Course Selection

  • Experience: Foundations of OPT CCP

    The OPT experience course was designed to give people an introduction into the OPT business. James provides an overview of the coaching certification course, the different facets of our business, the values and concerns of OPT, and provides some clinical pearls which allows people of all levels to increase their knowledge. The course is designed for everyone, including advanced level coaches looking to evaluate the CCP program before making the investment, to the athlete looking to gain a little more insight into their training program. There are no prerequisite levels of knowledge to take this course.

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  • OPT CCP Assessment

    The assessment level 1 module is the prerequisite to the program design level 1 module in the OPT CCP modules. In the assessment module, you will learn the importance of client assessment and data; which includes how and why to screen and assess clients or athletes through the use of the OPT Summation Scoring System. Additionally, participants will learn to use standards and norms for structural balance and work capacity testing, which will aid in determining the appropriate way to analyze a client for future planning, programming and periodization which will facilitate long term athletic development.

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  • OPT CCP Program Design

    Upon completion of the level 1 assessment module, the program design module will detail how the data obtained from the assessment can be used to plan and design safe and effective training programs based on individual and specific client needs. Upon completion of the module, participants will have a thorough understanding of energy systems, and be able to coalesce them into a program, have knowledge of different training tools to prescribe skill based versus intensity based training sessions, and understand the science behind reps, sets, tempo and rest. Planning, prioritizing, and periodizing are the three major concepts we teach that will upgrade a randomized training program and allow the participant to coach with true progression.

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  • OPT CCP Nutrition

    The Level 1 Nutrition Module will provide both the science and application components that coaches need to help clients make nutritional changes. The module begins with the updated Science of Nutrition with Mat Lalonde–who discusses the latest scientific research as it relates to food prescription. James then identifies his three Phases of nutritional compliance–and provides tools for determining clients’ current phase and tips for progressing. This module starts with the basics principals and ends with nutritional needs for special populations.

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  • OPT CCP Business Systems

    Becoming a great coach and running a successful business are two separate skill sets. If you truly want to make an impact on the world with fitness, then learning how to own and operate a business that can serve a large number of people is a requirement for success. In this module you will learn about the fundamental marketing, sales, management, finance, operation systems, environment and networks required for business success.

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