Program Design Courses

Digital Courses To Help You Master Fitness Program Design

program design expertise

Gain Program
Design Expertise

build coaching talent

Build Specialty
Coaching Talent

deliver better results

Deliver Better Results
For Your Clients

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

Why Take An OPEX Programming Course

  • Do you struggle with knowing what to program for your clients?
  • Do you question if you have the skills required to program for your diverse clientele?
  • Do you want to develop specialty programming skills?
  • Do you want to decipher fitness truths from trends?
  • Do you want an education of evidence-based principles?

The Digital Course Experience

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.

STUDY AT YOUR OWN PACE

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.

Earn CEUs

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.

Continuing Education Units

  • NASM Certified
  • ISSA Certified
  • NSCA Certified
  • Canfitpro Certified
  • OPEX ACSM Certified

Available Programming Courses

Programming: Principles

An introduction to quality assessment and program design that will build your coaching competency by teaching you the proven principles of fitness program design.

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Programming: Strength

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.

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Programming: Mixed Modal Athletes

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.

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Programming: Airbike

Learn to assess and program Energy System Training on the AirBike, including the alactic, lactic, and aerobic energy systems. See sample progressions for the AirBike alone, as well as in mixed modal settings.

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OPEX Movement Course Coming Soon

Programming: Movement

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.

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What Sets OPEX Program Design Apart From The Rest?

  • Thousands of coaches educated to date
  • Evidence-based principles
  • Millions of fitness programs written, dissected, and improved
  • Olympic and Games level athletes developed
  • Countless coaches programming with intent and efficiency
What Sets OPEX Program Design Apart From The Rest?

How do the Programming Courses differ from OPEX CCP?

“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.”

CARL HARDWICK
OPEX COO

OPEX CCP

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.

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Programming Live Workshops

Live Workshops

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.

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Programming Live Workshops
Programming Live Workshops

Live Workshops

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.

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