The Largest and Most Comprehensive Industry-Wide Role Delineation Study Ever Performed for the Personal Trainer Industry is Now Completed

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NCSF.org has taken the Personal Trainer Industry by storm providing thorough industry representation with the help from key stakeholders of the profession.

National Council on Strength and Fitness

The information gathered from the survey will be utilized to most accurately structure assessment instruments to ensure competency in the requisite job tasks of all certified personal trainers and strength and conditioning coaches

The National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) is a professional, member driven, education and credentialing organization for personal trainers and exercise science professionals. The NCSF Board for Certification has announced the completion of an all-inclusive industry-wide Role Delineation Study. Researchers have received and compiled significant input from key stakeholders of the profession including but not limited to facility management, industry experts, the academic community, and practicing certified personal trainers and strength coaches. To provide comprehensive data, the NCSF surveyed all key market segments to accurately define content domains and set competency standards in order to raise the bar in personal training and strength and conditioning.

“The information gathered from the survey will be utilized to most accurately structure assessment instruments to ensure competency in the requisite job tasks of all certified personal trainers and strength and conditioning coaches” says Dr. Brian Biagioli, Executive Director for the NCSF.

The intended outcomes of the study are as follows: 1. Create an industry benchmark in professional practices and best position the profession for preventative medicine; 2. Provide measurable outcomes and evidence of best practices that are impervious to legal challenges; 3. Prevent legislative pressures by demonstrating established professional competency standards; 3. Determine competency differences between Certified Strength Coaches and Certified Personal Trainers; 4. Support developing and evolving academic programs; 5. Provide currently Certified Personal Trainers a voice in the professional development process; 6. Maintain appropriate career access by preventing exaggerated competency barriers while best serving the public; 7. Determined NCSF Personal Trainer certification exam content by the data received from this industry-wide, national survey and best serve the industry by preventing small sample biases or special-interest group influence.

The National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) is an education and credentialing organization for personal trainers and exercise professionals within the United States. The NCSF Board for Certification serves as the governing authority over the personal trainer certification program, setting regulatory standards and overseeing legislative activity.

For help with the Personal Trainer Certification Program in Spanish or English please visit the National Council on Strength and Fitness website at http://www.ncsf.org or call (800) 772-NCSF (6273) x 202 now for more information on how to get your personal trainer certification.

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