Q&A: How do i become a personal fitness trainer?

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How do i become a personal fitness trainer?
Hello, I am 15 years old and I am obsessed with fitness and nutrition.I have no idea what to take in high school to become a personal trainer and maybe even a nutritionist. The only thing I am taking in High School now is Food for Fitness and Food and Nutrition. What other things do I have to take to become a future Fitness Trainer.

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Answer by Amy H
It really depends at what level you want to train. If you are looking to work at a gym or personal training studio, you just need to be certified through one of a number of academies like NASM or ACSM once you turn 18. In the mean time, if your school offers anatomy take it. A good science background will be very helpful.

If you are looking to train athletes at the high school or collegiate level, or go into research you are going to want to go the college and major in something like Kinesiology or Exercise Science. Regardless, I would strongly recommend getting a college degree.

Hope this helps!

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One Response to Q&A: How do i become a personal fitness trainer?

  1. Shaun Durrance

    You’ll need to be an experienced athlete yourself (which you probably are, with all the athletic activities you are doing) and you will need to take some courses after you finish high school.

    You will need the following:

    1. AFAA (Aerobics and fitness association of America)

    2. NSCA ( National strength and conditioning association)

    3. ACE ( American council on exercise)

    4. NASM ( American college of sports medicine)

    5. A degree from a post secondary institution in one or more of ( Physiology, exercise science, kinesiology, physical education, sports medicine, fitness management.)

    6. Experience (two years normally)

    I got the answer from my source below.

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