Personal Fitness Trainer Program at ATI
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certification
Why train to be a Personal Fitness Trainer?
If you are passionate about fitness and a healthy lifestyle and you enjoy helping others, then a career as a Personal Fitness Trainer might be right for you! The health & fitness industry is growing in the U.S., and the need for fitness professionals is growing as well. Nationwide, recent years have seen an increased interest in living active, healthy lifestyles. Indeed, businesses, government, and insurance organizations have begun to recognize the benefits of health and fitness programs for their employees, resulting in newly created incentives to join gyms or other types of health clubs. As a result of these factors there has been a steadily increasing demand for qualified, skilled, and experienced fitness trainers.
What do Personal Fitness Trainers do?
Personal Fitness Trainers are fitness professionals who specialize in exercise prescription and instruction, and also provide nutritional information. They help clients improve their fitness, prevent and recover from injuries, and increase their overall health by teaching proper exercise techniques and providing motivation and encouragement.
Where can they work?
Personal Fitness Trainers may work in a variety of workplaces from gyms, health clubs, recreation centers, yoga and pilates studios, cruise ships, resorts, educational institutions, and in private practices. Personal Fitness Trainers may also be self-employed, and a career as a PFT may be an entry into the health and wellness industry. These fitness professionals work in every town, every city, and every part of the country.
What is the job outlook for Personal Fitness Trainers?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment in the field is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. This growth will account for at least 30,000 new jobs as Personal Fitness Trainers.
Why train to be a Personal Fitness Trainer at ATI?
ATI’s Personal Fitness Trainer program is a comprehensive, focused program providing the knowledge and skills necessary to enter this growing field. ATI teaches practical applications, such as how to create safe and effective exercise techniques, how to perform fitness assessments, and how to create workout plans based on assessment findings. The Personal Fitness Trainer program at ATI also teaches the theoretical knowledge necessary to become a successful personal trainer, including Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Exercise Philosophy, Strength and Conditioning, Corrective Exercise Techniques, and Supplementation. ATI’s program also teaches students how to be successful in business, with a course in Introduction to Business and Sales.
Upon completion of the program, students are prepared to obtain the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certification.
If you are passionate about fitness and enjoy helping people improve their health, then a career as a Personal Fitness Trainer might be right for you. At ATI you can get the training you need to begin an exciting new career as a Personal Fitness Trainer!
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