I want to be taken seriously as a Personal Trainer. I’ve obtained my certification, but I want to continue my education so I can be a better trainer especially for those clients that are just starting their fitness journey and those that have had injuries or trying to lose a lot of weight. I am wondering what experienced trainers consider the best education a four year degree or numerous certifications.
I completely agree with Susan. A four year degree can provide you with such a wealth of information and enriching opportunities I find it hard to argue against. Plus, talk about a fantastic way to build up your professional network!
This isn’t to say that numerous certifications wouldn’t also help you (or anyone else) become a better trainer. But if a Bachelor’s Degree is a viable option I’d definitely recommend it.
If it is a viable option, what types of degrees would you be interested in? Did you have any additional questions and/or concerns about what you might focus your studies around?
Hope to hear back from you soon and best of luck either way!