Following the Foundations of Coaching Course, graduates spend two additional weeks on campus to become Certified Personal Trainers with continued emphasis on UHP’s distinctive pillars of Think, Train, Feel, and Lead. Students graduate fully prepared to work as health and performance coaches in various professional wellness settings.
Students can expect morning training sessions and physically intensive educational experiences throughout each day. In addition, students participate in practical application sessions on the training floor with the instructors. This time is spent applying the knowledge gained in the classroom to real world training scenarios. Students will be exposed to best practices in strength and conditioning as well as other strategies from subject matter experts in the field of health and human performance. Physical Training (PT) is part of the daily routine. The purpose of daily PT is to prime students for the day under the guidance of expert coaching.
Graduate Assistants (GAs), each a UHP graduate, lead classroom and small group study sessions. Time with GAs involves review of the educational information and gives students the ability to address any questions about exam material. Occasionally, UHP will invite experts in the pillars of Think, Train, Feel, and Lead to serve as guest instructors. Guest instructors are brought in to give a balanced approach and add value to the student learning experience.
Each day at camp, in a supportive group environment, students will have the opportunity to reflect on their lived experiences. This session is focused on sharing, with personal growth as the objective. Through reflection, the goal of this time is to raise self-awareness, and empower students.
There are many personal training certifications out there. UHP is a uniquely different experience from other training programs. Graduates are not simply certified personal trainers, but are also highly empowered and equipped to step into roles as coaches. Many unique aspects of being a health and performance coach are not covered in the certification curriculum, so we provide our students with a holistic approach through the core elements of The Blueprint.
Apart from exam preparation, the topics covered within the content categories below are brought to life through an interactive setting that prioritizes a "learn by doing" approach, focusing on practical application of concepts needed to succeed as a health and performance coach.
The curriculum is composed of four main blocks of education defined by four primary categories, encompassing a total of 145.5 hours (when combined with Foundations of Health and Performance, total class hours is 200).