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Strength and Conditioning Specialist Package

1. Performance Enhancement Specialist
2. NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
3.  NASM Sports Nutrition Coach

From: R1,750.00 / month for 6 months and a R9,000.00 sign-up fee

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Product Description

1. NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
Get the expertise you need to improve your clients’ performance at any level with the Performance Enhancement Specialist course from Physical IQ.
Whether working with competitive athletes or weekend warriors, the NASM Performance Enhancement Specialization gives you the expertise to improve their performance at any level, in any sport. It’s so good, top teams in the NFL and NBA have now begun requiring the NASM-PES credential!

2. NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
Help your clients prevent injuries and maximise their results with the Corrective Exercise Specialist course from Physical IQ.
Upon completion of this qualification, you will be fully-equipped to:
Help your clients prevent injuries and maximise their results while you elevate your professional edge and bottom line. With the NASM Corrective Exercise Specialisation, learn the proven techniques to develop injury prevention programmes to help your clients be healthier and more successful.
Learn how to identify irregularities in the kinetic chain.
Understand and implement assessment techniques for posture, movement, core, flexibility and strength specific to the corrective exercise qualification.
Use the corrective exercise continuum to establish a plan of action to correct abnormal movement patterns and muscular imbalances before they develop into injuries.
Learn to apply the techniques of the corrective exercise continuum to physical activity programmes.
Specializing in Corrective Exercise with NASM can stretch your earning potential along with your clients’ abilities to reduce the risk of injury—helping them move, feel and live better.
Corrective exercise specialist performing resistance band workout.
By becoming a Corrective Exercise Specialist, you’ll take your fitness career and ability to help your clients to new levels. You’ll learn how to assess clients in a whole new way. It will help you better identify their movement compensations, where they are weak or strong, and hone your ability to use that knowledge to design effective and efficient programs.
You’ll take your ability to assess clients from generalized to specific, breaking assessments down into smaller, more in-depth pieces so you can identify different parts of the body in need of attention.

3. NASM Sports Nutrition Coach
Living healthy isn’t just about physical activity. It’s also about what we put in our bodies to fuel them. That’s why NASM spent years researching and developing the evidence-based Certified Nutrition Coach program. No fads or pseudo-science here. Just a comprehensive certification that teaches you the facts you need to make a genuine, long-lasting impact on your clients’ nutrition.
The program provides all of the information you need to help maximize your client’s success and put them on a path to better eating. Meaning you’ll be able to answer the questions your clients have and address the real-world nutritional problems they face.
Not all Nutrition Certifications are created equal. That’s why NASM’s program includes the latest and most up-to-date information on nutrition science, behavior change strategies, and nutrition coaching strategies. Upon completion, you’ll be able to guide clients seeking to improve their body composition, athletic performance, and their health through carefully crafted nutrition coaching that takes age, culture, socioeconomic status, and more into account.

Requirements & Accreditation

1. NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
The Performance Enhancement Specialist programme is fully-accredited by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), a globally-recognised sports and fitness institution.

2. NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
The Corrective Exercise Specialist programme is fully-accredited by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), a globally-recognised sports and fitness institution.
Entrance requires a minimum of one of the following qualifications:
Certificate in fitness/exercise science (NQF level 5) or currently completing Diploma in fitness /exercise science
Degree in sport science (NQF level 6)

3. NASM Sports Nutrition Coach
There are no prerequisites for the Nutrition Certification.

Qualification Content

1. NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
Module 1: Principles and Concepts of Human Movement Science
Module 2: Human Performance Testing and Evaluation
Module 3: Components of Integrated Performance Training
Module 4: Programme Design Principles
Module 5: Injury Prevention and Reconditioning
Module 6: Sports Nutrition and Performance Aids
Module 7: Sports Psychology

2. NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
Module 1: The Rationale for Corrective Exercise
Module 2: Introduction to Human Movement
Module 3: An Evidence-Based Approach to Understanding Human Movement Impairments
Module 4: Health Risk Appraisal
Module 5: Static Postural Assessments
Module 6: Movement Assessments
Module 7: Range of Motion Assessments
Module 8: Strength Assessments
Module 9: The Corrective Exercise Continuum
Module 10: Corrective Exercise Strategies for Specific Impairments

3. NASM Sports Nutrition Coach

Section 1: Nutritional Science

Chapter 1: Introduction
Learn about the role of a Nutrition Coach and how the NASM Nutrition Certification can help enhance your career.

Chapter 2: Scope of Practice
Understand a Nutrition Coach’s scope of practice, professional expectations, and differentiate among related nutrition professions.

Chapter 3: Evidence-Based Nutrition and Practice
In this chapter, you’ll learn the importance of evidence-based practice, the difference between basic scientific principles and methodology, and define scientific research processes.

