Earlier this year, the National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT) received accreditation for its Certified Personal Trainer program through the National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA). The accrediting agency uses a peer-review process to establish accreditation standards; evaluates compliance with these standards; recognizes programs
that demonstrate compliance; and serves as a resource on quality certification. NCCPT joins the following fitness certifying agencies in gaining accreditation:

  • Academy of Applied Personal Training Education (AAPTE)
  • ACTION Personal Trainer Certification (ACTION)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa)
  • Cooper Institute (CI)
  • International Fitness Professionals Association (IFPA)
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
  • National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB)
  • National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF)
  • National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA)
  • National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA)
  • National Federation of Personal Trainers (NFPT)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Pilates Method Alliance (PMA)
  • PTA Global Inc.

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Ryan Halvorson is an award-winning writer and editor. He is a long-time author and presenter for IDEA Health & Fitness Association, fitness industry consultant and former director of group training for Bird Rock Fit. He is also a Master Trainer for TriggerPoint.

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