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Practical Fitness Testing

CPDs : 4

Want to understand fitness testing and how to apply it in your coaching? The Practical Fitness Testing course uses the latest research in this field so you can apply it to develop easy-to-follow practical skills. You’ll learn how to minimise common testing errors by understanding the science related to the component of fitness that is being tested.

Suggested Pre-requisite:

  • CIMSPA: L2 Gym / Group Ex

Aims and objectives of course:

  • Investigate a variety of static and dynamic health and fitness tests for apparently healthy populations.
  • Understand the underpinning knowledge related to the component of fitness being tested.
  • Identify errors associated with common health and fitness tests.
  • Learn how to minimise common errors using established protocols.
  • Learn how to analyse test results in relation to published data.

Author Bio

  • Morc Coulson

    Morc Coulson has been a Senior lecturer in Health-related physiology at the University of Sunderland for over 20 years. As ex-military Morc went on to complete an undergraduate degree in Physics in Newcastle and then Masters degrees in Sport and Exercise Sciences and Exercise Physiology at Leeds. He was Chair of the CPD endorsement panel for the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) for many years and is a Level 4 Specialist CPD course evaluator. He is the author of many books, including: The Fitness Instructor’s Handbook, The Complete guide to Personal Training, The Complete Guide to Teaching Exercise to Special Populations and Practical Fitness Testing. Morc is also a regular presenter at Health and Fitness conferences around the UK and a regular contributor to T.V., radio, magazine and newspaper articles. Morc has also co-published several research articles with his latest an investigation into injury prevalence in the Armed Police Force. Morc is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.