I am an aspiring fitness instructor and currently am weighing options such as going back to school for a Masters, going to a community college for an Associate, going to a school such as Lifetime Academy, or attempting a combination of self-education, apprenticeship, internship, conferences, online courses, etc. In any case, I’d like to self-study a bit beforehand. What are considered the best science-based kinesiology textbooks in the industry?
Secondly, has anyone gone through a Master’s program in Kinesiology when their undergrad and/or previous graduate degrees were completely unrelated? What would you recommend to prepare?
Here are few more options for you:
-Essentials of Strength Training & Conditioning (3rd Edition)
-Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training, (2nd Edition)
-Clinical Exercise Physiology, (2nd edition) by Ehrman, Gordon, Visich, and Keteyian
-Guidelines for Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs, AACVPR, (4th edition)
-AACVPR Cardiac Rehabilitation Resource Manual
-Strength Training Anatomy (3rd Edition) by Frederic Delavier
-ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription
I hope this helps.