Health Fitness Specialist Certification Personal Trainer Certification

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Health Fitness Specialist Certification Personal Trainer Certification
Health Fitness Specialist Certification
Personal Trainer Certification
Workshop & Examination
2012
Co-organized by:
Physical Fitness Association of
Hong Kong, China
American College of
Sports Medicine
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Department of Sports Science and
Physical Education
I. Introduction
The American College of Sports Medicine
(ACSM) is the world most prestigious
professional bodies in fitness and sports
medicine with more than 25,000 members
in 60 countries all across the world. ACSM also sets the industry standards for certifying health fitness
professionals.
The ACSM certificates are also recognized as the highest standard in the fitness industry.
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With the support from ACSM, the Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong, China (PFA) and the
Department of Sports Science and Physical Education of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
are proud to organize the ACSM Health Fitness Specialist Certification and Personal Trainer Certification
Workshop and Examination in Hong Kong. Do take this great opportunity to upgrade your professional
standard into the international level and ACT NOW!
Why ACSM?
• ACSM was the first to certify health fitness professionals … and today ACSM has certified over 25,000
health fitness professionals in countries.
• ACSM establishes the exercise guidelines that all other certifications use for testing … so you know
you will be certified by the organization that is setting the standards in the health fitness industry.
• ACSM certifications are NCCA-accredited … assuring you that certifications meet the highest
qualifications.
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Become an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
ACSM Certified Personal Trainers are qualified to plan and implement exercise programs for healthy
individuals or those who have medical clearance to exercise. 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, performance, manage
health risk, and promote lasting health behavior change. The CPT conducts basic preparticipation
health screening assessments, submaximal cardiovascular exercise tests, and muscular strength/
endurance, flexibility, and body composition tests. The CPT facilitates motivation and adherence as well
as develops and administers programs designed to enhance muscular strength/endurance, flexibility,
cardiorespiratory fitness, body composition, and/or any of the motor skill related components of physical
fitness (i.e., balance, coordination, power, agility, speed, and reaction time).
Become an ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist
Are you a personal trainer ready to step up to the next level? Would you like the ability to work with
a wider variety of clients, including those with health risks? Then the ACSM Certified Health Fitness
Specialist Certification is for you.
The ACSM Certified Health Fitness SpecialistSM (HFS) is a health/fitness professional with a minimum of a
bachelor’s degree in exercise science. The HFS performs pre-exercise health risk assessments, conducts
physical fitness assessments, interprets results, develops exercise prescriptions, and applies behavioral
and motivational strategies to apparently healthy individuals and individuals with medically controlled
diseases and health conditions to support clients in adopting and maintaining healthy lifestyle behaviors.
The academic preparation of the HFS also includes fitness management, administration, and supervision.
The HFS is typically employed or self-employed in commercial, community, studio, corporate, university,
and hospital settings.
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II. Workshop
To ensure good preparation, a series of workshops will be organized prior to the examination, details
are shown:
Date
Day 1
3/8/2012
(Fri)
Day 2
6:45pm
–
9:45pm
9:30am –
12:30pm
Format
Day 3
1:30pm–
5:30pm
9:30am –
12:30pm
Lecture
Day4
24/8/2012
Day 5
25/8/2012
(Sat)
1:30pm–
5:30pm
6:45pm
–
9:45pm
• Health Appraisal: Pre-activity screening, Risk
Factors & Stratification
• Human Anatomy
Lecture
• Biomechanics
PFA
CUHK
• Exercise Physiology
Lecture /
• Flexibility Programming and Assessment
Practicum
• Body Composition Assessment
Lecture /
• Aerobic Fitness Training , Programming and
Assessment
Practicum
CUHK
PFA
HFS only
5/8/2012
(Sun)
Venue
• Course Introduction
4/8/2012
(Sat)
Topics
Lecture
• Metabolic Calculations t
PFA
• Program Administration
Lecture /
Practicum
• Muscular Fitness Training, Programming and
Assessmen
PFA
• Flexibility Training
9:30am –
12:30pm
Practicum
• Personalized Gym Practice
CUHK
1:30pm–
5:30pm
Practicum
HFS only
CUHK
• Submaximal Bike Test
HFS only
Day 6
9:30am –
12:30pm
Lecture
(Sun)
Lecture
• Nutrition and Weight Management
• Behavior change and exercise adherence
PFA: 17/F, Cheuk Nang Centre, 9-11 Hillwood Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.
CUHK: G01, Kwok Sports Building, CUHK, Shatin, N.T.
*Note:All workshops will be conducted mainly in Cantonese, supplemented by English
notes. All speakers will be lecturers from local universities as well as certified specialists.
The organisers reserve the right to adjust the above course schedule and class
arrangement.
