I'm currently looking into getting certified to start working as a personal trainer. I searched through some threads last night and checked out several of the organizations. The thread consensus from all that I read, for my purposes, is that the ISSA would be best. They contacted me today regarding my interest, and I was very impressed.
The woman I spoke to about my interest in their CFT program also recommended I follow their SPN? (Sports Nutrition certification) program in addition to the CFT. I wondered if this was a good idea or if she was just trying to be a good salesperson.
Anybody have any thoughts/experience on this?
Also, one side-question, for a CSCS certification, I understand you need a 4-yr college degree. I'm currently in a program to receive a B.M. in musical performance. Does the certification require a college degree of any sort or a RELATED (kinesiology, sports medicine, etc.) college degree?