Certified Personal Trainer Workshops to be offered at Southeastern

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Office of Recreation Sports and Wellness will host two workshops March 11-13 for students and the general public leading to certification as a professional personal trainer.
     Sponsored by the American College of Sports Medicine, the programs include a three-day workshop March 11-13 designed to prepare individuals for certification by the ACSM and a one-day certification review on March 13.
     Director of Recreational Sports and Wellness Dalzire Hebert-Crouch said the ACSM certification is considered the “gold standard” in personal trainer certification and will be delivered by Fitness Education Network.
     The three-day workshop is designed to provide the practical knowledge and skills needed to work in the evolving fitness industry and includes state-of-the-art information in exercise sciences, industry guidelines, dimensions of wellness and more. The sessions are Friday, 1 p.m. – 9:30 pm.; Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost of the workshop is $375.
     The one-day workshop is intended for currently or previously certified personal trainers who are confident in their basic knowledge of exercise physiology, anatomy and kinesiology. The program will prove the specific knowledge necessary to attain the ACSM Certified Personal Trainer credential.  The session will be held Sunday, March 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost of the workshop is $129
     To register for the workshops, go to the website acsm.org or call 800-486-5643. For additional information, call the Office of Recreational Sports and Wellness at 985-549-5727.

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