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Certification
                  Certification
   Professional organizations such as the
    American College of Sports Medicine
    (ACSM) have increased public awareness
    about all aspects of exercise and fitness,
    including the importance of dealing with
    highly trained and qualified exercise
    professionals.
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   Professional certification and licensure are
    two ways to ensure the competency of
    professionals in the field of exercise science.
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   Although many professional organizations
    offer certification programs for exercise
    professionals, Louisiana was the first state in
    the US to pass a law requiring licensure of all
    clinical exercise physiologists.
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   This requirement places clinical exercise
    physiologists on par with other health
    professionals (e.g., nurses, nutritionists,
    physical therapists, and occupational
    therapists) who are required to have licenses
    to practice in many states.
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   In the future, it is possible that other states
    will pass legislation requiring licensure of
    exercise professionals.
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   A number of professional organizations (e.g.,
    ACSM, NSCA, ACE and YMCA) offer
    certification workshops and examinations for
    health/fitness instructors, exercise leaders,
    personal trainers, and health/fitness directors
    working with healthy populations.
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   Clinical-track workshops and certifications are
    also available for exercise specialists, exercise
    technologists, and program directors who are
    working with higher-risk individuals enrolled
    in exercise rehabilitation programs.
        Certification Requirements
   Some require a degree in exercise science, or a
    closely allied field, as well as experience
    working in health/fitness or clinical settings.
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   Career goals dictate which type of
    professional certification is best.
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   Advantages to obtaining licensure or
    professional certification:
    – Better chance of finding a job
    – Credibility
    – Standardized knowledge
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   Certification by reputable, professional
    organizations upgrades the quality of the
    typical person working in the field and
    ensures employers and their clientele that
    employees have mastered the knowledge and
    skills necessary to be competent exercise
    science professionals
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   Hence, the likelihood of lawsuits resulting
    from negligence or incompetence may be
    lessened.
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   Certification and licensure help to validate
    exercise specialists as health professionals who
    are equally deserving of the respect afforded to
    professionals in other allied health professions.
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   ACSM
   Health-Fitness Track - apparently healthy
    public.

   Clinical Track - individuals with
    cardiovascular, pulmonary and metabolic
    disease.
                 ACSM Certification
   HEALTH FITNESS CERTIFICATIONS
   ACSM Certified Personal TrainerSM (CPT)
   As a personal trainer you have the ability and opportunity to make a real
    difference in people’s lives when it comes to their health and fitness.
    What many people are unable to do on their own, they can accomplish
    with the motivation and support of a personal trainer. As an ACSM
    Certified Personal TrainerSM you will be qualified to develop and
    implement exercise programs for apparently healthy individuals or those
    who have medical clearance to exercise. To learn more about the ACSM
    Certified Personal TrainerSM certification, Click Here .
                 ACSM Certification
   HEALTH FITNESS CERTIFICATIONS

   ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist (HFS)
   Are you a personal trainer ready to step up to the next level? Would you
    like the ability to work with a wider variety of clients, including those
    with health risks? Then the ACSM Health Fitness Specialist Certification
    is for you. Considered our advanced personal trainer certification, the
    ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist is required to have at least an
    Associate’s Degree and are qualified to work with special populations
    with medically controlled diseases, who have been cleared by their
    physician for independent exercise. To learn more about ACSM Certified
    Health Fitness Specialist Certification, Click Here .
                    ACSM Certification
   CLINICAL CERTIFICATIONS

   ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist® (CES)
   Are you a clinical professional with a college degree who is interested in
    pursuing a career helping clients with, or at high risk for, cardiovascular,
    pulmonary and metabolic diseases? If so, then the ACSM Exercise
    Specialist® Certification is for you. ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise
    Specialists are health care professionals with a Bachelor’s Degree who
    typically work in cardiovascular/pulmonary rehabilitation programs,
    physicians’ offices or medical fitness centers. The ACSM Exercise
    Specialist® may also provide exercise-related consulting for research,
    public health, and other clinical and non-clinical services and
    programs. To learn more about the ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise
    Specialist® certification, Click Here .
                   ACSM Certification
   CLINICAL CERTIFICATIONS

   ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist® (RCEP)
   Are you a graduate student or a clinical professional with a master’s
    degree who is interested in working with clients who are currently under
    the care of a physician for cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic,
    orthopedic/musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, or
    immunological/hematological disease?
   If so, then the ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist®
    Certification – ACSM’s most prestigious credential – is for you. To learn
    more about the ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist®
    certification, Click Here .
                  ACSM Certification
   SPECIALTY CERTIFICATIONS

