Apprentice and Skills Training

Become Part of the Next Generation of Strength & Conditioning Professionals:

Become an Apprentice.

Why An ‘Apprenticeship?’
We want to offer a more customized and personalized system of preparing a new generation of strength & conditioning practitioners.  We want to offer an educational means to develop competency in clearly defined professional skills.

Whether coaching performance-minded athletes, or the more recreationally inclined, continued learning, specifically in this customized manner will positively evolve your skill-set as professional.

It is time to get out of the textbooks and classrooms and look at building a career from an experiential learning model.

“Currently, on-the-job training, case study-learning modules and formal evaluations are missing from almost all continuing educational platforms.”

About The Apprenticeship Program: ” Think Like a Scientist; Act Like a Coach”
This new generation of experiential education and system of instruction is made possible by the vision of  Carmen Bott.

Apprentices can choose participate in specific educational opportunities (modules) to acquire new  professional skills and knowledge required for a particular strength & conditioning coaching context.

Apprentices are evaluated on their demonstrated ability to perform within that context in areas such as program design, performance analysis, client management, client assessment, technical instruction and more.  *See course modules list at the bottom of this page.

Those who complete modules will possess credibility because they have been observed and evaluated “doing” what is required of them as a competent coach. They are recognized as meeting or exceeding the high standards embraced by Human Motion and it’s Advisory Board.

How long is an Apprenticeship Program?
The Apprenticeship training program varies.  It will depend on which modules you would like to cover. A period of training for each skill and/or topic usually has, a specific number of hours of instruction in the form of webinars and readings.  Some apprentices may need more time in an area than others, and that is perfectly acceptable.  Following online learning, readings and observations, each module ‘topic’ will be discussed and you will have an opportunity to ask questions and receive feedback on your understanding competency.

What are the responsibilities of the apprentice?
The apprentice is responsible for:

    • Reviewing each module completed with his or her Instructor
    • Attending the required formal instruction
    • Making arrangements to meet personal financial needs while ‘attending’ formal instruction; acquiring the text books and supplies required for formal instruction
    • Successfully completing the requirements of the formal instruction
    • Completing any required examinations
    • Attending ‘site-visits’ to the instructor’s training facility for experiential learning
    • Completing competency evaluations of ‘hands-on’ skills.

Where does apprenticeship formal instruction take place?
Some modules will be exclusively online & multi-media learning opportunities while others will be held at a pre-determined Strength & Conditioning facility. An example of an online tutorial video can be found here: COACH BOTT’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Can 2 or more students, share an Apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a unique and personal learning environment and is customized to your schedule and personal needs.  If you share those needs with a colleague or even a small team, we can customize a learning experience that will suit you. However, evaluations will always be completed individually.

How much does it cost?
The cost of tuition is based around the length of each module and number of hours it is worth.  Please inquire at for the fee schedule and number of hours of instruction, plus more detailed curriculum for each learning module.  We can certainly work with your budget as well.

All instructional resources are provided, so there are no additional costs.


Entrance Requirements
Currently, to enter an apprenticeship you must have the educational qualifications required for strength & conditioning coaching and liability insurance.   It is to your advantage to obtain as much education as possible. You might also want to provide documentation of conferences attended, workshops and any certifications.  These, however, are not mandatory.  You must also be working with clients.

The Learning Modules
These Learning Modules are for strength & conditioning coaches, personal trainers, sport coaches, physiotherapists and athletic therapists looking to gain education to improve their athletes’ and clients’ performances. Through a combination of theoretical and applied sessions, each apprentice will experience a comprehensive examination of each module.  The purpose of the exam is simply to offer feedback.  The length of each module will depend on the apprentices’ background and interest level of the subject matter.

    1. Client Health Screening and the Intake Process
    2. Client Performance Testing and Assessment
    3. Behavioral Change and Motivation
    4. The Biology of Strength and Conditioning
    5. Adaptations to Exercise
    6. Strength Development and Methodology
    7. Power Development and Methodology
    8. Energy System Development and Methodology
    9. Multi-Directional Speed Development and Methodology
    10. Linear Speed Development and Methodology
    11. Long Term Athlete Development & Periodization Models

Please inquire at for more information on each module.