Pennsylvania College of Technology will host two certification exams for the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2014.
Exams for those seeking Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist or NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer credentials are scheduled April 12. Registration deadline is Feb. 14. Registrations received by Jan. 31 receive a discount.
The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist designation is for professionals who design and implement strength training and conditioning programs for athletes in a team setting. To sit for the exam, one must hold or be completing a bachelor's degree.
The NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer credential is for professionals who work with both active and sedentary clients in one-on-one situations.
As the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, NSCA supports and disseminates research-based knowledge and its practical application to improve athletic performance and fitness. To learn more or to register for the exams, visit www.nsca.com/Certification.
Penn College offers an associate degree physical fitness specialist option to continue studies toward a bachelor's degree in applied health studies.
The only associate-degree program in Pennsylvania officially recognized by NSCA (and one of 18 in the United States), the curriculum provides a combination of exercise theory, practical knowledge and hands-on experience.