Darby Training Systems (DTS)
Level 1 Certification
The goal of the DTS Level 1 Certification is to educate personal trainers on how to use the DTS 7 Step System to improve client outcomes by developing a training methodology that is practical and can be used immediately. This course gives you practical skills and maps out exact action steps from assessment to program design.
Upon completing this certification you will have practiced, practiced and practiced. The volume of practice ensures that you are completely confident in how to apply the system. Confidence and practical skills are the keys to success in the personal training business.
Topics covered in this course are:
• Engaging the client from the initial assessment, right through a full year of training
• How to identify movement imbalances
• How to prioritize training to address these imbalances
• The DTS 7 Step System
• Advanced mobility techniques
• How to coach exercise form to improve movement
• Exercise coaching and cueing techniques
• Practical program design basics
• Common program design errors
• Program writing; trainers will write 6-8 programs
• Program templates
• DTS FLPS® method
• How to design a fat loss program
The course will give trainers the tools that they need to design EFFECTIVE training programs for their clients. Remember ASSESSMENT DRIVES PROGRAMMING - a good assessment is the foundation of a good program.
The course breakdown is 30% theory and 70% practical hands-on coaching, cueing, exercising and assessing. All participants will be required to conduct several assessments, demonstrate proper exercise form, demonstrate proper cueing/coaching and write a program based on their own assessment results.
Regular Price: $968 + applicable taxes
Early Bird: $868 + applicable taxes (available for the first 12 registrants).
1 x Travel Roller® XL
1 X DTS-PA prerequisite course
1 X Medium strength mobility band
2 X SMFR lacrosse balls
1 X DTS-Level 1 exam
A coupon code for the online prerequisite course will be found on the terms and conditions page of the online course registration.
The online Darby Training Systems - Postural Anatomy (DTS-PA) is a pre-requisite course. To maximize the learner experience it is essential that all course registrants be familiar with the anatomy that is covered in the DTS-PA course. A DTS Level 1 Certification course certificate will only be awarded if the online DTS-PA course is completed.
The DTS-PA registration coupon code is included in the terms and conditions section of your online registration package.
There will be an incoming verbal class exam on the questions that are listed at the end of each online module. BE PREPARED, to be asked these questions at the start of the course.
Post Course Requirement
The DTS Level 1 exam. All students will be required to complete the DTS Level 1 exam online and achieve a score of 85% to pass. You will be allowed two attempts at the exam. Upon completion of the exam, a DTS Level 1 Course Certificate will be mailed to you within 4 weeks of completing the exam.
DTS Level 1 Certification Requirement
To earn the DTS Level 1 Certification, you must successfully complete all components of the DTS Level 1 program: DTS-PA, DTS-Level 1 – Certification Course and the DTS-Level 1 Exam.
For Goodlife Canada employees, you will only receive the 5 Black Belt point allotment upon completion of the Level 1 Exam.
How to use the partial payment or installment payment plan option:
1. Click on the course date that you want to register for.
2. Follow the registration process.
3. On the payment page, below payment method is the partial payment option. Enter the amount that you would like to pay (minimum deposit of $250).
4. TO MAKE ADDITIONAL PAYMENTS FOLLOW THE SAME PROCESS.
5. The course must be fully paid for a minimum of 2 weeks before the course.
Approved for 8 canfitpro Continuing Education Credits (CEC’s)
Assesement & Exercise Portion: 4 PTS
Program Design Portion: 4 PTS
DTS Level 1 - Student Testimonials
"Just thought I'd let you know that I sold 100 sessions today so the course has already paid for itself :) So thanks for all the help!"
"You have an amazing teaching ability and the way you have organized your courses are phenomenal. I thought I would pass on the feedback!"
"Once again thank you for bringing the course to Ottawa I have to say that I got more than I expected from your course. The following day was family day at my gym and I was practicing everything we had learned. As I was practicing, I brought some people I know from the gym off of the floor, assessed them and put them through the preworkout. They all said they had instant relief and felt great. This past week I implemented several of things I learned into my current clients' programs and the majority already claim that they are feeling much better. Some took a few minutes others a few sessions, but I must say that what I took from the course was well worth my time and money and I am looking forward to the next one."
"I knew the skills I learned in your course were going to be key in marketing myself. I started March 5th with my first 6 pack client. She is a 42 yr old mom of a 3 yr old and 12 week old...so also being a mom we had things in common already. On our 3rd session (Sunday) I turned her over to 132 sessions without any hesitation on her part. She had alot of "areas for improvement" with her movement patterns which made the prescription a no brainer. I am rediculously confident since having the knowledge to back it up."
"I would like to do all of your courses as I see huge value in it."
"I thought you should know that I have a new client who is an athlete, has played sports all her life. When i made her squat, angles were off and she said squats are hard for her because her hamstrings have always been so tight regardless of all the stretches her coaches made her do. So we stretched her hips for five mins and her squat was instantly corrected. She is amazed and thinks I am a fitness guru."
"I just wanted to say a quick thanks for offering the course this past weekend. It was very well put together and I truly believe it should be a mandatory prerequisite for new trainers."
"This was by far and above the best course I have ever taken where they reviewed the theory and applied it to the practical again and again. They made it easy for even the new PT (and I mean new – as in their first month in the industry). Your coaching system and style shows how much you truly CARE about wanting to help trainers be better at helping people achieve their goals."
"Hands down the best course Ive been a part of. The wow factor is very apparent even with yourselves."
"I wanted to contact you, as I felt ever enthusiastic to go into work today, as I had the opportunity to implement some of the theories and skills I learned from you both, over the weekend. I have found a fresh perspective, which has helped define deeper purpose to the work and also in the application of program design in which I am able to provide for my clients. I appreciate the high driving motivation both of you brought each day. The effort you bring in advancing your business, expands the possibilities for training in the fitness industry. It is apparent that you are offering an invaluable service for a high standard in personal training. When you share your passion in educating others the room ignites with inquisition and excitement. I found your ability to captivate and encourage the learning process for the group, incredibly inspiring. I feel a great sense of accomplishment and I have come away with the ability to offer my clients a service far beyond expectation. Thank you for taking your time to share your research, education and applied knowledge."
"I find myself using the tools that were taught on a daily basis. My own upper and lower cross has improved significantly and my clients are so much more mobile now! I would absolutely recommend the course to any trainer and I plan on taking more Darby courses in the near future!"