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Personal Trainer CEU Courses

 
 

With new research findings and continuously evolving training techniques, it is vital that trainers stay on top of the dynamic health and fitness training industry to be successful in the personal training profession. As part of your NCSF personal training certification the NCSF requires all Certified Personal Trainers complete ten CEU’s over a two year period to maintain certified status. The NCSF offers certified professionals the option of participating in any number of NCSF CEU courses to fulfill the continuing education requirement and maintain an updated knowledge base.

 
 
Sport Nutrition Specialist Course & Exam Package - (CEU)
 
 
7 NCSF CEUs

The NCSF Sport Nutrition Specialist Course & Exam package is an advanced certificate program consisting of the Sport Nutrition textbook, accompanying study guide manual, instructional DVD set, and E-Learning access. With this option, the discounted price includes the examination fee and provides a savings of $149.00. This turn-key program offers the flexibility of self-paced learning in the convenience of your home. The materials walk you through the subject manner in an efficient and effective manner, covering the topics necessary to successfully pass the qualifying exam.
 
List Price:$548.00$399.00Special Offer
 
 
 
 
 
The Athlete’s Guide to Sports Supplements
 
 
Textbook, Exam

4.5 NCSF CEUs

The Athlete’s Guide to Sports Supplements separates fact from fiction, providing quick answers to the most common questions, and delivers accurate information to the fitness professional. For many professionals, supplementation can be a confusing and serious matter with a countless number of new, renamed, and varied sport supplements on the market.

The Athlete’s Guide to Sports Supplements course provides concise descriptions for 120 of today’s most popular supplements. For each entry, you’ll discover what it is, how it works, potential performance benefits, research studies and outcomes, dosage recommendations, and possible health concerns. You’ll also find recommendations for master’s athletes, those competing in extreme environments, and those with special dietary needs, such as food allergies, diabetes, and vegetarian.

Each supplement is listed alphabetically, providing quick and easy navigation throughout the course. Alternatively, use the supplement finder to locate supplements for a particular purpose, such as recovery, endurance, and strength.
 
List Price:$99.00
 
 
 
 
 
Tennis Anatomy
 
 
Textbook, Exam
3.5 NCSF CEUs

Learn what it takes to improve consistency and performance on the court. The NCSF Tennis Anatomy continued education course will show you how to ace the competition by increasing strength, speed, and agility for more powerful serves and more accurate shots.

The program includes more than 72 of the most effective exercises, each with step-by-step descriptions and full-color anatomical illustrations highlighting muscles in action.

Tennis Anatomy goes beyond fundamental exercises and places you on the baseline, at the net, and on the service line. Illustrations of the active muscles for forehands, backhands, volleys, and serves demonstrate how each exercise is fundamentally linked to tennis performance.

The course instructs how exercises can be modified to target specific areas, improve your skills, and minimize common tennis injuries. Tennis Anatomy will ensure that your training program is tailored to maximize performance outcomes on the court.
 
List Price:$89.00
 
 
 
 
 
Soccer Anatomy
 
 
Textbook, Exam

3.5 NCSF CEUs

Soccer Anatomy takes an inside look at the world’s most popular sport. Learn how to elevate your game by increasing strength, speed, and agility for more accurate passes and powerful shots.


The program includes 79 exercises, each with step-by-step descriptions and full-color anatomical illustrations highlighting the muscles in action. Illustrations of the active muscles involved in kicking, heading, tackling and diving show you how each exercise is fundamentally linked to soccer performance.


From attacking to defending to goalkeeping, Soccer Anatomy will help improve every aspect of your game. You will learn how to modify exercises to target specific areas based on your style of play, personal needs and applicable goals. Prepare for competition by minimizing injuries using a system developed by FIFA’s medical research program.


Combining authoritative advice, expert instruction, and stunning four-color illustration, this course is truly an inside look at this one-of-a-kind sport.

 
List Price:$89.00
 
 
 
 
 
Golf Anatomy
 
 
Textbook, Exam

3.5 NCSF CEUs

Golf Anatomy is the ideal course for professionals working with clients wishing to improve their performance on the golf course. The program includes 72 of the most effective exercises, each with step-by-step descriptions and full-color anatomical illustrations highlighting muscles in action. Additionally, you will be exposed to activities designed to improve mobility, stability, body awareness, muscle strength along with injury-prevention exercises for the lower back, elbows, wrists, shoulders, and hips.


