For Future Trainers

Certification Programs

This course is directed toward individuals wanting information on how to keep themselves and others fit in a safety-oriented environment.  Course topics include:  Bone and Joint Anatomy, Muscle Anatomy, Strength and Endurance training principles, Flexibility, Cardiorespiratory Endurance, Energy and Nutritional Needs, Safety in Fitness and an introduction to the Adult Learner and Professional Leadership in Fitness.  Although largely a theory based course, opportunities exists for training throughout the course.  This is a British Columbia and Parks Association (BCRPA) recognized course.  BCRPA recognized courses and certification provide employment opportunities in an expanding local and global fitness industry. This is a pre-requisite for the Aerobics Instructor, Weight Training Instructor and Aquafit Instructors courses. A detailed course syllabus is available upon request.  Course fees include the Fitness Knowledge Student Workbook.

This course is directed to those interested in BCRPA certification and working in the fitness industry as a weight-training instructor.  The course is designed to provide practical assessment and teaching skills required for basic and advanced resistance based program design.  Course topics include:  the basics of weight training, anatomy and physiology, exercise selection, technique and appropriate teaching tips, program planning and design, nutritional needs, drugs and supplements and how to develop a personal professional profile. This course is also aimed at those simply wanting a greater understanding of training principles and not interested in certification.  A detailed course syllabus is available upon request.  Course fees include the Weight Training Instructor Student Workbook.

 This course is directed to those interested in providing Individual and group Fitness Appraisal and Counseling.  This 332-hour course gives personal trainers the minimum requirements to be registered with the BCRPA upon successful completion of the Personal Training exam.  Course topics include marketing and business concepts together with fitness assessment, health screening, risk management, program design and ethics.  A detailed course syllabus is available upon request.  Course fees include the Personal Trainer manual. 

First-Aid Training

This 8-hour course gives participants critical knowledge and the confidence to effectively manage an emergency, without panic or confusion.  The focus is on giving first aid for common injuries that could occur in the workplace, or at home.  It gives participants the basic skills to reduce shock, contain injuries and in many cases, same lives. Course topics include: emergency scene management, shock, unconsciousness and fainting, artificial respiration – adult, choking, severe bleeding, cardiovascular emergencies and CPR, head, spinal and pelvic injuries, chest injuries, burns and medical conditions.  Certificate of competency issued based on successful ongoing skills evaluation and written examination (pass = 70%).  National St. John Ambulance Emergency Level First Aid certificate valid for three (3) years.  Course fees include:  First On The Scene: Emergency Level Activity Book and certification. 

No matter where you are, people of all ages can suffer heart failure.  From choking to cardiac arrest, the situation is life threatening and requires swift, effective response.  Knowing what to do can save a life.  This 4-hour course teaches participants swift, confident action.  Course topics include:  one rescuer, CPR, artificial respiration, and chocking manoeuvres for adults. Certificate of competency issued upon successful ongoing skills evaluation and written examination (pass = 70%).  National St. John Ambulance CPR Level A certificate valid for three (3) years.  Course fees include:  CPR Level A (Heart Start) Activity Book and certification.

 Designed to help grade 10-12 students attain accreditation directed toward The New Grad Program (2004) Portfolio requirements.  Come train with Precision fitness in a group or individually and accumulate credit hours leading to the 80 hours total required to complete the Personal Health (Core) component of the Portfolio. Complete all or a portion of this requirement and receive appropriate documentation.