It is easy to recognize that the personal training industry is confusing with hundreds of certifications and organizations to choose from. First, you want to choose your education by learning the differences between a certification, a degree, and a diploma.
A Personal Training Certification is a flexible option that is generally completed on your own, with the use of a textbook or on-line, and a faster approach than a degree or diploma. The majority of personal trainer certifications do not require hands-on experience.
Degrees in Personal Training, focusing on kinesiology and exercise science, offer a comprehensive knowledge of personal training but take several years and thousands of dollars to complete.
A Personal Training School that offers a Diploma in Personal Training and hundreds of hours of education requires hands-on training in the classroom and is recognized by the Department of Education. A diploma requires no upkeep of Continuing Education Courses (CEC’s) and never needs to be renewed. Your diploma in personal training will be good for life.