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Even though you do not technically need a college degree to become a well-respected personal trainer, attaining one does give you more credibility in the industry. A bachelor’s degree in exercise science or another health and wellness-focused degree will start you off on the right foot in your new career as a personal trainer.
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College degrees are not required to be a personal trainer by: Katie - Admin College degrees are not necessary to become a personal trainer. Most trainers don't have them. If you are going to get a degree, get one in exercise science. If you bypass the degree, make sure you choose a reputable certification program and you really study your anatomy.
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The average national salary for all personal trainers is $33,120, according to Glassdoor. Having a bachelor’s degree will allow you to negotiate a higher salary. But the true benefit of earning a bachelor’s degree as a trainer is gaining the opportunity to turn your passion for wellness into a full-time career in a corporate setting.
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The educational requirements for personal trainers are fairly relaxed; you might be able to enter the field after earning a high school education and completing a few classes or receiving training from an experienced personal trainer. However, some employers may require you to hold an associate's or bachelor's degree in fitness-related fields
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Step 3: Choose a Certified Personal Trainer Program. If you decide on NASM – and we hope you do – there are many CPT packages to choose from. There are no wrong decisions – all will help prepare you for a career in personal training and the NASM-CPT exam! Note: Purchase of NASM …
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It is typically not a requirement that you have a college or advanced degree to become a personal trainer. Many colleges offer degrees in Exercise Science or Kinesiology. While these are not necessary, they can be preferred by some facilities. In almost all cases, a national personal …
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The Athletic Certification Training Commission or ACT is the only free fitness certification available as of 2010. ACT can be completed online at your own pace. ACT offers the option to upgrade to a paid certification.
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The ISSA Personal Trainer Certification is an online accreditation that allows for home study as well as the opportunity to write an accreditation exam either online or in the traditional way. Everything you need to become a personal trainer is …
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Employer-Sponsored Personal Training Courses. If you do decide to become a personal trainer, you’ll need to complete a recognised certification. However, getting certified can be expensive. The cheapest personal training certifications start at $599 and can easily run into the thousands. So, it’s no wonder that people are looking for free alternatives that will allow them to pursue a new
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A college degree in exercise science never loses its value and can never expire or be discounted. People may tell you that a college degree is not important for a personal trainer, but those people almost 100% of the time haven’t obtained one. A college degree enables a personal trainer to advance further than a trainer …
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The personal trainer job market is a growing field. You can expect a 10 percent increase in available jobs between now and 2026. An emphasis on lifestyle changes to include fitness and nutrition has increased the need for personal trainers.
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If you've worked with a personal trainer and found value, the same would likely be true for a nutrition coach. I wouldn't spend too much time mulling over degree vs certification. Just get started by either self-educating, working with a coach yourself, or …
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The only thing about this is that a lot of people (say, my mom) don't need gains, they need to move in some way to avoid the diseases of sedentary living. To that end, I think that just doing 20 minutes on a treadmill is totally fine for an average 50 year old woman. Of course said 50 year old woman doesn't need a trainer to do that.
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A personal trainer school takes less time to complete than a four-year college degree. Personal trainer school also costs less than a four-year college. There are reputable personal trainer schools around the globe. Some even offer job placement assistance, helping you to find work as a personal trainer upon course completion.
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Becoming a fitness instructor, also known as a gym instructor, is a starting point for your career in fitness. Our gym instructor course aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge to conduct consultations, plan and prepare gym-based exercise …
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A Professional Personal Trainer will know how to guide and instruct clients in group settings or personal meetings. Professionals may work at gyms, country clubs, schools, resorts, hospitals or private studios. A degree in Exercise Science is offered at the 2 year Associate level, 4 …
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Personal trainers will take an exam for personal training and those focusing on nutrition will test for a certification as a nutritionist. If you have opted to do your studies online, there are online practice exams to help familiarize yourself with the testing process and to make you feel more comfortable and less anxious when taking the exam.
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A personal trainer at the bare minimum should be certified by an accredited authority. But some trainers have college degrees in exercise science along with the certification. The degree just broadens a person's horizons as far as a career is concerned. The certification is more targeted.
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How to Become a Personal Trainer. It is possible to become a personal trainer with only a high school diploma. However, if you want to have long-term success, find hundreds of clients, and make a considerable income, you need post secondary education and personal training certification.
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Personal trainers have flexible hours, do what they love, and get to help individuals achieve their fitness goals and feel their best. Once you've made the decision to pursue a career in personal training, keep in mind that you have to invest a fair amount of time and money in order to be successful, as is true with most things in life.
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The answer of course is obvious. While you can shortcut the personal training degrees to become a personal trainer, you still have to put in the hard work and long hours to be good at what you do! Follow the Pack. You may be comforted to know that the vast majority of personal trainers do not have a college degree.
