I'm in a personal trainer certification course right now, it's a 5 week 54 hr course that has a 100 question written exam and 50 exercise practical exam on the last 2 days.
Our teacher has worked at many universities and has tons of degrees. He was "approved" to use the NSCA textbook to teach the class and although I am learning a lot, I feel like we're skipping over a lot of the material in the text book and getting down to the grind of program design, assessment, legalities, techniques and exercises.
I take my test in 1 week and the place offers job placement. Their certification is good in local gyms/fitness centers and they get you 2 interviews.
I really like what i'm doing and what i'm learning, but, I really want to be recognized on a national level instead of just going into an LA Fitness and being able to train someone and make $18 an hr. I want it to mean something and I want to learn as much as possible.
The test comes around my area in December or I could take it online. Should I really go thru the entire text book front to back? My dedication is there and i'll do it if need be, i'm just looking for some advice/suggestions. Thanks to all.
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