The DTS Exercise Coach Certification [Level 1] educates personal trainers and coaches on how to effectively implement the DTS "7-Step Training System" in order to improve client results. This is arguably the fitness industry's most practical training system as it can be used immediately with every client. This personal training and coaching course will give you the practical skills to map out exact action steps from assessment to program design for every client.
This is a 21-day intensive which means it's just enough time for maximum knowledge transfer without the feeling of dragging on. This keeps the course completion rate high to ensure you get your certificate as well as the maximum return on investment.
Every student is assigned to a DTS Instructor that provides them direct feedback on an ongoing basis. We're here to hold you accountable and coach you along the way.
Most online courses lack engagement, that's why the DTSL1 Exercise Coach is delivered virtually. It's a hybrid of self-study online learning and group coaching calls with Q&A.
This creates the opportunity to network with like-minded trainers and coaches. We utilize small group breakout sessions to maximize community engagement opportunities.
The DTS 7-Step System ® has been proven time and time again with one of the highest returns on investments in the industry. This system is considered a life-changer for both personal trainers and clients.
Upon completing the course, if you find yourself not satisfied with the material, content or learning system, we’ve got you covered. We will send you a full refund, no questions asked.
The 3-Week DTSL1 Exercise Coach Certification has been designed, tested, and proven to equip you with the fundamental skills required to assess, design programs, coach, and communicate in a competent and confident manner. This is the go-to course for personal trainers who want to learn how to apply what they have learned practically.
Learning by doing is our specialty. This course has been designed using adult learning principles and the material taught has been given the same emphasis as the content. What that means for you is an extraordinary, practical learning experience. Our guarantee is that at the end of the course, the level of competence and confidence you have will set you up for success in the personal training industry.
The DTS L1 Certification has been running for over 10 years and there have been over 1,000 graduates. The courses are SOLD OUT on a regular basis and more than 95% of the attendees are referrals from previous course attendees. Our course evaluation rating for “Did this course meet your expectations” is 5 stars out of 5 stars.
We have one goal: for you to be successful. A common comment we get is, “I use something that I learned in the DTS L1 Certification EVERY DAY.” Two components we use to filter our material is based on the practicality of the content and whether or not you will use the fundamentals on a regular basis.
Our course focuses on what is useful and emphasizes what is needed to be a proficient coach. We distill key concepts in a way that helps everyone understand the basics. The greatest teachers and mentors know how to better others and that is the standard we hold ourselves to for every learner that attends our courses.
Over the years, DTS Fitness Education has grown into a collective of passionate, award-winning instructors and support staff dedicated to helping students further their fitness education. With over 15 different course offerings and thousands of highly satisfied graduates, we are reshaping fitness education in Canada and across the world.
DTS Fitness Education was founded on a simple concept - deliver quality and highly practical education to personal trainers, strength coaches, and other industry professionals. At the core of everything we do is a belief that knowledge is only powerful when applied. In times of overabundance of information in an industry filled with “gurus”, DTS Fitness Education stands apart. We use a collaborative approach towards information and have asked many experts to come together and share their professional findings and opinions.
Kevin Darby is the founder of DTS Fitness Education and co-owner of Stretch to Win Canada. Kevin has been involved in structured physical conditioning programs for over 25 years. He was a multi-sport athlete and represented Canada internationally as a member of the Canadian Military Pentathlon Team. Kevin has worked with general population clients, amateur, Olympic and professional athletes in major sports leagues across North America. He holds a B.Ed. degree, was a member of an award winning research team lead by Dr. Stuart McGill and was the CanfitPro World Fitness Expo Canadian Fitness Presenter for three years straight.
Ben Mcdonald has been in the fitness industry for 12 years. He has an extensive and varied sporting background from board diving to various forms of Mixed Martial Arts. Ben’s career highlights include training a wide array of people from beginners up to premiership footballers, national champions in boxing, and elite level athletes. Ben has taught for the largest health and fitness training provider in Europe and has been published in multiple many UK based magazines. Ben has developed multiple qualifications, presented internationally, and is considered UK’s leading expert in PowerClub training. Awarded the 2013 recognition award for International Presenting and Work in the Health and Fitness Industry, it is evident that Ben’s passion and energy transfer directly to his students and his love for the industry is contagious.
