Coaching Certificate Program (CCP)
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Hear what other coaches say about the OPEX CCP course
I chose the OPEX CCP program because I know people who were are involved in the community and I shared the belief that there is always more to learn about fitness. The claim that excellence in this field demands never ending test or a really resonated with me. I was getting coaching and I really valued the process, I wanted to learn provide that insight to others.
Having always kept an eye on the Big Dawg Blog, I returned there every so often KNOWING I wanted to learn from James and his team. I had a list of 5 year goals, and one of them was to be OPEX (OPT at the time) certified. I teased myself in 2012 by going to an athlete camp where James demonstrated his knowledge on Aerobic based training for mixed modalities. This was the tipping point.
Since starting the journey, I became a Level 1 Associate Coach in February 2016! One of my proudest days. My future goals are to continue refining my assessment process with new clients and continue to work with clients 1:1 as well as in a group setting to grow my knowledge and experience of program design. I think this will be a continuous goal for me over my tenure in this industry.
So How Does CCP Work?
You will be enrolled with other like-minded coaches seeking to improve themselves. Throughout the 12 month program, you will be mentored by James Fitzgerald where you’ll have access to him via email, web forums, and video webinars.
2. Online Modules
Every 2 months, you’ll work through each of the modules in the CCP Program (Consultation, Assessment, Program Design, Nutrition, and Business Systems).The first month of each new module is theory focused while the second month is practical implementation focused.
Once per month, you’ll gather with the rest of the coaches in your cohort and James Fitzgerald. You will review and discuss that month’s module theory, and you’ll discuss how to apply the module’s principles into your real-world coaching practice. Come with questions, and be ready to engage.
At the end of each module, you’ll complete a quiz. The quiz questions will test your for retention and understanding of the material presented in the specific module.Once you pass the quiz, you’ll continue to the next CCP module.
5. Final Project
The final project is an accumulation of all of the practical applications of the modules. James Fitzgerald, himself, reviews and provides feedback on your Final Project.If approved by James, you’ll be awarded the CCP Level 1 Associate Coach designation, and you’ll be eligible to be a fully licensed OPEX Gym!
6. Part of the OPEX family
Now that you have your new CCP skills, it’s time to keep learning. Experiment and don’t be afraid to fail, and don’t forget to ask questions. You are now part of a 2,000-strong community of coaches!!