NYC Personal Training Schools
(New York, NY)
I live in New York City and I have recently graduated from two schools that have provided me excellent educations in the health and fitness industry. Both offer Associate Degrees as well as Certificates. Perhaps you will consider providing this information for those people from greater NYC who visit your site. Here is the information:
City University of New York, Kingsborough College
Degree: Associate of Applied Science in Exercise Science/Personal Training
Certificate: Exercise Science/Personal Training
Time: 2 years; Less if you have transfer credits fulfilling the general/liberal-arts/science requirements.
Note: This is a challenging program academically, as it follows and uses the guidelines of the American College of Sports Medicine. It includes a 100-hour internship program during your last semester of the program. It will require commitment and a lot of time for studying for departmental exams.
Other comments/concerns: The only drawback about this program is that it is ran completely by the director/developer of the program for the school, which means this professor teaches ALL of the Exercise Science/Personal Training degree courses; so, you're getting all your knowledge/experienced based teaching from only one person rather than multiple, other experienced teachers. This could be both a good or bad thing to some people.
Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences
Degree: Associate of Occupational Science in Massage Therapy
Certificate: Personal Training
Personal Training Certificate: This is a part-time program that only requires 2-3 days per week for approximately 2-3 months and is very hands-on in training. It includes an internship program at a local health club right from the beginning of the program. Keep in mind, this program was established for previous massage therapy graduates to roll into this personal training certificate program as an option to add personal training to their massage therapy practice. With that in mind, this program assumes you have completed the basic sciences in Anatomy & Physiology, Myology, Kinesiology, Pathology, etc. If you haven't had these classes, they also offer them as a part of your personalized personal training certificate program.
I hope you find this information valuable enough for your website. I'm certain other individuals interested in pursing health and fitness industry careers in greater NYC, like myself, will appreciate this information.
Best of luck with your web site.