding & participation with other students post-graduation suffices as a continued education requirement.
To recertify with NASM directly, you will be required to earn 2.0 NASM-approved CEUs (20 contact hours) every two year certification period. This includes 0.1 CEUs from the mandatory CPR/AED certification.
To be eligible for this personal training course, you must have a high school diploma or GED.
Additionally, you need a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification and an automated external defibrillator (AED) certification. This can be done during or after certification examinations.
NOTE ON THE NASM EXAMINATION
There are a total of 120 test questions. Of those, 20 are research questions that do not count toward or against your final score. You must pass with a scaled score of 70 or better. You will have 2 hours to complete the exam.
You will have 180 days from the date of enrollment to take the NASM-CPT exam. An extension for the exam can be purchased by contacting NASM Member Services.
We remind you that at the completion of the course, you can write the NASM exam and/or apply for certification with the Better Call Doc Academy & American University of Montserrat. The AUM & BCD Academy certification of completion processes involve a different format of evaluation. Please see FAQ for more details or set-up a discussion with our Director of Admissions.
YOU WILL BE A SPORTS MEDICINE TRAINER
AFTER COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM
...SO WHAT'S IN THE PROGRAM DOC?
STARTING YOUR CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER EDUCATION WITH THE ACADEMY M.I.C.
Mentor I. Instructor. I. Coach
BCD ACADEMY M.I.C'S
Assuring you will
Pass all exams
Succeed in practice
ONE CHAPTER AT A TIME,
right to the finish line
& then some.
[ C P T ] C E R T I F I C A T I O N
O N L I N E
The entire course is online.
Both formats, synchronous & asynchronous are used.
Your M.I.C. (mentor, instructor, coach) will synchronously work with you from start to finish.
Their role as your MIC is to make sure you keep with the pace of the course, answer all your questions, prepare you for exams & assure a successful completion following our BCD Academy & University guidelines.
H A R D F A C T S
Passing rates WITHOUT assistance from academic partners are a serious challenge for many students.
Our Academy assures that students pass and provide graduation opportunities beyond NASM.
Our faculty is rooted by medical doctors who know education. The Faculty of Medicine Assistant Academic Dean of Medicine along with the Deans of Academic and Clinical Medicine provide guidance toward individual student education process.,
T I M I N G I S R I G H T
It takes approximately four months to graduate from the Certified Personal Trainer program.
It's a given that having to read, review, discuss & digest 23 Chapters is not a 'how to become a trainer over a weekend' program.
Don't worry, it' our job to make sure you keep with the pace, understand everything as you move along & enjoy the journey knowing that you will succeed in the program.
We make sure of that! After all, we are education experts.
CHAPTER AT A TIME ,
YOU WILL BE TRANSFORMED INTO A FIRST CLASS SPORTS MEDICINE TRAINER TITLE HOLDER!
HERE IS A SUMMARY OF CHAPTER-SPECIFIC CONTENT ... GET MOTIVED ... BE INSPIRED
S E C T I O N O N E
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & RESPONSIBILITY
CHAPTER ONE: The Modern State of Health and Fitness
Learn to distinguish your role as a Personal Trainer, identify common chronic health conditions, differentiate evidence-based practice from fitness fads, and define your scope as a professional.
CHAPTER TWO: The Personal Training Profession
Fitness professionals have the option to work for a variety of employers or to work for themselves. This chapter explores industry growth and the overall career outlook for personal trainers.
Better Call Doc Academy career opportunities & assistance with brand-building is discussed in this chapter series.
S E C T I O N T W O
CLIENT RELATIONS & BEHAVIORAL COACHING
CHAPTER THREE: Psychology of Exercise
The role of psychology in fitness and wellness is extremely important. It can deal with several topics, including the way exercise participation affects someone’s mood in both the short and the long term, the effect of weight loss on self-esteem, the motivations to become physically active, and how social influences affect overall exercise behavior.
CHAPTER FOUR: Behavioral Coaching
This chapter covers clients’ expectations, assessing behavior change, structuring optimal sessions, communicating effectively, and implementing exercise adherence techniques using behavior change.
S E C T I O N T H R E E
BASIC & APPLIED SCIENCES & NUTRITIONAL CONCEPTS
CHAPTER FIVE: The Nervous, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems
Fitness professionals need an understanding of anatomy and the Human Movement System. This chapter covers the fundamentals of the Nervous, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems.
