The IFPA Women's Fitness Specialist Certification is designed to give you another powerful weapon in your fitness arsenal.
Since men and women are so fundamentally different it is not beneficial for women to follow one of current fitness models that
are based on the male paradigm. The Women's Fitness Specialist Certification goes beyond this male-based system by taking in
account the physical, mental, emotional, and social differences between the two sexes. This groundbreaking model will open new
doors for any professional working with women in a health and fitness setting.
This extensive course will provide you with invaluable advice, information, and exercise that will be extremely useful in a
wide variety of circumstances. This knowledge will provide you a platform from which you can elevate yourself far and above the
realm of the "typical" personal trainer. If applied correctly, this course can make you extraordinary.
The IFPA Women's Fitness Specialist course is designed to provide a sound, scientifically based understanding of concepts
and recommendations related to training women. Typically women are given training programs that are gender based. This course
will better prepare the fitness professional to design programs that not only motivate women but also take into account their
physical psychological, social, and emotional differences. Secondarily, this course will examine the different stages of a woman's
life, provide prescriptions and modifications for adolescents, pregnant mothers, postpartum women, and menopausal women.
Finally, the Women's Fitness Certification will take an in depth look at training female athletes and preventing the female
triad (Osteoporosis, eating disorders, and menopause). This course, like all IFPA coures, will raise the professional standard
for the fitness industry.
Distance Learning (24 hrs CEU) $399
Course Learning Objectives
Learn how to help all females, girls and women with their unique health and fitness needs.
Build a solid theoretical basis for girls and women’s health and fitness programming.
Develop programs that take into account how females see the world.
Find the touchstones that motivate clients to achieve a lifetime of the “Fitness and Health Lifestyles”
Learn how to design your training around women’s physical, psychological, social, and emotional needs.
Learn about appropriate exercise and positions for females at different life stages.
Course Learning Outcomes
Understand goals, priorities, exercise components/prescriptions, modification and program evaluation strategies for Adolescence.
Understand goals, priorities, exercise components/prescriptions, modification and program evaluation strategies for Pregnancy.
Understand goals, priorities, exercise components/prescriptions, modification and program evaluation strategies for Postpartum Period.
Understand goals, priorities, exercise components/prescriptions, modification and program evaluation strategies for Menopause.
Understand the contraindications for exercise, conditions requiring assessment and warning signs in pregnancy.
Understand Female Adolescence.
Learn how to set goals and priorities for female adolescence.
Learn specific program design for female adolescence.
Learn specific exercise interactions with pregnancy.
Learn specific goals and priorities of prenatal female programs.
Learn specific prenatal program design.
Understand the Postpartum Period.
Learn specific goals and priorities of Postpartum Fitness Program.
Learn specific program design for Postpartum Fitness Program.
Learn the specific goals and priorities of Midlife Fitness Program.
Learn the specific Program Design Principles of the Midlife Fitness Program.
Learn the specific Program Design Principle for all female needs.
Synopsis: The IFPA Women's
Fitness Specialist Certification introduces a new groundbreaking model for women's health and fitness. This program ensures
that you, the fitness professional can provide safe and effective exercise prescriptions for women.