I am trying to find out about the top certifications for health, fitness and wellness professionals. I am designing my own wellness business and would like to know if there are some more credentials I should have that would add to my credibility. I am currently a PGA Class “A” golf professional, A former marine scout sniper, and 3rd degree black belt in tae kwon do.
There are so many certifications currently available that I’m not even familiar with some of them. I’ve been in the fitness business for a long time and have had the privilege of helping to develop some of the certications. One consideration I’ve always given has been is there a practical segment, in addition to the written segment of the certification exam. Although not absolute, it does suggest an ability to apply information, not just read it.
CPR/AED first and foremost. I respect ACSM, NSCA, NASC, CSCS, ACE, AFAA.
They all take motivation, dedication and commitment to achieve.
Take care, Daniel