Core Competencies

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Operationally define what a fitness behavior trainer is in layman terms

  • Conduct a functional movement assessment and a Fitness FAST assessment

  • Identify and properly correct poor exercise form using behavior analytic strategies

  • Define the limitations and scope of practice of a BACB certification holder (BCBA, BCaBA, RBT) providing personal or group fitness trainer

  • Create a behavior analytic fitness training program

  • Visually display behavioral coaching competencies through recorded segments of a training session (for Fitness Certificate seekers)

  • Successfully pass 20 question written quiz (for Fitness Certificate seekers only)

Course Curriculum

Take your training to the next level

  • Week 1: Assessments

    There is more to offer than just functional movement assessments. Students will explore the use of custom made FBAs and FAST assessments, along with psychological questionnaires.

  • Week 2: Focused Training

    Class instructors will break down the steps to completing and implementing individual and group training plans. This lecture will focus on creating behavioral objectives with the client, training skill acquisition in exercise performance, descriptive feedback, and data collection.

  • Week 3: Post Workout Behavior Coaching

    There are many moving parts that go into post-workout recovery routines that can derail any well-organized training plan. Students will learn through observation and data analysis how to identify environmental variables and other competing contingencies leading to possible barriers. We will look at evidence based treatment packages for various case studies.

  • Week 4: Ethical Considerations of Practice within Fitness Training

    A lively discussion on ethical fitness training practices and how it looks for the ABA professional.

  • Week 5: Fitness, Diversity, and Inclusion Guest Speaker Michaela Brown, CPT, CGFI, CBI

    We talk shop with Michaela Brown, the General Manager of VIDA Fitness-Logan Circle, one of the largest fitness boutiques in Washington, DC, and the owner of Mi Fitness. Ms. Brown will discuss with students a range of provocative topics, including career development, mentorship, and diversity and inclusion.

  • Week 6: Keep Moving, Keep Recording,Keep Fit Guest Speaker Dr. Nicholas Green, Ph.D., BCBA

    You know him, you love him, and you probably follow him on social media. We are proud to have Dr. Nick Green, founder of BehaviorFit to come in to drop a little behavior science on us. We cannot wait!

Meet Your Instructor & Guest Speakers

Learning from the field's best

TeamABA Wellness Staff Certified Fitness Trainers & Fitness Behavior Trainers

TeamABA Wellness' Finest

TeamABA Wellness, the health, fitness, and nutrition division of TeamABA, is comprised of some of the most talented certified trainers in the country. Our trainers possess a collective wealth of training in barre, TRX, HIIT, CrossFit, and yoga that is perfectly blended with their training in behavior analysis.

Michaela Brown, CPT, CGFI, CBI

General Manager, VIDA-Logan Circle & Owner, Mi Fitness

For Michaela Brown, an inside-out approach to fitness is the key to happiness. With a few added doses of creativity and a lot of energy, this New York City native has inspired many to live a more health centric lifestyle revolving around diet, exercise, and self-love. Michaela graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Government, minoring in Japanese and Inter-Arts and was the first African American to play Field Hockey Georgetown. As a captain, she led her team to the NCAA postseason twice and a national ranking. Michaela holds certifications as a personal trainer from NASM-CPT, AFAA, and is a certified Barre Instructor, Advanced Bodypump Instructor, Pro Skills ZUMBA Instructor, and TRX. She stays busy as the General Manager at VIDA-Logan Circle, one of the largest fitness boutiques in Washington, DC, and the owner of Mi Fitness, an internet based fitness company.

Dr. Nicholas Green, Ph.D., BCBA

Behavior Scientist, Fitness Behavior Guru

Dr. Nick Green, PhD, BCBA founded BehaviorFit in Fall 2015. As a PhD student, he founded this behavior analytic consulting firm to include consulting services, continuing education courses, and educational resources to help others achieve their health and fitness goals. He started with a blog, but it grew to include workshops and expert coaching and consulting. Nick recognized that there were gaps in various fields (behavior analysis, physical activity, and obesity to name a few…), yet each could benefit one another. BehaviorFit expanded its services to address these gaps to communicate the essentials of physical activity, fitness, and basic health needs from each area. He loves functional fitness, taking midday walks with his dog Pete, and wrestling with his son Ogden.

Course Details

You have questions, TeamABA University has the answers

  • The course is 6 consecutive weeks, starting Monday, January 16, 2023, and ending Monday, February 20, 2023.

  • Live lectures on the course material will be held every Monday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST. Lectures will be recorded for view at anytime in the student portal. There is no requirement to attend the live lectures.

  • There will be 15 total BACB© CEUs: (2) Supervision, (1.5) Ethics, and (11.5) Learning; upon completion of the course, without final competency testing

  • Students will have the option of completing the full course certificate requirements by: (1) demonstrating core competency through supervisor observation and (2) successfully passing a 20-question exam. There is no requirement to seek the TeamABA Sports Coaching Certificate. Upon navigating the course and turning in weekly exercises, students will receive the CEU Certificate.

  • There are two options to register for the course: (1) Early Bird Registration is $499.00: (2) An installment plan of 2 payments of $299.50 with the final installment due by January 12, 2023. Early Bird Registration ends December 16, 2022, or at the maximum capacity of 20 students. Regular price and installment plan price $599.00

  • Full refunds are available from the time of registration to the end of the first week of class, Monday, January 23, 2023.

  • The first 10 registrants will receive an official TeamABA Performance Coaching Shirt (illustrated below).

Register Today Early Bird Registration Ends December 16th

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