Learn what it takes to improve consistency and performance on the course by increasing strength, power, and range of motion for longer drives and more accurate shots.

 
List Price:$89.00
 
 
 
 
 
Championship Triathlon Training
 
 
Textbook, Exam

5 NCSF CEUs

The Championship Triathlon Training Course teaches you the advanced conditioning and programming concepts used by today’s elite triathletes. Within this program you will learn how to incorporate physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, and injury prevention into your regimen in order to address the specific needs and demands of competition. Specifically, all of the following topics will be addressed:

  • Use Weight training, plyometrics, and core development to accelerate skill development in all phases of swimming, running, and cycling.
  • Apply metabolic training to improve endurance and race speed.
  • Combine sport-specific skills, such as mounting and dismounting, with metabolic training to improve transition times between phases.
  • Develop more efficient movement patterns for increased performance potential and reduced incidences of injury.
  • Assess health and physical status to avoid overtraining.

 
List Price:$119.00
 
 
 
 
 
Athletic Fitness for Kids
 
 
Textbook, Exam

3 NCSF CEUs

The Athletic Fitness for Kids continuing education course educates fitness professionals on how to develop and enhance athletic skills for young athletes using a fun, self-directed, and self-tested system. The course is designed to teach professionals game like activities aimed at helping young athletes develop in seven key components related to athletic performance:

  • Flexibility
  • Coordination
  • Balance
  • Endurance
  • Strength
  • Speed
  • Agility
 
List Price:$89.00
 
 
 
 
 
Strength Band Training
 
 
Textbook, Exam

3 NCSF CEUs

The NCSF Strength Band Training continuing education course presents fitness professionals with over 160 exercises and predefined fitness and sport-specific workouts for endurance, power, and rotational sports. The program illustrates how strength bands aid in the development of strength, speed, and power and provide benefit to individuals of varying needs and abilities.


The course is designed to teach you how to apply resistance in multiple planes of motion to simulate sport-specific demands, improve core stability, and assist in injury prevention or recovery.

 
List Price:$79.00
 
 
 
 
 
Client-Centered Exercise Prescription
 
 
Textbook, Exam

5 NCSF CEUs

The Client-Centered Exercise Prescription continuing education course teaches fitness professionals how to develop exercise programs for each of their client’s unique and changing needs. The programming models presented include activity counseling, cardiovascular conditioning, resistance training, weight management, exercise design, and program demonstration and modification, as well as the much-neglected area of assessment and treatment for muscle balance. The program explains the vital role that muscle balance plays in maintaining musculoskeletal health and teaches how to recognize and treat muscle imbalance before it causes serious damage. Reproducible worksheets—ranging from informational forms for clients to checklists and prescription cards for professionals—facilitate the use of the models to make exercise prescription easy and precise.


The step-by-step programming models include information on activity counseling as well as client motivation and address the following issues:

  • Establishing rapport and increasing adherence by prescribing exercise programs that match clients’ desires, needs, and lifestyles
  • Understanding clients’ unique psychological needs and using that information to keep them motivated and on track
  • Integrating principles and strategies for client-centered assessment and prescription that will enable fitness professionals to address and monitor clients’ needs both as they are originally presented and as they evolve over time
  • Detailing the competencies of exercise demonstration, design modification, and follow-up monitoring
  • Applying strategies for treating and preventing overuse injuries so that clients avoid injury and frustration, thereby avoiding withdrawal from the program

The Client-Centered Exercise Prescription course is an outstanding resource for all professionals interested in learning to prescribe exercise for each client’s unique and changing needs. The course clearly presents a unique, personalized approach to prescribing exercise and to helping clients adopt, enjoy, and maintain active lifestyles.

 
List Price:$119.00
 
 
 
 
 
Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness
 
 
Textbook, DVD, Exam

4.5 NCSF CEUS

The NCSF Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness CEU course was developed by top sport and conditioning experts that present the best information on testing, techniques, drills, and training programs available to maximize athletes’ innate movement capabilities. This textbook and DVD video combination allow you to see exactly how to perform key tests and execute the best and most complex drills to improve athletic performance. The course includes sample training programs for numerous sports and contains 195 drills, many of which are fully illustrated, while the most complex drills and useful tests to track athletic skills and progress are featured on the DVD.

