Enhance your personal training business and remain relevant in the highly competitive fitness industry. This course is ideal for anyone who wants to build their personal training brand and enhance client health and fitness outcomes.
Certificate of Personal Training Professional Practice is an online professional development program that will help you build and sustain a profitable and successful business as a personal trainer.
Throughout this personal training course, you will learn about the qualities of a successful personal trainer and how to improve training outcomes for clients through developing customised fitness programs and plans.
You will also learn to brand yourself as a professional personal trainer, attract and retain clients, manage client departures and terminate difficult clients.
On completion of this course, you will have gained the knowledge required to build and expand your personal training brand and maximise client results.
Unit - Personal Trainer Professional Practices
Unit 1 – Role of a personal trainer
Personal training professionals
Purpose of personal training
Medical approval for exercise
Barriers to exercise
Major benefits of personal training
Daily work and responsibilities of personal trainers
How does it differ to other types of exercise professionals?
What types of people can benefit from having a personal trainer?
Unit 2 – Qualities of a personal trainer
Desirable character traits of the personal trainer
Core services on offer
Creating a training plan
What is motivation?
A personal trainer and their role in motivation
How to motivate a client
Level of concern or tension (good stress)
Signs and symptoms of stress
Knowledge of results
Education or training of the personal trainer
Minimal acceptable knowledge required
Industry standards and association
Unit 3 – What you need to know – expertise for success
Basic components of physical fitness
Strength, muscular endurance and flexibility
Motor skills and cardiorespiratory endurance
The human body
Energy and exercise
Considerations for effective business
Unit 4 – Expanding a personal training service
Common types of personal trainers
Creating website, social media, business cards
Building a customer data base
Expanding your services into other areas
Health and wellbeing services
Mobile personal trainer
Personal training / virtual fitness
Food coaching / nutrition
Unit 5 – Working with new clients
Working with new clients – meet and greet
Pre-screening (Sample Screening Questionnaire)
Sample Lifestyle and Wellness Questionnaire
Anthropometric body measurements
Summarise what you know about the client
Can you work with them and vice versa?
Confirming medical or health issues
Confirm appointment times
Terms and Conditions for clients
Unit 6 – Working with clients to create fitness plans and programs
Creating a fitness plan
Long term goals
Taking baseline measures & assessing progress
Body composition scan
Fat and muscle mass
The role of exercise in weight control
Measuring energy expenditure
Calculating ideal body weight
Human movement & types of fitness programs
Strengthening and conditioning programs
High intensity interval training (HIIT)
Fitness programs for older adults
Instructing young people
Other exercise considerations
Water and breathing
Unit 7 – Managing client departures
Ending the trainer-client relationship
Keeping in touch
Ending the relationship
Finding and new clients
Estimated duration 50 hours
Course Delivery and Start
Start anytime, self-paced and 100% online
Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. 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.