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  Personal Trainer Certification Exam This is a printed copy of the online exam.This copy is only intended for yourpersonal records. This printed copy of theonline exam will not be accepted by theISSA for grading. If you wish to submit a paper version ofthe exam, please call us or download the Final Exam from the Downloads sectionof your course. Section 5: Case Study This part of your examination is worth 160 points and consists of 2 Case Study questions Case Study Please note the following when constructing your Case Studies: PDF files, Images, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Illustrator and Apple's Pages will NOT paste into the textbox.We recommend using a word processor such as Microsoft Word, Google Docs,Text Edit or Word Pad.Not all formatting will paste correctly into the textbox therefore we recommendthat you do not spend too much time on the formatting of your answer. Please note : You will need to use the following keyboard shortcuts to Copy andPaste your work. Windows : Ctrl + C (Copy) and Ctrl + V (Paste) Mac : Cmd + C(Copy) and Cmd + V (Paste)If you have any questions on how to construct your answer please check ourSample Exam Answers page or contact our Educational Support Team.  Instructions:This section of your final exam provides you with an opportunity to apply all of theinformation you have learned throughout the course to the work that you will be doing as acertified professional.You will be presented with two client profiles, and will be asked to design a 12-weekperiodized program for each client. In addition to describing the logistics of the program, you  will also be asked to explain why you have designed the program the way that you have.Approach these clients as you would approach a real-life situation. Your client should be ableto take your program and put it into practice without having to contact you for explanation ofwhat to do or why to do it.Before you finalize your submission, make sure your program passes the following tests:1. Is the training program that you are designing appropriate, safe, and effective for theclient, given the client's physical abilities and primary goals?2. Could you defend your program from a legal standpoint? Who would be held liable if yourclient was injured during training because of either lifting too much weight or exceeding acertain heart rate?3. Is your program justifiable from a business standpoint? Are you professional with yourcurrent clients? Would they refer their friends, family, or colleagues to you based on theguidance that you provide in your program design?4. Imagine that YOU are the paying client. Would you feel that your money was well spent ifyou were handed the training program/dietary recommendations? Case Study 1 Calculations: Calculate the client's target heart rate using the Karvonen formula.Training Program: Design a full 12-week periodized training program for the client describedin the Client Profile. Be very specific as you design the training program. This is anopportunity for you to demonstrate your full comprehension of the information and conceptsdiscussed throughout the course. List the types of exercise, duration, sets, reps, restintervals, and so on.Include the following in your case study submission:A description of your professional responsibilities as discussed in the stages ofthe drawing-in process (Unit 12)Discussion of any fitness tests, methods of evaluation, and data collection usedto assess and evaluate the client's needsSpecific conditions that you have identified in the client profileA fully detailed 12-week comprehensive and periodized training programincluding specific exercises, sets, repetitions, suggested rest times, etc. Use anintegrated approach in your program recommendations.Specific and detailed nutritional strategies and an explanation as to how thestrategies will assist the client in meeting energy needsExplanation for your chosen assessment, programming, and nutritionalrecommendations. (Be sure to reference course concepts whendiscussing rationale for your recommendations.Keep in mind that a client should be able to take your program and put it into practicewithout having to contact you to clarify what you intended by your recommendations or toexplain parts of your program.Don't forget your explanation for WHY you listed and recommended what you did. Referencethe concepts and theories covered in the course. Be sure to address why the program andexercises recommended are appropriate for the specific client given the client's history,current abilities, and intended goal(s). For example: if you are developing a program for abeginner client without any resistance training experience, explain how your programaddresses the lack of experience, initial need for foundational development, process bywhich you would safely progress the client, etc. Tying your program to course concepts is acritical component of your case study.  Review the Client Profile below. Client Profile: Jamie Summers  Age: 53Gender: FemaleResting Heart Rate: 90 bpmHeight: 5'5 Weight: 165 lbBody Fat Percentage: 35%Background and Goals: Jamie is a working mother of three teenagers. She has not beenconsistently active for many years. She was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure,which is likely caused by her high-stress corporate job and physical inactivity. She also hasan affinity for processed and sugary foods. Jamie was recently told by her doctor that sheneeds to start exercising, eating better, and just simply taking better care of herself or elseshe is on her way to additional health problems. Jamie will be attending her oldestdaughter's high school graduation in three months and wants to use the event as a goal datein which to make significant progress in her health. Case Study 2 Calculations: Calculate the client's target heart rate using the Karvonen formula.Training Program: Design a full 12-week periodized training program for the client describedin the Client Profile. Be very specific as you design the training program. This is anopportunity for you to demonstrate your full comprehension of the information and conceptsdiscussed throughout the course. List the types of exercise, duration, sets, reps, restintervals, and so on. My clients name is Jamie Summers. She’s a 53 year old working mother of three teenagers. She has not been consistently active for many years. Her goal is to start exercising, eating better, and just simply taking better care of herself or else she’s on her way to additional health problems. She’ll be attending her oldest daughter’s high school graduation in 3 months and wants to use that event as a goal date in which to make significant progress in her health gave Jamie a questionnaire to find out more about her, to properly develop a fitness program and to make sure there are no ailments holding her back from performing. She was diagnosed whit high blood pressure, which is likely caused from her high stress job and physical inactivity. She has an affinity for processed and sugary foods. Now that we are done with the first part of the questionnaire, now we move on to the physical assessment. First we will do an assessment for cardiovascular endurance, using the step test to evaluate. Next is the assessment for muscular endurance, which includes push-ups for upper body strength, and sit ups for all around core strength. Last is assessment for flexibility, which will evaluate clients range of motion as well as flexibility. These assessments will let me determine where my client is, according to charts and percentages, to help create proper program. Karvonen formulaParagraph                Words: 629   Include the following in your case study submission:A description of your professional responsibilities as discussed in the stages ofthe drawing-in process (Unit 12)Discussion of any fitness tests, methods of evaluation, and data collection usedto assess and evaluate the client's needsSpecific conditions that you have identified in the client profileA fully detailed 12-week comprehensive and periodized training programincluding specific exercises, sets, repetitions, suggested rest times, etc. Use anintegrated approach in your program recommendations.Specific and detailed nutritional strategies and an explanation as to how thestrategies will assist the client in meeting energy needsExplanation for your chosen assessment, programming, and nutritionalrecommendations. (Be sure to reference course concepts whendiscussing rationale for your recommendations.Keep in mind that a client should be able to take your program and put it into practicewithout having to contact you to clarify what you intended by your recommendations or toexplain parts of your program.Don't forget your explanation for WHY you listed and recommended what you did. Referencethe concepts and theories covered in the course. Be sure to address why the program andexercises recommended are appropriate for the specific client given the client's history,current abilities, and intended goal(s). For example: if you are developing a program for abeginner client without any resistance training experience, explain how your programaddresses the lack of experience, initial need for foundational development, process bywhich you would safely progress the client, etc. Tying your program to course concepts is acritical component of your case study.  Review the Client Profile below. Client Profile: Diana PrinceAge: 37Gender: FemaleResting Heart Rate: 75 bpmHeight: 5'5 Weight: 165 lbBody Fat Percentage: 31%Background and Goals: Diana is a 37-year-old mother of two children. She used to exercisefairly consistently (mostly jogging and light aerobic activities) before having kids. Ever sinceshe had her first child 9 years ago, she has not been very active. Diana has her 20-year highschool reunion coming up in 3 months (12 weeks). She would like to look and feel her bestand is eager and willing to spend the next 12 weeks doing what she can to change her body. Paragraph              
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