This program makes educating today’s youth on fitness and nutrition seem like child’s play. That’s because you’ll learn to show kids how to have fun while improving their sports skills.
Created a specialization for trainers who want to help reverse the problems facing today’s youth and face their challenges head-on. Through hands-on exercises and e
Created a specialization for trainers who want to help reverse the problems facing today’s youth and face their challenges head-on. Through hands-on exercises and expert programming, you'll understand how to help keep kids motivated and engaged in sports, weightlifting, running, and more.
With this fully digital program, you'll learn about exercise variables and modifications for nutritional needs, cardiorespiratory, core, balance, plyometrics, and resistance training all geared towards younger populations. Plus, get everything you need to know about fitness assessments, psychological considerations, and how to grow your business by working with today's youth.
There are no prerequisites for this course. Although the course is primarily intended for personal trainers, fitness coaches, nutrition coaches and other fitness/health professionals, there is no requirement that you be one to take the course.
This chapter will provide a better understanding of the different terms that identify the youth population, the difference between overweight and obesity, and be able to describe why so many youths are overweight.
Understand the key physiological differences between children, adolescents, and adults.
Self-perceptions and self-belief help the youth be successful in a fitness program. Provide young clients with tools and strategies to help better adapt activities and habits in pursuance of a fitness goals.
Be able to recognize the expectations for health and fitness professionals. Understand the special considerations for test administration in youth.
Understand and provide general exercise guidelines and various flexibility options for youth.
Understand and develop general cardiorespiratory training guidelines and programs for youth.
Determine the appropriate core and balance exercise programs that are safe, effective, and fun for youth based on the OPT™ Model.
Understand the importance of plyometric and speed, agility, and quickness training (SAQ) for youth. Determine appropriate exercises to incorporate into a youth programs based on the OPT™ Model.
Design and implement a safe, effective, and progressive resistance training program for youth, as well as eliminate myths about the safety of youth engaging in resistance training.
Be able to define cardiorespiratory stage training, the principles behind each stage, and how each stage fits into the OPT™ Model.
Recognize the current trends of youth eating habits while understanding the effects of obesity on their population. Understand nutrition recommendations and basic fluid intake guidelines for youth.
Understand the legal and ethical responsibilities related to a health and fitness professional working with youth.
After the completion of the course, you will take an online final exam from the comfort of your own home, or wherever you prefer to take tests. The exam has 60 questions with a time limit of 90 minutes. To pass, you need a score of 70% or higher. Don’t fret though, if you score below that, you have up to 3 attempts to pass.
The course content and exam is available for 365 days from the date of enrollment
The final exam is administered online within your student portal. It consists of 60 multiple-choice questions and 90 minutes for completion. You will have 3 attempts to pass the exam.
Unfortunately, no. The YES exam is not available for a la carte purchase.
Once you pass your final exam, your NASM-YES certificate never expires.
While a Personal Training Certification is suggested, it is not required to take the NASM-YES exam.
5 CIMSPA Endorsed CPD Points
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