Whether you are new to the field of sports medicine or an experienced veteran in the profession, by choosing ACSM you're on your way to earning one of the most highly recognized certifications in the industry - a credential that is known as the Gold Standard around the world. In choosing ACSM you've made the commitment to establish yourself as a reputable fitness professional.
Are you a fitness professional working in a health club or other community setting? Pursue a Certified Personal Trainer® (CPT), Certified Health Fitness SpecialistSM (HFS) or Certified Group Exercise InstructorSM (GEI) credential. Whether your goal is to train one-on-one or to instruct groups, those who are certified are able to develop and implement safe, effective exercise programs, and modify them to meet the specific needs of clients.
Are you a clinical professional who provides clients with therapeutic physical activity? The Certified Clinical Exercise SpecialistSM (CES) and Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist® (RCEP) credential you to provide exercise management, testing and training to your clients in a clinical setting.
Already have an NCCA accredited certification? Add a specialty certification to broaden your expertise. ACSM's specialty certifications consist of the Exercise is Medicine® Credential, ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer (CET), ACSM/NCPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer (CIFT) and ACSM/NSPAPPH Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist (PAPHS). These credentials allow practitioners to work with clients with special needs.
Find out by downloading our FREE Certification Resource Guide. Learn everything you need to know about getting ACSM Certified!
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