Wonder why your hair dresser has to be licensed but your Personal Trainer doesn’t have to be? Does this concern you?
Click to listen to a Podcast created by my friends at Texas A&M Huffines Sports Medicine & Human Performance on how to look for a qualified exercise professional, as well as learn the difference between personal trainers, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, and athletic trainers. We are all different!!
Click HERE for the podcast!
A few quick things to look for in your exercise professional:
- Degree in the field of exericse: exercise physiology, exercise science, kinesiology
- A nationally recognized certification from American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) or National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) – both of these organizations are very reputable and require progress on an exercise degree to be able to sit for the exam.
- EXPERIENCE! – internships, seminars, previous job experience
- Specialized experience in the area of expertise you are looking for – i.e. cardiac rehab, low back problems, knee issues, etc.