Becoming a Sports Injury Specialist gives you a distinct advantage over other trainers in your area. Having these additional high-level skills makes you the obvious choice for clients with existing injuries who want to get back on track with a fitness program.
Many of your potential clients are suffering from pre-existing injuries. You need to have the skills and credential to train then effectively ans safely while getting them the results they desire. A client is more likely to choose you when you are more knowledgeable about a particular injury, ailment or condition. Earn this prestigious credential of distinction, and provide superior service to your clients. Show people you have what it takes to be a top-rated trainer. Injury prevention and treatment are essential skills, and will also grow your business quickly.
NOTE: There is always the possibility of injury while training. You must know how to promptly recognize an injury, and ensure that your client seeks appropriate medical care to minimize downtime from training, and ensure their safety. When you have this knowledge, you have a special skill that few other fitness pros have.
- Warm-up, cool-down, stretching
- Nutrition and sleep
- Musculoskeletal healing
- Emergency situations
- Heat illness & hypothermia
- Injury rehabilitation
- Diagnosing an injury
- Common injuries of the lower and upper body
- and much more…
Take this opportunity to stand apart from traditional fitness trainers who lack this high-level and needed knowledge. Show your clients you go the extra mile for them!
Sports Injury Specialist Course Details
Continuing Education Units: NESTA 1.5 CEUs, ISSA 15 CEUs, MMACA 1.5 CEUs, Spencer Institute 1.5 CEUs, ITCA 1.5 CEUs
Recertification Requirements: None. Certificate does not expire
Prerequisites: One of the following: Personal Trainer Certification, Group Exercise Certification, yoga or Pilates certification, RN/LVN, any degree in health science or sports medicine
Learning Format: Online format of materials including comprehensive digital manual, video training, and non-proctored online exam. Internet access is required. Content is provided in an online format which is accessed through an online secure website.
The only technology you will need is an Adobe Reader. Installed on 98% of all computers.
Online training materials are Microsoft Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Android compatible.
Once your register, you will be directed to create your student account. You may begin your studies immediately after registering, or log in to your student account later to start your studies. You can test when you are ready.
You may take up to one year to complete the program, and review the materials as often as you like. You will immediately know the results after you take your test. Most students finish within 1 – 2 weeks.
Exam Requirement: Passing 100 questions, non-proctored online exam with 70% or higher. Three attempts at the exam are given. Results are given immediately upon taking the exam. Upon passing you will receive a certificate in the mail.
Retest Fee: $95 retest fee applies if the passing requirement is not met at the end of the third exam attempt.
Completion Time: Approximately 3-4 weeks (complete within one year of purchase)
After successful completion, you will earn the professional title of on “Sports Injury Specialist” your certificate.
What are my career options? How will I make a living with this credential?
The great thing about becoming a Sports Injury Specialist is that you have endless career and business opportunities. Some primary careers include: Working with clients at a gym, health club, fitness center, spa or resort. You can train and coach your clients indoors or outside. You can also operate your own facility. You can train and coach clients one-on-one in their home, your home, or your office. Many experts with this credential train in groups to help more people and earn more money per hour. In addition, you can seek out alternative (and frequently very lucrative career opportunities) as a blogger, writer, podcast host, author, online content provider, online video host or publisher of digital education products. You can also offer your services online to individuals, small groups or large groups. You can use fun online communication/collaboration platforms such Skype, Google Hangout or iChat for your training/coaching services. You can become an expert for authority websites such as WebMD, eHow and Livestrong. You can become a frequent expert guest on podcasts, radio shows, TV talk shows, news programs or in industry publications. The list of opportunities is truly endless. Nothing is hold you back. So, go make a difference today!
How will I get clients?
This is actually much easier than you may be thinking right now. Here are some examples: Facebook is an excellent resource. An account is free and building a fan page takes less than 5 minutes. You can advertising to very specific groups of people who want and need your services. Of course, you can also use Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and your other favorite social media platforms. It’s 100% FREE. Create and post a press release about your business launch. It’s simple and free to syndicate your press releases across the web. Creating a blog for your business is very fast and essential free. We have resources for your online marketing needs here. You can make training/coaching videos and post them to Youtube. When you offer this valuable free help, people get to know you and learn to like you. In return, they want to know more and they are directed back to your Facebook fan page or blog for details. Of course, you can post your videos to all video sites for an even great reach. Adding your business to Yelp is also a great idea. It gets ranked high on Google which makes your job even easier. Make sure you also add your business profile to Google Local. That’s another free and easy way to get clients. As for off-line client-getting strategies, you can do any of the following: attend local charity events, speak at community events, do a lunch-and-learn at a local business, volunteer for a local charity, distribute door hangers, post flyers, add a graphic/banner to your car, and the list goes on and on. Once you get started, you’ll see how easy it is to do. Now that you know what you need to do, you just need to implement and the clients will come in on a regular basis.