I'm a freshman in college and our Uni gym is teeming with PT opportunities. I have more common sense, understanding of kinesiology and experience than most people already working there. The only difference is that they have a license.
I want to get a PT license, but I don't know which one to go for. I want to take a course that will actually teach me something instead of attempt to indoctrinate me into the BS that PTs peddle to their clients routinely.
Qualifications: previous personal training experience, experience in developing comprehensive, customized exercise programs, knowledge of anatomy and physiology, knowledge of strength & aerobic training, flexibility, exercise selection & training intensity and duration, good communication, national fitness certification (ACE, ACSM, AFAA or equivalent), first aid & adult CPR/AED. Starting rate: $12.00/hr.
The obvious issue is that I also need to have previous PT experience somewhere else. Which certificate/license program is most versatile and advantageous in this situation?
I was thinking of following up my initial license with certification from West Side Barbell. http://www.westside-barbell.com/westside-certification/
What do you guys think?
Thanks in advance,