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PFA
• Exercise Prescriptions and Programming for
Special Populations
26/8/2012
1:30pm–
5:30pm
• General Patho-physiology for Common
Diseases
PFA
III. On-line Examination
Candidates can buy discounted exam vouchers from PFA. Candidates
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examination using the exam voucher number at http://www.pearsonvue.com/acsm/.
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m/ Candidates
can select their preferred test centres as shown in the captioned website.
Written Examination
Self-Selected Date
(Register at http://www.pearsonvue.com/acsm/)
Various Test Centres in Hong Kong
(Exact locations can be searched in ACSM’s Official Website)
Procedures:
1. Candidates sign up at http://www.pearsonvue.com/acsm/ to get the log-in name and
password.
2. Log-in at http://www.pearsonvue.com/acsm/ and schedule the examination date, time and
test centre. (Same procedure for re-scheduling the examination).
3. Input the assigned voucher number (will be given to candidates later) before check out.
4. Verification e-mail will be sent to your registered e-mail account.
5. Print out the verification e-mail and show up for the exam at the selected date.
6. For a better understanding of the exam procedures, please watch the exam tutorial at
www.acsm.org/certification/ACSMSampleExamTutorial.wmv.
Knowledge, skills and abilities listed in ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription will be
included. Both theoretical and practical components will be tested through the online examination. An
international recognized certificate would be issued by ACSM to candidates who passed the written
examinations.
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IV. Languages
All workshops will be conducted mainly in Cantonese. All course materials and written examination are
in English.
V. Entry Requirement
According to the guidelines issued by ACSM, applicants should
possess the following qualification or equivalent experience:
For Health Fitness Specialist Certification:
1. Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology or
Kinesiology from a regionally accredited college or university.
(Candidates are eligible for the HFS certification exam if in the last term
or semester of the degree program., AND
2. Instructor Certification and good experience in aerobic dance, resistance training, fitness tester,
personal trainer, or equivalent, AND
3. Valid adult CPR certification.
For Personal Trainer Certification:
1. 18 years of age or older, AND
2. High school diploma or equivalent, AND
3. Valid adult CPR certification.
Candidates with less experience will be given a lower priority. Photocopies of related certificates are
required when submitting an application.
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VI. Enrollment Fee
ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist
PFA Member
Option
Non PFA Member
By 23/6/12
By 14/7/12
By 23/6/12
By 14/7/12
Workshop + Exam Voucher
$6,000
$6,300
$6,400
$6,700
Attending Workshop Only
$4,000
$4,100
$4,200
$4,300
Purchasing Exam Only
$2,000
$2,200
$2,400
$2,600
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
Option
PFA Member
Non PFA Member
By 23/6/12
By 14/7/12
By 23/6/12
By 14/7/12
Workshop + Exam Voucher
$4,800
$5,100
$5,200
$5,500
Attending Workshop Only
$2,800
$2,900
$3,000
$3,100
Purchasing Exam Only
$2,000
$2,200
$2,400
$2,600
*Remarks
The organizers reserve the right to cancel the course if necessary, and the applicants will have full refund
afterward.
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VII. Study Materials
ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist:
Z ACSM (2010). ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 8th edition. . Philadelphia,
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Z ACSM (2010). ACSM's Certification Review, 3rd edition. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Z ACSM (2010). ACSM's Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 6th edition.
Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
ACSM Certified Personl Trainer
D ACSM (2009). ACSM's Resources for the Personal Trainer, 3rd edition. . Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams
& Wilkins.
D ACSM (2010). ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 8th edition. . Philadelphia,
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
D ACSM (2010). ACSM's Certification Review, 3rd edition. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Please visit the link below for more detailed information:
http://www.lww.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_ACSM’s-Resources-for-the-PersonalTrainer_11851_-1_9012052_Prod-9780781797726
Candidates may contact PFA (Tel: 2838-9594) to purchase the above study materials:
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VIII. Open Examination for PFA
Candidates of ACSM Personal Trainer and Health Fitness Specialist Certification who possess PFA
Resistance Training Certification are eligible for sitting the open exam of PFA Personal Fitness Trainer
Certification (both written and practical examinations) to obtain the qualification. Detailed information
will be disclosed during the workshop.
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1. Why is ACSM credentialing important ?
IX. Frequently Asked Questions
True professionals in sports medicine and health & fitness have
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skills against a tough standard, as well as a commitment to the
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by your employers and your clients for your knowledge, skills, and commitment to the field. ACSM
credentialing provides the very best measure of your competence as a professional Other programs
have used ACSM as a model, but none have achieved ACSM “Gold Standard”.
2. What professional credentialing programs does ACSM offer ?
ACSM offers progressive credentials in both health & fitness and clinical specialty areas to meet the
needs of professionals.
