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Periodization training. A core training principle all fitness professionals should understand.
The fundamental principles of periodization training and program design are extensively reviewed. Understand the methodology behind periodization training and the periodization-training guru, 

Tudor Bompa, PhD. You will learn how to assess speed, agility and power and how to 

improve all of these through scientific training as well as improve a sport specific client. 
Over 15 common sports are reviewed extensively with sample micro cycle, meso cycle and 

macro cycle programs. Gain a deeper understanding about sport specific training including 

assessments, training methods and designing effective training programs. This dynamic course 

is part of Advanced Training Specialist(ATS) certification created by PTCS.


This course will provide an in-depth understanding about the essence of Periodization principles
and program design. It will clarify, challenge you to think as well as reinforce the reasoning
behind scientific, evidenced based programming,that has practical application. For example, 
beginner and advanced sport specific training programs for baseball, basketball, football, soccer 
and others will be extensively covered with its scientific rationale. Sample microcycle, mesocycle and macrocycle programs will also be thoroughly discussed with numerous pictures and illustrations.

This course is offered to you in a distance-learning format providing advanced
continuing education to personal trainers. At the end of the course, there is a
practice examination that tests your comprehension of the material. Accompanying
the course is a study workbook, that provides you with the ability to enhance your
learning through the use  with another practice examination. The workbook also
simplifies this very detailed information even further. PTCS will send you the course
electronically and is available for immediate download after purchase. 


*Note you have 6 months to complete the course and all examination costs are included

Foundation of Periodization Training & Program Designis approved for the following CEU/CEC’s: 

  • BCRPA 3.0 
  • CFES 3.0 CEC’s 
  • HFPA 20 CPD points for all five courses
  • IHFA 1.0
  • ISSA 1.0 
  • NAFC 2.0 for all five courses
  • NASM .5 
  • NCCPT .4 
  • NFPT .5
  • NSCA(CPT, CSCS) .6 
  • NSPA 3 CEUs
  • PTA Global 5 CECs
  • WFA  .5 or 2.5 for completion of all five courses
  • WITS 4 CEU's 

UNIT 4:Foundation of Periodization Training and Program Design Home Study Course

  • Course Overview:

    The course begins with providing key definitions as they pertain to movement. The foundation of therapeutic exercise is extensively discussed. Next, the principles of periodization training and program design are extensively reviewed accompanied by illustrations, and analysis of common sport programming. Lastly, the foundation of sport specific training including assessments, training methods and designing effective training programs are discussed. In sum, this is an ideal resource for personal trainers who truly want to understand the science behind the movement and the wish to work effectively with any client.

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