 
List Price:$119.00
 
 
 
 
 
Sport Injuries
 
 
Textbook, Exam

4 NCSF CEUs

The NCSF Sports Injuries continuing education course addresses over 130 common injuries that affect the clientele of the practicing personal trainer. The course provides detailed descriptions of common causes, injury identification cues, explanation of symptoms, full-color anatomical illustrations, treatment options, and a plan for returning to action quickly and safely. The course was developed with the input of 25 leading sports physicians and therapists and contains additional coverage on conditioning, body maintenance, and nutrition to assist in injury management

 
List Price:$99.00
 
 
 
 
 
Fitness Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs
 
 
Textbook, Exam

5 NCSF CEUs

The NCSF Fitness Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs course delivers state-of-the-art nutritional information pertaining to a variety of these special populations with distinctive dietary needs. This detailed program provides scientifically based nutrition guidelines for a wide range of physically active clients—including vegetarians, pregnant and menopausal women, persons with eating disorders and disordered eating, children and adolescents, older adults, persons with diabetes, and participants in weight-restricted sports. The course teaches professionals how to guide their clients in proper eating for optimal exercise performance, and it recognizes when a client needs to be referred to a registered dietitian for further nutritional consult.

 
List Price:$119.00
 
 
 
 
 
Back Stability
 
 
Textbook, Exam

6 NCSF CEUs

The Back Stability course is designed to help Personal Trainers recognize and manage back conditions using proven clinical approaches to stabilize the spine. More than just another sequence of back exercises, the Back Stability course provides a theoretical foundation that will guide you in selecting the most effective exercises for each client and integrating them into a complete program to offer the best possible care in back health.


A focus on evidence-based practice pervades the program to address one of the most common maladies of modern living: back pain. The program combines research from around the world in the areas of anatomy, physiology, pathology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, and motor skill training.

 
List Price:$149.00
 
 
 
 
 
Explosive Lifting for Sports
 
 
Textbook, DVD, Exam

4.5 NCSF CEUs

The movements in competitive weightlifting – the snatch, clean, jerk, and other variations – can develop a more powerful athlete, no matter what the sport. The Explosive Lifting for Sports continuing education course shows how to incorporate these exercises into your own sports training program.


The course demonstrates the safest, most effective learning progressions for the snatch, clean, jerk, pulling assistance exercises, squat, and other key lifts. In-depth instructions for each lift allow you to safely master movement technique in a step-by-step fashion and develop the strength, power, and speed necessary for high level athletic performance. Included are specific power development programs for 10 different power sports: football, baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, hockey, track and field, wrestling, racket sports, and competitive weightlifting.


Olympic style lifting is an essential element in any sports performance program and mastery of these movements aid in developing whole-body power, which in turn allows for improvements on the field or on the court.

 
List Price:$119.00
 
 
 
 
 
Functional Testing in Human Performance
 
 
Textbook, DVD, Exam

7 NCSF CEUs

Functional Testing in Human Performance offers professionals the first-ever compilation of information on clinical and data-based functional testing for sport, exercise, and occupational settings. This unique program serves as a primary resource for accurate assessment of individuals’ functional abilities in order to develop program prescriptions to enhance their performance.


The Functional Testing in Human Performance course defines the role of function in physical performance and how it can be appropriately tested. Especially helpful for personal trainers, the program explains testing criteria, testing terms relevant to research, and selecting the most appropriate test and testing sequence. Common testing mistakes are also presented as well as pitfalls to avoid when assessing. The course also includes case studies that illustrate a variety of situations—including testing for a client recovering from a lower-extremity injury, discussing preseason testing for a large group of athletes, and presenting the study of a client in an occupational setting. These cases include detailed statistical analysis and normative data, offering trainers the opportunity to consider the application of functional testing and implementation strategies adaptable to their specific practice setting.

