HFJ March - April 2023 |Making Sense of Accreditation,...
HFJ March - April 2023 |Making Sense of Accreditation,...

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal®: March - April 2023 | Making Sense of Accreditation, Certification, and Licensure for Careers in Exercise Science


By Dale R. Wagner, Ph.D., FACSM

This article explains the difference, yet somewhat symbiotic relationship, between accreditation, certification, and licensure with examples specific to the exercise science profession. The future of accreditation for exercise science programs is addressed, and readers were given suggestions for sifting through literally hundreds of certification options. Finally, the author provided recommendations for increasing the credibility of the fitness profession even in the absence of a unified national board examination and state licensures.

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