Qualifications for the Certificate


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Autism Certificate Fitness Professionals


NCCA Accredited Fitness Professionals

*Physical Education Teachers

*Adapted Physical Education Teachers

*Special Education Teachers

*Physical Therapists

*Occupational Therapists

*Recreational Therapists




*Must have current license and be in good standing

Autism Exercise Program Webinars

6 CECs

Completing the online learning modules is the first step to obtaining your certificate. On ACSM’s ceOnline platform, you must complete five webinars and read two research articles.

Once you pass this portion an email will be sent to you with a Certificate of Completion. Use this to register for the in-person workshop.

               Online Learning Modules (Webinars)
1.    Autism 101
2.    Evidence-Based Practices
3.    Modified Client Consultation and                               Assessment
4.    Autism Exercise Program Design
5.    Program Management and Development

Autism Exercise Specialist Certificate Workshop

In-Person Workshop
6 CECs

Coach Dave’s 6-hour dynamic workshop will engage, educate, and prepare participants to work with children and adults in fitness centers, homes, and in schools.

You will be lead through multiple demonstrations and learn exercise techniques while emphasizing exchange of ideas with your peers.

Whether you are a fitness professional, PE/APE teacher, or therapist, you will leave with the skills to implement a structured, visual exercise program that will allow you to expand your practice and make a difference.