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Idaho Personal Trainer Schools - ID


Many people in the field go on to get a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology or a related field through Idaho personal training courses. In Idaho, 47% of personal trainers have a bachelor’s degree or more and 32% have at least some college, so education will be key if you want to be competitive in the field. While formal education is not a requirement for certification in Idaho, it can be a requirement to move into higher paid administrative positions with some organizations. There are a number of campus based Idaho personal trainer schools and, of course, the online option for the academic portion of training is also very appealing to many aspiring personal trainers in Idaho.

Most programs require a minimum of 80 hours of coursework and 40 hours of clinical work under the supervision of a certified personal trainer. These programs are designed to prepare students to pass a national certification test. The certification exam is 15% applied sciences (exercise physiology, kinesiology, anatomy, etc), 20% client assessment, 21% program design, 29% program implementation and adjustment, and 15% professional role.

Certification programs should be accredited by an organization recognized by the US Department of Education. Programs should also provide full legal defensibility. There are national certifications available through the National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF), the American Council of Exercise (ACE), and the American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA). All offer certifications at different levels and continuing education resources, as well as many other resources for professionals in the personal training field. They all require that you be at least 18 years old.

Certification exams can cover topics such as risk factor screening, fitness and nutritional assessment, exercise science and programming, healthy eating habits, working with special needs populations such as the chronically ill, elderly or pregnant women and many other health and fitness related topics. You should allow at least three to six months to prepare for the exam.

Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Personal Trainers in Boise, Idaho Falls, Pocatello and Meridian, Idaho may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, and St. Luke's Boise Medical Center.

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