View Full Version : nsca-cpt for personal enrichment

07-17-2005, 05:04 AM
is there anyone currently studying for the NSCA-CPT exam? anyone without a background in physiology or exercise science?

i've been thinking of studying and sitting for it, for personal enrichment and am wondering what it's like for someone who's not studying the human body or sports.

there were sample exam questions on their website and i got 4/5, and i'm kind of wondering whether it will be that easy? i'm also wondering which exam review materials i should be studying.

07-17-2005, 06:38 AM
i currently am :D

07-17-2005, 06:56 AM
This is the personal trainer exam right? Does it cost anything to certify?

07-17-2005, 07:07 AM
ryu you are??? did you study exercise science or anything like that? what exam review materials did you get? and how tough actually is it (everyone here says it's v. difficult?)?

holywars: yup http://www.nsca-cc.org/nsca-cpt/cost.html

07-17-2005, 07:15 AM
haha 5 out of 5 on the practice, this thing is a joke if those are the types of questions on the actual test.

07-17-2005, 09:48 AM
She just did.

07-17-2005, 10:26 AM
4 out of 5. Missed the osteoporosis one.

As for the wrist curl question...could you imagine the wrists "facing away from each other"? Ouch!

07-18-2005, 12:49 AM
I'm thinking about getting the CSCS at some point in time, but I haven't really looked much at the CPT.

07-18-2005, 01:41 AM

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07-18-2005, 07:11 AM
I wonder if thats how difficult the actual test is? If so that doesnt say much about most personal trainers.

07-18-2005, 07:13 AM
Maybe they try to bait you into taking the test with easy questions, then run shop on you once you're taking the real deal.

07-18-2005, 07:31 AM
yeah and then you have to buy the materials and pay the retake fee! Bastards!!!