American Academy of Health and Fitness

FITNESS SPECIALTY CERTIFICATIONS AND CONTINUING EDUCATION HOME STUDY PROGRAMS

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JrFit™ Course Objectives

Overall objective: To instruct already certified and experienced fitness professionals so they are able to build upon their existing knowledge and skill to safely and effectively work with the youth population and help reverse the trend of over fat, under fit, inactive youth and adults. More specifically the trainer should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate how to guide youth in developing a functional musculoskeletal system.
  2. Develop and implement safe and effective program prescriptions; correct training techniques and form; and injury prevention for youth.
  3. Select appropriate equipment and develop exercises for entire body essential movements; including flexibility, coordination, balance, stamina, strength, speed and agility.
  4. Conduct sports specific training/activities; including power, jumping, striking and endurance.
  5. Identify with what motivates youth and create an age friendly environment.
  6. Summarize dietary needs for muscle development, weight gain or loss, strength, endurance and sports specific nutrition.
 
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Contact Information:

American Academy of Health and Fitness
Phone 800-95-SRFIT (800-957-7348)
Fax (703) 451-4952

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