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National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Certification

The maximum transfer credit award possible from this specific internal recommendation is 3 semester hours (SH); individual transfer credit award will vary based on the requirements of a student's selected degree program, any additional documents submitted for transfer credit evaluation (TCE), and the University's TCE policies.

Any credit awarded from this internal recommendation is considered nontraditional transfer credit.

Eligibility:

Undergraduate students must be pursuing one of the following programs at the University:

  • Any undergraduate level degree program

Students are most likely to maximize their transfer credit award if they are pursuing one of the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Sports and Health Sciences

Guidelines:

  • A student has met the terms of the agreement and is eligible for possible TCE review if they completed the Certified Personal Trainer Certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and they have not yet had an Initial TCE completed.
  • If an Initial TCE has already been prepared and the student completed the Certified Personal Trainer Certification through NSCA after the official evaluation was completed, they can send in the updated paperwork. A TCE Update Request Form must also be submitted to initiate the review process.
  • If a student changes their degree program, they are eligible for a review of their NSCA certification for possible transfer credit.
  • If a student has already had an Initial TCE completed, their documentation has already been reviewed, and no additional paperwork is to be submitted, they are NOT eligible for this internal policy.

Students must send in a copy of their Certified Personal Trainer Certification from NSCA along with a TCE Application. Documentation of successful completion may make a student eligible for the following transfer credit recommendation depending on their specific undergraduate degree program requirements:

APUS Transfer Credit RecommendationAPUS SH
SPHE420 - Exercise Programming and Testing3 SH


Please note:

This internal recommendation policy is valid for the programs listed which may be reviewed each catalog year and credit recommendations may change if the programs or internal recommendation policies are altered and/or re-evaluated.