Personal Training

Personal TrainingPersonal Training study at Swedish Institute includes a two-semester Personal Training certificate program that can be completed full-time in eight months and an Advanced Personal Training Associate in Occupational Studies degree program that can be completed full-time in 16 months.

The Personal Training certificate program gives students the basic knowledge and skills they need to enter the field of fitness training including a strong foundation in anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology and the biomechanics of exercise. Students learn to assess the physical condition of a client, design a training program and evaluate progress. They practice skills in the college’s own functional training facility as well as at internship experiences.

The Advanced Personal Training degree program provides advanced study in exercise testing, resistance training and performance enhancement techniques and adds coursework in marketing and managing a personal training business. Course units in health psychology, stress reduction, nutrition and wellness practices broaden the student’s understanding of the field and courses in technical mathematics and communications prepares the student for further education and professional development.

Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology
William Kraemer; Michael Deschenes; Steven Fleck
Call Number: W 21 DEL 2012
ISBN: 9780781783514
Publication Date: 2011-03-01

Nutrition for Sport and Exercise

Nutrition for Sport and Exercise
Marie Dunford; J. Andrew Doyle
Call Number: W 18.2 SHE 2012
ISBN: 9780840068293
Publication Date: 2011-05-24

Student Laboratory Manual for Physical Examination and Health Assessment

Student Laboratory Manual for Physical Examination and Health Assessment
Carolyn Jarvis
Call Number: W 18.2 ROG 2013
ISBN: 9781437714456
Publication Date: 2011-04-07

Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness

Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness
Wener W. K. Hoeger; Sharon A. Hoeger
Call Number: WO 178 HUE 2007
ISBN: 9780538737463
Publication Date: 2010-01-21

ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription

ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription
American College of Sports Medicine; American College of Sports Medicine Staff (Contribution by)
Call Number: WO 500 AST 2011
ISBN: 9780781769037
Publication Date: 2009-02-05

ACSM's Certification Review

ACSM’s Certification Review
American College of Sports Medicine Staff
Call Number: WO 162 PRI 2003
ISBN: 9780781745925
Publication Date: 2005-05-06

NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training

NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training
Roger W. Earle (Editor); National Strength and Conditioning Association Staff; Thomas R. Baechle (Editor)
Call Number: 610.73 S6677w V.34 N.4
ISBN: 0736000151
Publication Date: 2003-12-29

Using the ACSM Metabolic Equations

Using the ACSM Metabolic Equations
Call Number: WO 500 AST 2007 CDROM
ISBN:980926805590
Publication Date: 2007

Functional Training

Functional Training
Call Number: WO 500 AST 2007 CDROM
ISBN:9780926805620
Publication Date: 2007

Ed Thomas Part I
Ed Thomas Part 2
Ed Thomas Part 3
Ed Thomas Part 4
ACSM Personal Trainer Certification
American Council on Exercise