ACSM/NCHPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer 

ACSM/NCHPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainers (CIFT) master an understanding of exercise precautions for people with disabilities, and utilize safe, effective and adapted methods of exercise training to provide exercise recommendations. CIFTs provide services with an understanding of current ADA policy specific to recreation facilities (U.S. Access Board Guidelines) and standards for accessible facility design.

Requirements to pursue certification: 

  • Current ACSM or NCCA-accredited, health/fitness-related certification
    OR
  • Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, Recreation Therapy or Adapted Physical Education
    AND
  • Adult CPR/AED (with hands-on practical skills component)


Study Materials: What You Need to Be an ACSM Pro

ACSM recommends the following documents to prepare for the CIFT exam.

A study book, ACSM/NCHPAD Resources for the Inclusive Fitness Trainer, provides the essential techniques and guidelines to prepare for the ACSM/NCHPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer certification including:

  • Effective and adapted methods of exercise training.
  • Exercise precautions for people with disabilities.
  • An understanding of current ADA policy specific to recreation facilities and standards for accessible facility design.
  • Instruction to individuals with disabilities to begin and continue healthy lifestyles.

ACSM/NCHPAD Resources for the Inclusive Fitness Trainer

$50.00

ACSM is dedicated to providing materials for all learning styles. In addition to study books ACSM also offers CIFT workshops and webinars to accommodate candidates' individual lifestyles. Choose your own setting; set your own time commitment.

ACSM's testing partner, Pearson VUE, administers more than 5,000 computer-based testing centers throughout the world. ACSM members have the opportunity to receive a discount towards their exam fee.

Find out more about eligibility by clicking here.

    ACSM Certified professionals - be sure to request your Cert Pro discount exam voucher before contacting Pearson VUE.

Exam Costs

ACSM Certified Professionals................................ $150

Non-ACSM Certified Professionals.......................... $195

Re-Test ............................................................... $125

Don't Know Where to Begin?

Visit the ACSM Candidate Handbook or Frequently Asked Questions for more in-depth information about the certification process.

 

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