: The certificate program is designed to supply essential education integrating exercise science curriculum, biomechanical and exercise physiology principles, nutritional concepts, and practical training techniques into a systematic model that teaches students to progress their clients through different training levels and phases. Students will be prepared for careers working at medically-based fitness facilities, community wellness programs, personal training studios, physical therapy clinics, corporate fitness centers, YMCA’s/JCC’s, and private and commercial health clubs. In addition, the program prepares students for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer Certification. NASM provides certificate students a Preferred Discount on the NASM Personal Training Certification Exam and study materials.Instructor Description
: Natalie Johnson, MS, has worked in an academic setting throughout her career. Natalie taught for the Kinesiology Department at San Diego State University in addition to being the Fitness & Operations Director at the Aztec Recreation Center. While instructing for the Kinesiology Department, she also was a “Student Mentor”. As a mentor Natalie advised senior Kinesiology students on resume writing, interviewing skills and assisted students in finding the most appropriate job based on experience, education and location.
Natalie’s experience outside of academia includes working in world renown resorts in California, Mexico and Jamaica (The Golden Door & Rancho La Puerta) in addition to being the owner of a fitness company called “Fit Chicks” since 2001. Natalie is certified as a Personal Fitness Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Sports Nutritionist, Wellness Coach and Pre/Post Natal Specialist. She presents annually for the Medical Fitness Association, Athletic Business and the National Health Benefits Conference.
Natalie was a Body by Jake Master Trainer and presenter on FitTV and continues to promote fitness locally in Tampa, Florida and nationally in publications and television.
Natalie is currently the “Manager of Health & Lifestyle Programs” for a Medical Health Plan in Florida. She oversees the Fitness Center and its staff as well as all preventative programs relating to weight loss, fitness, exercise and nutrition. She works closely with a medical management team and is very active in promoting exercise as medicine and prevention.
Natalie is also the Regional Director for the Medical Fitness Association and works closely with the organization to integrate fitness into the medical community.Certification
: Personal Trainers are health and fitness professionals who perform individualized assessments,
and design safe, effective and individualized exercise and conditioning programs. NASM
CPTs are prepared to design exercise and conditioning programs that are scientifically valid
and based on clinical evidence. They provide the guidance to help clients achieve their
personal health, fitness and performance goals via the implementation of exercise programs
and suggested lifestyle modifications. Personal Trainers do not diagnose or treat areas of
pain or disease and will always refer clients with such needs to health care professionals.
Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training
NPI Physigraphe Clipart CD; V2 Pro
Total Body Functional Profile
Manual of Structural Kinesiology
ACSM Guideline for Exercise Testing and Prescription
NPI Resistance Training DVD
NASM''s Essentials of Personal Fitness Training