What You Need To Do To Become Senior Exercise Specialist – A Short Guide

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A senior exercise specialist can help people of all ages achieve their ideal weight or build muscle strength. In some cases, they can also help people with injuries or special needs. There are several certifications that a person can get from a personal trainer.

 Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) 

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One of the most important qualifications is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certification. This certification shows that the person has been carefully trained on how to perform different types of exercises. A CPT will generally last two years. After the CPT certification, the individual will have to take a test in order to prove that they are competent in this field. Usually, the test is done through the testing center of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.

Another important qualification is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCSS). A good way to check a person’s knowledge on this area is to ask him or her for references. If a CTS has references, then that is a sign that the trainer has experience in helping someone with a particular problem. Sometimes it can be hard to get references because of the nature of the job. That is why it is a good idea to ask around to see if anyone has a recommendation for a senior exercise specialist.

Certified Exercise Specialist (CES). 

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The next one of the important qualifications is a Certified Exercise Specialist (CES). The main purpose of the Cesarean section is to review the professional’s knowledge on a number of topics. These include exercise design, exercise technique and functional anatomy. The functional anatomy section covers the areas of the body that a fitness specialist may need to train. Usually, the functional anatomy section and the joint design and functional imaging section are combined in a single exam.

Physical Therapy Certification (PTC).

The third requirement for a senior exercise specialist is Physical Therapy Certification (PTC). The physical therapy certification exam measures a candidate’s knowledge in diagnosis, treatments, rehabilitation and preventive methods of the spine and the upper extremities as well as their awareness of exercise design. There is also a diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound section. In the diagnostic portion of the exam, the candidates to demonstrate their knowledge in interpreting diagnostic imaging such as x-rays, CT scans and MRI’s. The therapeutic ultrasound portion focuses on using various devices for massaging and pain relief such as heat, electrical current, and ultrasound.

Bottom Lines

A few of the schools that require CPE in order to open their health clubs include the University of Miami, SMART College, Seton Hall University, Pepperdine University, Strayer University, and Villanova University. You will need to complete the necessary course work in order to be certified as a cardiovascular specialist trainer. The course work includes courses such as anatomy and physiology, exercise assessment, and nutritional counseling. To qualify for the certification exam, you must pass the written portion and the cardiovascular portion of the CPE exam.

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