OPEX coaches are life-long learners.
Programming specialty courses are designed to satiate that desire for knowledge. These courses are designed to give coaches the education they need to specialize in niche areas of program design while building on the fundamentals of the OPEX individual design methodology.
OPEX Programming Courses are designed for coaches of any level. Each course focuses on an individual program design specialty rooted in core OPEX program design principles.
OPEX Programming Courses are entirely digital courses hosted on our exclusive membership site. Learn theory and practical application through course videos, instructional guides, and avatar-based sample programming.
Once you sign up for the course you will have access to all course videos along and detailed notes in downloadable PDF form. You have access to the entire course for a lifetime allowing you to revisit the core concepts as needed.
Each course concludes with a quiz confirming your new knowledge and offering CEUs with several certification bodies including NSCA, NASM, ACSM, ISSA, CanFitPro, and more.
A practical course that teaches you how to build, coach, and program strength for any client.
Learn to coach and progress the big three lifts—the Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift—and support your client’s ultimate goal of developing strength for a lifetime.
Master programming for elite athletes with the most comprehensive course on competitive functional fitness to date. This course introduces principles, logic, and order to the sport.
Whether you’re a coach or an athlete, this course will teach you everything you need to know about the sport of competitive functional fitness. Most importantly, how to win at it.
A specialty course that teaches you to coach movement with purpose and bridges the gap from the academic model of human movement to the practice of coaching clients in the real world.
Learn a principle-based framework for observing, describing, assessing, understanding, and incorporating movement into a client’s fitness program.
“OPEX Programming Courses specialize in just that, programming for specific client goals. Whether you have a client who wants to build specific strength or movement capabilities, the programming specialty courses offer you the tools to help them achieve that unique goal. Each course offers specialty program design-focused coaching education rooted in the core OPEX program design principles.”
The OPEX Coaching Certificate Program (CCP) is OPEX’s flagship course that focuses on the five pillars of professional coaching: Business of Coaching, Consultation, Assessment, Program Design, and Nourishment.
Our certificate program will give you the knowledge to fully deliver the OPEX System of Coaching and ultimately, a successful fitness experience to your clients.
You will develop a deep understanding of the OPEX principles and then hone your craft through practical application, under the mentorship of OPEX founder and industry leading educator, James Fitzgerald. CCP is recommended for coaches looking for an all-encompassing coaching education to help them build a fulfilling career.
There is something so beneficial about being in the same room with your education instructors. Programming Workshops allow you to do just that!
These workshops will build confidence in your program design capabilities and teach you how to properly progress your clients and deliver results. You will work with an OPEX Instructor in a live setting to understand core programming principles and apply them directly into your designs.
Each two-day workshop will up-level your understanding of program design and your ability to effectively design programs for your clients.
Start with any course that interests you. There are no prerequisites for the programming courses.
Yes, each programming course is available through the OPEX Membership Site and will include video modules as well as downloadable notes. Preview courses in the OPEX Membership Site
Each course is unique and ranges from 15 to 50 video modules. We have designed each course to be completed in a self-paced fashion, each video module is between 3 and 20 minutes so that you can complete one topic at a time.
Yes, each course will have its own downloadable notes to use as a reference.
Live workshops are the best way to get live feedback on your designs and learn directly from an OPEX Coach. We have workshops for each programming course offered at different times throughout the year. Learn more about live workshops here. https://opexfit.com/program-design-workshops/
OPEX Programming Courses specialize in just that, programming. Each course offers specialty focused coaching education rooted in the core OPEX program design principles. The OPEX Coaching Certificate Program (CCP) is OPEX’s flagship digital course, that focuses on the five pillars of professional coaching: Business of Coaching, Consultation, Assessment, Program Design, and Nourishment. It’s our most comprehensive course and our certificate program. You will develop a deep understanding of the OPEX principles, and then hone your craft through practical application, under the mentorship of OPEX founder and industry leading educator, James Fitzgerald. CCP is recommended for coaches looking for an all-encompassing coaching education and to build a fulfilling career.
Yes, each course qualifies as CEUs with NASM, ISSA, NSCA, ACSM, and CanFitPro. Learn more on the page for each programming course.
OPEX Founder James FitzGerald oversees all OPEX Education and instructs several of the Programming Courses. OPEX Programming Course Instructors are OPEX CCP Coaches and experts in the programming specialty they instruct. OPEX Programming Course Instructors include:
OPEX COO, Carl Hardwick
OPEX Programming Movement Instructor, Whitney Reese
OPEX Programming Strength Instructor, Kevin Don
OPEX Programming Strength Instructor, Keegan Martin