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« on: August 25, 2007, 02:35:57 PM »

I will be graduating in December with a B.S. in exercise science and am looking to become certified and am trying to decide between ACSM or NSCA?  Which would you prefer and is better recognized??
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2007, 09:12:46 PM »

I've met a lot of terrible trainers with an ACSM. As usefull as an ISSA or ACE IMHO. I like NASM but in reality I have found them to all be equally useless. All these certs simply try to sway you to their "protocol" when you should be customizing it from front to back. Stay away from kinesiology, worthless studies. Concentrate on nutrition and just get farmiliar with all the exercise movements out there.

Just my $0.02!
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2007, 08:36:13 AM »

Have you ever thought about getting a CSCS from NSCA?  You might as well since you are receiving your BS. 
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2007, 01:49:15 PM »

I will be graduating in December with a B.S. in exercise science and am looking to become certified and am trying to decide between ACSM or NSCA?  Which would you prefer and is better recognized??


ISSA or AMFPT.  I've got both and its helped my business greatly over the years
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2007, 02:36:21 AM »


I dont understand why someone with a bachelors degree in exercise science requires a personal trainers certification.

What the hell did you do all day?













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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2007, 05:12:45 AM »

how about a masters degree...better than all those cheese dick personal ''meathead'' certifications any day of the week...

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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2007, 10:03:24 AM »

I dont understand why someone with a bachelors degree in exercise science requires a personal trainers certification.

What the hell did you do all day?















Having a BS is a great advantage in the fitness biz if you work for a corpration. For example, where I am at, we have facility called 'Sports Club Irvine" they have opportunities for trainers open all the time and some of the trainers there with their degreed make upwards of $100k.
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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2007, 01:28:41 PM »

ACSM, NASM, or CSCS would be ur best bets...i've worked at a few gyms and still do currently, Gold's gym and 24 hour fitness look for NASM but a CSCS would be the most universal cert 2 get...i work thru a hospital right now and they require ACSM or CSCS, they won't accept NSCA-cpt
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2007, 09:55:41 PM »

If you want a S&C job, a CSCS is required.  A westside cert wouldnt hurt if you were looking for strong athletes.

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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2008, 04:06:39 PM »

1) ACSM
2) ACE
3) NASM   Wink
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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2008, 03:36:08 PM »

ISSA is a waste of time....Fred hatfields exercise theory is"just lift the damn weight!"   Just a bunch of washed up powerlifters who thinka  big squat makes a great trainer.

One instructor, john schaeffer, is still pushing colostrum!

Steer clear of these losers
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« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2008, 08:29:52 AM »

Why do you want to get certified?  You have the BS.
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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2008, 09:28:37 PM »

Get them both.
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