National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

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About
Since 1987, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has been a global leader in providing evidence-based certifications and advanced credentials to health and fitness professionals. In addition to its NCCA-accredited fitness Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certification, NASM offers a progressive career track with access to Advanced Specializations, Continuing Education courses, and accredited Bachelor and Master Degree programs. The NASM educational continuum is designed to help today's... more less
Websitewww.NASM.org
Address
1750 E Northrop Blvd Suite 200
Chandler, AZ 85286
Phone Number800-460-6276

Certification/Training Types

NCCA-Accredited Cert.
DescriptionTake your love of fitness—and passion for instilling that love of fitness in clients—to the next level with our NASM CPT course and certification. You’ll learn how to create goal-specific programs, maximize others’ potential and build your business using tools and techniques that countless NASM-Certified Personal Trainers have employed to establish vibrant careers promoting fitness. Don’t just train, become a master—and master your own destiny.
AccreditationNCCA
Course Material Price $699.00 Note: Includes: Course Materials & Exam
Exam Price $599.00 Note: Includes: Exam Only
Exam Delivery Method Online, Proctored In Person
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal Period2 years
CECs/CEUs per renewal period2
Renewal Fee99
Term Used for Continuing EducationContinuing Education Unit (CEU)
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1 CEU
CategoryPersonal Trainer
DescriptionThere’s a growing sedentary population out there—one that’s rife with injuries. Our NASM CES credential can teach you how to develop individualized injury prevention programs, as well as leverage recovery expertise to grow your business. With today’s more inactive world, knowing how to shape programs to help people get fit the right way can be a real differentiator.
Course Material Price $699.00 Note: Includes: Course Materials & Exam
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
Term Used for Continuing EducationContinuing Education Unit (CEU)
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1 CEU
CategoryExercise Physiology
DescriptionImagine developing programs for top-tier athletes and professional teams, helping them get into championship form and sharing in their glory. It’s all possible with the NASM PES—it’s the preferred training credential of NFL, NBA and MLB teams. We’ll set you on that winning path armed with ways to integrate and individualize programs using our Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT) model.
Course Material Price $679.00 Note: Includes: Course Materials & Exam
Exam Price $599.00 Note: Includes: Exam Only
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
Term Used for Continuing EducationContinuing Education Unit (CEU)
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1 CEU
CategorySports Conditioning
DescriptionNow you can affect real change, helping clients eat right and develop good nutrition habits with our NASM FNS. Developed in conjunction with JBL Publishing and fitness-nutrition industry experts, our FNS provides the advanced knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to help others shape their nutrition and eating habits. And since most clients approach trainers to lose weight, you’ll be perfectly poised to help them.
Course Material Price $399.00 Note: Includes: Course Materials & Exam
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
Term Used for Continuing EducationContinuing Education Unit (CEU)
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1 CEU
CategoryNutrition
DescriptionMost fitness enthusiasts believe they already possess the skills necessary to affect change with their clients. While on the surface, this may appear to be true. But when they dive a little deeper, they may realize there is so much more to learn. Assess your behavior change and client retention skills by answering the questions below: What are the 3 stages involved in a goal setting system? Should you recommend a number of steps per day to a client? When would you use the cognitive behavioral technique "premacking"? Need help with the answers? NASM's new Behavior Change Specialization (BCS) will help teach you to identify your clients' motivational triggers which can lead to sustainable results for your clients and improve client retention for you. Gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities involved in motivating clients to help change health and fitness related behaviors. At the conclusion of the specialization, you will have the ability to systematically assess and implement behavior change tactics in a progressive approach with application oriented tools.
Course Material Price $499.00 Note: Includes: Course Materials & Exam
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam RequiredNo
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
Term Used for Continuing EducationContinuing Education Unit (CEU)
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1 CEU
CategoryMind Body
DescriptionThe NASM Group Personal Training Specialist (GPTS) - a hybrid of the best aspects from one-on-one personal training and group fitness. Learn the necessary methods for designing, developing, and delivering a successful group personal training program and overall experience. NASM Group Personal Training Specialists will learn to: Understand both the information and application of group personal training Develop a strategic business plan to maximize financial success Create structured progression plans rooted in proven exercise-science principles Acquire the necessary communication and coaching skills for a dynamic group setting Successfully teach, train, and motivate all participants Effectively transition group personal training into your business practice
Course Material Price $499.00 Note: Includes: Course Materials & Exam
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
Term Used for Continuing EducationContinuing Education Unit (CEU)
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1 CEU
CategoryGroup Fitness, Personal Trainer
DescriptionMixed Martial Arts is the fastest growing sport in the country—and you can get in on the ground floor of a tremendous business opportunity by training clients in a fun, non-traditional training program that delivers results. Learn how to design safe and effective programs used by today’s elite MMA athletes—programs that will take clients to the next level in their quest for fitness by using a proven knowledge base that motivates, engages and teaches them the right way to progress.
Course Material Price $349.00 Note: Includes: Course Materials & Exam
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
Term Used for Continuing EducationContinuing Education Unit (CEU)
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1 CEU
CategoryBoxing/Kickboxing/Martial Arts
DescriptionGet a deeper understanding of the very special fitness needs of women with our WFS credential. You’ll learn how to apply individual, circuit and group training to every phase of a woman’s life—even pre- and post-natal—helping females shape, tone, manage weight and keep motivated. We even train professionals on the nutritional needs of the female population, as well as educating populations on vegan and vegetarian diets.
Course Material Price $299.00 Note: Includes: Course Materials & Exam
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
Term Used for Continuing EducationContinuing Education Unit (CEU)
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1 CEU
CategoryNutrition, Special Populations
DescriptionBecome an NASM Weight Loss Specialist (WLS) and effectively help clients lose weight and improve their health. As an NASM WLS you’ll apply the physiology and psychology of weight loss, nutrition, exercise guidelines, and relevant assessments to design weight loss exercise programs using NASM’s Optimum Performance Training ™ (OPT™) model for clients ranging from moderately overweight to morbidly obese.
Course Material Price $0.00
Exam Price $499.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
Term Used for Continuing EducationContinuing Education Unit (CEU)
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1 CEU
CategoryExercise Physiology, Nutrition, Personal Trainer, Special Populations
DescriptionWhen it comes to fitness for kids, one size does not fit all. After all, youth grow and mature at different rates—so providing training programs for kids requires special skill. And that skill is available through our YES course and credential. You’ll learn how to create safe, effective and individualized programs to set kids on the path to a lifetime of fitness. What’s more, you’ll give them the tools to battle sedentary lifestyles, helping to shape the adults they’ll become. That’s rewarding.
Course Material Price $299.00 Note: Includes: Course Materials & Exam
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
Term Used for Continuing EducationContinuing Education Unit (CEU)
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1 CEU
CategoryLife & Wellness Coaching, Special Populations
DescriptionWith the Graying of America, you’re faced with a unique opportunity to help craft programs that will keep older individuals fit. Our SFS will ensure you’re provided the tools to address the unique fitness requirements of a senior population—and will prepare you to understand their physiological and psychological needs. Best yet, your work can help combat chronic illnesses and help improve quality of life, through such things as fall prevention, for a growing segment of the country.
Course Material Price $299.00 Note: Includes: Course Materials & Exam
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
Term Used for Continuing EducationContinuing Education Unit (CEU)
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1 CEU
CategoryExercise Physiology, Special Populations
DescriptionGet into the swing of things by teaching golfers how to improve their game via strength training and proven programs—programs that will increase their drive, endurance, coordination and flexibility. Our curriculum has been developed in partnership with PGA Tour Trainer Sean Cochran and taps his expertise, so you can craft dynamic programs for clients.
Course Material Price $249.00 Note: Includes: Course Materials & Exam
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
Term Used for Continuing EducationContinuing Education Unit (CEU)
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1 CEU
CategorySports Conditioning
Description
Course Material Price $0.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1
CategoryPersonal Trainer

