“The Exercise is Medicine initiative now includes a credential program that will provide professionals with the opportunity to work closely with the medical community, as well as provide numerous additional benefits to the certified professional.
This credential contains three levels, based on the health status of patient referrals. All three levels require exercise professionals to be certified by a NCCA accrediting organization. Formal education (B.S. M.S. degree in exercise science) provides the exercise professional additional opportunities to work with patients who are at higher risk.
You may learn more by visiting ACSM site www.acsm.org.
I’d like to know your thoughts.
I visited the ACSM website, this is great. I recently spoke at a fitness convention and instilled trainers to be confident in collaborating with and having discussion with clients physician. This is an excellent program if you have the credentials and qualify, but still being confident to educate yourself regardless.