Published on November 2, 2007
The SRC Fitness Instructor Training Program (F.I.T.P) : The SRC Fitness Instructor Training Program (F.I.T.P) Promote physical activity and movement. Inspire lifestyle change. Make a difference.: Promote physical activity and movement. Inspire lifestyle change. Make a difference. THE SRC FITNESS INSTRUCTOR TRAINING PROGRAM (F.I.T.P.) “Training UNC students and staff who are passionate about exercise and health to become competent and motivating fitness leaders.” How can I get more information?: How can I get more information? Informational Meetings and Application Distribution: The F.I.T.P. program will be offered for the Fall, 2006 for all those wishing to become fitness instructors Applications are available on-line at www.carolinafitness.unc.edu APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY MIDNIGHT Wednesday August 30, 2006 OR…email [email protected] for more info F.I.T.P. : F.I.T.P. Welcome to the UNC Student Recreation Center (SRC) Fitness Instructor Training Program (FITP). While it is essential that today’s group fitness instructors have a thorough knowledge of basic anatomy, kinesiology, and exercise physiology, we know that there is a lot more to teaching group fitness than exercise science, such as: choreography development and execution, injury prevention, modification techniques, communication skills, and practical experience. This program is designed to provide you with a solid base of information and experience as you prepare to become a nationally certified group fitness instructor. Costs and What’s Included in the Program Program Goals and Expectations Training Schedule Application Costs and What’s Included : Costs and What’s Included Trainees will receive: 50 hours of practical and theoretical training ACE Group Fitness Instructor Manual Practice CD Discount on ACE certification exam Cost: $100 * For the cost of ACE instructor manuals Program Goals and Expectations: Program Goals and Expectations SRC FITP is a semester-long instructor training program. Trainees will undergo 1.5 hours of classroom training on a Tuesday evenings (5:30-7:00pm) and 1.5 hours of practical training on Thursday evenings (5:30-7:00pm). Trainees will be prepared to take the ACE certification exam in the spring, if they choose, and be competent to teach step, hi/lo, and group strength training, and will be familiar with other formats, such as kickboxing and cycling. Auditions to teach at the SRC in the spring will be held during the last week of classes in April 2006. The program costs $100 including training and the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Manual (unless students register for course credit). Checks should be make payable to the Student Recreation Center. Full payment must be received by Tuesday, September 5 To assure that FITP trainees have a positive and successful learning experience, several program goals and expectations have been developed. Trainees should have a clear understanding of these goals and expectations before committing to the program. GOALS: : GOALS: Develop safe, effective, and motivating instructors to teach for the SRC who are knowledgeable of both theoretical and practical applications in fitness. Prepare each trainee to pass the ACE national certification exam or other comparable certification exams. Create a positive learning experience for all trainees so that the FITP is a worthwhile investment of their time. EXPECTATIONS:: EXPECTATIONS: Trainees must attend a theoretical lecture and a practical training workshop for the duration of the program. A total of three absences will be excused before the participant may be asked not to continue with the program. No refund will be given. Trainees are expected to stay up with covered material. Although no credit is given for this program, trainees must take control of their learning and produce quality work in order to pass the ACE exam and be hired for employment at the SRC. Each trainee is required to serve as an intern in one fitness class (will be assigned). The trainee will establish a relationship with that instructor and will be asked to teach portions of the class as the trainee becomes competent and according to the schedule. Slide9: The trainee is expected to regularly practice outside of classroom time. When teaching portions of classes, he or she should be fully prepared and should never pose a risk to the safety of the participants. Trainees are expected to exemplify impeccable form in all exercises. Trainees must continue to show progress and take initiative throughout the program. Trainees must be familiar with all SRC policies, adhere to them, and enforce them. Before auditioning, trainees must successfully complete required competencies. Each trainee must acknowledge that upon completion of the program, he or she is not guaranteed employment at the SRC. BENEFITS:: BENEFITS: This program is affordable and offered only to those with UNC affiliation. Comparable programs cost at least $300. The program will prepare trainees to pass a respectable national certification exam. A passing score makes the trainee eligible to teach at most health clubs and fitness establishments. The knowledge gained from the program is invaluable. Each trainee will leave with a firm grasp of basic anatomy, exercise physiology, biomechanics, and the essentials of designing an effective workout! The relationships that trainees develop with each other and their fitness instructor mentors may be among the strongest relationships they develop at UNC. Oftentimes, trainees not only are coworkers but also friends. Schedule:: Schedule: Lecture Schedule: 5:30-7:00 TUESDAYS SRC Conference Room Week of… Sept 5: Principles of Fitness / Health Screening Sept 12: Anatomy I Sept 19: Anatomy II Sept 26: Biomechanics Oct 3: Exercise Physiology Oct 10: Nutrition Oct 17: Review Oct 24: Adherence and Motivation / Injury Prevention and Emergency Procedures Oct 31: Halloween… Break!! Nov 7: Special Populations I Nov 14:Special Populations II Nov 21: Legal and Professional Responsibilities Nov 28: Audition Tips and Exam Prep December ?: Practical Exams/End of Semester Celebration! December: Auditions to Teach at SRC (optional) Schedule: Schedule Practical Training 5:30-7:00pm THURSDAYS RHRC Week of… Sept 5: Intro to the Course – Meet in SRC Conference Room Sept 12: Choreography 1: Music, Form, and Step Terminology : Choreography 1 cont. Sept 19: Choreography 2: Cueing and Choreography Sept 26: Choreography 3: The Warm Up & Cool Down Oct 3: Choreography 3 cont Oct 10: Choreography 4: Stretches & Practice Oct 17: Choreography 5: Group Strength Training Upper Body Oct 24: Choreography 6: Group Strength Training Lower Body Oct 31: SPRING BREAK!! Nov 7: Choreography 7: Putting a Class Together Nov 14: Choreography 8: Ultimate Cardio (Hi/Lo) Nov 21: Choreography 9: Introduction to Cardio Kickboxing Nov 28: Holiday! (This week: Practice v. Choreography 11: Cycle) December ?: Choreography 10: Pilates/Yoga/Deep Stretch December ?: Auditions to teach at SRC (optional) Contact Information:: Contact Information: If you have any questions, please contact Shoshanna Moody Email: [email protected] Phone: (919) 843-6784 Office: SRC Room 202 (upstairs beside cardio theater) I look forward to hearing from you!!