   ACSM/ACS CERTIFIED CANCER EXERCISE TRAINER (CET)
   Are you a certified professional with a desire to work specifically with
    individuals who have been affected by cancer? If so, safely and
    effectively work with people who have been affected by cancer with an
    ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer's Certification. Utilize
    your basic understanding of cancer diagnoses, surgeries, treatments,
    symptoms and side effects to assess, develop exercise programs and train
    clients who are in any of the various stages of cancer diagnosis and/or
    treatment. To learn more about the ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer
    Exercise Trainer Certification, Click Here.
                 ACSM Certification
   SPECIALTY CERTIFICATIONS

   ACSM/NCPAD CERTIFIED INCLUSIVE FITNESS TRAINER
    (CIFT)
   Are you a fitness professional with a passion to demonstrate and lead
    safe, effective and adapted methods of exercise to individuals with
    disabilities? If so, utilize your motivational techniques with the
    ACSM/NCPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer Certification. A
    CIFT is a fitness professional who assesses, develops and implements an
    individualized exercise program for persons with a physical, sensory or
    cognitive disability, who are healthy or have medical clearance to
    perform independent physical activity. To learn more abut the
    ACSM/NCPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer Certification, Click
    Here.
                ACSM Certification
   SPECIALTY CERTIFICATIONS

   ACSM/NSPAPPH Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist
    (PAPHS)
   Are you a professional who promotes physical activity in public health
    at the national, state and/or local level? If so, make a significant
    societal contribution by earning the specialty certification to effectively
    plan, implement, and evaluate population based physical activity. A
    PAPHS promotes physical activity in public health through engaging
    and educating key decision makers about the impact of, and need for
    legislation, policies and programs that promote physical activity.
    Additionally, the PAPHS provides leadership and develops partnerships
    with affiliates, private and public associations to catalyze the promotion
    of population-based physical activity. To learn more about the
    ACSM/NSPAPPH Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist
    (PAPHS), Click Here.
                Certification
   NSCA

   Certified Strength and Conditioning
    Specialist

   Certified Personal Trainer.
                    NSCA
   The Certified Strength and Conditioning
    Specialist® (CSCS®) is for professionals
    who design and implement strength training
    and conditioning programs for athletes in a
    team setting.
   • About the CSCS Credential
    • CSCS Exam Schedule/Registration
    • CSCS Exam Study Materials
    • Why Choose CSCS
                  NSCA
   The NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer®
    (NSCA-CPT®) certification is for
    professionals who work with both active
    and sedentary clients in one-on-one
    situations.
    • About the NSCA-CPT Credential
    • NSCA-CPT Exam Schedule/Registration
    • NSCA-CPT Exam Study Materials
    • Why Choose NSCA-CPT
                Certification
   National Academy of Sports Medicine
    – Performance Enhancement Certification
    American Council on Exercise
              (ACE)
   Personal Trainer Certification
    The American Council on Exercise's
    acclaimed Personal Trainer Certification is
    designed for fitness trainers providing any
    form of one-on-one or small-group fitness
    instruction.
    American Council on Exercise
              (ACE)
   Advanced Health + Fitness Specialist
    Certification
    This certification prepares the advanced
    professional to provide in-depth
    preventative and post-rehabilitative fitness
    programming that addresses common
    diseases and disorders seen on a daily basis
    – (e.g., cardiovascular disease, obesity, type 2
      diabetes and musculoskeletal ailments).
    American Council on Exercise
              (ACE)
   Group Fitness Instructor Certification
    The ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification is
    designed for fitness professionals teaching any
    form of exercise in a group setting. Passing the
    ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification Exam
    demonstrates to your class participants that you
    possess a foundation of knowledge and skills
    necessary to teach a safe and effective group
    fitness class, no matter what type of modality.
     American Council on Exercise
               (ACE)
   Lifestyle + Weight Management Consultant Certification
    Your clients want to lose weight. They come to you for help.
    The Lifestyle & Weight Management Consultant
    Certification demonstrates to your clients that you have the
    knowledge to develop sound, balanced weight management
    programs that bring together the three critical components of
    long-term weight management success: nutrition, exercise
    and lifestyle change
                     Web sites
   Professional Organizations:
    –   http://www.aahperd.org
    –   http://www.acsm.org
    –   http://www.a1.com/ncppa/
    –   http://www.nsca-lift.org
    –   http://www.acefitness.org/getcertified/default.a
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                     Web sites
   Fitness and Exercise Sites:
    –   http://www.fitnessworld.com
    –   http://www.fitnessworld.com/fitnews/news.html
    –   http://www.sportsci.org
    –   http://www.quackwatch.com/

								
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