PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINER SPECIALTY (PFT)

FNB Membership

All programs are open to FNB members.
FNB membership must be current to continue with any specialty courses and subsequent certification.

Pre-requisites: Exercise Theory (ET) and Certified Resistance Training Leadership (RTL) and Minimum 18 years of age

PFTs are health/fitness professionals who, using an individualized approach, design and implement programs that educate and motivate their clients according to their specific health and fitness needs.
This two weekend course will provide the basic skills to design safe, effective exercise programs, and provide the guidance to help clients achieve their personal fitness goals.

PFT Practical Evaluation:

All FNB Certifications require a practical evaluation following the successful completion of the course work ($60.00).
In some cases a PFT candidate may have prior knowledge and experience in the specialty content.  If this is the case a practical evaluation may be completed during the course weekend outside of the course hours. The evaluation involves preparation of a program developed from a scenario supplied from FNB.  The evaluation must be booked, confirmed and paid for prior to the course through the FNB office to ensure enough time to prepare for the evaluation and to allow for proper time and space to complete the evaluation on site.

Please note: The PFT has an increased scope of practice and this designation requires a different standard of care than other group fitness certifications including the RTL. As a result additional insurance is required to maintain the PFT certification.
To read more about how to purchase your PFT Insurance please go to the Members Login Section.

Course Content includes:

      • Role and Scope of Practice for the Personal Fitness Trainer
      • Principles of Leadership, Motivation and Communication
      • Programming for Muscular conditioning
      • Cardiorespiratory Programming and Training
      • Flexibility Programming and Training
      • Achieving Wellness
      • Exercise and Specialty Populations
      • Pre-screening
      • Signs and Symptoms of Common Fitness Related Injuries
      • Communicating with Medical Professionals
      • Basic Nutrition Principles/Fad Diets
      • Weight Management
      • Special Considerations (i.e. Athletes, Special Populations)
      • Safety and Injury Prevention
      • Legal Guidelines and Professional Responsibilities
      • Ethics, Professionalism
      • Career Options and Resource Networking

Manual: ACE’s Personal Trainer Manual (Fifth Edition)
This book is available for purchase from the FNB office for $150.00 (includes HST) Shipping $15.00 by bus. $25.00 by mail.
To purchase directly from ACE  use the link  www.acefitness.org/students to order your manual (US funds + Shipping and Handling).

FNB 2017 Fall Course Schedule

PFT – Scope of Practice

A Fitness NB Personal Fitness Trainer is recognized to:

      • Administer an individualized, safe, effective and appropriate program of basic exercise by applying current recommended guidelines – (F.I.T.T. Formula, and Canada’s Physical Activity Guide to Healthy Active Living) for apparently healthy individuals who have completed and signed an informed consent form, and have answered negatively to all questions on an unmodified PAR-Q+
      • To safely prescribe, monitor and change the exercise program design for individuals whose level of participation on the PARmed-X has been rated by their physician as unrestricted or progressive physical activity.
        ** **(If a client answers yes to any question on the PAR-Q+, they must be referred to and cleared for unrestricted physical activity by the physician (PARmed-X and/or PARmed-X for Pregnancy).  If at any time, a client’s health status changes as defined by the PAR-Q+ , the client must be referred to their physician for reassessment via the PARmed-X and/or PARmed-X for Pregnancy.)
      • Facilitate the safe progression of a basic exercise program within the above guidelines.
      • Refer clients to provincially certified health care providers who fall outside the defined Fitness NB Personal Trainer Scope of Practice.

PFT Reference Books

ACE’s Personal Trainer Manual (Fifth Edition)
This book is available for purchase from the FNB office for $150.00 (includes HST)
Shipping $15.00 by bus. $20.00 by mail.

To purchase directly from ACE  use the link  www.acefitness.org/students to order your manual (US funds + Shipping and Handling).

The certifications of Fitness NB are nationally recognized and transferable across Canada.
In some cases additional evaluations may apply.