College to host national certification exams for fitness professionals

Pennsylvania College of Technology will host two certification exams for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) in 2014.

Exams for those seeking Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist or NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer credentials are scheduled Saturday, 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.

To learn more about physical fitness specialist majors at Penn College, call 570-327-4519 or visit www.pct.edu/pfs.

For more about the college, visit www.pct.edu, email admissions@pct.edu or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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Last Updated December 19, 2013