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The Role of a Job Task Analysis in the Development of Professional Certifications

Paternostro-Bayles, Madeline Ph.D., FACSM

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal: July-August 2010 - Volume 14 - Issue 4 - p 41-42
doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e3181e3488a

The Role of a Job Task Analysis in the Development of Professional Certifications.

Madeline Paternostro-Bayles, Ph.D., FACSM, is an associate professor of Health and Physical Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), where she serves as the undergraduate exercise science program coordinator and the graduate coordinator for exercise physiology. The IUP is the largest of 14 schools in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Before joining IUP, Dr. Bayles worked for several years as a clinical exercise program director for both the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Bayles received her graduate degrees from Adelphi University and the University of Pittsburgh. She is a fellow of ACSM and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. She has served on ACSM's Committee on Certification and Registry Boards (CCRB) in several capacities, including ACSM Certified Health/Fitness Specialist® and ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist®subcommittees, and she currently serves on CCRB's executive committee. She has been an ACSM Health/Fitness Instructor® workshop director for the last 8 years.

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