Certificate Course for Bodybuilding Coaches – CCBBC

The CCBBC is conducted by GĀYO FITNESS ACADEMY with an internationally respected Faculty that includes Kim Marie Pauline. Georgina D’Abreo and Bernat Scorus. The Faculty is led by V. M. Basheer, one of India’s most successful international bodybuilders and bodybuilding coaches.

Bodybuilding is a noble sport that requires dedication, hard work and, above all, smart training and smarter nutrition according to the season’s phases – in-season, post-season, off-season and pre-season. Copying one another is not going to help each other – what suits one bodybuilder will not always work for you!

Across India, many young adults are aspiring to develop muscular bodies – after all, muscle mass, is one of the more sought after fitness goals!

In both cases, diet and nutrition as also supplementation is of utmost important. Also equally critical is periodization – macrocycles, mesocycles and microcycles. Performance enhancing steroids are being increasingly used. Are they useful? What are the risks? What the pros & cons? What is the legal status?

In most cases, bodybuilders train themselves or one another on the basis of personal and related anecdotal experiences.

CCBBC aims to provide the true information so that coaches and personal trainers will guide their clients safely, scientifically and legally.

CCBBC India’s only SPECIALIST course for Bodybuilding Coaches – and one of the very few such courses in the world!

Student Eligibility

  • Must have passed 10 + 2 years of Education
  • Must hold National / International Fitness Education certification OR
  • Must hold nationally recognized coaching certificate in IOC recognized Sports or Indian Sports
  • Must be physically fit
  • Must have Competitive Bodybuilding experience
  • Must have passion for fitness / sport
  • Physically Challenged persons can apply if they have exposure to fitness / sport
  • BEFORE EXAMINATION, must attend and be certified in First Aid & CPR with AED by First Aid International (UK) / equivalent
  • Exceptions may be entertained subject to University, Academy rules and international standards

Knowledge Delivery

NOTE: Currently CCBBC is BEING OFFERED AS BLENDED COURSE – that is, it comprises:

  1. Online WEBINARS (face-to-face) supported with PPTs with training videos
  2. GUIDED home study / practice on basis of 600 exercise videos
  4. IN-PERSON (face-to-face) education & training : Bernat Scorus teaching nuances of shoulder workout by bodybuilders


GFA certificate + 4 Workshop Certificates: 40,000* Basic Minimum Fee.


OPTIONAL but ADVISABLE for Domestic Indian market. Student registered in Govt of India’s National Skills Register. Includes 18% GST.

Other: ₹ ______


Hardcopies of books (at student’s request): ₹ 2,000* Including courier charges. Includes 18% GST.

Downloadable videos: ₹ 1,250* Google Drive link will be emailed. Includes 18% GST.

*Add 18% GST as applicable

Learning Resources

  • eBOOKs as per subjects: Students will get soft copies
  • eNotes and practice materials as per subjects: (questionnaires, diet recall sheets, etc. – via email
  • 600 exercise videos: accessible through www.gayofitnessacademy.com
  • Online lectures MP4 video files: links to YouTube channel.
  • Study support: through Webinars, WhatsApp, YouTube
  • Free professional guidance after enrolment and certification


CCBBC Examination and Passing Grades awarded will be as follows. Examination system will be modified according to lockdown, social distancing, travel requirements. For example, ONLINE PROCTORED exams may replace in-person, classroom exams.

Theory Exam 100 Multiple Choice Questions. MAXIMUM MARKS 100

The subjects covered are: Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, Principles of Diet & Nutrition Management.

Practical Home Study Assignment #2 MAXIMUM MARKS 100

Real-time (In-Classroom / webinars) Assessment. MAXIMUM MARKS 100.

Student will be assessed for in-classroom interaction, proactive participation in class, punctuality, social skills, etc, on basis of OSCE principles.

End of Term Course

Theory Exam: 100 Multiple Choice Questions. MAXIMUM MARKS 100

The subjects covered will be –

– practical training workshops including the theory or “physiologies” underpinning them.

Fitness Assessment & Exercise Periodization

Practical Training Exam – Peer Teaching Lesson. MAXIMUM MARKS 200

Each student will be assessed on basis of TWO exercise from the case study according to NASTY method of assessment

Viva Voce. MAXIMUM MARKS 100

Oral questions will be asked about the exercise taught, related kinesiology and exercise prescription as mentioned in the Case Study submitted.

TOTAL Marks – 600 Passing Marks: at least 300 out of 600.

Assessment Grades printed on CCBBC certificates: As percentage (%) of total marks obtained out of maximum 600 marks:

Below 49.99% – Grade D (FAIL) ● 50 – 54.99 – Grade C ● 55 – 59.99 – Grade B ● 60 – 69.99 – Grade A ● 70 – 100 – Grade O (Outstanding)

Students with Grade D will have to reappear for exams in which they have earned less than 50%. The first re-exam fee will be @ ₹500 per exam. Second re-exam fee will be @ ₹1,000 per exam.


Upon successful completion of the CCPFT, student will be certified for the following –

  • Gayo Fitness Academy Certificate for Bodybuilding Coaches co-signed by International Faculty
  • Practical Training Workshops –
    • “AST 1” Advanced Strength Training – Level 1
    • “FST” Functional Strength Training
    • “PLY” Plyometrics for Agility & Power
    • “FACPR” Emergency First Aid & CPR with AED

Certification Renewal

CCBBC does not need to be renewed.

