What my school taught me is drastically different from what my certifications taught me. School was about exercise science (what is best for clients). Certifications taught me about trends (what clients may want). Should certifications be evidence based or trend based? How do we reconcile what is best for clients with what they may want?
Your question is a bit confusing to me. Is your question pertaining to education or certification.
I am of the opinion that a certification or course is valueless if it does not:
1. Increase one’s knowledge base.
2. If it is not evidence-based
3. If it lacks a theoretical foundation.
If a course, whether it is a certification or not does not follow the above criteria for me, then I will not spend my money on it.
I hope this is insightful.