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Spring Adult Showcase - Introduction to Fitness & Nutrition

Subject Area
Sport & Uniformed Service
Start Date
March 2023
Study Mode
Part-time
Duration
3 hours

This course is aimed at anyone interested in becoming healthier and fitter, and those who are interested a career in personal training or the fitness industry. It will provide students with an introduction to an introduction to health, fitness and personal training.

Overview

This course will provide you with an introduction to health, fitness and personal training. Classroom-based theoretical aspects will focus on developing your knowledge on the skeletal, muscular, energy and digestive systems as well as health and fitness-based concepts.

A highly practical course, you will develop your knowledge and coaching skills by using our Athletic Suite to learn how to instruct others on key pieces of cardiovascular and resistance training equipment effectively enabling you to deliver fitness programmes.

Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at anyone interested in becoming healthier and fitter, and those who are interested a career in personal training or the fitness industry. It will provide students with an introduction to an introduction to health, fitness and personal training.

Facilities

We have a state of the art Athletic Suite, where students will have access to industry standard gym equipment, including health screening resources.

At York College our students have access to a fantastic range of College-wide facilities such as the Learning & Research Centre, study hubs, computer areas with accompanying multi-function printers and helpdesk advice.

Cost

£15

All materials are included.

Date & time

Event: Saturday 18th March, 9.00am-3.30pm

Course: 9.00am-12.00pm

Reasons to choose this course

Come and experience our brand-new Athletic Suite to start your journey to become healthier, fitter, and stronger! This course is intended to introduce you to fitness instructing and what it is like to work in a fitness environment.

Skills you will develop

  • The impact of lifestyle, nutrition and exercise on health and diseases – how to live a healthier lifestyle
  • Sustainable nutrition tips to help you become healthier and fitter in 2023
  • Learn the science of nutrition to dispel common nutrition myths, separating fact from fiction, covering calories, macronutrients (proteins, fats and carbs), micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), calories, meal planning and frequency, supplements and hydration
  • Learn how to design and deliver an effective progressive exercise program for yourself and clients
  • A comprehensive understanding of anatomy and physiology knowledge and the practical application to exercise
  • Business fundamentals for working in both employed and self-employed roles as a fitness professional
  • How to get started in the fitness industry and achieve a successful career as a fitness professional

Course progression

Students could progress to the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing then the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training or Level 3 Award in Nutrition.

For further information on the sport courses we offer, visit our Sport & Uniformed Services curriculum page.

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