ASI P5 Master Fitness Trainer

ASI Description

Master Fitness Trainers train selected personnel in all aspects of the Army’s Physical Readiness Training (PRT) System. Trained personnel are unit advisors on physical readiness issues and monitor the unit and individual physical readiness program.

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Continuing Education

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In Demand

This certification is considered in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsored CareerOneStop's analysis indicates the certification is frequently mentioned in online job postings.

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Skill Level

The Skill Level reflects the level, based on MOS training and/or experience, the Soldier should be the most prepared to successfully earn the credential. See the Table Legend for details about each level.

Star

Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improves the MOS technical proficiency.

Mandatory

This credential is mandatory for some Soldiers, see the Mandated Certifications tab for more information.

Proponent Funded

Indicates the credential may have funding through the MOS proponent. Some proponents offer credentialing opportunities in conjunction with military training and/or as part of MOS development beyond the training base. Click here for more information.

CA Eligible

This certification is eligible for CA.

Promo Points

This credential has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.

Gap Analysis

The credential requirements have been compared to military training.

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Gap Analysis

The credential requirements have been compared to military training.

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GI Bill®

Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill.

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

Click here to go to Group Fitness Instructor COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 2 years

The American Council on Exercise (ACE), Group Fitness Instructor (GFI) certification is an entry-level health and fitness professional credential. GFI is recommended for those interested in leading fitness classes of any variety. Candidates must be over the age of 18, must have completed high school (or the equivalent), and must hold valid current adult CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) certificates. Candidates must take a written exam.
Click here to go to Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: The current period ends December 31, 2017.

Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer (BOC), Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), credential is a mid-level certification that validates that an individual meets the qualifications set by state licensure and/or the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) and practices athletic training under the direction of a physician. Athletic Trainers (ATs) provide physical medicine and rehabilitation services prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate injuries (acute and chronic) and coordinate care with physicians and other allied health professionals. ATs work in schools, colleges, professional sports, clinics, hospitals, corporations, industry, military, and performing arts. Candidates must be enrolled in their final semester of a Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) Accredited Program or hold the CATA Certified Athletic Therapist or ARTI Certified Athletic Rehabilitation Therapist credential. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) is an intermediate-level health and fitness credential for professionals who work with athletes. CSCSs apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance; conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention. Candidates are required to have a bachelor's degree in a related field and must also have current CPR/AED certification.
Click here to go to Tactical Strength and Conditioning-Facilitator (TSAC-F) COOL training gap analysis page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator (TSAC-F) is an intermediate-level health and fitness credential for professionals who work with emergency personnel to improve performance, promote wellness, and decrease injury risk. TSAC-Fs conduct needs analyses and physical testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs, and provide general information regarding nutrition. TSAC-Fs work with military, fire and rescue, law enforcement, protective services, and other emergency personnel. TSAC-Fs focus on tactical strength and conditioning to assist their clients whose objectives are to pass their fitness exams and improve their fitness abilities to perform their jobs better and more safely.
Click here to go to Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Crossfit, Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT) is an advanced level credential that ensures an individual possesses the standard knowledge and skill set required to train clients effectively. CCFTs demonstrate knowledge in screening and assessment, programming/program design, coaching, class and athlete management, and professional performance and responsibilities. Candidates must meet experience requirements. Candidates may substitute other CrossFit certificates for a portion of the required hours. Candidates must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Certified Running Technique Specialist (Pose Method) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Romanov Academy of Sports Science, Certified Running Technique Specialist (Pose Method) is an entry-level specialty certification for individuals interested in teaching and coaching running. Individuals who hold the Certified Running Technique Specialist (Pose Method) demonstrate a higher level of running technique instruction, coaching knowledge, and ability. Candidates must meet an education requirement. Candidates must pass a written exam.

High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
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Registered Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship program is registered with the U.S. Department of Labor. Go to the Apprenticeship Finder and enter career path or location to find apprenticeship opportunities.

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