NASM Certified Personal Trainer
For over 30 years, the National Academy of Sports Medicine has developed the most successful personal trainers in the fitness industry. The NCCA-accredited personal trainer certification provides you with the most scientifically accurate information, all delivered in a revolutionary digital learning platform. If you want to become one of the best, most respected, and highest-paid fitness trainers, it’s as simple as getting certified online with NASM.
Our Course Makes Learning Fun & Easy!
This is not your typical ‘science’ course. Our newly updated NCCA-accredited certification utilizes an ‘edutainment’ style of learning – making the course fun, easy and accessible for everyone studying for their personal trainer job! With dozens of Hollywood-style videos and state-of-the-art graphics, even the least-academic person will find themself truly enjoying the learning process.
Learn the Latest Training Strategies and (Most Importantly!) How to Apply It
Don’t be taught outdated information! Our course is decades ahead of our competitors, and is by far the most comprehensive the industry has ever seen. This course uses the most accurate and up-to-date science, then teaches you how to transform that science into real-world application.
Build a Successful Fitness Career
Learn everything you need to build a successful fitness career working in a gym, or even being your own boss and setting your own hours. The industry’s best personal trainer certification will prepare you for a long and lucrative career working with everyone from weekend warriors to professional athletes.
Train Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime with NASM’s World-Renowned OPT™ Model
The foundation of NASM’s certification is the exclusive Optimum Performance Training® Model. It’s your blueprint for success. The OPT™ Model provides you with a systematic approach to developing personalized and unique training plans that allow you to see predictable outcomes for every client. It’s a flexible and comprehensive system that allows you to create individualized training plans for any client, any time.
Master Accurate, Effective Client Assessments
Assessing, instead of guessing, is critical to successfully training a client. By understanding where the issues in their body are, you can then begin to figure out how to properly address underlying problems that could prevent them from reaching their end fitness goals.
Learn the Art of Behavior Change
Having a plan for your future personal trainer job is great, but knowing how to convince your clients to stick to it is even better. That’s where behavior change comes in. Within our course, you’ll learn the keys to helping people alter behaviors that prevent them from becoming the ultimate version of themselves.
What You Will Learn
Section 1: Professional Development and Responsibility
Chapter 1 – The Modern State of Health and Fitness
Chapter 2 – The Personal Training Profession
Section 2: Client Relations and Behavioral Coaching
Chapter 3 – The Psychology of Exercise
Chapter 4 – Behavioral Coaching
Section 3: Basic and Applied Sciences and Nutritional Concepts
Chapter 5 – The Nervous, Muscular, and Skeletal Systems
Chapter 6 – The Cardiorespiratory, Endocrine, and Digestive Systems
Chapter 7 – Human Movement Science
Chapter 8 – Exercise Metabolism and Bioenergetics
Chapter 9 – Nutrition
Chapter 10 – Supplementation
Section 4: Assessment
Chapter 11 – Health, Wellness, and Fitness Assessments
Chapter 12 – Postural, Movement, and Performance Assessments
Section 5: Exercise Technique and Training Instruction
Chapter 13 – Integrated Training and the OPT Model
Chapter 14 – Flexibility Training Concepts
Chapter 15 – Cardiorespiratory Fitness Training
Chapter 16 – Core Training Concepts
Chapter 17 – Balance Training Concepts
Chapter 18 – Plyometric (Reactive) Training Concepts
Chapter 19 – Speed, Agility, and Quickness Training Concepts
Chapter 20 – Resistance Training Concepts
Section 6: Program Design
Chapter 21 – The Optimum Performance Training Model
Chapter 22 – Introduction to Exercise Modalities
Chapter 23 – Chronic Health Conditions and Special Populations
Does the NASM Certified Personal Trainer Certification expire?
The NASM Certified Personal Trainer certification must be recertified every two years in order to ensure that NASM-CPTs stay up-to-date with current best-practice guidelines and skills. To recertify, you will be required to earn 2.0 NASM-approved CEUs (20 contact hours) every two year certification period. This includes 0.1 CEUs from the mandatory CPR/AED certification.
How many questions are on the final exam and how long do I have to complete it ?
There are a total of 120 test questions. Of those, 20 are research questions that do not count toward or against your final score. You must pass with a scaled score of 70% or better. You will have 2 hours to complete the exam.
What if I do not pass the final exam?
If you do not pass your exam, a retest can be purchased.
Are there any pre-requisites for the NASM Certified Personal Trainer program?
You must have a high school degree or GED. You’re also required to have a current CPR and AED certification before you take the NASM-CPT exam.
NASM recognizes that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is very limited availability of hands-on skills assessments for CPR/AED. NASM will be temporarily waiving the hands-on skills assessment requirement and accepting online only CPR/AED courses. This waiver applies to exam candidates and professionals recertifying their credentials.
This waiver will be in effect until the CDC and government recommendations for social distancing have been lifted in the United States. Once the social distancing orders have been lifted, there will be a 60-day window before the hands-on requirement will be reinstated. NASM recommends that anyone who certified or recertified during the Waiver Period obtain the hands-on skills assessment once available to avoid any insurance or liability issues which could arise due to the lack of such training. Please note: The online course must still include Adult CPR and AED.
How is the NASM CPT exam administered?
The exam is taken through a live proctor, which can be online
How long does it take to complete the NASM CPT Course?
Start to finish, expect to invest at least 15 weeks to complete the NASM personal training certification (NASM-CPT). In addition to its interactive multimedia-rich content, included learning tools, resources, and comprehensive study-planning guide, candidates can also receive assistance from NASM experts when questions arise. Need more than 15 weeks? That’s okay—candidates have up to 180 days to finish the online course and attempt and pass the exam.
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