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Clark College News and Events

August 22, 2008
For Immediate Release
For additional information: 
Barbara Kerr, Executive Director of Communications and Marketing



For the third consecutive year, graduates of Clark College’s fitness trainer program have earned a 100% pass rate on their national exam


VANCOUVER, Wash. – Three graduating classes.  Three years of a 100% pass rate.  The Clark College Fitness Trainer program has just marked that impressive accomplishment. 

The nine members of the graduating class of 2008 had a 100% pass rate on the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer exam (NSCA-CPT).  The exam is accredited by National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).   Internationally, the current pass rate on the exam is 56.19%. 

Fitness Trainer Program Coordinator Lisa Borho noted that, in addition to their 100% pass rate, Clark students made significant improvements in each area of the exam.  Borho added, “It is rewarding to know that our efforts to enhance our curriculum and course offerings have paid off for our students.”


Clark’s fitness trainer program features master's degree level exercise science and physical education instructors, as well as those who are certified with as Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialists (CSCS) credentials from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. 

According to Borho, the program goals are “to provide personal training by qualified, ethical and professional fitness trainers; provide employers with well-qualified, ethical and professional fitness trainers; and support national health goals by providing our community with graduates who are trained to empower clients to practice lifelong positive health behaviors.” 

One student recently wrote to an instructor:  "I was impressed by the overall quality of classes and how well-developed lesson plans were -- especially since the program is so new." 

Information about the fitness trainer program is available on the Clark College Web site.

About The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCAA)


The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) is the accreditation body of the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA). The NCCA sets the standards that must be met by organizations offering certification programs. Certification programs may apply and be accredited by the NCCA if they demonstrate compliance with each accreditation standard.

The Board of Certification (BOC) is the only accredited athletic trainer certification program. Since 1982, the BOC has been continuously accredited by the NCCA. The BOC must submit for reaccreditation by the NCCA every five years.


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