IDEA Continuing Education Approved By NASM

Reviews/Comments

12 Reviews

4.4 out of 5 Stars

  • by User on Dec 24, 2014

    It was good, NOT GREAT , I wished I had to go through more comprehensive and detailed modalities.
    Excessive focus on safety and irrelevant issues. For example, chronic disorders have taken under consideration excessively and some how unnecessarily.

    In supplementation chapter, excessive focus on vitamins and minerals does not make any sense. I was expecting it to be more about functional supplements like protein powders, pre workouts and ...

    As a complimentary, in the movement system, It represent HOW and WHY in the best way possible. You don't need to memorize anything coz everything is explained from bottom up.

  • by Dianne Della Ratta on Oct 09, 2014

    I have taken the NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist Certificate. I thought it was excellent. It had very good text book and on- line videos for each chapter.I found
    the information useful and applicable with my personal training business.

  • by Renee Chatham on Mar 25, 2014

    NASM has great fitness programs! If I could take them all I would. (I currently have 5). Anyone wanting to get into becoming a Personal Trainer, NASM is the best choice!

  • by Alvin Rebellon on Oct 27, 2013

    I held back for a long time about taking a fitness certificate course due to the content that other fitness organizations put in into their course study that for me is not enough to compliment or support my Bsc in physical therapy. Finally, NASM delivered. There's no regrets about my decision to take PES and I feel more confident now in my fitness career that I could help more people with the knowledge I gained from NASM and be one of the best fitness pros in the market. Thanks NASM, you ROCK!

  • by Shlomo Fishman on Oct 06, 2013

    It's all about credentials, and NASM has all the answers!!
    Having done both the CPT and PES courses, I can't tell you enough about how the programs get you ready to everyday work.
    I highly recommend NASM to all those looking to go into a fitness career!!

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