Below, comments and results from our current survey of 5,500+ health and wellness business leaders who responded to this question:
Good idea or bad idea? Massachusetts may require personal trainers to hold a degree, an accredited certification, and pass an Allied Health Professionals board exam.
(And the poll’s still open – cast your vote now through 5/31 and enter to win a free copy of Radial’s guide “How To Win Customers With Compelling Health & Wellness Case Studies”.)
Comments from survey respondents:
1) While holding a degree and an accredited certification is a good idea, passing an additional exam is overkill. Holding strict guidelines for the certification organizations should really be all that’s needed.
2) Government has a hard enough time working to regulate other business…where will the funds, man-power and who will oversee this Allied Health Profession exam! There are already organizations that have accredited certifications in place, require a degree, plus have re-certification standards in place – that is their business. Why is the government once again trying to reinvent the wheel when a system is in place with quality organizations. This will be a problem from the start!
3) More states should consider similar legislation.
4) Great idea to safeguard the public
5) I think the idea is good..but should include a clause to grandfather existing trainers who have practiced xx? amount of years
The poll’s still open – cast your vote now through 5/31 and we’ll update the results in June.
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