 
List Price:$179.00
 
 
 
 
 
Resistance Training Instruction: Trunk
 
 
DVD, Exam

3 NCSF CEUs

Resistance Training Instruction: Trunk is a continuing education course that focuses on strengthening and developing the trunk and core musculature. The core muscles, or what is oftentimes referred to as “the inner unit” work interdependently with the outer abdominal and oblique musculature to stabilize the spine and produce a variety of movements. The program demonstrates how to correctly perform and instruct numerous resistance and physioball exercises to strengthen the core muscles and trunk region.

 
List Price:$89.00
 
 
 
 
 
Strength Ball Training
 
 
Textbook, DVD, Exam

3 NCSF CEUs

The Strength Ball Training CEU course examines the use of training balls in the development of strength, power, coordination, balance, and core stability. The use of exercise balls allows individuals to train the body as a linked system rather than targeting muscles in isolation.

 
List Price:$89.00
 
 
 
 
 
Bosu Strength and Athletic Conditioning for Personal Trainers
 
 
DVD, Exam

3 NCSF CEUs

The Bosu Strength and Athletic Conditioning for Personal Trainers continuing education course provides you with the opportunity to learn movement skills, exercises and drills that will help develop high levels of functional strength and power, dynamic flexibility and balance, as well as agility. Using a Bosu and a variety of other equipment, this continuing education course shows you how to develop strength and improve overall functionality and athleticism in your clients.

 
List Price:$89.00
 
 
 
 
 
Core Assessment and Training
 
 
Textbook, DVD and Exam

4.5 NCSF CEUs | 9 CDR CPEs

Our understanding of the importance of core health for injury prevention, athletic performance, and rehabilitation grows each day. Make sure you can offer your clients safe and effective programs with Core Assessment and Training. In this book and DVD video program, you will learn to assess each client’s baseline core function and develop an individualized program to meet his or her needs.


Core Assessment and Training covers all aspects of core training—from basic to advanced core exercises, stretches, and plyometrics. Whether you are a personal trainer, strength coach, or rehabilitation professional, this reference will help you learn these essentials:
  • Functional anatomy of the core musculature
  • Core assessment and functional testing techniques
  • Fundamentals of program design for core training
  • Special considerations for core training for various sports and core-specific injuries and conditions
 
List Price:$119.00
 
 
 
 
 
Athletic Body in Balance
 
 
Textbook, DVD, Exam

4.5 NCSF CEUs | 9 CDR CPEs

Great athletes make difficult moves look effortless with a combination of skill, strength, and balance. Traditional conditioning builds a fitness base, but modern sports training takes into account athletic movement patterns. The Athletic Body in Balance course is the first of its kind to show you how to train for smooth, fluid movement and prevent muscle imbalances, mobility restrictions, stability problems, and injuries.


The Athletic Body in Balance program focuses on exposing deficiencies in order to form a foundation for long-term training gains. The course teaches you to identify functional weaknesses; correct imbalances; explore your potential; and refine sport-specific movement skills such as jumping, kicking, cutting, and turning. You will see where conditioning is breaking down and how to get your body back on track.

 
List Price:$119.00
 
 
 
 
 
High Powered Plyometrics
 
 
Textbook, Workbook, DVD, Exam

4.5 NCSF CEUs | 9 CDR CPEs

Plyometrics is an essential part of strength and conditioning programs for the top athletes in nearly every sport. High-Powered Plyometrics provides the most systematic, comprehensive, and practical study of plyometrics available and can give you performance gains you never thought possible through 77 advanced exercises for explosive sports training.


High-Powered Plyometrics takes you step-by-step through high-level plyometric training, beginning with an understanding of the principles of how and why plyometrics works. It details proper training techniques and equipment, safety and injury prevention, and targeted training drills to develop your lower, middle, and upper body. You also get advanced tips to take you to the elite stages of training with discussions on periodization, long-term planning, and progression training. More than 360 textbook photo illustrations as well as supporting video instruction provide 77 exercises to increase lower-, middle-, and upper-body power. Exercise descriptions and intensity guidelines provide step-by-step instructions to ensure correct technique and proper workload.

