FDV240 - Personal Training

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Subject Title
Personal Training

Subject Description
Personal Training is an up and coming industry, that consumers are using to improve their active lifestyle, overall health, and increase their life longevity.
In this course, students will develop a client-centred approach to goal setting, motivational techniques, exercise prescription, and program design. Students will become well versed in business development and business operations within the industry.

Credit Status
One credit toward the Fitness Leadership Certificate Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Explain and facilitate a client-centred approach to fitness instruction.

2. Apply a variety of motivation and adherence strategies.

3. Apply goal setting skills to personal training.

4. Describe issues of ethics and conduct.

5. Demonstrate an understanding of liability issues.

6. Develop and maintain appropriate business and client record keeping.

7. Develop a business and marketing plan.

8. Demonstrate a variety of assessment protocols.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Students should consult the Program Information Package each semester to ensure they have current information regarding program requirements. Packages are available from the Continuing Education Office. 

Topic Outline
1. Define Personal Training; The Origin of Personal Training; Qualifications for Personal Training
2. Creating your own Personal Training Business
3. Marketing your Personal Training Business
4. The Client/Trainer Relationship
5. The Psychology of Personal Training
6. Designing individualized exercise programs; Case Studies

Mode of Instruction
Lectures, student presentation, group discussions and practical demonstrations will be used.

Prescribed Texts
The Complete book of personal training
by Douglas S. Brooks, Human Kinetics, ISBN# 0-7360-0013-5

Reference Material
ISBN: 0736000135

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Term Work and Exam Requirements:

To pass this subject, the student must achieve the learning outcomes stated in the subject. This is demonstrated by the student successful completion of both the term work and the final exam. 
If the student does not pass the term work, the student will not be permitted to write the final examination.  If the student passes the term work, but fails the final examination, the student may be awarded a Supplemental Grade (SUP) at the discretion of the Promotion Committee.  If a student fails to achieve a minuimum of (50%) in the Term Work and/ or Final Exam, an F grade will be assigned.

Attendance / Leaving Class Early:
Though no grade is assigned for attendance in this subject, there is a requirement that the students consistantly attend classes in order to pass this subject.  When students miss a class or leave early, it is their responsibility to "catch up" on missed material, announcements, schedule changes and discussions.

Missed Quizzes:
The weighting for missed quizzes may be applied to quizzes not yet written in the term. There will be no make up opportunities for missed quizzes.     

Missed Final Exam:

A student who misses the final examination due to medical or other reasons must submit the pertinent documentation to the faculty within one (1) week. Upon receipt of the documentation and its acceptance by the faculty, faculty will award the student a deferred exam in which they will be able to write their exam at a specified date with all students in the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training.  Final examinations are to be grammatically correct, and follow the rules of good English.

Late Assignments/ Labs Reports /Etc.: 

All assignments and lab reports are due at the beginning of the class on the dates specified.  Should extenuating circumstances arise, please contact your instructor by email immediately prior to when your assignment is due. A penalty of 10 % will be imposed for assignments and lab reports submitted late. Material will not be accepted one week after the submission date and /or after the marked material has been returned, which ever comes first. 
In cases of cheating or plagiarism, the College Academic Policy will prevail.  Please ensure that all assignments and lab reports are properly documented. 

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

    PRESENTATION    25%    
    TEST #1         20%
    ASSIGNMENT      20%
    FINAL EXAM      35%


Approved by: Lisa Somers