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Defensive Training: Risk Management for Fitness Professionals

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  • Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
  • Credits: ACE 0.2 CECs , ACSM 2.0 CECs
  • Course Type: Self-Paced / Home Study
  • Course Contains: Online Content Online Quiz
  • American Council on Exercise American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Learn how to protect yourself and your business with information found in this presentation by Jim Fein, an experienced lawyer and ACE-certified personal trainer. With the increasing trend of personal injury lawsuits against trainers and fitness facilities, knowing how to prevent claims and protect yourself from being sued is an essential part of doing business. Learn legal terminology, how the system works, and what you need to do if a lawsuit is filed against you.


You will learn:

  • Strategies for protecting yourself from a lawsuit and steps to take if you’re being sued
  • Basic concepts regarding negligence, waivers, liability and contracts
  • Basic understanding of the U.S. justice system as it relates to personal injury lawsuits
  • The difference between an employee and an independent contractor
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