Do you want to improve your energy to better cope with life’s demands? Perhaps you’d like to help others boost energy for health and fitness? This course is ideal professional development for those in health and fitness-related industries, but it’s also an exciting personal development course.
Harnessing Personal Energy is an online course that will help you understand energy management for greater physical energy and mental clarity.
In this professional development course, you will discover how to boost energy naturally using the power of positive self-talk, sleep hygiene, exercise, diet, mood-improving activities, and more. You’ll also learn the commonly perpetuated myths about managing the body’s energy supply and how to challenge them using proven strategies.
You will learn how to harness emotional and intellectual energies, the limitations of stress and time management, and how to avoid occupational burnout.
On completion of this course, you will feel empowered to improve your energy levels and support the energy management of others.
Unit - Personal Energy Management
Unit 1 – Personal Energy: A Key To Success
What is personal energy?
Examples of the three types of personal energy
The real energy crisis
How leaders become and remain energized
Implications for everyone
Supplementary notes: physical energy production
The nature of energy
Units of measurement
Energy production pathways from different foods
Energy production from breathing
Practical application of breathing
Respiratory quotient (ie. Rq or re)
Aerobic capacity and burning fat
What happens during exercise?
Unit 2 – 14 keys to managing your personal energy
What are the keys to managing personal energy?
What you do and think
When you do things
How you do things
How you prioritize energy expenditures key
How you reward thoughts and actions
The impact of negative and positive self-talk
Identifying and conquering sources of stress
Eating an energy-enhancing diet
Developing an exercise program
Engaging in mood-improving activities
Participating in energy-increasing activities
Improving sleep patterns
Creating a healthy environment
Securing others’ support for energy management efforts
Supplementary notes: energy & aerobic fitness
ATP and ADP
Sources of ATP
Summary of the aerobic energy system:
Unit 3 – 10 falsehoods about managing energy supply
Myth 1. “there is no way anyone can learn to increase their energy level or to manage it better”.
Myth 2. “i will always have all the energy i need whenever i need it, as long as i live.
Myth 3. “i don’t have to concern myself with my energy level. Either i have energy or i don’t”.
Myth 4. “i have no control over anything else. Why should i try to deal with my personal energy level when it is low?”
Myth 5. “you are either born highly energized or you are not. You can never change that.
Myth 6. “it doesn’t matter when i do things. Timing has nothing to do with how well i perform various tasks”.
Myth 7. “i can just turn my energy lever to the “on” position when i start my workday and leave it there. The energy will continue to flow until quitting time”.
Myth 8. “tension has no bearing on how much personal energy i have”.
Myth 9: “what i eat or drink has nothing to do with my energy level”.
Myth 10. “my mood has nothing to do with my energy level”.
Fatigue & recovery
Stages of fatigue
Fatigue between work sessions
Recovery from strenuous activity or tasks
Oxygen debt and lactic acid
Recovery from strenuous mental activity
Strategies for recovering from mental activity.
Unit 4 – The “other” energies: emotional and intellectual
Values and energy
Factors that contribute to shortages in intellectual energy
Assessing your intellectual energy
The primacy of emotional energy
Factors that contribute significantly to shortages in emotional energy
Assessing your emotional energy
Supplementary notes: breathing
Additional recommended reading
Unit 5 – The myth of invincibility
Leadership and energy
Enhancement of energy
Supplementary notes: nutrition
The recommended daily intake (rdi)
The balanced diet
The food pyramid
The basics for healthy eating
Carbohydrates, proteins and fats
The glycemic index
Other factors affecting nutrition
Initial quality of ingredients used
Range of ingredients used
Compatibility of ingredients
Cooking methods used
Major food groups
Food allergies and food intolerance
Unit 6 – The limits of stress and time management
Basic points about personal energy
Supplementary notes: stretching exercises
Stretching the upper body
Stretching the lower body
Unit 7 – Committing occupational suicide
Re-active and pro-active approaches
Why people work
Causes of avoidance
The impact of avoidance
What are “avoiders” trying to avoid?
Bases for avoidance
Supplementary notes: recreation and personal energy
Energy and play
Therapeutic benefits of recreation
Unit 8 – The limits of stress and time management
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.
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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!
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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.
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I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
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