I was curious if anyone had any recommendations for master and/or PhD programs for someone who essentially wants to be a really qualified/educated personal trainer/program developer/nutritionist.
Basically, I want to be able to work with high-level athletes, developing diets and programs.
Being able to write scripts and do prolotherapy and the like would be a plus, but I think that’s an MD only in most states. I’m not opposed to doing an MD program.
Because I’ve been living in New Mexico I’ve been looking at the programs at their Health, Exercise & Sports Sciences department. I’ve heard good things about this department, but nothing is jumping out.
It seems like a lot of these programs are for PE teachers, or people who will be instructing PE teachers or developing a PE program for a school or other institution.
That’s not really what I’m interested in.
Is the best route still probably going MD, and then just getting a (worthless) PT certification? Or do we think there’s a value in something like a sports-med PhD?