CHAPTER SIX: The Cardiorespiratory, Endocrine, and Digestive Systems
In this chapter, you will learn how to identify the structure and function of the cardiorespiratory system, how to categorize the function of the endocrine system, as well as the digestive system.
CHAPTER SEVEN: Human Movement Science
Chapter Seven reviews the basics of biomechanics and motor behavior as they relate to working as a personal trainer.
CHAPTER EIGHT: Exercise Metabolism and Bioenergetics
This section of the course breaks down the various energy systems within the body, providing essential insight into the ways we use food for fuel.
CHAPTER NINE: Nutrition
Improving health and fitness means more than just exercise; it also requires a commitment to improve the way the body is fueled.
Although specific diet prescription is outside a trainer's scope of practice, this chapter will provide the basics needed to support nutritional discussions with clients and make recommendations on how to support their goals through a healthy diet.
CHAPTER TEN: Supplementation
It is important that the personal trainer understand what supplements are and how to educate clients on risks associated with various supplements. This chapter covers the necessary information to discuss supplementation with a client while remaining within your scope of practice.
S E C T I O N F O U R
CHAPTER ELEVEN: Health, Wellness, and Fitness Assessments
Chapter 11 covers the importance of assessments, collect and summarize subjective client information, identify steps for conducting body composition assessments, and choose the correct cardiorespiratory assessments on an individual basis.
CHAPTER TWELVE: Posture, Movement, and Performance Assessments
Posture, movement, and performance assessments are an integral part of the intake process for all clients and will assist the fitness professional in developing customized fitness programs to enhance a client’s well-being.
S E C T I O N F I V E
EXERCISE TECHNIQUE &
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Integrated Training and the OPT™ Model
After a complete interpretation of client assessment results, a comprehensive training program can be developed through application of specific acute variables defined in the NASM OPT™ Model.
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Flexibility Training Concepts
This chapter covers flexibility training concepts. The scientific rationale for flexibility training, proper stretching exercises & stretches for beginners is discussed in chapter 14.
CHAPTER FIFTEEN: Cardiorespiratory Training Concepts
Cardiorespiratory fitness reflects the ability of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems to supply oxygen-rich blood to skeletal muscles during sustained physical activity.
CHAPTER SIXTEEN: Core Training Concepts
A properly designed core training program can be a key component of an overall training plan used to achieve a broad range of goals. The objective of core training is the development of core stability, endurance, strength, and power.
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: Balance Training Concepts
The ability to maintain postural control or balance is a fundamental component of performance, injury resistance, and rehabilitation that follows an injury. Learn how to incorporate balance training within your clients’ programming.
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: Plyometric (Reactive) Training Concepts
In this chapter you will learn how to explain plyometric training and its three phases, summarize the benefits of the modality, identify proper progressions, and teach proper cueing techniques.
CHAPTER NINETEEN: Speed, Agility, and Quickness Training Concepts
Speed, agility, and quickness (SAQ) training is a useful and effective method of fitness training that stimulates muscular, neurological, connective tissue, and even cardiovascular fitness adaptations.
CHAPTER TWENTY: Resistance Training Concepts
Chapter 20 reviews how to summarize resistance training principles to clients, categorize exercises for different types of goals and adaptations, and employ safe methods and resistance training variables.
S E C T I O N S I X
CHAPTER TWENTY ONE: The Optimum Performance Training® Model
Creating and modifying exercise programs for clients can be a complicated process because there are many variables to consider, including the clients' goals, their tolerance for exercise, and their unique physical abilities and medical history. The Optimum Performance Training® Model makes it simple.
CHAPTER TWENTY TWO: Introduction to Exercise Modalities
Within this chapter you will learn how to categorize different exercise modalities, describe their uses depending on different clients, and determine the correct resistance and proprioceptive uses on an individual basis.
CHAPTER TWENTY THREE: Chronic Health Conditions and Special Populations
This chapter covers important information and recommendations for assessing and designing exercise programs for clients with selected chronic health conditions or functional limitations.
THE FINALS FOR YOUR
YOU WILL HAVE CHOICES FOR YOUR CPT DESIGNATION
INDEPENDANT STAND-ALONE NASM EXAM (ONLINE)
GRANTS CERTIFICATION FROM NASM
NASM + BCD ACADEMY + AUM
ASSIGNMENT SERIES WITH VERBAL CHAPTER DISCUSSIONS & RESEARCH
GRANTS CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION FROM AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF MONTSERRAT + BCD ACADEMY