NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Exam Preparation Online (Voucher Included)
Personal trainers provide information, motivation and guidance for individuals and
groups who want to maintain or improve their health.
About This Program
In this certificate program course, you will learn the skills you need to be a successful Personal Trainer in this fast-growing
This course will prepare you to pass the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
exam and earn your NASM Certified Personal Trainer certification, which is one of
the most respected certifications in the fitness industry.
Prepare for NASM personal trainer certificate Online
Certifications such as those offered by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
can provide an efficient route to a personal trainer career.
This 100% online at-your-own-pace course will provide you with the health, fitness,
nutrition, and human movement knowledge needed to earn the NASM's Certified Personal
Trainer (CPT) credential.
“When I became a NASM-Certified Personal Trainer, I was able to create new training
programs, add new clients, and even partner with Onelife Fitness as an Athletic Performance
Coach.” -- Timm C., NASM Certified Personal Trainer student
Personal Fitness trainers and instructors guide, inspire and lead individuals or groups
in fitness activities.
Stretching, weight training, and cardiovascular workouts are just a few of the physical
activity and exercise techniques that personal trainers can be proficient in.
They work with and motivate people of all ages and skill levels, and may address diet and nutrition, exercise and mental/ emotional wellbeing as part of
their regimes. Many personal trainers work with individual clients, while others affiliate
with health-related organizations.
Personal Trainer Career Outlook
As individuals, employers and health organizations become more aware of the role physical
fitness plays in health and longevity, career opportunities for personal trainers
are on the rise.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics lists career opportunities for fitness trainers
and instructors among its top choices between now and 2028. Jobs are expected to grow
by 13%, over twice the expected growth rate for jobs overall.
Personal trainers may work in private or public settings. Some work in clients' homes
or private offices. Others are affiliated with health clubs, clinics or sports-related
groups and facilities. Still others may work in hospitals, retirement communities,
or other group settings.
Personal Trainer Salary Expectations
In 2021, the average Personal Trainer made:
an average hourly wage of $22.05
an average yearly salary of $45,870
Top 4 states with the highest employment level in Personal Trainers are:
Personal Trainer Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Qs)
Q: Is certification important for a personal training career? A: Yes. Certification is extremely important due to the close working relationship with
clients, their health and their physical abilities. This requires domain-expert knowledge
as well as discretion and trustworthiness.
Earning a certification such as the NASM's CPT indicates to clients, prospective employers,
and partners that a personal trainer meets the highest standards of quality and reliability.
Q: Does this course prepare for a certification A:Yes, this course prepares you for the NCCA accredited NASM CPT Personal Trainer Exam.
The exam is taken at a local testing center (PSI), and you can schedule your exam
date after completion of the course.
Q: When can I start, and how long does it take to complete this course? A: This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as
you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
This course is self-paced, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace.
When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
Prepare to take and pass the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified
Personal Trainer (CPT) exam
Master health and fitness topics, including nutrition, program design, human movement
science, and fitness assessments
Learn and practice teaching, customer service, and first aid skills
Develop organizational and communication skills
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
This course is 100% online. Start anytime.
INTRODUCTION AND RESISTANCE TRAINING CONCEPTS Physical activity guidelines as they relate to the Optimum Performance Training (OPT)
HUMAN MOVEMENT ASSESSMENTS/FITNESS TESTING AND EVALUATION Major muscles and their functions; subjective, objective and performance assessments
CONCEPTS OF INTEGRATED TRAINING - FLEXIBILITY, CARDIORESPIRATORY AND CORE Principles of human movement and flexibility; benefits of cardiorespiratory fitness
and Proper exercise techniques
CONCEPTS OF INTEGRATED TRAINING - BALANCE, PLYOMETRIC AND SAQ Training concepts, including balance, plyometric (reactive) and speed, agility, and
DESIGN OF FITNESS PROGRAMS AND MODALITIES Program design using the OPT model; acute training variables and exercise modalities
HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE/EXERCISE MODALITIES AND TECHNIQUE Structure and function of the human body; functions of anatomy and physiology during
SPECIAL POPULATIONS, NUTRITION, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Program design adaptations for individuals with health impairments or physical conditions
CERTIFICATION EXAM PREPARATION Test taking strategies, practice exam; review NASM's standards of professional practice
as a professional fitness trainer
This is a self-paced course. However, support will be provided through email, online forms and phone.
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