Does anyone know who is the overarching organization that decides if a company has a valid certification based on best practice principles? Is it ACSM? There are some certifications that people get now-a-days that don’t even require a basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology or…well….sometimes all you need is a checkbook and poof! like magic you are certified to teach! This is oftentimes an insult to our industry in my opinion.
NCAA certification of an organization means squat. They are some high end organizations such as CHEK Institute which are not and require your aptitude to be on par with a licensed health professional. In my 18 year tenure I have been certified by most agencies and have found they have aptitude/ knowledge thresholds, which is quite low in my opinion. If your working with a human body, you should be required to have a strong background in medicine.