what is the best degree to get if i would like to be a personal trainer ?
i would like to be a personal trainer when i am ready to have a job and take over my familys gym however i would still like to go to collage and for that i am coursius what the best major/degree is to work in that field
Paul Goetzinger MPA
It covers everything from sports, athletic injuries, anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, training methods, and other subjects involving exercise science.
James Constantine Frangos
James Constantine’s Answer
To find the top personal trainer courses near Mansfield, Texas, USA, you can use Google. Simply type "best personal trainer course near Mansfield Texas USA" into the search bar.
Here are three useful links that I found:
1. [ExpertRating Personal Trainer Certification in Mansfield, Texas](https://www.expertrating.com/Fitness/Texas/Mansfield-Personal-Trainer-Certification.asp)
2. [Yelp Search for Personal Trainers in Mansfield, TX](https://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=Personal+Trainer&find_loc=Mansfield%2C+TX)
3. [RightFit Personal Trainers in Mansfield, Texas](https://www.rightfitpersonaltraining.com/personal-trainers/mansfield/texas/)
This should provide you with a good starting point.
What a wonderful career plan you have !
The best majors for a career as a Personal Trainer would be Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Physical Education, and/or Recreation and Fitness. The further you go with your course of study, Bachelors, Masters degree, the better you can pick a special focus as a trainer. I would advise either a Bachelors or Masters degree. Majoring in one of the mentioned majors would be great with a minor in any of the health related sciences. Also take some business management courses so you will have those skills at the gym you eventually manage.
The next thing that I advise is to become Certified. This will be great for consulting work you may want to do on the side since you anticipate taking over your family's gym business. Also, your clients may feel more at ease knowing they're being trained by a certified trainer. Look into this certification because I am not sure if it is required but still, you'd be better off professionally if you obtain it. It'll make things official.
I hope that this helps and I wish you all the best going forward !
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