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The Life Time Academy USA Weightlifting – Sports Performance Coach certification course provides a unique educational experience of online, in-classroom and hands-on learning combined with practical experiences. The purpose of this course is to take all participants through complete technical progressions of the Snatch, Clean & Jerk, and all associated movements including Power Snatch, Power Clean, Power Jerk, Squat variations, and pulling progressions. Participants will gain baseline knowledge about the programming of training and technical rules.


Students will complete the program with confidence in their knowledge, skills and abilities to work as certified Sports Performance Coach. The course will conclude with a practical evaluation, as well as an online theory exam to earn your credentials.

USAW Sports Performance Coach

2 weeks, 20 contact hr, 2 credits
Application Fee $25
Lab Fee$40
Book Fee$30
Exam Fee$50
USAW Membership Fee$69

USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach FAQ

We are now enrolling for September 23.  APPLY NOW

Online Course.  6-8 hrs/week.

There are scheduled readings, online lectures, videos, activities, assignments and/or quizzes. On average, our students study approx 6-8 hours in preparation for the the weekend workshop.

Live Workshop. 7 hrs/day

The 2-day workshop hosted at one of Life Time's luxury facilities, prepares students to become certified USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach certified. At the close of the workshop, students will perform a practical evaluation as well as complete an online theory exam required for certification.

  • WHEN:
    • Saturday, September 28, 1-8pm
    • Sunday, September 29, 9-4pm

Your Lab Instructor oversees the hands-on experience as well as the online curriculum.

Contact us and we can help you schedule a meeting with your local instructors to learn more about Life Time Academy.

Life Time Academy Certificate of Completion

USAW Sports Performance Coach Level 1 Certification

With a fitness certification, you can work in a variety of settings depending on your area of focus and your personal schedule and abilities. For example, our graduates have found careers anywhere from large national gyms to smaller boutique studios, self-employment, and beyond.

No. Life Time Academy does not guarantee job placement as employment is always at the full discretion of the employer. However, we do offer Placement Assistance:

  • Partnership with Life Time. We guarantee each of our graduates will receive an interview with Life Time, if Life Time is a desired potential employer. *Graduates do need to apply for a position before being offered the interview.
  • Additional Placement Services. We strive to help you find a job you love. We are always connecting with potential employers and send updated info on job postings as we learn about them. If you are curious about the jobs in your area, give us a call; we’re happy to help you on your search!
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