The Certified Canine Fitness Trainer Program (CCFT)


The Certified Canine Fitness Trainer (CCFT) course developed by the University of Tennessee and FitPAWS® provides students with the essential qualifications and tools to become an effective university credentialed Canine Fitness Trainer. The program provides essential concepts of canine body mechanics, anatomy, functional movement, behavior, nutrition, and an overview of regulatory issues and precautions for those desiring to coach, train or better understand the fundamentals of canine fitness and conditioning.Students will advance their understanding and skills with hands-on labs focused on conducting canine fitness assessments utilizing the Canine Fitness Performance™ (CFP) methodology, injury prevention and care, program design and implementation. An emphasis is included on movement identification and correction as well as the opportunity to explore specialty life stage requirements for working dogs and sporting dogs, puppies, seniors and pet dogs.Students will be taught through a blended learning environment (online & live labs) to minimize time in the classroom and maximize time with their hands on dogs. After the online coursework is completed students may participate in one of several live lab sessions held throughout the US.

Upon successful completion of both the online exam, lab exam and 3 case studies students will earn a UT-CCFT credential and will receive a certification plaque from the University of Tennessee. Graduates of the UT-CCFT program will be listed and displayed on the and websites.

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