I have been looking through all the posts related to personal training and becoming a personal trainer, and I notice that ACSM seems to be the most highly regarded certification one can acquire. I also noticed that several people mentioned that its the best "if you have a college degree."
My question is: is it necessary to have a college degree in a related field? I have a college degree, but it is not in anything relative to health, exercise science, etc. Obviously, I know this would help in my pursuit, but is it necessary to have a degree in a fitness related field?