“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.
Hi Joanne. I like the initiative! I think that anything that serves to elevate our profession/industry in the minds of the medical profession, and helps to establish more of a formal link between the two industries is good! By establishing this link in a more formal way, we begin to see and treat health, wellness and fitness as a continuum, and in a more holistic way.