CSEP Certified Personal Trainers® (CSEP-CPT) work with individuals to meet their healthy lifestyle goals using an evidence-informed approach acquired through post-secondary education. A CSEP-CPT administers the CSEP-PATH® process for assessing, gathering, and applying information about a client's physical activity fitness, and sedentary behaviour levels to inform the development of a client-tailored physical activity, fitness and lifestyle plan.
Where can CSEP-CPTs work?
As a CSEP-CPT, your certification will stand out among all other fitness certifications in Canada for its foundations in evidence-informed research and development.
A CSEP-CPT’s clientele may include:
- Apparently healthy individuals
- Individuals with a stable health condition who are able to exercise independently
- Individuals of all ages
Among our over 4000 CSEP-CPTs currently certified, our members have found employment in the areas of:
- Private and public-funded gyms and fitness facilities
- Municipal recreation centres
- University/college fitness facilities
- Fitness establishments across Canada
- Private clinics
CSEP-CPT Scope of Practice
The CSEP-CPT Scope of Practice defines the actions and activities that CSEP Certified Personal Trainers® are qualified and insured to perform under their defined certification. View the CSEP-CPT Scope of Practice.
High Intensity Interval Training: In recent years, interval training in the forms of high intensity interval training (HIIT) and sprint interval training (SIT) have become a popular form of exercise. A document was developed to address questions from CSEP-CPTs on High Intensity Interval Training and their Scope of Practice view it here.