CSEP

CSEP Announces a New High Performance Specialization™

CSEP is working to further expand the opportunities for members with the development of Specializations. Offered as an add-on to existing CSEP certifications, Specializations will provide members with the necessary in-depth knowledge to work with unique populations through cutting-edge, evidence-informed learning modules, and assessments.

The CSEP High Performance Specialization™ covering assessments and training for performance and occupational clients is currently under development for release in late 2019. Specific dates will be confirmed closer to the release and are subject to change until then.

Read the release. 

CSEP High Performance Specialization™ Guide 

What is the CSEP High Performance Specialization™?

The CSEP High Performance Specialization™ is a designation that can be earned by current certified members of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) who successfully completes a multiple-choice theory exam. The CSEP High Performance Specialization™ Theory Exam and an online prep course will be released in December 2019.

Learn more in the CSEP High Performance Specialization™ Guide

When will the CSEP High Performance Specialization™ be released? 

Development is underway with a comprehensive review process and pilot phase. The CSEP High Performance Specialization™, along with an online prep course and mandatory theory exam, will be launched in December 2019. 

I'm a CSEP-CEP interested in working in Performance settings. How do I get the CSEP High Performance Specialization™? 

Current CSEP-CEPs will be automatically granted the CSEP High Performance Specialization™. When the specialization is released, all current CSEP-CEPs will be considered a CSEP-CEP with High Performance Specialization™.**

For those who become a CSEP-CEP after January 2, 2019 High Performance Specialization they will have the opportunity to earn the CSEP High Performance Specialization™ by successfully completing a 60 questions multiple-choice theory exam.**

I'm a  CSEP-CPT interested in working in Performance settings. How do I get the CSEP High Performance Specialization™?

Current CSEP-CPTs will have the opportunity to earn the CSEP High Performance Specialization™ by successfully completing a 60 questions multiple-choice theory exam.**

Once a CSEP-CPT has obtained the CSEP High Performance Specialization™ designation, they may utilize assessment protocols or design exercise programs that require maximal aerobic or anaerobic effort. They may also assess muscular strength using maximal 1-RM assessment protocols or design programs based on resistance loads exceeding 90% of the predicted 1-RM.  

What is the cost of the CSEP High Performance Specialization™? 

Is there a Practical Exam?

No. The CSEP High Performance Specialization™ is obtained by successfully completing the 60 question, multiple-choice theory exam. There is no practical exam for the High Performance Specialization™.

Will my High Performance Specialization™ expire or need renewing?

No, once you earn the High Performance Specialization, it will not expire and there are no membership renewals. You will however, need to maintain your CSEP-CPT or CSEP-CEP certification in good standing to hold the CSEP High Performance Specialization designation.

Will I need to earn PDCs with the CSEP High Performance Specialization™?

No. You will however, need to earn your required CSEP-CPT or CSEP-CEP Professional Development Credits (PDCs) in order to hold the CSEP High Performance Specialization™ designation. 

Other helpful information:
  • Any current CSEP-CEP candidate pursuing certification who completes their CSEP-CEP Theory Exam and Practical Exam by December 28, 2019* will automatically be granted the CSEP High Performance Specialization™ when registering as a CSEP-CEP. 
  • Any CSEP-CEP candidate who does not complete both exams successfully by December 28, 2019* will not automatically receive the CSEP High Performance Specialization™ and will need to pursue the CSEP High Performance Specialization™ to work with these populations. 
  • Any CSEP-CEP applicant who applies after December 2*, will not be automatically granted the CSEP High Performance Specialization™, and will need to complete the online learning modules (or providing evidence of relevant post-secondary coursework), and the CSEP High Performance Specialization™ Theory Exam.

 Read the CSEP High Performance Specialization™ Guide for more information on this new Specialization.

We will provide ongoing updates throughout the year with release dates, pre-registration options, and other important details.

*Prices and timeline subject to change. 

**The CSEP-CPT and CSEP-CEP Scope of Practice will have a special denotation for those with the High Performance Specialization designation allowing for expanded Scope of Practice.