Casey Zavaleta is a trainer, nutritional therapy practitioner and podcast host based in Toronto, ON. Indicative of her interest in movement and how it relates to the brain, she studied modern dance and neuroscience at Indiana University. Casey began her career in Toronto FC's Department of High Performance where she developed cognitive programs to optimize the performance of youth and professional athletes. As a trainer, she integrates her understanding of behavioral science with proven principles of training and nutrition to help clients learn how to make sustainable changes in their lives. She is the host and producer of the "How Do You Feel" Podcast, which encourages listeners to dial in and make decisions about their health and fitness based on how they want to feel in their lives.
Andrew Meyer has been active in the fitness industry for over 14 years. He put himself through University, BSc. Human Nutrition, working as a personal trainer. Andrew's experience as a varsity track athlete fed his desire to compete and branched his transition into other competitive sports such as Powerlifting and Bodybuilding. He is a training fanatic and enjoys tracking and manipulating different training variables. Andrew started a rewarding online fitness business in 2014 that focused on digital products and online coaching where he worked with an array of different clients, specializing in physique transformations.
We proudly commit to not just teach but to coach real-world trainers how to effectively implement everything that they learn. Now you tell us...was it worth it? If yes, you earn another notch on the continuing education belt. If no, and you completed the course in its entirety, we will give you a full refund.
That’s our promise. Work with DTS for 30 days and if you’re not happy with what you learn after you complete the course, we’ll give you every penny back.
*Please note that no refunds are offered on digital download products
We didn’t plan on launching the DTS Exercise Coach Level 1 Certification until 2021. However, due to current world affairs, we've decided an early launch would be best for anyone who’s ready to level up their coaching skills.
When you register today, you’ll pay only $99 CAD per month for 6 months with a deposit of $399 or a one-time payment of $897 CAD—up to 15% savings.
To give you a sense of what you get in the DTS Exercise Coach Certification for the price, here’s a quick comparison:
COST: + $40,000
DURATION: 15-Week Semesters Per Course
ADDED COSTS: Textbooks, Supplies, Travel, Accommodations, Etc.
FORMAT: Academic Lectures, Textbook Applications & Memory Based Exams
APPLICATION: Theory-Based (Not Always Practical)
COST: $897 CAD
DURATION: 3-Week Intensive
ADDED COSTS: All Your Materials Shipped Right To Your Door At No Additional Cost.
FORMAT: Online Self-Study Blended With Community Coaching Calls & Direct Virtual Feedback
APPLICATION: A step-by-step system designed to help you with the real-world process of working with clients
Experience even greater savings when you register today for the DTSL1 Exercise Coach Certification using the single payment option.
Savings: $147 CAD
*All pricing is in Canadian Dollars & is backed by our Guarantee
Budget-friendly monthly payment to help you register today for the DTSL1 Exercise Coach Certification and not miss out.
Payments: $399 Deposit + 6 monthly payments of $99 CAD
*All pricing is in Canadian Dollars & is backed by our Guarantee (applicable taxes apply)
What You Get: DTS Student Pack
Upon registration, a physical package will be mailed out to you that includes everything that you'll need to get started. You will receive a DTS Level 1 Manual, Green Mobility Band, Lacrosse Ball, Lacrosse Ball Sleeve, and DTS Fitness Education shirt (items may vary from images).
*Packages are normally sent out within 3-5 days of registration *
What You Get: Lifetime Access
This is a 21-day intensive that is packed with lessons, concepts and tools that DTS Fitness Education is consistently updating and improving upon. The good news? You get lifetime access to the course including all of the updated lessons and documents.
What You Get: Exercise Coach Certificate
Upon completion of this course, you will have submitted several knowledge transfer submissions and a final case study, all of which receive direct feedback from your DTS Instructor. That is what holds the DTS Level 1 Exercise Coach Certification above every other online certification. Adding DTS Exercise Coach to your resume sets you apart from every other personal trainer or coach in the industry.
The world has recently changed overnight, and many folks are uncertain about their future.
However, some people are currently finding themselves in a position where they can take advantage of this time to upgrade themselves, their coaching skills, and their business.
They are turning the current adversity into an opportunity.
While we didn’t plan on launching the DTS Exercise Coach Level 1 Certification until 2021, we want to make sure that we are doing everything we can to support the fitness industry. That's why we've decided on an early launch. For those ready and able to invest in themselves and their business.
Registrations for this certification are capped at 100 learners and are filled on a first-come basis. This means that this virtual course has the potential to sell out fast. Registration officially opens today.
When you register today, you will receive a confirmation email and an invitation to the Welcome Webinar. This is your opportunity to meet the course instructors, review the schedule, and plan for success. The first official virtual class kicks off on Friday, July 3rd, 2020.