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Domain 1: Professional Development and Responsibility

Section 1. Professional Guidelines and Standards

Section 2. Business Fundamentals

Section 3. Marketing Concepts and Techniques 

Section 4. Sales Concepts and Techniques

Domain 2: Client Relations and Behavioral Coaching

Section 1. Communication Components

Section 2. SMART Goals

Section 3. Goal Expectation Management

Section 4. Behavior Change Strategies

Section 5. Psychological Response to Exercise

Section 6. Barriers to Behavior Change

Section 7. Client Expectation Management

Domain 3: Basic and Applied Sciences and Nutritional Concepts

Section 1. The Nervous System

Section 2. The Muscular System

Section 3. The Skeletal System

Section 4. The Endocrine System

Section 5. The Cardio-respiratory System

Section 6. Bioenergetics and Exercise Metabolism

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Section 7. Fundamentals of Biomechanics

Section 8. Anatomic locations 

PlaneDescriptionExample
FrontalAdduction/abduction, Lateral flexion, Eversion/inversionLateral raise, lateral lunge, lateral shuffle
SagittalFlexion and extensionBicep curl, hamstring curl
TransverseRotation, Horizontal adduction/abductionThrowing motion

Section 9. Joint Motions

Section 10. Principles of Human Movement Science

Section 11. The OPT Model

Section 12. Principles of Motor Development