Personal Trainer (PTR)

PTR 100 - Introduction to Personal Training Units: 3

Explore the career of personal training as you learn about certification requirements, career opportunities, paths and recommendations. Requirements and expectations of the TMCC Personal Trainer program as well as information on the courses within the program will be discussed. Discover the importance of communication skills and how to build relationships with clients and the general public. Scope of practice and legal issues pertaining to certification will also be covered.

Term Offered: Fall

PTR 120 - Techniques of Teaching Weight Training Units: 1

Examine the fundamental concepts and techniques for teaching weight training, including proper lifting technique and safety guidelines. Discover the best ways to present and demonstrate information for clients as well as how to critique and provide corrective feedback to clients for improved performance.

Term Offered: Spring

PTR 200 - Pilates Reformer Instructor Certification Units: 4

This course provides total immersion into Pilates principles, Pilates exercises, communication methods and goal oriented training. Students will learn and practice anatomy, biomechanics, and their application to personal training strategies with an emphasis on client safety and communication. Students completing the required hours and passing the practical and written exams will be certified to teach standard reformer Pilates.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: CPR Certification

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

PTR 202 - Anatomy and Physiology I for Massage and Fitness Professionals Units: 4

This course provides a fundamental overview of human anatomy and physiology and is the first course of a two part series which will cover cell structures and functions, tissues and membranes, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system and special senses. Through a systematic and detailed progression, students will learn the basics of structure and function of selected organs and organ systems and how they interact with and support one another. This course will provide a solid base of theoretical and practical knowledge for personal trainers to apply in their career. Same as MASG 202.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

PTR 205 - Fitness Analysis and Application Units: 3

Explore the tests used to measure a client�s overall fitness level in conjunction with the five health related components of physical fitness. Practice hands on testing and use those test results to look at the areas that need improvement and the best mode to use for improvement in the particular area of fitness. There will be in-depth hands-on training for body composition, cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility. Discover how to train clients based on their test results and discuss methods to work with special needs and special population issues.

Term Offered: Fall

PTR 208 - Anatomy and Physiology II for Massage and Fitness Professionals Units: 4

This course provides a fundamental overview of human anatomy and physiology and is the second course of a two part series which will cover the nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic-immune, respiratory, digestive and urinary systems. Through a systematic and detailed progression, students will learn the basics of structure and function of selected organs and organ systems and how they interact with and support one another. This course will provide a solid base of theoretical and practical knowledge for personal trainers to apply in their career. Same as MASG 208.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: PTR 202

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

PTR 210 - Kinesiology for Massage and Fitness Professionals Units: 3

Kinesiology is a scientific study of human body movement which addresses physiological, biomechanical, and psychological mechanisms of movement. This course is a detailed, systematic hands-on study specifically designed for personal trainers and will incorporate both theoretical concepts and practical practice. Same as MASG 205.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

PTR 250 - Personal Training Practicum Units: 2

This course is designed to give advanced Personal Trainer students an opportunity to train clients under the supervision of course instructor in the TMCC Fitness Center. Students will serve as a teaching assist for one of the activity or lecture courses within the TMCC Personal Trainer program, serve on expert panels, and present health topic information to groups as needed. Students will observe and interview certified personal trainers within the fitness community. In addition to hands-on skills training, students will meet weekly for national test review and preparation.

Enrollment Requirements: Students must have completed required courses for Personal Trainer program prior to admission into this course Permission will be given to students to register for this course by the department program officer

Term Offered: AS NEEDED