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10 Considerations When Choosing a Personal Trainer

2. Does this Trainer Hold a Degree in Exercise Science?

It used to be that there were a small handful of personal trainers with formal education but, today, it appears more like the rule than the exception.  The most common degrees relate to kinesiology (the study of human movement), human performance, or exercise science and physiology.  

Those formerly trained in kinesiology will be well versed in exercise physiology, health and wellness, biomechanics, exercise prescription and may have specialised in particular populations such as the older adult, cardiac rehabilitation, or sports specific training and athletics.  Additionally, they will have memberships in professional governing bodies that oversee the continuing education of the trainer.


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