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CSCS Exam Cert

I’m an Engineering and Mathematics major but I was wondering if it’s still possible to obtain a CSCS certification. It wouldn’t be my profession, but I enjoy training myself and others so much that I could see it being a hobby of sorts. On the official website, they only say they won’t release your exam scores until you have submitted a transcript showing academic course work leading to at least a BS/BA degree, as well as CPR and AED certifications.

But, since they don’t specify WHAT degree you must have, could I still get the CSCS cert without having a strength training related degree?

Thanks in advance!

Yep! I’ve got a few degrees, all in pretty varied subjects :slight_smile:

S

Any bachelors degree. Mine is in theater from a long time ago…Just means I had to study that much more!

I have a slew of CSCS study materials that I’m selling if interested. Best of luck!

Before committing to the CSCS you owe it to yourself to check out the Resistance Training Specialist www.RTS123.com
As a Mech Eng student I truly appreciated the attention to fundamental engineering principles and physics.

In my experience with both I found the RTS to be FAR superior to anything offered in the CSCS. That said the CSCS is more popular therefore potentially more marketable.

hope this helps.
M.

The NSCA top brass is considering changing this, though. You may want to try to take your CSCS test soon before they change it back to requiring a training-related degree.

[quote]Xab wrote:
The NSCA top brass is considering changing this, though. You may want to try to take your CSCS test soon before they change it back to requiring a training-related degree. [/quote]

Truth.

From what I understand, at the very least they will change the requirements so that you’ll be a biology related degree.

I assume, though, that what they will probably wind up doing is creating some sort of third tier.

CSCS certs make them a lot of money in both attainment, study materials, continuity, etc.

So rather than change the reqs for CSCS, they may create a higher level cert, (Performance Enhancement Specialist, for example) and make the qualifications for that a bit tougher.

I think they already have something set-up to be a registered CSCS or some such thing. You pay a bit of cash and get listed in a directory. They do have qualifications for this of a science degree and experience.

snakedoc are you still selling those study materials? You don’t have PM enabled so I’m just hoping you happen to come across this thread bump.