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In this course, fitness professional and educator Jonathon Ray explores the unique considerations to be taken into account when strength training younger people.

Gain insights into the prevalence of injury in Australian sport, and develop an understanding of how to reduce injury incidence and enhance performance by designing effective programs for this demographic. From pre-screening to progressive overload, equip yourself with the skills to become the go-to trainer for youth athletes seeking strength training.



  • Effects of strength training on youth
  • Growth and development
  • Impact and overload
  • Annual planning/periodisation
  • Training splits
  • Training frequency



An educator with the Australian Institute of Fitness (AIF), Jonathon Ray holds a bachelor’s degree in Sport & Exercise Science. During his career, he has worked in the arenas of competitive gymnastics, personal training, powerlifting and education. During his time in gymnastics he ran a Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Levels squad and worked with the Royal Deaf & Blind Institute and the Minimbah Care Unit to deliver gymnastics programs to special needs populations. While managing a boutique fitness facility, Jono honed his social media skills to effectively market the business. 

Accreditation Fitness Australia – 1 CECs* / REPs NZ – 1 CPDs (*valid until 25/04/2023)
In order to obtain Fitness Australia CECs, this course must be completed by 25/04/2023
Investment $39 members / $49 non-members
Delivery mode Online text and video
PLEASE NOTE: video presentations are delivered online so a fast and reliable internet connection is required
Pre-requisite/s N/A
Approx. duration 2 hours
Assessment Online multiple choice
Access Period You have 12 months from date of purchase to complete this course. A $50 extension fee will be required if you do not complete your course within the allocated time frame. If you wish to obtain the CECs/PDPs/CPDs, you will need to complete the course by the CEC expiry date listed above.

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