Has anyone on here taken the NSCA certification for PT?

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    Feb 27, 2011 9:54 PM GMT
    I am finding the textbook rather dense. A whole lot of reading with the salient points buried in the verbiage. Did you find a way to sift the grain from the chaff?
  • ev0520

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    Feb 28, 2011 12:33 AM GMT
    i'll be glad to help send me a message.
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    Mar 04, 2011 1:59 AM GMT
    NSCA Book is very dense with rather useless wording. The test is totally different from the actually exam and requires very critical thinking but it's important to study the entire book because certain issues will pop up frequently on the exam.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Mar 04, 2011 9:03 AM GMT
    I took the exam for PT through WITS. It was alot harder than most people in the class thought including me. I think I passed because my b/f helped me make me flash cards for the entire book! Our instructor said many questions would come from the class lectures and paratical portion, but it was 80-90% from the text book. Alot of people failed the written part because they relied on their lecture notes too much.
    I'm sure the NSCA would be alot harder-study up and good luck!!
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    Mar 10, 2011 9:08 AM GMT
    Caslon17000 saidI am finding the textbook rather dense. A whole lot of reading with the salient points buried in the verbiage. Did you find a way to sift the grain from the chaff?

    I've never read the book but I'd hazard a guess that it would require a lecturer talking about information from the book to help give you a grounding in what you will be reading and also a generally higher level of basic fitness education.

    If you need a hand I'd be happy to help out if I can.