Personal Training Courses
The NCSF Certified Personal Trainer program provides practical, evidence-based information for individuals looking to get certified as a personal trainer. With several educational models to choose from including hands-on courses, classroom based learning, and home study programs, students can select their preferred model when seeking this accredited certification. When clicking the “View Items” button below, further information on each of the study options will appear.
Strength Coach Courses
Learn advanced concepts in programming and specialized training techniques for top athletic performance with the NCSF Certified Strength Coach (CSC) program. The program progresses from an introduction to the strength and conditioning profession, through Sport Analysis and Performance Assessment, into Sport Biomechanics and Metabolism, and addresses Performance Preparation, foundational and Olympic Weightlifting, SAQ, Programming for Sports Performance and culminates with Injury Prevention and Return to Competition. Develop the knowledge and skills to effectively work with athletes of all ages and take your career to the next level.
Sport Nutrition Courses
The Sport Nutrition Specialist program provides up-to-date, evidence-based information. It offers in-depth content related to effective strategies for performance enhancement and includes a literary review of supplement efficacy and regulations. Whether you are looking to help clients lose weight, enhance athletic performance, or optimize health through proven nutritional strategies, earning the NCSF Sport Nutrition Specialist Credential places your knowledge at the top of the fitness industry.
NCSF Certification Exams
The NCSF Personal Trainer, Strength Coach, and Sport Nutrition Specialist certification programs are recognized worldwide as leading credentials for career minded professionals. With over 1000 state of the art testing centers operating in 83 countries, the NCSF boasts the largest and most respected test center network in the fitness industry. Our commitment to excellence provides you with easy access and flexible exam scheduling.
The National Council of Strength and Fitness is a member driven organization, complete with professional support and benefits. A one-year membership is included with the purchase of any NCSF personal trainer certification preparation courses; however you don't need to be certified to take advantage of NCSF member benefits. You can enroll as a non-certified member and enjoy many of the same benefits afforded those who are NCSF certified personal trainers. Annual membership fees are $55.00 for students and $65.00 for practicing professionals. As an NCSF member you will have access to a variety of professional services and programs.
With new research findings and continuously evolving training techniques, it is vital that trainers stay on top of the dynamic health and fitness training industry to be successful in the personal training profession. As part of your NCSF personal training certification the NCSF requires all Certified Personal Trainers complete ten CEU’s over a two year period to maintain certified status. The NCSF offers certified professionals the option of participating in any number of NCSF CEU courses to fulfill the continuing education requirement and maintain an updated knowledge base.
The National Council on Strength and Fitness offers its certified professionals the opportunity to gain Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with our easy Online CEU Program. The NCSF Online CEU Program allows fitness professionals to choose CEUs from a variety of categories. Follow the steps below to complete the quizzes and earn CEUs toward certification renewal.
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