I realize this is n00b move, but I really need some guidance on this. I have been toying with the idea of getting certified. I am not looking to be in a clinical setting or research or anything. I was just considering being a PT. The issue is there is a lot of misinformation out there and I want to make certain I am thinking things through and I am on the right track.
This is why I am posting here. I was hoping since many of you are experienced that you could assist me in understanding this.
From what I understand, if you take the ACE, NASM, AFPA exams and pass then you are qualified to "train." (Anyone know if AFPA is recognized by the NCCA)
I know the exams and programs are not easy. What I am uncertain of is if the materials that come with the programs provide enough information to adequately prepare someone to be a decent trainer?
What other types of education in your expert opinions do you suggest that one should pursue?
I am fairly well educated and well-read, but I just feel I should be taking some nutrition and other classes as well so I can better explain the krebs cycle
. (haha Not that I would need to do so, I hope you get what I mean there.)
Anyway, I would really, truly appreciate a point in the right direction.