The best option to learn more about anatomy without going to college is to
get the CPT certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
Even though the certification will cost more (around $600) at the outset it
is far more valuable than other certifications in the knowledge you will gain
and the acceptance from all gyms the NASM-CPT will receive.
NASM Teaches Functional Anatomy
As a personal trainer simple anatomy does not cut it. Functional
anatomy explains how all the muscles contract and relax throughout all planes of
motion and phases of movement.
For example, knowing that your biceps flexes your elbow means absolutely
nothing during the bench press movement.
Another advantage with the NASM-CPT is you will be able to add on NASM
advanced specializations which will not only count towards the pesky continuing
education, but will give you more certifications which do not expire and require
no continuing education.
You will also gain tremendous knowledge through the thorough courses which
will help you retain and get more clients as well as provide the best service.
I know I sound like I'm working for NASM but I truly believe they are the
best for the present and future if you expect to have a long career in personal
You can view all the information about the NASM on their official site.