Learn about fitness safety to manage risks in gyms, health clubs, sporting associations or for your own personal training or coaching business. This course is ideal if you want to expand your sports, recreation and fitness industry skills to enhance your career opportunities!
Certificate of Fitness Risk Management is an online professional development program that will enable you to assess client needs and deliver safe exercise programs that improve health and wellbeing.
Throughout this fitness risk management course, you will learn how to advise clients on health issues, facilitate basic fitness tests and promote a safe and successful approach to achieving fitness and wellbeing goals.
You will also learn to recognise common health complaints and prescribe safe programs that adhere to occupational safety measures.
On completion of this course, you will have developed the crucial skills and techniques used to assess client needs and prescribe appropriate fitness programs.
Unit - Fitness Risk Management
Unit 1 – Understanding Human Wellness
Identifying low self-esteem
Ways to improve self-esteem
Motivation for learning
How to motivate students or clients
Stress and the immune system
Long term(chronic) problems caused by stress
Long term chronic problems
Anxiety and depression
Fears and phobias
Physical fitness (anaerobic and aerobic)
Safety related issues with exercise : incorrect exercises
Aerobic and anaerobic exercises
Safety in other aerobic activities
Safety maintenance in an aerobic exercise area
Unit 2 – Advising on Human Wellness
Pre screening adults
Signs and health problems to watch for
Communication with clients
Sample client screening questionnaire
Legal liability for fitness instructors
What is a liability problem?
Unit 3 – Fitness Tests
Emergency response protocol
Before any fitness test
Questions to ask your client
Reasons for fitness testing
What to test
Considerations when planning fitness tests
What to measure: weight, blood pressure, body weight and percentage fat
Heart rates (factors and differences)
Measuring lung capacity
Evaluating cardiorespiratory endurance
Evaluating muscular strength and endurance
Designing fitness tests
Recommended procedure for conducting a new fitness test series
Combination of tests
Unit 4 – Interpreting Fitness Tests
Fatigue while exercising
Initial testing (hints to problems areas
Interpretation of fitness testing
Fatigue Between Training Sessions
Atmospheric pressure affects
Calculating atmospheric pressure
Unit 5- Understanding Back Problems
Types of spinal injuries
Unit 6 – Recognising and Addressing Back Problems
Posture and equilibrium
Exercises for the back
Workplace health and safety issues
Obligations (duty of care)
Indicators of back injury
Unit 7- Preventative Back Care
PBL Project with the following aims:
To identify five common back problems
Consider how these problems affect the quality of one’s life.
To design exercise guidelines for people already suffering from back problems.
To design exercise guidelines to prevent back injury in healthy individuals
To design a management plan for an exercise facility
To establish a procedure for reviewing and evaluating the program.
Unit 8 – Understanding Weight Control
Principle of weight control
Energy required for different activities
Nutritive values & requirements
The science of nutrition
Energy value in foods.
Factors affecting BMR
Working with an obese client
Consideration and problems you may face
Working with an underweight client
Physical symptoms of anorexia and/or bulimia
Unit 9 – Weight Control Methods
Role of exercise in weight control
Measuring energy expenditure
A plan for losing weight
Importance of water
Athletes and nutrition
Pre Competition Meals
Weight management PBL Project, with the following aims:
To work with a client with a body mass problem
To determine the extent of this problem.
To plan a body fat reduction and maintenance program combining both exercise and diet.
To consider the opposite situation, where a client is underweight
To plan a program to remedy this.
Design a daily meal plan incorporating all necessary food groups and nutrients.
When you study with Australian Online Courses you will be assessed using a competency-based training method. Competency-based training focuses on a learner’s ability to receive, respond to and process information to achieve a competency result. As such, skills-based and knowledge assessments are geared towards attainment to meet industry-defined standards.
Assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, including short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.