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The gold-standard of certifying bodies for Health & Fitness professionals. This site has a plethora of information for trainers and non-trainers alike. You can find position stands, studies, journals, and more.
ACSM offers personal training certification and other fitness professional resources.
NASM offers many certifications and professional resources for different areas of fitness. These include Master Trainer programs, single certification programs such as personal training, and various specialty certifications. There are also helpful tools and information for everyone.
IHRSA is an invaluable resource for health and fitness professionals. IHRSA does not offer any fitness certifications. However, they provide a multitude of webinars and professional resources on many relevant topics from personal training and mastering sales processes to improving member/client retention.
ISSA is a professional resource to help trainers advance their personal training career. They offer over a dozen specialty certifications to help you find your niche.
ACE, like the others, offers multiple specialty fitness certifications. There are various resources and information available, as well as continuing education credits for fitness professionals.
The USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) was established in 1994 to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans.
Toward this goal, CNPP focuses its efforts on two primary objectives: