Re: Workout/Staying in Shape Thread
You're misconstruing a personal trainer, who takes a weekend certification course, with someone with a degree - often 4-6 years (in the US, at least) with extensive education. I think it's important to make that distinction. An entirely different type of coursework. More stringent, more rigorous.
Yeah, there are people who get a degree and go the personal trainer route, but that isn't particularly lucrative.