ACSM/NCHPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer
Empowering Individuals with Physical Limitations
Created in collaboration with the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD), ACSM/NCHPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainers (CIFT) are uniquely qualified to work with people who have health risks and/or physical limitations. With an understanding of current ADA policy, ACSM/NCHPAD CIFTs create adapted programming that promotes safe and effective training – while also providing motivational support for a healthy lifestyle.
Preparing for the ACSM/NCHPAD CIFT Exam
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Why Become An ACSM/NCHPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer?
An ACSM/NCHPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer is a fitness professional who assesses, develops and implements individualized exercise programming for healthy or medically-cleared persons with a physical, sensory or cognitive disability. ACSM/NCHPAD CIFTs make exercise accessible for all – empowering individuals to achieve fitness goals that previously seemed beyond their own limitations.
In addition to leading and demonstrating safe, adapted exercise techniques as well as necessary precautions, ACSM/NCHPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Instructors also possess a working knowledge of current American Disability Act (ADA) policy specific to recreation facilities, and standards for accessible facility design. ACSM/NCHPAD CIFTs commonly work in community and public health settings (such as a YMCA or Parks Department) to improve access to exercise for all, as well as gyms and health clubs and university or corporate-based fitness centers.
Ready to uphold the gold standard by creating comprehensive fitness programming for an underserved community? Become an ACSM/NCHPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Instructor.