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The National Council on Strength and Fitness is a member driven organization, complete with professional support and benefits. A one-year membership is included with your registration in any NCSF certification preparation course; however you do not need to be certified or currently participating in an NCSF exam preparation course to take advantage of the NCSF member benefits. You can enroll as a non-certified member and enjoy many of the same benefits afforded those who are NCSF certified. The annual membership fee is $65. Current full-time college students qualify for the $55 student rate. As an NCSF member you will have access to a variety of professional services and programs including:
If you would like to become a NCSF member with access to all these resources please click on the member button below to purchase your NCSF membership.
NCSF Instructors all possess a minimum of a Masters degree in Exercise Science or a related Health Science field and are available online via the LiveChat or toll-free at 800-772-6273 to answer any questions related to exam preparation as well as training or exercise prescription for your clients.
The “NCSF Journal of Personal Training” is a quarterly publication for NCSF members. Each NCSF Journal of Personal Training contains industry news and research shorts sections as well as featured articles on topics such as nutrition, weight management, exercise prescription, training instruction, and special populations. In addition, each issue contains a CEU article and quiz. Stay current with all Personal Trainer industry updates with the NCSF Journal of Personal Training.
The NCSF E-News is a digital publication distributed monthly to current members. Each issue provides readers with the latest industry, health & fitness, as well as organizational news. The NCSF E-News arrives in your inbox typically during the third weekend of each month and provides members with information that will keep them up to date on NCSF happenings.
The NCSF Personal Trainer App provides immediate information to optimize your training experience. Easily calculate the resistance for your client’s next set, determine the percentage of effort per exercise, or identify the nutritional needs of your client following an exercise bout based on caloric expenditure. The Personal Trainer App provides essential information to maximize the time-effort relationship, create more effective programs, adjust intensities, and determine physiological metrics to demonstrate results. Put the science into your workouts without lengthy, long-hand calculations or textbooks. Evidence-based, peer-reviewed data meets technology, allowing you to simply plug and program. The Personal Trainer App will allow you to track physical performance, provide clients with instant feedback, and complete 11 different calculations in any fitness setting.
The NCSF Professional Liability Insurance Program saves you up to 50% on important insurance premiums that protect you personally and professionally. This comprehensive program is available to current NCSF-CPTs. You have worked long and hard to establish yourself professionally. But it only takes one incident to put your hard work in jeopardy. Take advantage of this special opportunity jointly provided to you by NCSF and InsureYourClub.com and get the coverage you need at the most attractive rates available. For more information and enrollment details please visit www.insureyourclub.com and select the NCSF logo.
Making sure you get the right medical insurance coverage is vitally important - but researching what's available and understanding each plan's advantages and disadvantages is difficult and time-consuming. That's why the NCSF has endorsed the medical insurance brokerage service through Aon's Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. NCSF members, their families and employees will now have access to a choice of comprehensive medical coverage plans from over 400 of the nation’s leading health insurers. A staff of licensed Health Insurance Consultants will work with you to evaluate your current program and provide expert advice on selecting a small group or individual/family medical plan that meets your specific coverage needs. Available medical insurance plans include: Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), Health Maintenance Organization (HMO), Point of Service (POS), Traditional Indemnity plans, and High Deductible Plans with Health Savings Accounts (HSA).
The NCSF provides its members with unparalleled employment assistance after they become certified. Utilizing a wide array of national professional contacts, facility management from around the country lists currently available career positions with the NCSF Career Center. Whether you are looking to relocate or are looking for a better job in the area, the NCSF will help you get the job that is right for you.
The NCSF Trainer’s Tools provide members with cutting edge professional resources. Take advantage of these great tools and improve the services your clients receive by calculating values for metabolic rate, 1-RM, estimated caloric intake, etc. The NCSF Trainer’s Tools also offers a full video instruction library, professional forms, online articles, audio clinics as well as our E-News and Newsletter archive.
Stay on top of the field of personal training through participation in any of the NCSF continuing education course. Designed in a convenient home study format, these courses allow you to enhance your education and knowledge within a specific subject area of health, fitness, and exercise. Whether you have a client with a special need or are just looking to expand your repertoire of skills, the NCSF has a course for you. Each course is discounted for all current NCSF members.
The NCSF has developed an alliance with Power Systems to provide NCSF members with convenient access to high quality, cost effective fitness training products at professional prices. For more than 20 years, Power Systems has been the leading provider of rubberized resistance products and exercise program solutions for the health and fitness industry. Power Systems provides professional quality fitness solutions to health clubs, personal trainers, and health-minded consumers.