How do you do this?
A personal trainer certification course is a course that you may take which will essentially give you the name of Licensed Personal Trainer (CPT) to gain employment as a personal trainer in various health and fitness facilities nationwide and put you in the role of Personal Trainer/ Athletic Trainer or even just a gym instructor. But how does one go about finding this kind of certification? The first step in the process is to look for a certified or licensed personal trainer.
There are several organizations, which set the criteria for CPT certifications. Fitness trainers with CPT certifications have met certain educational requirements and must be sponsored by a gym or health club as an employee of their facility. They are required to complete an extensive curriculum, which includes not only knowledge and learning of anatomy, physiology and psychology but also training in biomechanics, nutrition, kinesiology and psychology. They are also required to undergo testing and examinations to prove their fitness level. Personal Trainer National Board is one of these organizations.
written examinations and hands-on workouts in the gym
If you want to become a personal trainer, you need to get your International Sports Science Association certification. This is also required of all professionals involved in the health and fitness industry. To apply for the IUSA certification, you need to have completed your high school education or GED equivalent. After you have completed your education, you need to pass the IUSA exam and then sit for a 6 month practical test given by the IUSA.
Once you have the IUSA certification, you may need to get certified by a local or national body such as the American Council on Exercise, US Department of Education, IDEA, NASM, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. All these organizations require personal trainers to get certified through written examinations and hands-on workouts in the gym. If you pass the test and receive the certification, you will need to get registered with the respective organization. You need to check whether you are still practicing legally by checking with the state department of labor. Many personal trainers have been fooled by pretending to be certified when they are not.
check for the authenticity of the certifications
In order to check for the authenticity of the credentials of these organizations, you may check the Internet for a list of organizations. You can find details of all the local gyms that are associated with the certifications listed. In addition, you will also be able to compare all the local gyms listed side-by-side. There are many online certifications that are offered by different organizations and this makes it easier for people to check for the authenticity of the certifications from the comforts of their homes.
You should also ask your doctor before taking up an online course or a certification. Your doctor will advise you on whether you really need the certification or not. If you do not feel comfortable with the certification or the online course, you should ask for a recommendation from your current therapist. A good recommendation from your therapist will help you get a certificate so that you may go for a restocking fee reimbursement from your therapist.