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24-Hour Movement Guidelines provide guidance on the optimal amount of physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep – and the best combination of these behaviours – for Canadians of all ages

Get Certified

For those who want to be active in the field of exercise science and personal training, CSEP has two certifications. CSEP Certified Personal Trainers® (CSEP-CPT) and CSEP Clinical Exercise Physiologists™ (CSEP-CEP) provide clients with individualized exercise programming that supports lasting lifestyle changes.

CSEP’s evidence-informed certifications are for individuals who have a post-secondary education in exercise science or related field, and meet a required standard of knowledge. All of the assessments and standards that certified members use are validated in research to best help clients.

Choose CSEP for your certification because:
  • You want to be part of a community of qualified exercise professionals who recognize the need to improve health outcomes for all Canadians

  • You believe it is important that qualified exercise professionals follow a client-centred evidence-informed process to help clients adapt and maintain a physically active life.

  • Your certified membership will include Professional Liability Insurance designed to support your broad Scope of Practice.

  • Being CSEP certified reflects the depth of your knowledge and dedication to your profession.

Join the Gold Standard in Exercise Science and Personal Training

Be part of a community of like minded individuals who recognize the need and importance of exercise and health for everyone by joining CSEP’s over 5000 members. CSEP members generate outstanding evidence-based research and include the most highly-qualified exercise professionals .

We are the resource for translating advances in exercise science research into the promotion of fitness performance and health outcomes for Canadians. For 50 years CSEP has set itself apart by uniting the research branch and the certification branch.

Why you should join the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology:

  • You are part of cutting-edge research in the field which drives CSEP’s standards and certifications and sets the association apart

  • CSEP Certified exercise professionals are the most highly qualified exercise science practitioners in Canada. They provide the best and safest care to the public.

  • You believe it is important that qualified exercise professionals follow a client-centred process to help clients adapt and maintain a physically active life at all ages and want to support this.

  • Opportunity to expand your wealth of knowledge with exciting, evidence-based professionals development opportunities both in-person and online.

  • Enjoy a range of member benefits tailored for CSEP members.

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