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While a background in exercise science — such as a college degree in kinesiology, physical education or exercise physiology — might help you with the personal training certification exam, you don't need a specific college degree to become a personal trainer. However, a high school diploma is required. You also need to be at least 18 years old.
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The CPT, of course, stands for Certified Personal Trainer, the entry-level certification and a bare minimum for you to get hired in many fitness facilities. “Most gyms, whether a big-box gym or boutique gym, require certification,” says Mike Fantigrassi, Director of …
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Two-year master's degree programs provide a more comprehensive knowledge of how the human body works. Professional certification is available for personal trainers from any degree …
1 hours ago Naturalhealers.com Show details
Some personal trainers even earn master’s degrees to advance further. Once you complete a program, whether it’s at the certificate or degree level, you’ll still need to become certified as a trainer. “Becoming certified” means you need to pass a test—and if you work hard in your program, you should be well-prepared for the task.
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None. At least in Maryland. --As of right now, to be a personal trainer in the U.S. you do not need any type of degree. Actually even a high school graduate can say "oh, I'm a personal trainer
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There is a need for personal trainers with a certification in nutrition. Obesity has become a major health epidemic. Rather than restricting the scope of Certified Personal Trainers the government should be encouraging Fitness Professionals to expand their skills to include nutrition. There is a clear distinction between prevention of a medical
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To do so, try locating your local volunteer center or community service center from www.1-800-volunteer.org. You may not need formal training to become a teacher in some adult programs. You can teach cooking classes on the side, as seasonal or part-time work while keeping your main cooking job. Or, you can start your private cooking classes.
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You will need both your fitness instructor and personal trainer qualifications to work in the industry. Our students at the Academy of Fitness Professionals benefit from two study pathways, combined PT package courses or a fast-track level 3 PT certification. Personal trainer package courses are ideal if you’re starting out in your journey.
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Getting a full degree in any of these requires several years, but gives you a comprehensive understanding of personal training and fitness. Choosing a certification program requires studying alone on your own time from a textbook, but is much more flexible and takes ¼ of the time a college degree does to complete.
Although some people study to become a personal trainer after going to college, completing a college course is not essential for you to explore a new career in fitness. You will need a basic level of Maths and English to understand the course content – but you don’t need a college …
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Becoming a personal trainer is a great career with wonderful connections and joyous moments. Although a post high-school certificate is all that is needed to practice as a personal trainer; college degrees, both undergraduate and graduate level, are available if you want to …
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College: Two-thirds of personal trainers have a four-year college degree, and two-thirds of college graduates have some student loan debt. (The average amount is close to $30,000.) So, if you're an aspiring personal trainer, you'll probably start your career with monthly loan payments.
2 hours ago Acefitness.org Show details
A: A course is assigned continuing education credits based on the amount of time spent in the educational portion of a course. For each hour of structured learning, ACE assigns 0.1 CEC. In university undergraduate environments, one semester hour is equivalent to 1.0 CECs; a …
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Master's Degree Programs for Personal Trainers. There are also master's degrees available in the field of personal training. Professionals in the field might be interested in earning a master's degree in exercise science, kinesiology, or athletic training. An applicant will need to have a bachelor's degree in a related area; other admissions
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Steps to Becoming a Personal Trainer. Step 1. Earn a High School Diploma. Most national certification programs only require a high school diploma or GED. You can get your GED for under $150 in most states, and it should only take about three months. Step 2.
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Step 1 Choose your study program and start studying. The ACE Health Coach Certification is the only health coach certification accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (), considered the gold standard in health and fitness.Once you've decided the ACE Health Coach Certification is right for you, it's time to choose a study program that best fits your study needs: Basic or Plus.
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Personal Trainer Certification Online: Courses. Personal training schools are peppered throughout the country, but many of these institutions recognize that students need more flexible options to reach their career goals. Personal trainer certification online programs are increasingly common.
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Choose between formal school and certification. Many colleges and universities offer degrees in kinesiology, sports and fitness education, and exercise science. Getting a full degree in any of these requires several years, but gives you a comprehensive understanding of personal training and fitness.
There are a few organizations online that offer free online certification programs. If all you need is any kind of certification to hang on the wall, a free online program can be a way that you can obtain one in as little as a day. Even reputable universities are offering more and more free, web-based education to the public.
Get accredited! Much like their personal trainer certifications, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) also offer accreditation to become a nutrition coach. So let’s take a closer look at the options that they offer.
Upon completing an associate degree program, graduates will be able to sit for certification exams. They may find work in corporate fitness centers, gyms, and rehab centers. They will also be able to find their own clients as a self-employed personal trainer. Tuition for these programs varies depending on the school.