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Study our level 5 unit certificate in introduction to psychology and get reps points
Introduction to Psychology Course Details

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Introduction to psychology

This unit certificate forms part of the full Level 5 Certificate in Life Coaching.

Being able to programme for your personal training clients is only a very small part of being a personal trainer. We must be able to get our clients results. While this can certainly be done through programming, getting clients to adhere to their programmes can be one of our greatest challenges.

Understanding the psychology of your client i.e. how their mind works, will greatly increase your effectiveness as a personal trainer. The best personal trainers are those who have a great understanding of how people think and then use that knowledge to assist motivate clients to workout and achieve their goals.

If you want to be a great personal trainer, then having a good understanding of psychology is essential. This Introduction to Psychology course is for you.

Who is this introduction to psychology course suitable for?

The certificate in introduction to psychology course is ideal for qualified personal trainers who are currently working in the industry and wish to enhance their skill set and gain a better understanding of how to motivate clients using psychology

What are the pre requisites for this course?

You must hold the following qualifications to do this course:-

How will I study this course?

This is a distance study course, therefore you can start studying immediately by working through the online theory content on our website or using our mobile app*. You then complete a portfolio consisting of a number of different assignments. You submit your portfolio for marking once it is complete.
*Apple i0S and Android devices only.

How many days do I need to attend to complete this course?

There is no attendance required. This is a distance study course and you therefore complete the online material in your own time, at your own pace in the comfort of your own home.
Remember you are never alone. Our team of qualified tutors are only an email or phone call away. You are also welcome to drop into our head office at any time to discuss your study with a tutor.

Is this course recognised?

Yes it is! This course is endorsed by SkillsActive and you obtain 16 CPD points towards your Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) re-registration.

How do I pay for my course?

You may pay for the course in full by PayPal, credit or debit card either over the phone, online or in person. We also accept cash, cheques and bank transfers. As this is a short course, there is no payment plan available.
Please contact a careers advisor for information.

What support do I get?

FIE has a dedicated team of tutors whose sole purpose is to assist you through your studies. You may contact our tutors via phone, email or through the online and mobile help desk.

In addition, we run daily eClasses where you log into our free web conferencing software and interact with other students as a qualified tutor takes you through a guided learning session with PowerPoint presentations, videos, animations, quizzes and discussion groups. These sessions are scheduled on a variety of the core subjects every week. Click here to view the eClass timetable.

We encourage you to join our Facebook community where you may also meet fellow students and participate in our daily quizzes, all aimed to help you learn more about fitness and this fast growing industry.

As you work through your course, you may be required to submit assignments or portfolios and participate in practical assessments. To further assist you, we offer a feedback service where you may submit your work or send in a video prior to your assessment. A qualified assessor will review your work and give you detailed feedback on both areas where you have done well and on where improvement is required.

Remember, our team is here to help, all you need to do is ask.

Why choose Fitness Industry Education?

Click here to read some testimonials and watch video interviews from some of our past students.

Everyone at Fitness Industry Education (FIE) understands that your time is valuable and we have therefore structured all our courses in such a way that allows you to fit your study around your lifestyle and current commitments. With many courses being offered in a variety of formats, there will be the study option perfect for you.

To further enhance the flexibility of our courses, you may study from anywhere with an internet connection by using our mobile app*.

FIE has been delivering fitness qualifications and training for over 15 years. The quality of our training is assured with center accreditation through Central YMCA Qualifications, Skills Active and the Register of Exercise Professionals.

Read more about the benefits of studying with FIE on our FAQ's page.

* Apple iOS and Android devices only.

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Register of Exercise Professionals Central YMCA Qualifications UK Active formerly the Fitness Industry Association European Health & Fitness Association National Register of Personal Trainers Institute of Leadership & Management We are able to provide training using Enhanced Learning Credits

Introduction to Psychology Course Price

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Nature and Scope of Psychology

Neurological Basis of Behaviour

Environmental Effects on Behaviour

Consciousness and Perception


Psychological Development

Needs, Drives and Motivation

16 CPD Points