Fitness Professionals should achieve and maintain certification. For either the NSCA CSCS Exam or the ACSM EPC exam (choose the one that fits your career goals), research every aspect of the certification process, from studying to registering to the test, to taking the test, to the requirements to maintain your certification. Next lay out a detailed plan and timeline for achieving the certification.
Type up a summary of the information and a detailed plan of action for yourself. The paper should be 3-5 double spaced pages. It should be a mix of information referenced from the organization website and personal thoughts and plans. You must dedicate a section to maintaining certification once you have it. You must consider cost and timing of your plan.
A Good paper will clearly demonstrate both your depth of knowledge of the certification and processes and your thoughtful introspection on how it will best fit into your career plans.