NASM Specialist Certifications: Options
Do you feel there are better options out there vs doing the following certifications for NASM?
Women's Fitness Specialist
Senior Fitness Specialist
Fitness Nutrition Specialist (Is integrative nutrition and/or precision nutrition a better option? If so why?)
Weight Loss Specialist (Is integrative nutrition and/or precision nutrition a better option? If so why?)
More and more employers are requesting fitness professionals who are degreed.
However, if I were to chose a certification course to take, I would be sure I would get a good return on my investment.
I took the Wellcoaches course (www.wellcoaches.com) and it has been worth it for me professionally.
Just because you get a certificate that says you are a Fitness Nutrition Specialist does not mean that you have the same scope of practice as a dietician. I would really be sure that the money you spend on your education assists you in reaching your professional goals.
I agree a college education is important. At the current moment, I have a BA in Sociology and will be going back to school for a AAS in Physical Therapy Assistant.