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The certifications are offered by the agencies listed below and are presented as a progression of eligibility from first year to post-graduation.
CPR, First Aid, AEDBeing trained and certified in CPR, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is often a requirement for health and fitness-related positions, both in healthy and clinical populations. It is often a good idea to be certified when applying for jobs. There are many providers from which to choose either in the Okanagan or wherever you call home. events calendar for current course offerings and events. fitness instructor with the YMCA is a great entry into the fitness industry! calendar for offerings. course calendar for ongoing course offerings.
Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)A CSEP-CPT administers the CSEP-PATH to healthy populations, develops and implements a tailored physical activity, fitness and lifestyle plan. The minimum requirement to become a CSEP-CPT is a 2 year College diploma or 2 year University degree credits in the 6 core areas. UBCO course map Check for certification workshops and exams being offered across Canada on the CSEP website. Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP) A CSEP-CEP performs assessments, prescribes conditioning exercise, as well as exercise supervision, counselling and healthy lifestyle education in apparently healthy individuals and/or populations with medical conditions, functional limitations or disabilities associated with musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, metabolic, neuromuscular, and ageing conditions. The minimum requirement to become a CSEP-CEP is a 4-year University degree in exercise science or a related area. Check for certification workshops and exams being offered across Canada on the CSEP website.
The association provides information about the profession of kinesiology to the public, governments and other stakeholders and is affiliated with the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance, which promotes the profession on a national basis.
Become a member for insurance, networking, job opportunities and exclusive membership resources.certification options available related health & fitness, clinical and other specialty designations.
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is the world leading membership organization for thousands of elite strength coaches, personal trainers and dedicated researchers and educators.
There are many certification options available related health & fitness, clinical and other specialty designations.