This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 20.0

BOC Category A 9.75

NASM 1.9

CPTN 14.0

PTAG 20.0

NSCA 2.0

YMCA 20.0

BCRPA 20.0

ISSA 20.0

NFPT 2.0

KIPS 2.0

NETA 20.0

HFPA 20.0

NAFC 2.0

WITS 22.0

VBPT 9.75 - Type 1

JrFit: Youth Fitness Program

$199.00

New! Buy Your Own Textbooks!

JrFit™ Youth Fitness Program is the only youth fitness program approved by all major personal training certification organizations.

This course offers a highly effective plan for enabling young people to increase their health and fitness through well-researched, safe, effective and enjoyable programs of physical conditioning, sport-specific training and nutrition. 

Due to copyright dates, some of the textbooks for this program are no longer offered through Human Kinetics, but are readily available for purchase through other booksellers such as Amazon. We have searched for replacement titles for these books, but have not found any we like as much as those currently used. Though the copyrights are older, the information presented is still applicable in providing comprehensive guidance for working with this population.

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

Buy your own textbooks: $199

This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 20.0

BOC Category A 9.75

NASM 1.9

CPTN 14.0

PTAG 20.0

NSCA 2.0

YMCA 20.0

BCRPA 20.0

ISSA 20.0

NFPT 2.0

KIPS 2.0

NETA 20.0

HFPA 20.0

NAFC 2.0

WITS 22.0

Virginia Board of Physical Therapy 9.75 (Type 1)–Please check with your state board for approval as most physical therapy boards will reciprocate approval for continuing education. The American Academy of Health and Fitness (BOC AP#: P3645) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 9.75 Category A hours/CEUs. The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “American Academy of Health and Fitness” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from December 2017 – December 2020. Providership # 817430   If you purchase a program, you will receive emails with links to your workbook, test and  instructions. If you don’t see these emails after purchase, please check your spam folder for emails from the American Academy of Health and Fitness.

JrFit: Youth Fitness Program

$199.00

New! Buy Your Own Textbooks!

JrFit™ Youth Fitness Program is the only youth fitness program approved by all major personal training certification organizations.

This course offers a highly effective plan for enabling young people to increase their health and fitness through well-researched, safe, effective and enjoyable programs of physical conditioning, sport-specific training and nutrition. 

Due to copyright dates, some of the textbooks for this program are no longer offered through Human Kinetics, but are readily available for purchase through other booksellers such as Amazon. We have searched for replacement titles for these books, but have not found any we like as much as those currently used. Though the copyrights are older, the information presented is still applicable in providing comprehensive guidance for working with this population.

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

Buy your own textbooks: $199

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

Buy your own textbook: $199

Once you choose your format above, more information will be displayed about materials and access for that format. If you purchase a program, regardless of which format you purchase, you will receive emails with links to your workbook, test and instructions.

And, if your program includes an ebook, you will receive a separate email containing your keycode to access your ebook. In this case, the original email with access to your workbook and test will also include instructions for using your keycode to access your ebook.

If you don’t see these emails after purchase, please check your spam folder for emails from the American Academy of Health and Fitness.

This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 20.0

BOC Category A 9.75

NASM 1.9

CPTN 14.0

PTAG 20.0

NSCA 2.0

YMCA 20.0

BCRPA 20.0

ISSA 20.0

NFPT 2.0

KIPS 2.0

NETA 20.0

HFPA 20.0

NAFC 2.0

WITS 22.0

Virginia Board of Physical Therapy 9.75 (Type 1)–Please check with your state board for approval as most physical therapy boards will reciprocate approval for continuing education.

The American Academy of Health and Fitness (BOC AP#: P3645) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 9.75 Category A hours/CEUs.

The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “American Academy of Health and Fitness” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from December 2017 – December 2020. Providership # 817430

 

If you purchase a program, you will receive emails with links to your workbook, test and  instructions. If you don’t see these emails after purchase, please check your spam folder for emails from the American Academy of Health and Fitness.

Description

JrFit™ Youth Fitness home study continuing education course provides advanced training for experienced, certified health and fitness professionals who wish to safely and successfully work with youth. 

In this course, compelling reasons and comprehensive information are presented for reversing the pervasive problem of youth inactivity and the growing epidemic of childhood obesity.

This course offers a highly effective plan for enabling young people to increase their health and fitness through well-researched, safe, effective and enjoyable programs of physical conditioning, sport-specific training and nutrition. 

These practical recommendations include guidelines for sensible strength training and healthy eating for ages 7 to 18.

