The NCCA is an acronym for National Commission for Certifying Agencies. The NCCA is an autonomous, non-governmental organization that sets the standard for professional certification programs through NCCA accreditation. It was established in 1987 by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence.
EuropeActive is a European organization representing the health, physical activity, and wellness industries at the EU level in Brussels, intending to get “More People, More Active, More Often.”
EuropeActive has been working on European standards to help identify the skills required by fitness trainers for more than ten years.
Over 200 experts have contributed to standards that develop and enhance the credentials for exercise practitioners, enabling people to enjoy healthy and successful exercise across Europe, thanks to the work of their independent Standards Council. Benchmarks for consistency, improved employment opportunities are just a few of the advantages of the Standards and accreditations.
The United States Registry of Exercise Professionals® (USREPS®) is a globally recognized registry of exercise professionals in the United States. It serves as a clearinghouse for employers, regulatory agencies, and customers to verify exercise professionals who possess an NCCA-accredited exercise credential.
It is essential to be accredited to develop wellness and fitness plans that are both healthy and successful in helping clients achieve their objectives.
On the other hand, fitness practitioners are becoming an increasingly important part of the allied health industry. So, how can anyone tell if the fitness professional they hired (or are following on social media) is a true professional? Accredited certification is the solution.
A strength and conditioning coach is a trained trainer who uses scientific expertise to train athletes to improve their athletic results. He performs sport-specific research, develops and executes healthy and successful strength training and conditioning programs, and provides diet and injury prevention advice. Recognizing that his fields of expertise are different, he consults with and refers athletes to other experts when necessary.