BHS College & Career Resource Center
Say I wanted to become a personal trainer, do you have any preferred methods of how I could come up with workout or diet plans for people interested my help (clients)?
Are you interested in receiving your certification, and are you aware of all the science classes you must take in order to peruse this Major/career?
If you are interested in a career in sports, it would be best to identify in which are you are interested. For example, there is media relations, equipment, sports medicine, athletic training, accounting and finance, human resources, operations, strength and conditioning, sports nutrition, sports psychologist, front office/administration, coaching, data analytics, etc. So lots to choose in the world of sports!
My name is Brandon Marcello (BHS Class of 1990). I attended out-of-state schools for my entire college education. I received an undergraduate degree in exercise science and a Master's degree in exercise physiology from Marshall University. I began my PhD at Louisiana State University (LSU) and completed it at Baylor Univeristy. I have worked at IMG Academies, EXOS, and Stanford University. I currently own my own consulting company, and provide services to professional sports teams, professional athletes, Olympians, technology companies, and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). I also sit on the health advisory board for Equinox health clubs Please reach out to me if I can answer any questions regarding sports or fitness careers.
Hi Mr. Marcello I had a Question about my path onto be an professional trainer for High paid athletes, whats the fastest way or the best way to gain experience and hopefully gain contacts and also gain trust within people?
Hi Anthony, Gaining education in the field (degree, certifications, etc.), and experience in the field is a great first step. The experience can be an internship. If you're going to go to college, then I'd recommend studying exercise science or exercise physiology. Then you can also volunteer time, or maybe get paid to work in the athletic department and gain some experience there. Let me know if you have any additional questions...I'm glad to help.