Personal Training Certification


Posted on 4th March 2010 by admin in Uncategorized

Personal training certification is one path you might take to become qualified to help others achieve their fitness goals.  Even if you have or are working towards a related college or university degree, becoming certified would be a good idea.  Certification is simply one more credential that will help ensure you are minimally competent in key areas before you begin your career.  Currently, there are over seventy five different certifications that trainers can obtain and this number will probably change…(or already has)!  However, only a small number of these certification programs are considered legitimate.  Also, many different organizations offer a variety of certifications.  The best method when choosing a certification program is to establish where you would like to work, and what types of clients you are attracted to, then match the certification program with your needs.  You will also want to think about how much money, time, and commitment you have.  In the end you will need to decide which organization will best help you to reach your goals, and then what types of certifications you would like to pursue.  There are numerous factors to consider when choosing an organization.  The best ones usually have a high standard for certification, then they also provide some sort of continuing/ongoing education.  Another way to ensure you are making a good choice is to choose an accredited organization.  The main agency responsible for accreditation is the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA).  The NOCA puts organizations through a rigorous process to ensure they meet high standards.

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