Is a counseling major helpful for a person who may take on a personal trainer job at Salvation Army Kroc Center?

Is a counseling major helpful for a person who may take on a personal trainer job at Salvation Army Kroc Center?
2018-11-07T20:42:40Z 1
2018-11-07T20:42:40Z

Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach at The Salvation Army Kroc Center

over 1 year ago
VERY well. Employees and members are quite diverse; unconditional positive regard and empathic understanding are crucial. Motivational Interviewing techniques are also instrumental in encouraging members to adopt healthy lifestyles. Counseling has enhanced my ability to manage conflict, improve relationship dynamics between employees and members, and hone communication skills. It is quite possible that counseling has better prepared me for this particular setting than my exercise science degree!
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