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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Fitness Certifications

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/campusrec/fitness/fitnesscertifications.html

Fitness Certifications and Continuing Education Credits (CECs) Opportunities

Campus Recreation hosts fitness certifications and CECs workshops for all community members as an opportunity to enhance skills and knowledge and increase potential job opportunities.

For information about workshop details, including pricing and schedule, please see the respective websites and contact the certifying agency directly. 

For information about potential discounts on workshops please email crec.fitness@mnsu.edu.

Upcoming Workshops at Minnesota State University, Mankato

NETA Personal Trainer Certification

  • October 8-9, 2016
    • Credits (CECs): 14 NETA, 1.4 ACE, 15 AFAA, 1.4 NASM
  • January 28-29, 2017
    • Credits (CECs): 14 NETA, 1.4 ACE, 15 AFAA, 1.4 NASM

NETA Group Exercise Trainer Certification

  • November 12, 2016
    • Credits (CECs): 6 NETA

NETA Continuing Education Workshop

  • November 13, 2016: Fun Group Training: Tread and Shred
    • Credits (CECs): 5 NETA, 0.5 ACE, 5 AFAA, 0.5 NASM

*Location of workshops are typically in the Highland Center (HC) building or in Pennington Hall (PH).  Signs will be posted in both HC and PH indicating a specific room location.  If you are not familiar with the campus, search Google Map "Highland Center, Stadium Road, Mankato, MN" and you should be guided to the general location on campus.

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Certifying Agencies

American College on Exercise (ACE)

ACE has a wide range of certifications available for every career path — from our four primary NCCA-accredited certifications to specialty certifications that offer curriculum focused on specific areas.  

Personal Trainer

Group Fitness Instructor

ACE Health Coach

Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist

 

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The American College of Sports Medicine was the first organization to certify health fitness professionals. With more than 25,000 health fitness professionals in 44 countries, we are the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world.  ACSM's personal trainer, health fitness specialist, clinical exercise specialist and registered clinical exercise physiologist certifications are NCCA-accredited.

Health Fitness Certifications

Clinical Certifications

Specialty Certifications

 

Aerobics and Fitness Association of American (AFAA)

As the world's largest fitness educator, AFAA delivers comprehensive cognitive and practical education for fitness professionals, grounded in industry research, using both traditional and innovative modalities. AFAA upholds Basic Exercise Standards and Guidelines for safe fitness practice.  AFAA is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC).

Primary Group Exercise Certification

Primary Group Exercise Certification Online

Personal Training Certification

Personal Training Certification Online

 

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

At NASM, our Certified Personal Trainer education combines science with proven techniques to turn fitness enthusiasts into fitness professionals.

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)

 

National Counsel on Strength and Fitness (NCSF)

It is the mission of the National Council on Strength and Fitness Board for Certification to establish, assess, and promote qualification standards for Exercise Professionals in a continued effort to foster a high level of professional competency and ethical practice, to best serve public interest and safety.

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)

Sport Nutrition Specialist

Certified Strength Coach

 

National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA)

NETA is one-of-a-kind in the arena of fitness certification, and in our personal, hands-on approach to fitness education. These are just a few of the many distinctive qualities that set NETA apart.  NETA is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

Group Exercise Certification

Personal Trainer

Specialty Certifications

 

National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT)

NFPT has been certifying personal trainers since 1988. We seek to equip trainers and their clients with the education and tools needed to address America's health problem and promote fitness around the world.

Personal Trainer Certification

 

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) is for professionals who design and implement strength training and conditioning programs for athletes in a team setting.

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®)

Certified Special Population Specialist® (CSPS®)

NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer® (NSCA-CPT®)

Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator® (TSAC-F®)

 

This is not an exhaustive list of all fitness and wellness certification agencies.