COURSE DESCRIPTIONS AND REGISTRATION

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FUNCTIONAL TRAINING - JR. INSTRUCTOR COURSE AND CERTIFICATION

BUY COURSE + IHP CERTIFICATION – $100 Recommended
This certification is a pre-requisite to the FT Instructor Course. Includes CEU’s and Certification.
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BUY COURSE ONLY – $100 For CEU’s only
This course is a pre-requisite to the IHP Jr. Instructor Certification Exam. You will not be IHPU certified.
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OVERVIEW

This is where it all begins. The FT Jr Instructor introduces the basic IHP terminology and functional training concepts IHP uses within its Functional Training System. This basic foundation provides students a unified point of reference upon which to build all future and more advanced learning. READ MORE

CEU’s

This course has been awarded the following CEU’s: NASM 1.6, NSCA 1.6

COURSE CONTAINS

5 hours of live lectures, 38 page workbook, a one-hour online exam
All CEUs for the course apply to both options.

FUNCTIONAL TRAINING - INSTRUCTOR COURSE AND CERTIFICATION

8-hour lecture certification online course (20-26 hours for full completion) – $300

The FT Instructor online course builds on the information provided by the Jr. Instructor course. This online course contains:

  • 8 hours of live lectures and private reviews with JC Santana
  • 80-page workbook and homework assignments to be completed
  • A 90-minute exam
  • The entire course requires 20-25 hours of work for successful completion
  • IHPU provides the student a 90 days time period to complete the course

The FT Instructor online course provides a deeper understanding of the concepts presented in the JR instructor course. The foundation provided by this course prepares the student for the more rigorous FT Exercise Specialist course that follows. This course covers:

  • A more expanded historical perspective of fitness and functional training
  • Major controversies and trends within fitness
  • A more detailed description of the personal training profession and its scope of practice
  • Applied methods of the basic definitions and concepts covered in the JR Instructor course
  • Applied methods involving the 4 Pillar model and how it relates to the 8 major progressions within the IHP evaluation and progression model
  • How daily activities with exercises from each pillar of movement. Expands the physics of the operational environment and learn to apply basic Newtonian laws as they pertain to function and the environment
  • The advanced SERAPE MODEL and JC’s Training Octagon are covered in greater detailed as to provide a more applied understanding on how they apply to training
  • This course extends the basic exercise repertoire previously provided by the introduction course, and then introduces the concept of “IHP HYBRID” training and the 3-Tier Integration System that allows various training philosophies and modalities to co-exist within a single training system

The IHP FT Instructor certification will be issued upon successful completion of this course.

CEU’s

This course has been awarded the following CEU’s: NASM 1.9, NSCA 2.0

FUNCTIONAL TRAINING - EXERCISE SPECIALIST COURSE AND CERTIFICATION

16-hour lecture certification online course (25-30 hours for full completion) – $600

The FT Exercises Specialist online course builds on the information provided by the Jr. Instructor and instructor courses. However, this course increase the practical component by adding a comprehensive list of exercises, as well as an increased focus on coaching and programming. This online course contains:

  • 16 hours of live lectures, workshop, and private reviews with JC Santana
  • 100-page workbook and homework assignments to be completed
  • A 90-minute exam
  • The entire course requires 20-26 hours of work for successful completion
  • IHPU provides the student a 90 days time period to complete the course

The FT Exercise Specialist online course is a two-day course that concentrates on building a comprehensive menu of 80+ exercises that make up the IHP Personal Trainer System. This course covers:

  • Modern history of functional training and its pioneers
  • Modern trends that impact the personal trainer
  • The current personal trainer environment, salary ranges, and working conditionings
  • Reverse engineering pain and its role on motor patterns and core function
  • Advanced concepts in specificity and tri-planar loading
  • Compensatory movement and function: good compensations vs bad compensations
  • The anterior and posterior serape and its relation to function
  • Prioritizing core stiffness and spinal stability
  • Applied methods involving the 4 Pillar model and how it relates to the 8 major progressions within the IHP evaluation and progression model
  • The stability vs balance paradox
  • The advanced SERAPE MODEL and how it pertains to JC’s Training Octagon
  • The 3-Tier Integration System and it influence on the IHP hybrid training approach
  • The 80+ exercises that make up the IHP Training System exercise menu
  • Hybrid templates and their integration into chronic periodization cycles

The FT Exercise Specialist certification will be issued upon successful completion of this course.

CEU’s

This course has been awarded the following CEU’s: NASM 1.9, NSCA 2.0

FUNCTIONAL TRAINING - PERSONAL TRAINER SPECIALIST COURSE AND CERTIFICATION

Live Certification at IHP and selected locations (Coming online soon)

16-hour lecture certification course (30-35 hours for full completion) – $600

The FT Personal Trainer course is the fourth and final course in the IHP FT Specialist Program and prepares the student for the Performance Coach certifications and the Master Training program. This course provides the student with the necessary skills to provide personal training services in any fitness environment. The course contains:

  • A PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENT OF THE COMPLETION OF THE IHP ACE PROGRAM
  • 16 hours of live lectures, workshop, and private reviews with JC Santana
  • 100-page workbook and homework assignments to be completed
  • A 30-minute video exam and a 60-minute written exam

The IHP FT Personal Trainer course is a two-day course that brings together the information provided by all of the previous program courses. This course covers:

  • Review of the ACE system
  • Modern role of the personal trainer
  • The integration of the IHP Movement model, evaluation progressions, gross observations, possible compensatory deviations, and corrective training approach
  • Supplement exercises added to the 80 exercises of the IHP training menu
  • Begin discussion of IHP’s Hybrid Training System with a complete understanding of the complex training used in the IHP Training System
  • Various protocols that expand on IHP’s 3-Tier Integration System will be covered with emphasis the warm-up, build-up, and unloading methods of exercise integration
  • The use of the IHP Metabolic protocols
  • Acute and chronic periodization programming
  • Cases studies

The FT Personal Trainer certification will be issued upon successful completion of this course.

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