The ACSM Certified Personal Trainer is a more academic qualification than the PT Diploma but many trainers feel ready for it once they have entered the industry and realise that every trainer just has the PT Diploma and nothing else to make them stand out. Some personal trainers will have university degrees and the ACSM  Certified Personal Trainer is a chance to compete with them on an academic level. We will guide you through your learning for this very prestigious qualification.

The American College of Sports Medicine – the global leader for personal trainers and clinical exercise physiologists

There is a fantastic world of health and fitness industry excellence which is led by an international organisation based in the USA called the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Candidates need to gain the UK qualifications that professionals require to work in the UK but it is essential to push on and gain higher standard qualifications to become leaders in the field.

We encourage our qualified personal trainers to strive for more and get involved with "evidence-based" health and fitness science with the ACSM. Once they see certain limitations within the UK 's fitness industry in terms of scope and quality of the information available, many of our candidates have progressed to take ACSM qualifications and also university degrees and masters degrees.

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certifications - The gold standard certification since 1975. When you choose an ACSM Certification, your clients know you value quality and refuse to settle for anything but the best. They know you’re knowledgeable and qualified to serve their unique needs. They know you’re committed to professional excellence. Because you chose an ACSM certification, your clients know you’re the best their money can buy.

Certifications offer something for everyone. More than 20,000 professionals worldwide are ACSM certified, proof positive that ACSM offers the finest health fitness, clinical and specialty certifications. Three intuitive categories help you find the right certification to match your professional needs. HFI Training are the UK's official representatives, ACSM's international website also can be found at ACSM.ORG.

ACSM Approval for UK BSc Programmes - an opportunity for your degree graduates to obtain discount on the ACSM EP-C fee up to 1 year after graduation. Please get in touch for details.

ACSM resources are the bible of the health and fitness industry. Purchase your ACSM 11th Edition Guidelines here.

If you are in any doubt about which personal training courses to do for your location in the world or how to transform yourself into an even more skilled and successful personal trainer, please call Alison Hall on 0208 568 5336 or 07799 621 456, text for a call back or email us. We promise, no "hard sell!"

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