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Vandalism: I have noticed three times recently some users adding material to the Accreditation -> United States of America section. ACSM and NSCA are the only two that were indicated in that citation, but people have added certifications that are not in the cited material (NASM, ACE, ISSE). Please be on the lookout to maintain factual accuracy here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.80.225.13 (talk) 16:39, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

Sections Started in 2008[edit]

Certification - moved for discussion[edit]

I moved the following here for discussion. It has some references at least. It definitely needs to be reworded so it's clearer, if anyone thinks it's worth keeping at all:

In both the May 2005 issue of Fitness Business Pro and the March 2007 issue of Club Business Industry, IHRSA noted that personal trainer certifications programs either pursuing accreditation or accredited by NCCA or by an established accreditation body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the U.S. Department of Education for the purposes of providing independent, third-party accreditation would meet IHRSA's recommendations for accreditation.

--Ronz (talk) 20:40, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Article stubbed[edit]

The article had become nothing more than a magnet for trainers and certification agencies to try to promote themselves. --Ronz (talk) 00:00, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Salvaging the article[edit]

I think it may be worthwhile to try to salvage some of the sourced information copied below from the article. I came up with some headings to make it easier to discuss: --Ronz (talk) 00:15, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Someone added the info below without any organization, plus added unsourced promotional material and linkfarms of accreditation agencies. I removed it all. --Ronz (talk) 15:28, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Accreditation in the US[edit]

In its March, 2007 article about this topic, IHRSA announced that it will recognize accreditation agencies that are recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and/or the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). The NCCA recognizes educational standards by awarding an accreditation.[1]

Training at home versus a health club[edit]

The ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) recently released a study showing that personal training at the client's home is as effective as personal training at a commercial health club. This was the first time that a random double blind trial provided strong data supporting this idea. [2]

Accreditation in Australia[edit]

Accredited certification for personal trainers within Australia is regulated through Fitness Australia[3] 'Registration is effectively your stamp of approval to work in the fitness industry and is identified by Fitness Business as the benchmark for professional standards' (Fitness Australia, 2008). The minimum qualification required in Australia to be registered as a fitness professional is the Certificate 3 in fitness. Advanced accreditation is available through a Certificate 4 in fitness or Diploma of Fitness. Exercise related VET & TAFE<refjhdjfnnskska wsor fdsfdyg

Personal Trainer vs Gym Instructor[edit]

Personal Trainers have more responsibility than Gym Instructors. See this article.(Coachtripfan (talk) 14:48, 16 July 2014 (UTC))

Personal Trainer Courses in the UK[edit]

http://www.personal-training-courses.net/ (Coachtripfan (talk) 14:50, 16 July 2014 (UTC))

Aren't you accusing trainers of recommending amphetamine and steroids?[edit]

Since you have a link to the ergogenic aids page, and it's just a stub page, that basically talks about risks of performance enhancing drugs that professional athletes use and also about teens and steroids, and at the bottom of that page it has a category link to the Amphetamines category, aren't you suggesting that personal trainers are recommending these things? I think you're getting dangerously close to libel/slander/whatever there. You seem to be accusing innocent independent business people of doing illegal things, or at least hinting it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.225.67.11 (talk) 11:27, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

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