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Biomechanical Strength Trainer

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Strengthen your personal training certification. Receive in depth information on muscular structure and strengthening exercises. Achieve the confidence in administering safe and effective programs by knowing which strengthening exercises work best for each body part.

The Biomechanic Strength Trainer Certification is designed to provide fundamental theoretical knowledge and the practical skills necessary to instruct the apparently healthy population in the use of free weights and machines. The program integrates current research based information on resistance training with theories of learning, teaching techniques and lifting and spotting skills.

Topics Covered

  • Foundations of Biomechanics
  • Upper Body Exercises
  • Lower Body Exercises
  • Core Body Exercises
  • Program Design
  • Business
  • Practical Demonstration of Skills
  • Exercise and Safety
  • Anatomy and Kinesiology


The following eligibility requirements have been implemented for the certification exam:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • You must hold adult CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) certification and it must be current at the time of the exam. Those submitting proof of CPR with their application will be exempt from future CPR audits, up to the expiration date of the certification. (You may sit for the exam without proof of CPR; however, you will not receive your exam results until you provide proof of current CPR certification.)
  • In order to take the Certification exams, you must attend the NAFTA workshop for the specific certification you are pursuing and have taken the practical examination component prior to receiving your on line access to the written exam.


To get recertified in this certification you either need to earn 15 CEU's or take a new certification workshop. To apply for recertification, please log in to your account.

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