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?
If you are looking for a textbook specifically for kinesiology, I would first visit www.humankinetics.com and look through their online catalog.
However, if you’d like a suggestion here is the book I used while I was a college:
Manual of Structural Kinesiology – Sixteenth Edition – R.T. Floyd
All the best to you!