Personal Training Movement Specialist 

Under development 
Tuition Per Course
Duration 4-8 months (part time)
Program Start January, 2016
Campus Abbotsford & Chilliwack Canada Education Park
Days & Times Evenings and Weekends

For a complete list of Personal Training and Movement Specialist course descriptions, please follow the link.

For the course schedule, please follow the link.

Get the advantage with Continuing Education Personal Training Specialist program. Unlike a basic personal training designation we offer additional courses to set you apart from the competition. Discover how to develop your home base business and assist clients with conditioning. This program is great for students looking to work with athletes, clients with injuries, and general population fitness enthusiasts.

Program Information

Our Personal Training Movement Specialist program offers you flexibility to study the specific courses you need. All of the courses in this program may be taken individually or applied to the completion of the Personal Training Movement Specialist program.

This certificate program is delivered through UFV’s Continuing Education department and consists of nine courses, excluding Standard First Aid which must be completed prior to completing this program.


If you plan to earn your Personal Training Movement Specialist certificate, courses may be taken in any order.

Course descriptions follow at the end of this page.



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Current Course Offerings

Please note, registration for theses courses opens December 7th.

Personal Training Movement
Specialist Phase I
*Completion of all Phase 1 courses and successful completion of ACE Fitness Certification and/or Canadian Fitness Education Services (CFES) exams qualify you to be a certified Personal Trainer.

HLTH KPE 01 — Fitness Knowledge
This class, or its equivalent, acts as a prerequisite to all ACE Fitness Certification and Canadian Fitness Education Services (CFES) instructor courses. Get comprehensive fitness knowledge to keep yourself and others safely fit and well. Learn about the structure and function of bones, joints and muscles. Find out about the basics of human movement, exercise analysis, and safety. The course also covers basic nutrition, energy metabolism, body composition, and the principles of training for improved cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, muscular strength, and endurance.

HLTH KPE 02 — Weight Training
Pre-requisite: successful completion of Fitness Knowledge (HLTH KPE01) Explore the basic principles of strength and conditioning under professional guidance. Learn how to design and teach effective beginner exercise programs, including resistance training, and cardio and flexibility workouts. Find out about nutrition, behaviour change, and health screening.

HLTH KPE 03 — Personal Training Course
Pre-requisite: successful completion of Fitness Knowledge (HLTH KPE01) and Weight Training (HLTH KPE02)
Personal trainers have a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire their clients: learn about behavior change, coaching philosophy, and how to deliver custom, individualized programs that help your clients progress on the road to lifetime fitness.


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