M.S. Health Fitness; American University
Certified Personal Trainer; National Strength & Conditioning Association
Many people call themselves personal trainers, but few have the education, appropriate certification, and continuing education necessary to provide the highest standard in client service and community education. Denese's professional education and training are listed below:
- B.S. Psychology; Ball State University, Muncie Indiana (1989): cum laude & honors college distinction
- M.S. Health & Fitness; American University, Washington, D.C (1993); fellowship recipient
- Certified Personal Trainer with the National Strength & Conditioning Association; (1996) NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer®: NSCA-CPT® certifications were the first nationally accredited certification programs in the fitness industry. Awarded only after passing a rigorous and challenging exam administered by an independent examination service, the credentials are widely respected and internationally recognized. Having received the full approval of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the certification is regarded as Credentials of Distinction among fitness professionals.
- CPR, AED, & First Aid certification; American Safety & Health Institute (2007)