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.
A college degree will give you a more in-depth and broader knowledge than just any certification. It costs more and it takes longer to earn than just a certification, but you will have a better understanding of the material you will be asked to take a test on during a certification. On the other hand, a certification is more or less specific to the area and the type of training style you are looking to work in. But to become a better trainer, you will need to expose yourself to as many clients and scenarios as you can. This is something that happens with time and persistence in learning the ropes around personal training and other fitness instruction.
Good luck on your journey!