The ACSM Personal Trainers credential is designed for professionals who plan and implement
exercise programs for healthy individuals or those who have medical clearance to exercise. The
ACSM Health Fitness Specialist credential is designed for professionals who work in preventive
health programs aimed at low-to moderate-risk
3. What kind of CPR certification do I need to take an ACSM exam ?
For ACSM Personal Trainer and Health Fitness Specialist, Adult or Adult/ Child CPR from any
established organization or agency such as ST. John & Red-Cross is acceptable and must be obtained
prior to the certification examination.
4. How do I prepare for a certification exam ?
Your best resources for the certification examinations are the Eighth Edition of ACSM’s Guidelines
for Exercise Testing and Prescription, the Sixth Edition of ACSMs’ Resource Manual for Guidelines for
Exercise Testing and Prescription(for HFS), the Third Edition of ACSM’s Resources for the Personal
Trainer (for CPT), and the appropriate Review Book available from the ACSM Certification Resource
Center. These publications are designed as essential reference tools for professionals in practice.
They provide a base of knowledge necessary for certification, to be supplemented by other
information and experience. The KSAs listed inside the book of ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise
Testing and Prescription are the basis for certification examination.
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5. What are the workshops?
The workshops provide you with a thorough review of the core competencies in preparation for the
examination. They also offer an opportunity to practise some of the areas of competency. However,
the workshops do not guarantee to cover ALL required contents to pass the examination. The
following KSAs will be covered in the workshops:
\ Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics
\ Exercise Physiology
\ Human Behavior/ Psychology
\ Health Appraisal and Fitness Testing
\ Emergency Procedures and Safety
\ Exercise Programming
\ Nutrition and Weight Management
\ Pathophysiology/ Risk Factors (Health Fitness Specialist only)
\ Program Administration/Management (Health Fitness Specialist only)
6. What should I expect when taking the examination?
The examination is composed of multiple choice questions drawn from the KSAs found in the
Eighth Edition of ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing. Examination includes “trial” questions
that are being tested for use in future examinations. These trial questions are randomly distributed
throughout the exam and will not be counted in the final results.
You will not be allowed to bring any materials or equipment into the examination area. A calculator
will be provided within the exam as it is needed.
7. After completing the exam, when will I receive my results?
You will receive your results immediately upon completion of the exam.
8. If I do not pass the exam, how quickly can I take a re-test?
Re-test candidates will receive a re-test voucher number from Pearson VUE. You may retake the
examination 15 days following your initial examination and every 15 days following.
9. What happens after I obtain an ACSM credential?
To ensure ongoing competency and to maintain high standards, the status of all ACSM credentials
is reviewed every three years. Continuing certification/ registration is granted to those candidates
who maintain CRP certification and who meet the recertification/ renewal requirements established
by ACSM. If you fail to meet the continuing education requirements during the three-year period,
your credential will be revoked and considered invalid.
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ACSM Health Fitness Specialist Certification
ACSM Personal Trainer Certification
Enrollment Form of Workshop & Exam 2012
Name:(Chinese中文)
Gender: M/F
(English)
Age:
Occupation:
Address:
Tel No.:(Res)
(Office)
(Mobile)
E-mail:
Please list your qualification & experience below (you may use additional sheets)
Academic Qualifications
Fitness-Related Qualifications & Experience
Work Experience
Applicant MUST provide copies of certifications described above
Are you a PFA member? □Yes (membership#:____________) □No
Are you certified with CPR? □Yes (expire at:___________)
□No
The ACSM Alumni Society is established under the Education and Professional Development
Committee of PFA, The society aims to provide updated information to and keep contact with the
alumni. It is free of charge.
Do you want to join the ACSM Alumni Society?
□Yes □No
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Enrollment Fee: (Tick the package as appropriate) (use smaller font)
ACSM Health Fitness Specialist Certification
PFA member
Option
Non - PFA member
By 23/6/12
By 14/7/12
By 23/6/12
By 14/7/12
Workshop+ Exam
□$6,000
□$6,300
□$6,400
□$6,700
Attending Workshop
Only
□$4,000
□$4,100
□$4,200
□$4,300
Purchasing Exam Only
□$2,000
□$2,200
□$2,400
□$2,600
ACSM Personal Trainer Certification
PFA member
Option
Non - PFA member
By 23/6/12
By 14/7/12
By 23/6/12
By 14/7/12
Workshop+ Exam
□$4,800
□$5,100
□$5,200
□$5,500
Attending Workshop
Only
□$2,800
□$2,900
□$3,000
□$3,100
Purchasing Exam Only
□$2,000
□$2,200
□$2,400
□$2,600
h The competed enrollment form together with a cheque made payable to
“Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong, China Limited”
h And copies of qualification/ reference letter should be sent to
“17/F, Cheuk Nang Centre, 9-11 Hillwood Raod, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong”.
h Deadlines of Application:
14 July 2012
h Enrollment Enquiry:
Tel: 2838-9594 (Ms Man Hui)
E-mail: [email protected]
h This program leaflet and enrollment form can be downloaded from PFA website at
http://www.hkpfa.org.hk