A strength and conditioning coach helps to develop and train both aspiring and professional athletes to enhance fitness, boost athletic performance and minimize the risk of injury. If you wish to be a strength conditioning coach besides, some formal education, you need to get relevant certifications.
You could enrol in one of the Alicante personal training courses offered by the REPS and NASM Accredited European Personal Training Institute. These courses equip you with qualifications that are required worldwide, to become a certified personal trainer.
You must have a high school diploma. College degrees are not always an essential prerequisite. However, you may typically require a minimum Bachelor of Science degree in any of the streams such as Exercise Science or Kinesiology.
Some employers may insist on a graduate degree in either of the two. Master’s degree is definitely preferred but not essential. If you possess a master’s degree in any stream related to health or fitness, you would definitely have an edge over the others at the time of employment.
The most critical requirement is possessing relevant professional certifications. There is plethora of certifying agencies. You must always enrol with the most reputed and accredited certifying agency. Candidates must complete training formalities and then take a certification examination. A certified strength and conditioning coach must get his certifications constantly upgraded usually, every two years.
Fitness Instructor course
This is an entry-level course for strength and conditioning coach. This course is the foundation course before acquiring specialized qualifications. The course comprises Level 2 Active IQ Gym / Fitness Instructor qualifications.
Personal Trainer Course
This is a foundation course and does not offer you any specialist fitness qualifications. It comprises Active IQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor, Active IQ Level 3 Personal Training and PT Padwork qualifications. In case you are a Level 2 fully qualified gym instructor, completion of the fitness instructor qualification is not essential and you can skip attending the initial 4 days of the residential course.
Advanced Personal Trainer Course
In addition to the Personal Training course qualifications this course equips students with Active IQ Level 2 qualifications in Kettlebell Instruction and Circuit Class Instruction. This extra qualification goes a long way in equipping graduates with the effective abilities and proper tools to conduct bootcamp training, mobile personal training and group personal training sessions.
The residential training session spans over 10 days. In case you are a Level 2 fully qualified gym instructor, completion of the fitness instructor qualification is not essential and you can skip attending the initial 4 days of the residential course.
The Master Trainer course is a comprehensive guide for a personal training career. It comprises Active IQ Level 2 qualifications specialise in Suspended Movement Training and Studio Cycling. It spans over 12 days of residential training. In case you are a Level 2 fully qualified gym instructor, completion of the fitness instructor qualification is not essential and you can skip attending the initial 4 days of the residential course.
NASM Certified Bridging Course
This NASM accredited course is offered by EPTI for students who would like to pursue a career in personal training exclusively in North America. This is a bridging course available to students who already possess a Level 3 PT qualification or pursuing the EPTI Master Trainer course. Visit epti.co.uk to learn more about the Alicante personal training courses.