This online course is designed to train Program Leaders to lead StrongPeopleTM Strong Bodies programs in their communities. The course will cover background on the benefits of physical activity and strength training, the research behind the StrongPeople programs, and details on how to start, promote, run and evaluate a program. A Completion Certificate is required in order to begin teaching a program, and Leaders are required to initiate at least one program in their community within one year of completion.
Qualifications: Please thoroughly read the description of eligibility, experience, and credentials from the Becoming a Strong Bodies Program Leader page before purchasing this training course. Leaders are required to have been currently lifting weights for 4 weeks before starting this training, and for at least 6 weeks before teaching a StrongPeopleTM Strong Bodies program. You must also have a current CPR certification and we recommend certification from a reputable health and fitness organization. This training ONLY certifies you to teach participants, not other leaders, and the program should ONLY be offered in nonprofit settings.
Additional notes: This course will take approximately 2-3 hours to complete. Access to the course and materials expire after 6 months from enrollment, so the course must be completed before then. The course is made up of video presentations and quizzes and a final exam. You will have one, 3-hour attempt on the final exam and you must get a 90% score to pass. Additional attempts at the final exam can be purchased at an additional cost. The costs of the course also include one hard copy of the Leader Toolkit and one hard copy of the Participant Guide for those who pass the course. These resources will be shipped out after the Training Certificate is awarded (please allow 10-14 days for delivery).
Fidelity Checks: Live one-on-one exercise form fidelity review and feedback sessions are also available by request for Leaders completing online training. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org about pricing and scheduling.
This course is also available in Spanish.