National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT)

The National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT) was started in Southern California by John Platero in September of 1995, when he was promoted to Director of Personal Training for a chain of health clubs called LA FITNESS.

Faced with the common problem of having to increase revenue without a qualified staff, John decided to create a vehicle by which he could recruit new trainers, teach them the basics and provide these future professionals with a system to earn a good living, while they continue to learn and grow as a Personal Trainer.

Interactive Fitness Trainers of America (IFTA)

Mission of IFTA

IFTA is a certification and continuing education company established to provide potential instructors with the basic education and practical skills necessary to become qualified fitness leaders. IFTA also provides certified fitness leaders, trainers and instructors with the tools and knowledge necessary to enhance the professionalism of their existing programs. Our objective is to educate participants on safe, effective exercise. In dedication to lifetime health and fitness, it is IFTA’s desire to service the instructor by giving them the tools needed to develop all components of fitness. Our focus is to promote positive interaction between the fitness professional and IFTA so that we can service our clients while providing the most advanced choreography and educational programs available.

National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP)


The National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP) is one of the Certifying Bodies recognized by Federal law, and incorporated in many state regulations. NCCAP is the ONLY national organization that exclusively certifies activity professionals who work with the elderly.

Enhanced professional recognition and development
Collaboration at the national level with other long term health care associations
A quarterly newslette
Inclusion in the national registry of Certified Activity Professionals

National Association of School Nurses (NASN)

About NASN

NASN is classified under the Internal Revenue Code as a 501(c)(3) Public Charity.

Mission: The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) advances the specialty practice of school nursing to improve the health and academic success of all students

Vision: NASN is the indispensable resource to the global health community.

Core Goal: Every child has a school nurse, all day, every day.

Core Values:

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

About NASM

“Trainers get certified. REAL trainers get NASM Certified.”

Since 1987, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has been a global leader in providing evidence-based certifications and advanced credentials to health and fitness professionals. It is part ofAscend Learning, a leader in providing technology-based educational, assessment, testing and certification solutions for healthcare and other vocational fields.

In addition to its evidence-based NCCA-accredited Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certification, NASM also offers a progressive career track with access to advanced specializations in Sports Performance (PES) and Injury Prevention (CES), Continuing Education courses, and accredited Bachelor and Master Degree programs.

Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP)

Who We Are

The Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) is a special program created by the Texas Legislature to support and encourage highly qualified, economically disadvantaged Texas resident students pursuing a medical education.

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Since 2003, JAMP has been helping highly qualified, economically disadvantaged students achieve their dreams with:

Scholarships every semester beginning in the spring semester of your sophomore year of college.
Stipends to attend summer internships following your sophomore and junior years of college at one of the participating medical schools.

International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)

ISSA Personal Trainer Certification

Over 20 years of providing personal training certification through distance education. Since 1988, ISSA has educated and provided personal training certification to over 180,000 people just like you who want to help others feel better, look better and improve the quality of their lives. Get an ISSA personal trainer certification today!

As a distance education institution and certifying agency, ISSA is unconditionally committed to providing the highest quality personal trainer certification programs available, advancing our industry as a whole, and developing greater access to career opportunities for those who share our vision of creating a stronger, healthier world.

The Certified Personal Trainers Network (CPTN)

The Certified Professional Trainers Network (CPTN) Inc. has firm roots as the former Canadian Personal Trainers Network, first established in 1993. Our organization integrates current research and practical applications for education, communication, professional development and marketing opportunities for Personal Trainers to maintain a leading edge on professional training developments.


Integrate current research and practical applications to education, communication, professional development and marketing opportunities for Personal Trainers.
Form a strong, supportive, and proactive community-based network of Personal Trainers.

American Kinesiotherapy Association (AKA)

About American Kinesiotherapy Association
Kinesiotherapists provide sub-acute or post-acute rehabilitative therapy focusing on therapeutic exercise, reconditioning and physical education. Kinesiotherapists emphasize the psychological as well as physical benefits of therapeutic exercise for rehabilitation. Following a prescription from a licensed practitioner, kinesiotherapists provide rehabilitative exercise and education to patients

These therapeutic exercises enhance the strength, mobility and endurance of functionally limited patients, or those requiring long-term reconditioning. Kinesiotherapists emphasize the psychological as well as physical value of therapeutic exercises. Developed during World War II, kinesiotherapy originally helped wounded or sick soldiers return to their units quickly and at full functionality.

The Cooper Institute (CI)

The Coopers Institute: Education & Certification
Using science and research as the foundation for each certification and course, The Cooper Institute employs internationally-recognized instructors and a one-of-a-kind training method to maximize our student’s understanding and comprehension of health and fitness concepts

Become a Certified Personal Trainer

Since 1970, The Cooper Institute has been changing lives for the better every day. Our mission is helping people to understand the connection between living habits and their health. If you are a fitness enthusiast and enjoy helping others, consider helping us extend our mission and become a Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer (CI-CPT).


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