Certified health and fitness professionals holding more than one certification may obtain CECs/CEUS for all approved certification organizations (see list above) for which they need continuing education at no additional cost.

Additional information: 

You will provide the three textbooks:

Note: It is a good idea to check the pricing and availability of your textbooks prior to purchasing the CEC program. 

Due to copyright dates, some of the textbooks for this program are no longer offered through Human Kinetics, but are readily available for purchase through other booksellers such as Amazon. We have searched for replacement titles for these books, but have not found any we like as much as those currently used. Though the copyrights are older, the information presented is still applicable in providing comprehensive guidance for working with this population.

Book title: Youth Strength Training
ISBN-10: 0736067922
ISBN-13: 978-0736067928

Book title: Athletic Fitness for Kids
ISBN-10: 0736062424
ISBN-13: 978-0736062428

Book title: FUEL for YOUNG ATHLETES
ISBN-10: 0736046526
ISBN-13: 978-0736046527

This ISBN/barcode number lets you verify that you’re getting exactly the right version or edition of a book.

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Course Objectives

Upon succesfully completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Overall objective: To instruct already certified and experienced fitness professionals so they are able to build upon their existing knowledge and skill to safely and effectively work with the youth population and help reverse the trend of over fat, under fit, inactive youth and adults. More specifically the trainer should be able to:
  • Demonstrate how to guide youth in developing a functional musculoskeletal system.
  • Develop and implement safe and effective program prescriptions; correct training techniques and form; and injury prevention for youth.
  • Select appropriate equipment and develop exercises for entire body essential movements; including flexibility, coordination, balance, stamina, strength, speed and agility.
  • Conduct sports specific training/activities; including power, jumping, striking and endurance.
  • Identify with what motivates youth and create an age friendly environment.
  • Summarize dietary needs for muscle development, weight gain or loss, strength, endurance and sports specific nutrition.

Course Features

Buy your own textbook

This is the only available option and includes:

  • Online test
  • Workbook in PDF format
  • No time limit for completion

You provide the three textbooks:

  1. Youth Strength Training by Faigenbaum and Westcott
  2. Athletic Fitness for Kids by Lancaster and Teodorescu
  3. FUEL for YOUNG ATHLETES by Litt

Note: It is a good idea to check the pricing and availability of your textbooks prior to purchasing the CEC program. 

 

Information for books that are needed for this course

Information for the three textbooks:

Book title: Youth Strength Training
ISBN-10: 0736067922
ISBN-13: 978-0736067928

Book title: Athletic Fitness for Kids
ISBN-10: 0736062424
ISBN-13: 978-0736062428

Book title: FUEL for YOUNG ATHLETES
ISBN-10: 0736046526
ISBN-13: 978-0736046527

This ISBN/barcode number lets you verify that you’re getting exactly the right version or edition of a book.

Immediate Access

Workbook and online test access available for immediate access and/or download after purchasing.
[Textbooks must be purchased separately via Amazon or another book retailer]

Course overview

Covering youth strength training, athletic fitness, nutrition and much more.

Online test

Immediate results. Two free retakes. Print your own certificate.

Table of Contents

Introduction
JrFit™ Course Objectives
Order of Curriculum

Part 1 – Youth Strength Training
Introduction: Youth Strength Training
Chapter 1: Ready to Train
Chapter 2: Program Prescription
Chapter 3: Exercise Technique and Training Procedures
Chapter 4: Free Weights
Chapter 5: Weight Machines
Chapter 6: Elastic Bands and Medicine Balls
Chapter 7: Body Weight Training
Chapter 8: General Preparation
Chapter 9: Basic Strength and Power for Ages 7 to 10
Chapter 10: Intermediate Strength and Power for Ages 11 to 14
Chapter 11: Advanced Strength and Power for Ages 15 to 18
Chapter 12: Sport-Specific Strength and Power for Young Athletes
Chapter 13: Periodization and Recovery
Chapter 14: Eating For Strength

 

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I like the format of AAHF program materials. I found the workbook and quizzes supplied very helpful to learn the material and prepare for the test. Thank you!

Dennis Horton
NSCA (CSCS)

My AAHF program was straight forward, concise, and relative.

Jennifer Fleming
NASM

My AAHF course was comprehensive and well laid-out. It was also very succinct, easy to study for and very useful in day-to-day client programming.

Sharon Wortham
NASM, ISSA

I am very happy with each of the four home study CEC courses I have taken from AAHF and will be back for more!

Peter Ronai
NASM, ACSM, NSCA