College education is recommend in a science related to biology, physiology, and/or physical education
Certifications will be more difficult to pass without a basic college education in biology or physiology science classes. Certifications can be successfully completed, but there will be more difficulty during studying and understanding physiological or biomechanical processes of the human body.
Many trainers earn degrees as follows ...
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
B.S. Athletic Training
B.S. in Exercise and Sports Physiology
B.S. in Health and Exercise Science
B.S. Physical Education
B.S. Sports Medicine
B.S. Sports Science
MASTER OF SCIENCE
Master of Science in Exercise Physiology
Master of Science in Physical Education
Master of Science in Sports Medicine