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    Hey Bobo did you ever go to college for personal training? What did you go for(majors) and where did you go. My little bro is VERY interested in becoming one and hes a senior so hes gotta find out quick what stuff to take so he can become one. We live in Central New york and hed like to go somewhere around here if thats possible I dunno how much you know about it though... THANKS FOR YOUR HELP BRO

    anyone else can help to BTW if you a PT all input is greatly appreciated

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    My degrees have nothing to do with exercise and sports nutrition but I did take a bunch of undergrad and grad level courses in that area.

    If he wants the best education, get a 4 year degree from a University in an Exercise and Sports Nutrition Program.
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    Really thats what he needs to do to become a personal trainer just excercise and sports nutrtion?




    Quote Originally Posted by Bobo
    My degrees have nothing to do with exercise and sports nutrition but I did take a bunch of undergrad and grad level courses in that area.

    If he wants the best education, get a 4 year degree from a University in an Exercise and Sports Nutrition Program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobo
    My degrees have nothing to do with exercise and sports nutrition but I did take a bunch of undergrad and grad level courses in that area.

    If he wants the best education, get a 4 year degree from a University in an Exercise and Sports Nutrition Program.
    Just out of curiosity, what are your degrees in Bobo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommyboy
    Really thats what he needs to do to become a personal trainer just excercise and sports nutrtion?

    I worked as a trainer for a while at a reputable gym in Manhattan NY (Equinox). Most of the folks I worked with had Masters degrees or PhD's in Exercise Physiology
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neuromancer
    Just out of curiosity, what are your degrees in Bobo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommyboy
    Really thats what he needs to do to become a personal trainer just excercise and sports nutrtion?
    No, he can take any Peronsal Training course and just get certified but if you want to really get involved and have a great backround a 4 year degree is the way to go. THen he can decide if he wants to continue after that....

    I know plenty of people that went throgh those programs then decided to do Physical Therapy as their graduate work because the money is 10x better.

    If I had to do it all over again, I would have picked up a E&SN degree.
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    I'm one of Bobo's clients, and I am an Exercise Physiology student myself. I'm still not 100% sure what I want to do with my degree. I'm leaning towards being a strength and conditioning coach for a baseball team or maybe even being a college professor. The idea of working in a gym has never appealed to me.
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    If he truly is interested in becoming a personal trainer and wants to learn how the body works etc then as mentioned exercise sports science/ nutrition degree is the way to go.

    I'm in 1st yr physio, and our courses share a lot of the same subjects... some are interesting, others... well boring as bat **** for lack of a better word. It's very science based but most of the stuff is pretty cool
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    Your bro can also double major as a trainer and PE teacher since some of the courses are good for both majors, when I got my BS in Kinesiology (Teaching Concentration), I found out I only needed 18 units for the BS with a concentration in Exercise Physiology. That's one more year of schooling. Just a suggestion though, cause I know many people don't have the patience for teaching.
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    I have my B.S in Sports Physiology, the program I took was called Human Performance & Fitness.. I also have a certification from ISSA (CFT), and soon to get my cert. from NSCA as well..

    You kinda don't really need a degree in personal training, but it never hurts..
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigpetefox
    You kinda don't really need a degree in personal training, but it never hurts..
    This is ture. The majority of trainers I knew did not have university degrees.
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    i am going to school for sports medicine, and i too am looking into doing personal training for a few years after i graduate. after that i think im going to go to grad school to be a strength and conditioning coach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobo
    No, he can take any Peronsal Training course and just get certified but if you want to really get involved and have a great backround a 4 year degree is the way to go. THen he can decide if he wants to continue after that....

    I know plenty of people that went throgh those programs then decided to do Physical Therapy as their graduate work because the money is 10x better.

    If I had to do it all over again, I would have picked up a E&SN degree.
    bobo, which is the best course or organization to get certified through; if i am looking to get into personal training? i know there are alot of them out there
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigpetefox
    I have my B.S in Sports Physiology, the program I took was called Human Performance & Fitness.. I also have a certification from ISSA (CFT), and soon to get my cert. from NSCA as well..

    You kinda don't really need a degree in personal training, but it never hurts..
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    Quote Originally Posted by beamen28
    bobo, which is the best course or organization to get certified through; if i am looking to get into personal training? i know there are alot of them out there
    im AFAA certified. it's fairly common where i live (KY). plus the $30/hour at the gym is lovely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beamen28
    bobo, which is the best course or organization to get certified through; if i am looking to get into personal training? i know there are alot of them out there
    Look into the ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) or NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Assoc.). From what I've been told the ACSM is the "gold standard" in personal training certification. You have to have at least and Associates in Health Science, before enrolling/applying though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unfknblvbl89
    Look into the ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) or NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Assoc.). From what I've been told the ACSM is the "gold standard" in personal training certification. You have to have at least and Associates in Health Science, before enrolling/applying though.
    yeah, ACSM is highly respected around where i work.
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    oh, this is all you need. print out and give to the person

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