Canadian Personal Training Survey

Posted by Greg on 6:34 pm and is Filed under Education, Fitness Training, Publications, Research.

Anderson GS, Elliott B, Woods N.The Canadian Personal Training Survey  JEPonline 2010;13(5):19-28.

This study examined variability in service provision, knowledge and beliefs of Canadian personal trainers across levels of certification and education. All data were collected online over an eight-month period, and included demographical data, nutrition, weight management, physical activity, and general wellness knowledge, beliefs and common practice. Responses were scored based on their level of agreement with statements and their use of each item with their clients. The data were analyzed according to the level of education of the participants. Complete data were obtained for 268 fitness professionals (9% secondary education, 19.2% one year university, 18.0% college diploma and 53.9% university degree). Participants with more than a high-school diploma used the PAR-Q for pre-screening all the time. Those with a secondary school education “usually” promote high-fat diets and one-food-centred diets to lose body fat, while all education levels admitted to performing some type of nutritional counselling beyond the use of Canada’s Food Guide. The prescription of therapeutic exercise was common across all educational levels, with those with a diploma performing more of these activities than any other education level. Few people used either the mCAFT or grip  strength in their fitness assessment, with treadmill and cycle ergometer protocols being used most for aerobic assessment. Results suggest that many of the fitness professionals across all education levels work outside of their scope of practice, although this was more prevalent at lower educational levels.

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