The Sport Performance Institute Inc. (SPI) is a fitness and sports education organization. SPI provides a variety of educational programs to personal trainers, group fitness (aerobics) instructors, coaches, strength training specialists, physical education teachers and the general population, in Canada, the United States, and Middle East.
SPI personnel have been involved in both, the setup and day to day operations of the Human Kinetics Assessment Centre. With many years of experience in both test design and implementation, SPI has the staff that can provide fitness appraisal services to a variety of groups and individuals.
In addition to varied sports backgrounds, all SPI instructors are required to have a minimum of a Masters degree in a sport science related field. In addition to this, many of the instructors have experience training and testing Olympic and National team athletes. In fact the athletes that have worked with SPI staff have won more than 50 Olympic and World Championship medals. This combination of experience and education make the SPI instructors the most highly qualified instructors in the fitness industry.
SPI currently has certification programs that meet or exceed the guidelines established by the National Fitness Leaders Advisory Council (NFLAC) in personal training, strength training, and aerobics instruction.The depth of knowledge that SPI graduates obtain is impressive. As a matter of fact, many of the topics covered in the SPI certification programs are not covered in most University degree programs.
ACSM Approved Provider The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that "Sports Performance Institute" meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2015 – December 2018). Providership # 763591 SPI will provide to attendees ACSM Approved Continuing Education Credits (CECs) so that they may document the number of CECs earned from each course or Workshop. Proof of continuing education is required to renew any International Fitness Certification.
LAU has concluded with SPI the rights in Lebanon to utilize its professional fitness training certification program. Up to 3 previously taken SPI courses would be credited towards the LAU One Year Professional Fitness Diploma Program.
ACSM, The American College of Sports Medicine, founded in 1954, was the first organization to certify health fitness professionals. It is the world's largest sports medicine and exercise science organization with more than 45,000 national, regional, and international members and certified health fitness professionals in more than 90 countries. Read more
ACSM establishes the exercise guidelines that all other certifications use for training and certification, and therefore, continues to set the standards in the fitness industry. We are dedicated to providing the latest in clinical research and cases, ensuring the continued education of our practitioners.
With professionals representing more than 70 occupations, ACSM offers a 360-degree view of sports medicine and exercise science. From academicians to students and from personal trainers to physicians, the association of public health, health/fitness, clinical exercise, and health care professionals is dedicated to helping people worldwide live longer, healthier lives through science, education, medicine, and policy.
ACSM personal trainer certification is NCCA-accredited, meeting the highest qualifications. We will challenge you to become the best fitness professional you can be. Your hard work will be rewarded with one of the most highly respected and recognized certifications in the industry.
Whether you are new to the field of sports medicine or an experienced veteran in the profession, by choosing ACSM you're on your way to earning one of the most highly recognized and prestigious certifications in the industry - a credential that is known as the Gold Standard around the world. In choosing ACSM you've made the commitment to establish yourself as a reputable fitness professional.
If you want the most recognized certification around the globe that says: "I'm the best I can be", you should become ACSM certified.
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
The ACSM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) works with apparently healthy individuals and those with health challenges, who are able to exercise independently to enhance quality of life, improve health-related physical fitness and performance, manage health risk, and promote lasting, healthy behavior changes. The CPT is certified to conduct pre-participation health screening assessments, sub-maximal cardiovascular exercise tests, and muscular strength/endurance, flexibility and body composition tests.
So are you a fitness professional working in a health club or other community fitness setting? Pursue a Certified Personal Trainer® (CPT) credential! No matter what your goal is, those who are certified are able to develop and implement safe, effective exercise programs, and modify them to meet the specific needs of clients.
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