ACSM currently has over 50,000 members on their books, with fitness professionals in various roles within the health and sports science industries, as well as a huge list of accredited courses at a range of highly respected institutions from colleges to universities. They also offer a range of ongoing professional and personal development resources for those already in their chosen industry, with a range of webinars, advanced courses and workshops to help you stay up to date and continue developing your career.
Why study an ACSM certified course?
There is no better accreditation to achieve if you want to work within the health and sports exercise science area, as employers around the globe recognise this prestigious organisation. ACSM is known for being the gold standard; meaning that you, and your future employers, can be assured that you have received the best education in your chosen field.
Not only that, but ACSM conduct and stay up to date with current sports medicine reports, so they know the courses they approve offer accurate and in-depth knowledge to their students. It’s not all about the gym trainers and physiologists either, as they have accredited courses for over 70 occupations spanning the medical world of chronic disease, public health and health care, and the health fitness world of nutrition, exercise physiology and sports science.
Alongside learning from the exercise professionals, choosing the course type to suit your availability and being able to learn about a range of careers, the ACSM help you even after you’ve finished your accredited course. Once you’re done, you can check out their job and careers board, where they have a huge range of employers and jobs you can apply for, which are perfectly suited to the course you’ve completed!
Some of the certifications such as the personal trainer qualification will also need to be renewed in 3-5 years, to ensure that you are kept up to date with the latest news on physiology, biology and human health. With ACSM, you can renew your membership and ensure you are on top of all the latest news and information; and your clients can be confident in your ability to help them achieve their goals within the current physical activity guidelines.