Taylor-Kevin Isaacs M.S., CPT, CSCS, MELT, is a highly credentialed, award winning Kinesiologist/Exercise Physiologist and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. This former professor of Kinesiology at California State University in Northridge was named the IDEA Trainer of the Year in 2002, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Trainer/Clinical Exercise Specialist of the Year in 2002, and was the two-time Grand Champion MET-Rx World’s Best Trainer in 2000 and 2001. In July 2009, he was honored and recognized as an award winning IDEA Author-Expert. Currently, the co-founder, Director and Chief Exercise Physiologist at the Center of Restorative Exercise (C.O.R.E), Taylor teaches, conducts clinical research, interns allied health profession students and trains a variety of private clients.
- Director and Chief Clinical Exercise Physiologist/ Kinesiologist
- Co-Founder Center of Restorative Exercise (C.O.R.E)
- Former Professor, Kinesiology Department, California State University, Northridge
- Exercise Physiologist/Kinesiologist: Neurorehabilitation Specialist
- ACE (American Council on Exercise) Trainer of the year, 2002
- IDEA Trainer of the year, 2002
- MET-Rx World’s Best Trainer 2000 and 2001
- NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist (Certification # 97-07-11-003)
- Clinical Exercise Specialist
- IDEA Master Fitness Trainer
- Certified Post-Rehabilitation Exercise Specialist
- Honored Award-winning IDEA Expert Author
- Myofascial Elongation Lengthening Technique Certified
- Health & Fitness Provider Network Member (HFPN)
National Provider Identifier (NPI) number: 1063657419
NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association)
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (Certification # 97-07-11-003)
The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification is highly specialized which identifies individuals, who have demonstrated proficiency and possess a sound knowledge in the areas of proper strength training and conditioning practices. This includes designing and implementing safe and effective training programs. Professionals from a variety of academic and career backgrounds hold this prestigious credential. This diverse group includes strength coaches, athletic team coaches, athletic trainers, physical therapists, exercise physiologists, physicians, chiropractors, and university faculty (researchers & educators). A CSCS certification will let the patient know that they have chosen to work with a highly qualified professional, who has passed the most challenging certification exam in the field of strength and conditioning.
The NSCA ‘ s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) and NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer® (NSCA-CPT®) certifications are 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 credentials are regarded as the Credentials of Distinction among fitness professionals.
Taylor-Kevin Isaacs holds a Master’s degree in Kinesiology/Clinical Exercise Physiology which is defined as: A scientific program that focuses on the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and biophysics of human movement, and applications to exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation. Includes instruction in biomechanics, motor behavior, motor development and coordination, motor neurophysiology, performance research, rehabilitative therapies, the development of diagnostic and rehabilitative methods and equipment, and related analytical methods and procedures in applied exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation.
The educational requirements of a Clinical Exercise Physiologist/Kinesiologist demands a four year undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree followed by a three year graduate level Master of Science degree. In addition, a thesis is mandatory as a graduation requirement. The chosen thesis must adhere to and comply with the experimental method with respect to the research design and methodology. This is the same standard required to publish research in a peer reviewed journal.
The Clinical Exercise Physiologist/Kinesiologist evaluates and designs a restorative exercise program to the immediate, primary, post-surgical or post-trauma rehabilitation client to maximize their function, independence and self-efficacy and to prevent the secondary complications and degenerative changes that typically follow a disabling condition. Optimally, the Clinical Exercise Physiologist/Kinesiologist’s expertise will be recognized by the healthcare professional and will play an active role on the treatment team.