Chapter 4: Food Preference and Influences
Understand the effects of nutritional intake on individual health, identify the role of dietary habits in overall health, and describe factors that that influence dietary patterns. You’ll also be able to recognize the dangers of a one-diet-fits-all approach and identify how different factors can influence eating patterns.

Chapter 5: Energy Balance and Metabolism
This chapter explores how macronutrients fuel activity and bodily functions, as well as how to balance the energy in versus energy out equation. You’ll understand the First Law of Thermodynamics, energy balance, and energy systems.

Chapter 6: Protein
Protein is an important macronutrient that many bodily functions depend on. Learn the structure and function of protein, total daily protein requirements, and methods for establishing protein requirements in a dietary program.

Chapter 7: Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates provide energy for the body. Understand their structure and function, the digestion and absorption process, daily carbohydrate requirements, and more.

Chapter 8: Fats
Dietary fat has many important functions. In this chapter, you’ll learn about the function and intake recommendations, healthy versus unhealthy fats, as well as key myths and hot topics related to fat.

Chapter 9: Alcohol
This chapter explains the digestion and absorption process of alcohol, as well as the physiological effects and methods for accommodating alcohol in a dietary program.

Chapter 10: Micronutrients
Micronutrients help maintain the metabolic processes required to produce energy. Understand the difference between water-soluble vitamins, fat-soluble vitamins, and minerals, identify common food sources, and learn to calculate daily recommended intakes and the values for each micronutrient.

Chapter 11: Hydration
In this chapter, you’ll learn the compartmental aspects and shifts of water in the body following significant sweat losses. You’ll also discover methods to help decrease excessive hypo- or hyper-hydration and learn about proper hydration strategies.

Chapter 12: Nutrient Timing
Discover appropriate nutrient-timing strategies for performance and for altering body composition, as well as the role that nutrient timing plays within an overall nutrition strategy.

Chapter 13: Supplements
Understand the role of supplementation across various goals, explain the strength of the evidence base for commonly used supplements, and learn to communicate with clients about the pros and cons of supplementation.

Section 2: Behaviour Change Strategies

Chapter 14: Psychology of Weight Control and Behavior Change
In this chapter, you’ll learn how psychology affects fitness and wellness. Identify barriers to diet and exercise, common eating disorders, and common client types used to develop customized programs.

Chapter 15: Coaching and Communication
It’s important for Nutrition Coaches to communicate in a way that positively influences adherence to their programs. You’ll identify strategies for building rapport and use effective communication skills to elicit behavior change.

Chapter 16: Motivational Interviewing
This chapter explains motivational interviewing and strategies that are used to help clients understand the underlying reasons for their own change while affirming their motivation.

Chapter 17: Goal Setting
Understand different types of goals, the benefits of effective goal-setting, methods for providing feedback and tracking progress, and identify obstacles commonly encountered when setting goals.

Section 3: Nutrition Coaching

Chapter 18: Dietary Assessment and Body Composition Testing
In this chapter, you’ll discover a step-by-step approach to assessing dietary intake and monitoring body composition. You’ll compare body-composition assessment methods and understand the importance of consistency and accessibility.

Chapter 19: Food and Supplement Labels and Portion Size

Learn about the labeling standards for food and supplement products, as well as portion size recommendations.

Chapter 20: Helping Clients Navigate the Real World
This chapter explains strategies that can help clients make healthy food choices in everyday situations, such as at the grocery store or dining out.

Chapter 21: Navigating Diets
This chapter explains strategies that can help clients make healthy food choices in everyday situations, such as at the grocery store or dining out.

Chapter 22: Nutrition Hot Topics and Controversies
An in-depth approach to explaining the science behind many of the nutrition hot topics and controversies faced by clients today.

Chapter 23: Managing Weight-Loss Plateaus and Maintaining Weight Loss
This chapter examines the science and psychology of weight-loss plateaus and how to help clients avoid this vicious cycle.

Chapter 24: Programming – Putting it All Together
Nutrition Coaches must have a foundational level of knowledge regarding nutritional science and behavior psychology. However, knowledge without action is virtually useless, especially when helping clients achieve their health-and-wellness goals. This chapter puts all of this knowledge into practice and details a step-by-step process for nutrition programming.

Distance/Online Study

1. NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
So you’re passionate about fitness, but can’t commit to lectures – we have taken this into account and designed a comprehensive distance learning course, allowing you the flexibility to study in your own time without compromising on the quality of your learning experience.
This course’s method of study includes an exam and textbook as well as access to the online PES materials (video tutorials
and tasks).

2. NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
So you’re passionate about fitness, but can’t commit to lectures – we have taken this into account and designed a comprehensive distance learning course, allowing you the flexibility to study in your own time without compromising on the quality of your learning experience.
This course’s method of study includes an exam and a textbook as well as access to the online CES materials (video tutorials and tasks).

3. NASM Sports Nutrition Coach

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