We recommend certificate holder attending at least 20 hours of CONTINUING EDUCATION / CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (additional training) in every three years.

Total number of Learning hours

TOTAL: approximately 325 to 350 hours.

Approximately 225 hours of classroom instruction both in theory and practice, subject to batch strength –

  • Online – 150 hours
  • In-person – 75 to 100 hours
  • Guided home study & assignments – 100 hours

Course Announcements / Notice Board

Hey! Missed the chance to enrol to blended CCBBC that we recently completed in Kerala?

No worries – you can still enrol to some of the CCBBC that starts in November! We will announce timetable soon!

Call us for information

Course Syllabus

CCBBC – Course Syllabus

The Certificate Course for Bodybuilding Coaches – CCBBC – is the only program in India to train coaches who wish to guide competitive bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts with muscle mass and definition as their goal. It is a great opportunity for coaches to learn the modern method of bodybuilding and also for personal trainers who want to expand their training skillsets. Furthermore, this course is delivered by a galaxy of Indian and international bodybuilding athletes and coaches – individuals who have competed at the highest levels and now have the passion to share their expertise and experiences with you: - VM Basheer – India. A former India International bodybuilder and one of India’s most successful coaches, having guided Indian Railways to many a national championship. He is also the recipient of Lifetime Achievement award from the Indian Bodybuilders Federation (IBBF). - Kim Marie Pauline – USA. A champion, professional bodybuilder, a “double Master’s” in Nutrition, passionate teacher and coach. “A world-class thought leader in the health and fitness industry.” She loves India! She is an honoured member of our International Faculty. - Georgina D’Abreo – Canada. She is a top-class professional competitor in the International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness (IFBB) Pro League, a registered PRO personal trainer with the Canadian Fitness Professionals (CANFITPRO) and honoured member of our International Faculty. Interestingly, she lived and trained in Mumbai where she attended our Pilates Institute of America (PIA) course in Pilates on Mat. - Bernat Scorus (Spain – Hungary). Former world bodybuilding champion (2006), internationally respected professional bodybuilder, coach and nutritionist. Passionate teacher. He too loves India!
TOTAL: approximately 325 to 350 hours. This is about 4 months long. Due to COVID-19 situation, the course will be conducted as a BLENDED course – that is: - Online WEBINARS supported by video content - Guided Home Study & Practice - Home Assignments - In-Person Education & Training as and when COVID-19 situation permits
Visit CCBBC Course link and check CCBBC OVERVIEW for: - Certification & Accreditations Structure - Fee Structure - Terms and Conditions
This course is UNIQUE. There is no such course available in India. We are informed that there are very few such bodybuilding coaching courses in the world. CCBBC is neutral. It is not aligned with any specific national or world bodybuilding bodies. Our mission is to deliver to the student the nest possible training and coaching practices in this noble sport of bodybuilding. It is a sport-specific, specific Education & Training program which is an extension of our Mumbai University’s Certificate Course for Personal Fitness Trainers (CCPFT) as also the Certificate Course in Strength & Sports Conditioning (CCSSC) that we conduct jointly with the Bombay Physical Association’s College of Physical Education. By virtue of the international and national faculty which will teach and its unique, specialized scope, CCBBC will gain national and international acceptance, in the near future. The certificate is signed jointly by the International Faculty.
CCBBC is conducted in almost all major cities of India. Visit events for latest update of events.
For detailed syllabus click CCBBC course syllabus. It is the most comprehensive syllabus for fitness managers. CCBBC is the only fitness center manager’s course in India which provides fee post-enrolment guidance to students in academic and professional matters. Students who are trained and certified at the end of the course are ready to launch their world class careers with confidence and security.
Visit CCBBC course link for: - Certification & Assessment Structure - Fee Structure - Terms and Conditions Optional, additional certificates, if applicable, are – - Skills India RPL / National Skills Qualification – NSQF Level 4 (highly recommended)
The Gāyo certificate is NOT renewable.
Though the CCBBC certificate is not renewable – there is no expiry date – the certificate holder, it is RECOMMENDED, must attend at least 30 hours of additional training every three years after issue date of certificate. The training programs attended in order to continue education or progress your career may be in bodybuilding, strength & conditioning, nutrition, sports psychology, management, accounting, safety or any other subject which will help you update professional knowledge. The objective of Continuing Education or Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is encourage certificate holders to regularly add their professional knowledge and training skill sets. This will sharpen their competitive edge in the marketplace. Learn something new related to Fitness and deliver it to your clients!
Once you enroll to the course, you are member of our FAMILY of GĀYO FITNESS ACADEMY. We will guide you – free of cost – in: - Academic studies - Client training - Business development - Legal issues
BPCACPE is the only college in Mumbai to have its own stadium and training facilities! It is one of the top Physical Education Colleges in India. It is permanently affiliated to the University and is accredited with Grade A by NAAC. http://www.bpcacpemumbai.org/ BPCACPE and our Academy together offer the CCBBC and the Certificate Course in Fitness Center Management. Both these are vocation courses approved and certified by University of Mumbai.
The University of Mumbai offers Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral courses, as well as diplomas and vocation certificates in many disciplines. The University of Mumbai is one of the largest universities in the world. It currently has over 700 affiliated colleges. Accredited by NAAC in A***** Grade, it is one of the three oldest universities in the country.

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Certificate Course for Bodybuilding Coaches – CCBBC
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