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G.C. Foster Short Courses

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Personal Trainer

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Sports Massage Therapy

Entertainment Coordinator

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Weight Training

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Sport Administration

Advanced Coaching Development Programme

Course Description:
To equip coaches with the principles that will be involved in the theory and methodology of programme writing of all sports with special emphasis on track & field.

Course Duration:
45 Hours (6 Weeks)

Target Group:
Certified coaches with at least two years experience in the field.

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Entertainment Coordinator

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Hours: 45 hours 
Proposed Day (s): Friday & Saturday
Proposed time: Friday 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $37,500.00

Sports Massage Therapy

Sports Massage concentrates on the muscles and injuries specific to sporting activities.

Sports Massage – Level 1
Hours: 45 hours 
Cost: $37,500.00

Sports Massage – Level 2
Hours: 45 hours 
Cost: $37,500.00

Sports Massage – Level 3
Hours: 36 hours 
Cost: $37,500.00

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Personal Trainer

RATIONALE: 

There is a shortage of trained personnel in gymnasium, sports teams, sports groups and individuals. These trained personnel must have knowledge of skills and display ethical behaviour in order to plan and implement programmes for individuals and sports participants at all levels.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The course is designed to equip personnel trainers with the knowledge to guide clients in proper exercise technique and variation of exercise to meet goals. Personnel trainers will also be exposed to functional Anatomy and Physiology, moral and ethics governing training along with client testing and recording. Trainers will also be equipped with knowledge of equipment and usage, and be more knowledgeable in the area of drug abuse. Students will be taught proper training principles to prevent injury. They will also be trained to administer first Aid (CPR).

PRE-REQUISITE:  Experience in any related field of sports.

Hours: 45 hours 
Cost: $ 37,500.00

Weight Training

RATIONALE

There is a shortage of weight trainers in Jamaica. These trained personnel must have knowledge and practical skills to demonstrate exercises and to plan and implement programmes to improve strength and power.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The course is designed to equip weight trainers with the knowledge to guide athletes in proper weight training techniques to ensure proper strength and power development. They will have knowledge of the basic Anatomy and Physiology as well as the concepts, training principles and components of training. They will also be taught to develop and administer a weight training programme.

Hours: 45 hours 
Proposed Day (s): Friday & Saturday
Proposed time: Friday 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sport Administration

RATIONALE:    
Sport continues to be a highly competitive and growing industry, however proper management framework are key aspects needed to ensure that sport is viewed and operated in a global business environment and to differentiate between the functional areas of sport and sport administration.

Sport Administrators must be equipped with the appropriate business skills to execute the various sporting activities efficiently and effectively. In order to succeed in such a competitive industry, sport administrators needed to have an expansive view of diverse sports areas and must be cognizant of the skills required to succeed in administering sporting activities.   

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed to provide participants with a thorough understanding of the dynamic issues and practices presented in sport administration. Participants will be aware of the trend and development in sport administration, its role and importance in our society as well as the challenges presented. Participants will also be provided with the relevant skills and personal attributes needed to succeed in the management of sport activities.
            
The course will enable sport oriented individuals to properly manage and develop sport administrative platform for the professional execution of sport related services in differentiating between functional roles of sport administration in relation sports and society, global business of sport, leadership and management, marketing and public relations, athletes and images and events planning and management in sport.

Hours: 45 hours 
Proposed Day (s): Friday & Saturday
Proposed time: Friday 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $37,500.00

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