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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.

USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach FAQ

The depth of learning is greater than that of learning directly online to receive the USAW certification. Life Time Academy’s commitment is to assist our students to apply skills in the workplace with the areas of emphasis that we know are valuable to your career success.

USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach Course
You are enrolled in an online course and will also attend regularly scheduled labs that will supplement the online learning. During  your enrollment, you will receive credit for the following course:
Course Name Contact Hours Credit Hours
USAW Sports Performance Coach Lvl 1 20 2
Total 20 hours 2 credits

Independent Study.
There are scheduled readings, online lectures, videos, activities, assignments and/or quizzes.

*Everyone studies differently! On average, our students have approx 6-8 hours of online study.

How long is it?
The weekend workshop is held Friday through Sunday.

When are the labs?
Friday, 3pm-8pm
Saturday, 1pm-5pm
Sunday, 9am-4pm

Where are the labs held?
Labs are held at your designated LTA campus

The next course begins in the spring of 2019.

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.

See our faculty list here!

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!
Application Fee $25.oo
Tuition $350.00
Lab Fee $80.00
Books $30.00
USAW Membership Fee $69.00
Exam Fee $50.00
Supplies $25.00
Total Course Cost $589.00

As a nationally accredited school we will be accepting federal financial aid in the near future. However, we currently offer tuition financing payment plans.

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