Develop a structured support program that will facilitate your development as a high level fitness professional with the following five advanced modules.
Undertake specific tasks throughout these modules to help you understand where the gaps are in your coaching skill set and teach you how to take action and overcome obstacles that may have been holding your development back.
Module 1 - Professional Development Pathway
The Professional Fitness Coaching Academy Professional Development Pathway has been established to provide you with a structured support programme that will facilitate your development as a fitness professional.
The PDP provides the fundamental building blocks that will allow you to develop the underpinning knowledge and skill set required to become a highly effective fitness coach.
Undertake the Perfect 10 Personal Development Pathway Task and map what perfect looks like to you and how you currently compare to your ideal version of yourself
Map the following technical components of your coaching skills by examining in more detail and highlight key areas for your professional development;
• Programme Design Principles
• Evaluation and Monitoring
• Movement Quality Training
• Strength and Power Development
• Injury Reduction and Reconditioning
• Metabolic Conditioning
• Art and Science of Coaching
• Recovery and Regeneration
• Integrated Performance Conditioning
• Professional Development Pathway
Module 2 - Movement Quality Training
Describe what Movement Quality Training (MQT) is and the benefits for athletic development.
Describe the MQT framework
Describe the MQT four-step Performance Pathway and how each step relates to the MQT framework.
Describe each step of the MQT Performance Pathway and the fundamental training principles and activities.
Module 3 - Strength and Power Development
Describe the benefits of strength and power training.
Understanding how to apply the correct training modality, the correct volume and intensity and correct timing of each intervention.
Describe the five cornerstones of physical preparation.
Describe the six macro and six micro training variables that can be manipulated to enhance strength and power.
Describe the six sub-categories of strength and the programme design cornerstones of each sub-category.
Develop effective strength and power training programmes to improve functional performance in various activities including; athletic performance, general health, rehabilitation and reconditioning.
Module 4 - Recovery and Regeneration Part 2
Understand the fatigue continuum.
Describe the difference between functional overreaching, non functional overreaching and overtraining syndrome.
Describe what fatigue is and the different forms of fatigue that your client may experience.
Describe a range of recovery and regeneration interventions.
Understand the difference between prophylactic and therapeutic recovery and regeneration strategies.
Discuss the evolution of the recovery pyramid and understand the framework of the recovery pyramid.
How to use the recovery pyramid to select the most appropriate recovery and regeneration intervention for your client.
How to use the recovery matrix to match types of fatigue with appropriate recovery and regeneration interventions.
Critically evaluate and question the appropriate application of recovery and regeneration interventions.
Plan and programme recovery and regeneration interventions with both short and long term adaptations in mind.
Module 5 - Injury Reduction and Reconditioning
Describe and understand the importance of the injury reduction matrix.
Describe the key aspects of injury management.
Develop the ability to establish the nature of an injury using the injury classification system.
Describe the three phases of injury healing.
Describe the stages of injury management.
Describe the joint by joint approach.
Understand the key components of an injury rehabilitation and reconditioning programme.
Develop the ability to effectively produce comprehensive training programmes that take into account the injury history of the client.
Advanced Coaching (PFCA) 23 videos = 5hrs and 30 minutes
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