 
List Price:$119.00
 
 
 
 
 
Speed for Sports Performance
 
 
DVD, Exam

3 NCSF CEUs | 6 CDR CPEs

From football to tennis, track and field to volleyball, speed is a critical component of every athlete’s repertoire. Even recreational athletes often desire to increase speed. However, the proper way to design a safe and effective speed-training program is uncommon knowledge. Speed for Sports Performance will instruct fitness professionals in the proper way to assess and increase reaction time, technique, stride, mobility, and first-step explosiveness ultimately leading to increases in acceleration, maximum speed, and endurance. The different phases of the season within the calendar year are taken into consideration and exercises to decrease recovery time from/prevent injury are also explained.

 
List Price:$89.00
 
 
 
 
 
Power for Sports Performance
 
 
DVD, Exam

3 NCSF CEUs | 6 CDR CPEs

Successful athletes must demonstrate good technique, proper conditioning, and a strong competitive spirit to execute winning performances. But one factor that decisively separates elite athletes from the rest of the pack is their ability to produce explosive, powerful efforts on demand. Generating the necessary power is only possible through an effective, multi-faceted power-training program designed to develop, enhance, and harness athletic power. Power for Sports Performance provides the tools to build a program for your needs, your sport, and your goals.

 
List Price:$89.00
 
 
 
 
 
Flexibility for Sports Performance
 
 
DVD, Exam

3 NCSF CEUs | 6 CDR CPEs

This new DVD course moves fitness professionals through a series of self-assessments, which allows for identification of areas requiring improvement and establishes a baseline for a flexibility program. Additionally, the program will identify exercise techniques designed to avoid injury and optimize muscle function on the court, field, course, track, mat, or in the water.

 
List Price:$89.00
 
 
 
 
 
The Business of Personal Training Course
 
 
Workbook Manual and Exam

3.5 NCSF CEUs

Starting a business can be a very complicated process and the risks for failure are high. Personal training businesses are no different, so to succeed you must take the right approach. The business of personal training program will help guide you through the start up process and help you make the right decisions regarding your business. Knowledge is the key to success and this course can dramatically help your chances of starting and operating a successful personal training business.
  • Creating a Business Plan
  • Business Structure
  • Licensing and Insurance
  • Marketing Channels
  • Pricing and Scheduling
  • Hiring Employees
  • Managing your Business
 
List Price:$89.00
 
 
 
 
 
Designing Resistance Training Programs
 
 
Textbook, Workbook, Exam

7 NCSF CEUs | 14 CDR CPEs

Resistance training is based on underlying principles, concepts, and definitions. Many factors need to to be considered when designing a resistance training program to successfully meet the needs and goals of a trainee. With the Designing Resistance Training Programs course you will learn how to:
  • Design scientifically sound resistance training programs
  • Modify and adapt programs to meet the needs of special populations
  • Understand how exercise prescription design works in the real world
 
List Price:$199.00
 
 
 
 
 
Functional Fitness for Older Adults
 
 
Textbook, Workbook, Exam

5 NCSF CEUs | 10 CDR CPEs

Functional Fitness for Older Adults is an illustrated course for activity professionals working with adults over the age of 65—especially those who are unable to complete activities of daily living because of poor functional fitness levels. This course provides you with physical activity programs that are proven to be both safe and effective for improving the functional performance levels of your participants as well as improving their health-related quality of life.
 
List Price:$139.00
 
 
 
 
 
Low Back Disorders, 2nd Edition CEU
 
 
Textbook, Workbook, Exam

7 NCSF CEUs | 14 CDR CPEs

This cutting edge course is designed to provide professionals with the most recent research findings in low back function. Utilizing the latest in risk assessment, load measurement and preventive measures, Low Back Disorder is a must for any professional looking to increase their knowledge on evaluating lumbar spine stability, developing exercise programs as well as integrating advanced exercise techniques…more
 
List Price:$199.00
 
 
 
 
 
Strength Training for Young Athletes CEU
 
 
Textbook, Workbook, Exam

6.0 NCSF CEUs | 12 CDR CPEs

The course begins with scientifically researched background information on children and strength training. You’ll learn why resistance training is safe for children and what they can gain from it.
 
List Price:$129.00
 
 
 
 
 
Periodization Training for Sports CEU
 
 
Textbook, Workbook and Exam

5 NCSF CEUs | 10 CDR CPEs

Periodization is all about maximizing your training. By varying the timing and intensity of your workouts, you will get the greatest gains in strength, speed, power, and endurance.
 
List Price:$149.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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