I recently received my BS in Movement Science and am currently studying for ACSM’s HFS certification exam. I feel as though I have a lot of the knowledge necessary for this field, but I have no experience in the practical application of it. I can’t afford to go to the two day seminars they provide (although I am doing the online webinars), and I’m not sure where else I could go to get experience in applying my knowledge!
How did you get your initial experience when you first started in this field? How could I approach a potential employer and sell myself without having experience where I am working directly with clients yet?
Harris has some valid points. To add to that, I was wondering whether you are not a member of a facility yourself. You could ask a friend to be your guinea pig and do exactly what you would do with a paying client. Surely, not all of your learning can have been book learning.
This is a rewarding field, and I wish you good luck for your future success.