Benefits of Getting a Degree
by Tim Lord
(Columbus Indiana (soon Tampa area))
I have been in the fitness business for 30 years and I will tell you, flat out, that a degree from a university, followed with instructional licensing is by far the best. Whatever certification you throw at me, keep in mind, you take weeks or months to study for and test out.
With a BS, or a MA degree, you take YEARS, of study, preparation, and you have to take college level courses in your area every 6 years to keep it.
With a Masters, such as I have in anatomy and Kiniesiology, and an instructional license , I can train, teach, AND teach the classes you need to get a PT certification. I had to do a dissertation of advanced studyfor this degree. All told, I have 10 YEARS in studying advanced fitness courses.
So, in my opinion, the BEST , trainers are college educated, with advanced degrees in their field of fitness--and that is the ONLYWAY YOU CAN EVER CALL YOURSELF AN "EXPERT".