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Youth Fitness Specialist Certification

Youth Fitness Specialist Certification

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Expand your career in the youth market with a new fitness certification today! With W.I.T.S., you are setting yourself up for success with our Youth Fitness Specialist Certification course!

Sign up now and make a difference in the lives of young people by teaching them about the importance of health and fitness. You will be ready to work in school programs, gyms, and other youth-related organizations as soon as you complete the course. Let W.I.T.S. help guide your career today to start after-school programs or summer camps with safety and fun in mind. Parents will love knowing you have safety in mind because you now understand the concepts of younger physiology and nutrition!

So don't wait any longer – get certified now with the W.I.T.S Youth Fitness Instructor Certification Course! Advance your knowledge, expand your client base and help your community.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe safe, effective, age-appropriate exercises for youth.
  2. Demonstrate safe, effective, age-appropriate exercises for youth.
  3. Assess fitness levels of youth.
  4. Explain factors that motivate youth to exercise.
  5. Design fitness programs that incorporate principles of youth motivation.


Syllabus Breakdown:

  • Lecture 1 – Fundamentals of Strength Training, Program Prescription, Youth Fitness Assessment, Safe Training Environments, and Teaching Technique
  • Lecture 2 – Body Composition, Motivation and Individualizing Youth Programs, The Youth Physical Activity Promotion Model, Eating for Strength and Performance
  • Lecture 3 – Periodization and Recovery, Sport-Specific Training, Strength Training Across the Ages.
  • Practical Lab 1 – Obtaining Parental Consent, Health History, Warming Up, and FitnessGram Assessments
  • Practical Lab 2 – Assessment Review, Strength Training Modalities
  • Practical Lab 3 – Advanced Strength Exercises, Training Scenarios, Exam Review

Required Textbook

Youth Strength Training:  Programs for Health, Fitness and Sport.  2009.
Authors:  Faigenbaum and Westcott
ISBN-13:  9780736067928

Available from the following vendors: Human Kinetics or Amazon (new and used)


Online Course Access Statement
All of our online courses have 6-month full 24/7 access to complete your online program.  The experience is awesome, simple and very digestible for the novice fitness enthusiast.

Special Note: None of our educational programs are required to test for any national certification or certificate.

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