Strength and Conditioning for Personal Trainers Course

Incorporating the latest scientific research this course focuses on Olympic lifts, plyometric training and functional movement patterns.

Successful completion of this strength and conditioning training course will offer graduates the opportunity to prescribe safe and effective performance assisting exercise to athletes and the general public in either a team environment or on an individual one-to-one basis. 

As a graduate of this course you will have the key practical coaching skills to allow you add essential strength and conditioning skills and expand your role as a personal trainer and exercise coach. 

This strength and conditioning course is designed specifically for exercise professionals and personal trainers working in the commercial health fitness industry and will provide you with the knowledge and skills to teach bootcamp style strength and conditioning either in health clubs and fitness centres in an employed capacity, or in a self employed contract basis in sporting clubs etc.

If you are interested and would like to know more about this strength and conditioning training course, please call us now in Dublin on 018827777, in Cork on 0214301222, in Limerick on 061512810 or complete the registration form to book a place.

Course Details

The National Qualification in Strength and Conditioning course is open to fitness professionals who hold a recognised, valid and current primary fitness instructor qualification accredited or mapped at EQF Level 3 or higher.

Not all primary fitness instructor qualifications meet the minimum standard required. If your primary fitness instructor qualification does not meet the requirements NTC will be unable to award a certificate for this programme, even if you have completed it, so if you have any doubt about whether your qualification meets the requirements please submit a copy of your primary fitness instructor qualification at least two weeks prior to the start date, or contact the NTC prior to enrollment.

This strength and conditioning course is scheduled over one month allowing time between tutorials for self directed learning and practice.  

On successful completion of this strength and conditioning training course you will have the skills and certification to:

  • Analyse and interpret functional movement patterns for optimal exercise performance and reduced risk of injury
  • Apply the principles of periodisation, conjugate method and multi-year training specific to strength and conditioning coaching
  • Perform and coach advanced weight lifting movements to include olympic lifts
  • Perform plyometric training techniques that will help improve power, strength and speed
  • Integrate assistant exercises to complement the strength and conditioning programme
  • Develop specific programmes to enhance your client's  performance while reducing their risk of injury 

There will be observed formative and summative practical assessment of Olympic lifts and plyometric exercises along with a multiple choice theory exam.

The standard cost of the National Qualification in Strength and Conditioning course is €450.00. Graduates of National Training Centre fitness instructor and personal trainer courses get a 5% discount off fees.

Schedule and Locations

The course for the Dublin and surrounding area is held at the custom built strength and conditioning facility Boyneside Strength and Performance, Warehouse A, Merchants Quay, Drogheda, Co Louth and runs on the following dates in 2018:

Module One:
September 1st and 2nd 2018 (Saturday and Sunday 9am - 5pm) 

Module Two:
September 29th and 30th 2018 (Saturday and Sunday 9am - 5pm)

The Cork course is held at the Mardyke Arena, UCC, Western Road, Cork and runs on the following date in 2018:

Module One:
October 6th and 7th 2018 (Saturday and Sunday 10am - 6pm) 

Module Two:
November 3rd and 4th 2018 (Saturday and Sunday 10am - 6pm)


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