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?
Thanks. Well, both in a way. Is a certification not education?
I’m mostly asking about your #2. Nearly every PT certification lacks a LOT in the way of a base of evidence. They seem to be more trend based.
Is that what trainers prefer and think it (certification) should be comprised of?
Or should they be more evidence/science based (college education in exercise science)?