Personal Training Certification?
- 05-22-2008, 08:08 AM
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M.Ed. Ex Phys
05-22-2008, 01:52 PM
05-22-2008, 02:41 PM
NSCA CPT if you dont have a degree
NSCA CSCS if you do have one.
I'm hoping to have my CSCS by the end of July.
05-22-2008, 03:47 PM
Batman, tell us about the test (if you've taken it yet). How was it? Any formalities associated with getting certified that suck more/less than others? Any info is much appreciated!
05-22-2008, 03:55 PM
This is just CPT but it should give you an idea. Im going to take it after i finish my Instrument rating. There's a lot more to being a trainer than you would expect by looking at most of the trainers in gyms, at least the ones that I see.
05-22-2008, 04:39 PM
VolcomX311 is an NSCA-CSCS and I have talked to one of my profs who is a CSCS and he said that the CPT and CSCS exams are similar, but the CSCS is more in-depth, which is expected.
The CPT is 40% Ex Phys, 40% Program Design, 10% Special Conditions (e.g pregnancy) and 10% Legality is I remember correctly (I took it in '04, so its been a while).
M.Ed. Ex Phys
05-22-2008, 04:53 PM
From what I know the practical portion of the exam is not bad at all, but the science portion is not exactly easy.
good practice test to see where your at.
this link has everything you need to know really.
05-23-2008, 10:48 AM
Thanks for all the info guys - I've been doing research on the various certifiations. I'd been leaning towards ACSM but now will re-visit the NSCA.
05-23-2008, 12:19 PM
I want to hear how that test goes for you buddy. Anyone with certification experience needs to give us the scoop.
05-23-2008, 12:20 PM
05-23-2008, 12:41 PM
I took the practice, I got 4/5's and 3/5's on everything.
I didn't know anything about plyometrics, or validities.
All certs!!!CSCS or all certs?
05-23-2008, 12:46 PM
M.Ed. Ex Phys
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05-23-2008, 01:13 PM
You can take the test before you get your degree. You just get the cert when you graduate. I would definitely take A&P and Exercise phys first.
05-23-2008, 01:36 PM
05-23-2008, 02:54 PM
You have to remember also that it being more intensive is what puts it above the other certs.
I can't wait till I get my CSCS and get to leave this desk job.
Sitting here all day drives someone like me crazy. Next week the intense studying starts.
05-23-2008, 05:37 PM
CSCS with degree.
NASM without degree here in New Mexico. It's looked upon as the godlike certification for some reason.
05-29-2008, 05:32 PM
I like NASM for practical application.
For getting a well paying job in the respected field I would REALLY encourage getting your bachelors or > in Exercise Science.
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