In order to be employed as a Project Walk Certified Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Specialist our staff meet the following prerequisites:a bachelor’s degree in an exercise science program approved by Project Walk, experience as an exercise physiologist, athletic trainer, personal trainer, or within a rehabilitation setting. Many of our staff members also have certification from NCSA, ACSM, and NASM.
Individuals employed at a Project Walk Facility must complete the “CSRT Training Program’” held at Project Walk Headquarters in Carlsbad, CA. This program consists of various online and in-house courses that will introduce participants to spinal cord injuries and The Dardzinski Method. This program also requires hands-on training and the completion of several exams. Once an individual has completed this program he/she may begin to train SCI client s and work towards the CSRS certification.
Certified Specialists can obtain three different levels of certification. These levels posses different requirements in the areas of client tracking, course work, hands-on training, and even research. In addition to these requirements, Certified Specialist must be employed by a Project Walk facility. Independently contracted staff may not carry the title of Certified Specialist nor receive any benefits associated with this distinction.
Level I Certification Requirements
Level II Certification Requirements
Level III Certification Requirements