Personal Trainer Course

The aim of this qualification is to recognize the skills, knowledge and competence required for an individual to work unsupervised as a personal trainer.
Internationally Recognized Certification
In-Class, Live Virtual or Online Options
Accelerated Learning Experience
Flexible Payment Options Available
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Turning Your Advanced Fitness Skillset Into Practice!

The IFA Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training is an advanced qualification for practicing and aspiring personal trainers, who have successfully completed the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction. Throughout the four weeks of teaching, learners will get the chance to build on their prior experience and deepen their understanding of the vital components of fitness, anatomy and physiology, and functional kinesiology. This qualification will enable you to conduct unsupervised fitness instruction including one-on-one training, baseline assessments, nutritional advice and progressive programing that is tailor-made to individual client needs.

Unit 1: Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
for an in-depth look into the anatomy and function of the human body, from bone formation and growth to energy systems and movement patterns. You will learn about muscle origins and insertions to full comprehend the science of movement.
Unit 2: Nutrition for Exercise & Health
introduces the professional skillset needed to analyze clients’ nutritional habits and set realistic goals to help improve weight management and encourage healthy eating.
Unit 3: Training Programing
takes learners through the concepts and application of effective Personal Training sessions that are adjusted to client goals, including the design of micro, meso, and macro-training cycles.
Unit 4: Leading PT Sessions
forms the cornerstone of a Personal Trainer’s professional practice. Gain the skills and knowledge required to plan, prepare, instruct, and supervise a safe and effective 1-on-1 gym-based exercise program – based on your client’s goals and abilities.
Unit 5: Business Acumen and the Use of Information Technology for a Personal Trainer
is about the use of IT systems in a PT Business, Business Planning & Development, using technology to track client progress, exercise programs and manage clients, how to monitor, interpret and present client data, etc.

Course Details

Employment Opportunities

The Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification will unlock doors to the rapidly-growing health and fitness sector locally and the wider Middle Eastern region. The dynamic employment landscape is marked by an array of new opportunities, ranging from upcoming gyms, leisure clubs and a revolving client roster as our booming economy is attracting motivated people from all over the world. You are guaranteed to meet and impact a diverse group of people, whilst playing a part in the budding fitness scene.

Learners could potentially gain employment as:
• Personal Trainer
• Advanced Instructor
• Gym Supervisor/Manager

Ladies Only / Virtual Options

This course is available to students in the form of mixed classes or ladies only classes. Furthermore, the course can be attended virtually from home through Zoom except for some practical days. Ask us about these options when you get in contact with us.

Flexible Payment Options

IFA offers installment payment options to all its students. You can pay for the courses you wish to take in monthly payments during which you can already start the learning process. The installment payments are interest free and there are no extra costs or hidden fees. If you wish to pay in installments, please let our team know in your next communication with us. Furthermore, students that have taken courses with us in the past get special prices, please let us know if you are an old student of IFA to claim your discount.

IFA Professional Support

The IFA team is also dedicated to linking successful learners with local employment opportunities and to provide guidance in making an informed career choice that will further your professional development. IFA can also provide recommendation letters for students that show excellence in etiquette, professionalism, timekeeping, and employability throughout their time with us.

Course Accreditation

IFA work's with UK Awarding body Focus Awards in order to ensure that our courses are delivered to International standard and graduates are given access to Register with REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals). The IFA Certificate in Fitness Instructing has been accredited on the ‘Regulated Qualification Framework’ (RQF) in the UK, providing an additional assurance towards the quality of the vocational qualification.

Course Assessment

To attain the IFA Level 3 Personal Trainer Certificate, the student must:
• Score a minimum of 70% in both written theory-exams
• Pass a practical examination
• Complete a Learner Assessment Record

Who is the course for?

Prior to enrolling in the IFA Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, learners must have completed the necessary pre-requisite education in Level 2 Fitness Instruction either at IFA or an equivalent institution. Note that the course requires physical activity and individual participation, thus a degree of physical fitness is required. You will also need to engage in elements of communication (discussion, presentation, reading, and writing) that require an adequate level of English language skills, as well as basic computation/numeric skills.

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4 Weeks
10 am to 1:30 pm OR 5:30 pm to 9 pm
In-Class OR Live Virtual
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