ERIC Number: EJ646364
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Importance of Health Science Education for Personal Fitness Trainers.
Malek, Moh H.; Nalbone, David P.; Berger, Dale E.; Coburn, Jared W.
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, v16 n1 p19-24 Feb 2002
Examined the relationship between commonly used indicators of knowledge and actual knowledge in five areas among fitness trainers. Data from the Fitness Instructors Knowledge Assessment indicated that a bachelor's degree in the field of exercise science and possession of one of two specific certifications strongly predicted a trainer's knowledge, whereas years of experience did not relate to knowledge. (SM)
Descriptors: Certification, Higher Education, Knowledge Level, Physical Fitness, Professional Education
The National Strength & Conditioning Association, 1955 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80905.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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