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ACSM Health/Fitness Instructor

The ACSM Health/Fitness Instructor® (HFI) is a professional qualified to assess, design, and implement individual and group exercise and fitness programs for apparently healthy individuals and individuals with controlled disease. The HFI is skilled in evaluating health behaviors and risk factors, conducting fitness assessments, writing appropriate exercise prescriptions, and motivating individuals to modify negative health habits and maintain positive lifestyle behaviors for health promotion. The HFI certification provides professionals with recognition of their practical experience and demonstrated competence as a leader of health and fitness programs in the university, corporate, commercial or community settings in which their clients participate in health promotion and fitness-related activities.

NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCSs) are professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance. They conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention. Recognizing that their area of expertise is separate and distinct, CSCSs consult with and refer athletes to other professionals when appropriate.
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Exercise Physiologist
Group Exercise Leader

Personal Trainer
Physician Assistant
Physical Therapist

Sport Psychologist
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Wellness Specialist


AACVPR Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Professional (CCRP)
ACE Group Fitness Instructor
ACE Health Coach
ACE Medical Exercise Specialist
ACE Personal Trainer
ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist
ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
ACSM Certified Group Exercise Instructor
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research Personal Trainer Certification
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT)
NSCA Certified Special Population Specialist (CSPS)
NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
NSCA Tactical Strength & Conditioning Facilitator (TSAC-F)
YMCA Personal Training Instructor

Professional Organizations

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