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<p>As I am nearing my possibility of retiring from the Army, I am beginning to look to the future.  I was thinking about getting a certification as either a Running coach and/or personal trainer.  I am trying to figure out which way I would like to go and which schools / certification is the best route to go.  Which courses / school are the most reputable.</p>
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<p>I would appreciate any help you can give me.</p>
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<p>David</p>
 

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<p>Hi David,</p>
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<p>I am not as familiar with the credentials required to be a running coach.  However, I do have experience with hiring personal trainers.  I agree with <strong><em>phdatc</em></strong>.  I would go for either the NASM-CPT (certified personal trainer) or CSCS (certified strength and conditioning specialist). </p>
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<p>Good luck!</p>
 

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<p>David, I've been contemplating the same thing myself.  I've gone back and forth between coach and PT.  I have 3 kids and stay home with them, but my youngest will go to kindergarten next year.  I'd like a part time job that I enjoy.  Knowing what cert to get is hard because there is so much conflicting info.  I thought about USAT, but I'm not sure that's for me either.  I was thinking I'd do PT and start out in a gym them move out and do my own thing.  I really just don't know, though.</p>
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<p>Sorry, not helpful, but just saying I'm in the same boat.  ;)</p>
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<p>Kelli</p>
 

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<p>Thanks for the input everyone.  I think I will go back to school and get some education in the area as well.  Nothing like starting college again at 41!</p>
 
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