As you proceed through this class, I hope you are able to begin to apply the information to the program planning for yourself and a chosen client/athlete. Many of you are already working as a Personal Trainer, either one-on-one or with a team. If so, you will see many parallels, and hopefully the information provided in this class will help to improve your efficiency as a Personal Trainer. If you do not currently work as a Personal Trainer, this is the time to start!!

For the first assignment you will use yourself as the “client”. You will also use yourself as the client for assignments 2, 3, 4, & 5.

In addition, you must also choose a person, your Client, with whom you would like to work with for your final project. Your client must be 18 years old or older. You will be their Personal Trainer; they will be your client. This is the client that you will use for the final assignment related to the NASM OPT Template, your Final Project.

This is the first of several assignments that will build on each other, so, it may help to review all of the assignments now before proceeding.

Provide the following information regarding your Fitness Assessment:

Choice of Final Project Client (Assignment 5 wk 8) – in your intro Include a brief description for instructor approval
Background on your current Client (YOU)
Subjective Information (Perform & List Results) – Use and present in document/attachment Downloadable Templates.
Objective Information (Perform & List Results) – Use and present in document/attachment Downloadable Templates.
Cardiorespiratory Assessment (Perform and List Results)
Postural and Movement Assessment (Perform and List Results) – Hint:Week 3 forum
Performance Assessments (these assessments will be done later, but for this assignment, please list which performance assessment(s) you will do, and the rationale for them (Why?) – keeping in mind your training goals.
This is the beginning of the development of a programming plan that you will be creating for your client. Once you have worked through the process using yourself as a “client” you will be ready to do the same process on a live “client” for your final project. The protocol that you develop now can serve as an Assessment Tool in your future work as a Personal Trainer or Coach.

Please submit your assignment using a combination of narrative & any templates charts/graphs that you think are appropriate (see attachments).

The narrative will include a brief background of your client and the findings of the assessments. Is there any type of postural or movement weakness or tightness? Are there any precautions necessary due to illnesses, previous injury, or medications? Is scheduling going to be a challenge? What are the clients’ goals? While the answers to these questions will provide a lot of information, you do not have to limit your narrative to only answering these questions.

The narrative of your paper should be a minimum of 3 pages; charts or tables will enhance your project. Using charts and tables will help to provide visual guidance as to your client’s health status and your thought process. Please support your rationale for using any and all of your assessments with appropriate academic sources (minimum of 2 + your textbook = 3 References).

The writing component must meet all rules of APA formatting (6th edition)

Sample Solution

Sample solution

Dante Alighieri played a critical role in the literature world through his poem Divine Comedy that was written in the 14th century. The poem contains Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. The Inferno is a description of the nine circles of torment that are found on the earth. It depicts the realms of the people that have gone against the spiritual values and who, instead, have chosen bestial appetite, violence, or fraud and malice. The nine circles of hell are limbo, lust, gluttony, greed and wrath. Others are heresy, violence, fraud, and treachery. The purpose of this paper is to examine the Dante’s Inferno in the perspective of its portrayal of God’s image and the justification of hell. 

In this epic poem, God is portrayed as a super being guilty of multiple weaknesses including being egotistic, unjust, and hypocritical. Dante, in this poem, depicts God as being more human than divine by challenging God’s omnipotence. Additionally, the manner in which Dante describes Hell is in full contradiction to the morals of God as written in the Bible. When god arranges Hell to flatter Himself, He commits egotism, a sin that is common among human beings (Cheney, 2016). The weakness is depicted in Limbo and on the Gate of Hell where, for instance, God sends those who do not worship Him to Hell. This implies that failure to worship Him is a sin.

God is also depicted as lacking justice in His actions thus removing the godly image. The injustice is portrayed by the manner in which the sodomites and opportunists are treated. The opportunists are subjected to banner chasing in their lives after death followed by being stung by insects and maggots. They are known to having done neither good nor bad during their lifetimes and, therefore, justice could have demanded that they be granted a neutral punishment having lived a neutral life. The sodomites are also punished unfairly by God when Brunetto Lattini is condemned to hell despite being a good leader (Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). While he commited sodomy, God chooses to ignore all the other good deeds that Brunetto did.

Finally, God is also portrayed as being hypocritical in His actions, a sin that further diminishes His godliness and makes Him more human. A case in point is when God condemns the sin of egotism and goes ahead to commit it repeatedly. Proverbs 29:23 states that “arrogance will bring your downfall, but if you are humble, you will be respected.” When Slattery condemns Dante’s human state as being weak, doubtful, and limited, he is proving God’s hypocrisy because He is also human (Verdicchio, 2015). The actions of God in Hell as portrayed by Dante are inconsistent with the Biblical literature. Both Dante and God are prone to making mistakes, something common among human beings thus making God more human.

To wrap it up, Dante portrays God is more human since He commits the same sins that humans commit: egotism, hypocrisy, and injustice. Hell is justified as being a destination for victims of the mistakes committed by God. The Hell is presented as being a totally different place as compared to what is written about it in the Bible. As a result, reading through the text gives an image of God who is prone to the very mistakes common to humans thus ripping Him off His lofty status of divine and, instead, making Him a mere human. Whether or not Dante did it intentionally is subject to debate but one thing is clear in the poem: the misconstrued notion of God is revealed to future generations.



Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). Dante’s inferno: Seven deadly sins in scientific publishing and how to avoid them. Addiction Science: A Guide for the Perplexed, 267.

Cheney, L. D. G. (2016). Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno: A Comparative Study of Sandro Botticelli, Giovanni Stradano, and Federico Zuccaro. Cultural and Religious Studies4(8), 487.

Verdicchio, M. (2015). Irony and Desire in Dante’s” Inferno” 27. Italica, 285-297.