With the NASM Group Personal Training Specialization, you can take your fitness career further. With this one-of-a-kind course, you’ll learn how to design, develop, and deliver successful training programs that combine the best of one-on-one training with the tenets of group fitness.
By mastering the strategies and tools necessary for group personal training, you’ll maximize your time and revenue by training more people, more efficiently.
You’ll accomplish this by learning how to develop a strategic business plan and workout plans rooted in the proven exercise science, as well as understanding the coaching and communication skills needed in a group setting and knowing how to teach, train and motivate participants.
We’ll teach you the skills and methods needed to design and deliver a successful group personal training experience, whether that’s just two clients or more than 10 in a single time slot!
How long will I have to complete the course?
You will have 1 year (365 days) days from the date of enrollment.
Does I have to renew the qualification?
No, you do not need to renew the NASM Group Personal Training Specialization.
How is the final exam administered?
The final exam is administered online within your student portal. It consists of 100 multiple-choice questions and there is a 90 minute time limit. You must get a 70% or higher to pass.
How many CEUs is the course worth and which organizations accept them?
NASM-GPTS is approved for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by the following organizations:
NASM – 1.9 CEUs
NASM – 13 CEUs
ACE – 1.9 CECs
Do I need a Personal Training Certification before starting the NASM GPTS?
While a Personal Training Certification is suggested, it is not required to take the NASM-GPTS course.
What You Will Learn:
Section 1: Basics of Group Personal Training
Chapter 1: Introduction to Group Personal Training
Understand the different types of group training based on volume, identify uses of the OPT™ Model within group personal training, and describe instructor and client benefits.
Chapter 2: Basic and Applied Sciences
Define the components of the kinetic chain and learn to use strategies that maximize its functions in a group training setting.
Section 2: Program Design and Coaching
Chapter 3: Group Exercise Selection and Technique
Determine exercise selection using client group size, understand common mistakes that group instructors overlook, and compare exercises used in groups with minimal equipment to exercises with common training modalities.
Chapter 4: Designing Group Personal Training Programs
Identify best practices in setting up group training programs based on volume, learn to use assessment protocols, and create group programs.
Chapter 5: Coaching and Cueing
Learn to determine and implement coaching techniques for various group sizes, and discover communication strategies and methodologies to increase participation.
Section 3: Building Your Group Training Business
Chapter 6: Building Your Business
Determine marketing strategies to create and retain group training clientele, develop pricing packages, and choose appropriate target markets.
After the completion of the course, you will take an online final exam from the comfort of your own home, or wherever you prefer to take tests, that consists of 100 questions. Each question will be multiple-choice. The exam is timed and cannot exceed 90 minutes. To pass, you need a score of 70% or higher. Don’t fret though, if you score below that, you have up to 3 attempts to pass.
Available for 365 days (1 year) from date of purchase.
*Once purchased you will receive your log in details within 2-5 days.