Is the Medical Exercise Specialist certification (AAHFRP) a widely recognized/valuable certification?
I am researching the best education and certification to do personal training with post rehab clients in a medical fitness facility or as a self employed personal trainer. I am interested in knowing more about the Medical Exercise Specialist certification (AAHFRP) in terms the education/knowledge gained and whether this is a highly recognized certification?
From experience i can say that your money is always well invested with Dr. Michael Jones. The course was expensive then and almost outrageous now, but
you get to be part of an elite team and organization like no other....the materials are well designed and the course is both practical and written exam. The resource material you end up with will take you into many possible avenues...it
was the best around back then, now of course there is a lot out there in educational courses, so you need to make some comparisons, but the good thing is when you need something ...Mike is there answering the phone for you...hope that his methods and techniques will carry on through his administration beyond his lifetime.
If one decides to take the Medical Exercise Specialist course, then it should definetily be taken by those going into self-employment, not so much for employer recognition. Good luck!
I have recently registered to take Dr. Mike's MES course and I have to say that I am already impressed with his follow up and customer service. It is true, he will call you directly and answer any questions you have regarding the course. He is very personable.
My scope of practice already includes the post rehab demographic so I am looking to build upon my current knowledge base.
Please reach out to me if you have any questions.
I am also interested in knowing about the AAHFRP and their programs... but I can say, that you should contact them and ask all the questions you want to know about their certification program, re-certification, etc. The NASM have a great Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) certification that will be valuable for post-rehab training. In addition, Gray Institute also have great functional assessment strategies and program design. Thank you for your question!
In good health,
I am a current student in the Medical Exercise Program Director course which started in October and finishes in February. I am absolutely impressed with Dr. Jones' knowledge.
The more I learn the more I realize how little I truly know. I can honestly say I have grown professionally as a consequence of the MES course and the MEPD course.
I am an MES from AAHFRP! The course is very challenging, and Dr. Jones has gone to great lengths to make sure everything is covered. It requires a a great deal of dedication. Talking about money well spent. Very impressive
Take care, Danny
I am a massage therapist and planning to take this course but don't know much about it. ACSM CES requires more than what I have and won’t be able to take that course though I want to and try to figure what is good certs out there.
I too am unable to take the ACSM CES course and was looking for an alternative. I have been planning on taking the AAHFRP MES, but now ACE has come out with a new medical exercise specialist certification that is NCCA approved.
In your opinion, what would be the better choice? ACE or AAHFRP?