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    Activity Director
    $3,995.00

    Activity Directors plan, implement, and evaluate activities for nursing home residents. They design programs to encourage socialization, provide entertainment, relaxation, and fulfillment, and improve daily living skills. There are many types of facilities where Activity Directors work. Activity Directors can work in long-term care facilities, assisted living communities or adult day care programs. This training program introduces you to gerontology in a compassionate way that helps you understand seniors and know how to work with them. This program combines sound academics with an empathetic view of the lives of older people.

    This course provides an overview of the human anatomy and physiology, kinesiology and pathology, expanding your understanding of the human body as a health care professional, and improving how you can communicate to clients about their bodies and their needs. The course also covers selected major pathologies, including disease definitions and causes, signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and possible treatments. The course teaches basic kinesiology principles as they apply to musculoskeletal anatomy and neuromuscular physiology, emphasizing practical applications for hands-on practice, biomechanics applications for activities of daily living, and whole-body patterns in posture and gait.

    The certificate program is designed to supply essential education integrating exercise science curriculum and practical training techniques into a systematic model that teaches students to progress their clients through different training levels and phases. Students will be prepared for careers working at medically-based fitness facilities, community wellness programs, personal training studios, physical therapy clinics, corporate fitness centers, YMCA’s/JCC’s, and private and commercial health clubs. This course provides an introduction to the profession along with coverage of exercise physiology, biomechanics, anatomy, motor learning, and nutrition.

    An EKG technician is trained to measure a patient’s heart performance. Using specialized equipment, the EKG technician records and then provides those measurements to the patient’s physician. Healthcare services are growing every year, and with the aging baby boomer generation, it is estimated that an additional 20% more certified EKG technicians will be needed in the next 3 years. Highly sought after for hospitals, clinics, and doctor’s offices, the EKG technician skills are even more desired when combined with Phlebotomy or Medical Assistant training, which opens up exciting career paths. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median income for EKG technicians in 2017 was $55,270.

    This program covers exercise physiology, biomechanics, anatomy, motor learning, and nutrition. In this program students will learn how to establish goals for clients and assess strength, flexibility, and risk as well as develop resistance, cardiorespiratory and flexibility training programs. Learn to be a Personal Trainer and change people’s lives! This program prepares you to take the ACSM's certification exam. It elaborates on all major aspects of preventative rehabilitation and fitness programs. We provide students with the information necessary to address the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) set forth by ACSM. The contributions of experts in the field are featured, showcasing their expertise in physiology, kinesiology, fitness, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, and epidemiology.

    The National Posture Institute’s Online Certified Goniometry Specialist (CGS) Certificate Program is designed for personal trainers, group exercise instructors (Aerobic/Strength/TRX/Pilates/Yoga etc.), athletic trainers, allied medical professionals (physical therapists/chiropractors) interested in learning a detailed process to assess their clients/patients joint and muscular range of motion (ROM) using a Goniometer. The program will teach you how to analyze and assess an individual utilizing a goniometer as a measuring, evaluation, and assessment tool. Whether you are a fitness/health professional or a college student taking an assessment or kinesiology course; learn how to perform and conduct goniometry assessments.

    Our Certified Mental Health Technician program provides a solid background in mental health so you can work comfortably with clients who exhibit both effective and manipulative behaviors. A variety of therapies and treatments are explored to assist in dealing with psychological or psycho social problems, such as substance use conditions, medical illnesses, developmental delays and disabilities, and social stress such as poverty, domestic violence, and homelessness. In the same way that psychology offers important insights in terms of human behavior and experience, so does the sub-field called abnormal psychology. Our Abnormal Psychology module will introduce psychopathology and changing views of mental illness.

    Our Certified Nutrition and Fitness Coach program provides all the information you need to coach others to their optimal health. This comprehensive guide will show you all the aspects of health and wellness and how they can be applied to unique individuals. Learn current, practical information and tips on health and fitness topics, from nutrition and stress management, to flexibility and strength. Each individual is responsible for their own personal health, but first they must be given proper information. As a Fitness & Nutrition Coach you will be able to provide people with information they can use to improve their quality of life. Students will also learn about developing a successful coaching business, marketing your practice, and growing profit.

    Our Certified Nutritional Coach program is designed to meet the growing demand for professionals with knowledge and skills on selecting the best functional nutrients and super foods. This comprehensive program provides an in-depth examination of contemporary nutrition topics designed to inform individuals about the latest research on eating super foods, organically, and genetically modified foods. Additional topics include shopping for functional foods successfully, environmental nutrition issues, and educating you on eating earth-friendly food sources. This program will also explore the coaching profession which continues to evolve as a skill set and communication form.

    Ophthalmic Assistants play a vital role in eye care. They perform ophthalmic procedures under the direction or supervision of a physician. An ophthalmic allied health professional assists the ophthalmologist by collecting data, administering tests and treatments, and supervising patients. This program provides all the practical information you need to complete your day-to-day tasks as an Ophthalmic Assistant. You will learn detailed information on paramedical training, ophthalmic technology, and efficient office management. This program also covers the anatomy, physiology, optics, pharmacology, and microbiology of the eye. This program includes training in medical administrative assistant that will give you an edge in the career market.

    This program provides an introduction to the profession along with coverage of exercise physiology, biomechanics, anatomy, motor learning, and nutrition. In this program students will learn how to establish goals for clients and assess strength, flexibility, and risk as well as develop resistance, cardiorespiratory and flexibility training programs. Learn to be a Personal Trainer and change people’s lives! It elaborates on all major aspects of preventative rehabilitation and fitness programs. We provide students with the information necessary to address the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to be a fitness trainer. The contributions of experts in the field are featured, showcasing their expertise in physiology, kinesiology, fitness, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, and epidemiology.

    Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist to dispense prescription medications. Pharmacy Technicians usually work in a hospital pharmacy or a retail pharmacy, but can also work in laboratories. Pharmacy Technicians are in high demand due to the constant development of new drugs, and an aging population that requires more and more of these drugs. Becoming a certified pharmacy technician can be the first step toward a career as a pharmacist, nursing assistant or other medical professional. Recent studies show that the average starting wage is $12.62 per hour, but this varies greatly by location. 2015-2016 studies show the median income is $32,000 per year (ranging from entry-level $26,000 per year, to $39,000 with years of experience).