I have been a coach for 20 years and I am a CPT.
Now I want to change careers and work towards being a training with pro-athletes.
What is the best cert for that that would not require me to have a degree?
CSCS is out as they require a degree
11-08-2012, 12:54 PM #1
Best Cert to work with pro atheltes
11-08-2012, 01:50 PM #2
You're not likely to get into coaching unless you either have a degree and high educational credentials (possible S+C coach) or you work your way up the coaching ranks. If you have been coaching for 20 years, at what level and what sports?
Pro athlete trainers don't just suddenly get there - they have long track records and high levels of industry knowledge plus the right contacts. A piece of paper isn't going to do that for you.
11-08-2012, 02:03 PM #3
11-08-2012, 06:59 PM #4
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Yep you need a college degree and an awesome internship or connections. As far as certs though NSCA CSCS is a definite must and maybe NASMS PES to top it off. You must have a college degree for the CSCS anyways but its very possible to intern with different colleges sport and conditioning coaches and go from there.Obssession is a word lazy people use to describe dedication.
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If you want to train athletes educate yourself on how to get them results and go start training them. You won't get pro's right off the bat and might have start with young ones but that's how you build your rep. Whoever you can get around your area just get them results and word will spread about you.www.TrainWithSykes.com
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