I Graduated at a University in Cape Town, South Africa in September 2014 with BA Sports and Exercise Science Degree. I now reside in Virginia on a sponsored visa. What are the best options for me to study further, obtain further certifications or qualifications in any field relating to the Sports and Exercise Sciences field? Where could I apply for a start up career in the US with my current Degree?
if you are contemplating a career in the fitness field as a trainer, it would be a good idea to get a personal trainer certification from a highly regarded organization such as ACSM, ACE or NASM. If you have clinical interest, it would have to be ACSM.
At least the clubs I know of require such a certification even if you have a degree in exercise science. The rationale is that you have to obtain CEUs for a certification but not for a degree. A certification is also required to obtain professional liability insurance.
Wish you good luck.