“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.
While I knew it was coming I was unable to find it on their site. As I mentioned to Pam Peeke several years ago I am disappointed that ASCM has added yet another certification, instead of supporting and promoting those of us in the field. As I have not seen the distinctions they draw between HFS CES and this new certification I am curious about delineation. Just another way to make money and dilute the already unsupported HFS and CES credentials.