Program Design

Type Course
Duration 4 days
CEU's 1.9

Create tailor-made programs, completely adapted to each client or athlete: it’s a logical ambition for any Personal Trainer who wants to guarantee their client the very best results.

The Program Design course covers every component of designing a training program, as well as the external factors that may influence results.

It’s precisely this combination that will enable you to design tailor-made programs for your clients and athletes, helping them to achieve maximum results.

Master all aspects of a training program: components, variables, protocols and periodisation.

  • Adapt the many variables of a training program (sets, reps, loads, tempo and rest) according to the set objectives.
  • Be aware of the most effective training protocols to modify your clients’ body composition.
  • Periodise training for the strongest and most advanced clients/athletes.
  • Deliver high-quality coaching and top results.

The course runs over four days, alternating between theory and practical sessions.

Day 1 teaching

  • Benefits of program design
  • The 2 types of screening at an intake
  • The different types of strength
  • 1 RM Continuum
  • The correlation between series, reps, sets, tempo & rest

Day 2 teaching

  • Constant vs. Step vs. Hybrid loading
  • Training duration
  • Intro to periodisation
  • Why periodisation (GAS)
  • Types of periodisation
  • Advantages & disadvantages of periodisation types
  • Case study
  • Practice

Day 3 teaching

  • Terminology periodisation
  • Accumulation vs. Intensification
  • Easy guide
  • Exercise selection & sequencing
  • Compound vs. Assistance vs. Remedial exercises

Day 4 teaching

  • Considerations for the general population
  • Training frequency & split routines
  • Templates upper/lower & full-body
  • Cardio
  • Case study
  • Practice

Approach and certificate

This course has a practical focus.

The aim is for you to master new training tools and methodologies. We ask that you actively participate so that we can issue your certificate at the end of the course.

Enrolment criteria

  • To enrol to this course, you must hold a NASM Personal Trainer certificate or equivalence. Should you have any questions regarding the prerequisites, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
  • You must be at least 18 years old.

Payment in 4 installments at no additional cost

You have the option to pay for the course in 4 monthly installments. The first payment of €301.00 is due at the time of ordering, and the remaining 3 installments of €298.00 each will be automatically debited by the payment service approximately 30 days apart.

An invoice with the total amount of the course will be issued, and you can choose the option 'I pay my order in 4 monthly installments’ after accepting our general terms and conditions. Once the order is placed, the estimated dates of debits will be available on your personal dashboard.


The Walloon grants financial aid for this course.

Chèques formation 

  • Intended for self-employed/SMEs in the Walloon Region.
  • € 15 VAT included for each hour of education. You can use chèques-formation up to € 360 (24 vouchers) to pay for this course.


Lessons take place between 9.30 and 15.30. 


Once you have specified your preferred language, simply choose the schedule that suits you and follow the steps below to confirm your registration. It will take you no more than 2 minutes.

Due to the logistical organization, we kindly request you to ideally register for a course at least 2 weeks prior to the start date.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Register for Program Design.

Price (tax incl.): €1195.00
Pay in 4 instalments at no extra cost

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BLACKROLL Personal Trainer's Set

We created a high-quality Personal Trainer's set to help you get started. This set is composed of must-have tools that belong in any trainer's arsenal.

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Conditions of participation

To enrol to this course, you must hold a NASM Personal Trainer certificate or equivalence.

You must be at least 18 years old.

Please select a class or "I will book my class later." before you continue.