ACE Health & Fitness Specialist Cert vs Speciality Certs
How in-depth did you find the Health & Fitness Specialist Cert program? I am ACE certified personal trainer, also have my NSCA-CSCS last year. Many of my clients have weight loss issues or are injured or have other health issues. I'm looking for the certification/program that will offer me the most knowledge to help this clientele. Thanks for your thoughts...
I have completed the Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) from NASM and was quite impressed with the information that was provided. It was mainly proactive, however, and did not address post-rehab issues.
I know that both ACE and NASM have now weight loss specialties but I cannot talk of those. However, I have recently signed up for the ACE Mind/Body Specialty certification and so far am not impressed. It is a collation of individual CeC programs for Pilates and yoga (particularly the yoga part has a LOT of redundant information from one package to the other). I had anticipated a lot more than that; except for having the highfalutin title of mind/body specialist, it is really not worth it. Based on that experience, I would not sign up with another ACE specialty, even though some of the others may be quite good.
My Recommendation is Diversify your Knowledge Scope via textbooks, research publications, conferences with credible authors that are not trying to sell you on their product or service.
Fuel the Movement,
I would also like to add the CSPS from NSCA... http://www.nsca-lift.org/Certification/CSPS/
Our Orthopedic Exercise specialty certification would address similar content, and our AHFS is a comprehensive NCCA-accredited certification focused on prevention and post-rehabilitative exercise for musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic diseases, disorders, and ailments, and it also provides in depth exercise programming for youth, older adults, and pre- and post-natal women. http://www.acefitness.org/getcertified/orthopedic-exercise.aspx
We appreciate your feedback regarding our Weight Management Specialty Certification and will take it into consideration. For additional concerns, don't hesitate to call us at 1-888-825-3636.
If you took the AHFS course and wanted to take a next step in the special pops direction, I would then recommend the TBMM course. And would still recommend the Orthopedic specialist if you were looking to spend less on CECs at this time.