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NASM Certified Personal Trainer + Corrective Exercise (Vouchers Included) includes:
NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Exam Preparation (Voucher Included)
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) (Exam Included)
The NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Exam Preparation is a unique online training program that prepares for the NASM CPT exam. The NASM CPT certification is one of the most respected and in-demand certifications in the health and fitness industry.
The NASM Corrective Exercise Specialization (CES) provides you with cutting-edge, scientifically valid education, as well as the assessments, techniques and corrective exercise strategies to put it into practice.
This program series includes exam preparation, all study materials, as well as the exam fees. The NCCA accredited NASM CPT Personal Trainer Exam is taken at a local testing center (PSI), and you can schedule your exam date after completion of the program.
Prepares You For...
What You'll Learn...
Upon successful completion of the NCCA accredited credentialing exam, you will earn the distinction of a Certiﬁed Personal Trainer (CPT) from NASM. Certiﬁcation is only the beginning. This program will prepare you for successful employment as an NASM Certiﬁed Personal Trainer who is qualiﬁed to work in a health club setting, as an independent ﬁtness professional, or in other settings, such as medical facilities or corporate wellness.
You will also learn you will learn the CORRECTIVE EXERCISE CONTINUUM - The NASM-exclusive process to correct movement dysfunction through the use of inhibitory, lengthening, activation and integration techniques.
Upon successful completion of NASM Certified Personal Trainer + Performance Enhancement online program, you'll know:
The NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Exam Preparation Career course brings you a robust online exam preparation solution that gives you the most extensive resources available to successfully pass the widely respected NASM CPT examination. Through the use of online videos, presentations, quizzes, readings, and interactive activities, you will get the most thorough guidance and understanding of the CPT content, as well as the knowledge needed to successfully challenge the NCCA accredited CPT exam. As a student, you will learn the knowledge, skills, and abilities to become a successful NASM personal trainer. Based on scientiﬁc research and ﬁtness expert experience, the course is directly aligned with critical occupational competencies - including those deﬁned by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook.
Each module is broken down into separate topics such as: human movement science, nutrition, movement assessments, program design, and how to create an integrated training program using the unique NASM OPT model (Optimum Performance Training) - a safe and effective way to help a client reach any goal. The NASM Corrective Exercise Specialization (CES) takes your personal training skills to the next level! You’ll learn the skills and knowledge to help clients at any fitness level address muscular imbalances and faulty movements.
This course includes exam preparation, all study materials, as well as the certification exam fee. The NCCA accredited NASM CPT Personal Trainer Exam is taken at a local testing center (PSI), and you can schedule your exam date after completion of the course.
Enrolling in a Career Series – What You Need to Know
Courses are taken sequentially. The order of courses in this series is:
Introduction and Resistance Training Concepts
A. Physical activity guidelines and
recommendations as they relate to the Optimum Performance Training
B. Models of resistance training
C. Effective exercise techniques
Human Movement Assessments/Fitness Testing and Evaluation
A. Major muscles and their functions
B. Subjective, objective, and performance
C. Movement and postural assessments
III. Concepts of Integrated Training -
Flexibility, Cardiorespiratory, and Core
A. Principles of human movement and
B. Benefits of cardiorespiratory fitness
C. Importance of the core
D. Proper exercise technique
E. Progressions and regressions
F. General differences in the
stages of training for exercises
IV. Concepts of Integrated Training -
Balance, Plyometric, and SAQ
B. Plyometric (reactive)
C. Speed, agility, and quickness (SAQ)
D. Safe and effective techniques
E. Progressions and regressions
F. Differences in training for these
concepts in each phase of the OPT model
V. Design of Fitness Programs and Modalities
A. Program design using the OPT model
B. Acute training variables
C. Different exercise modalities
D. Various models of resistance training
VI. Human Movement Science/Exercise
Modalities and Technique
A. Structure and function of the human body
B. Functions of anatomy and physiology
C. Systems related to exercise
D. Metabolism and how it is affected by
VII. Special Populations, Nutrition, and
A. Program design adaptations for
individuals with health impairments or physical conditions
B. Basic concepts and guidelines to
nutrition, supplementation, effective communication skills and goal
VIII. Certification Exam Preparation
A. Test taking strategies
B. Practice exam
C. Make a self-remediation plan based on
D. Review NASM’s standards of professional
practice as it relates to a career as a professional fitness trainer.
I. Rationale for Corrective Exercise
B. Musculoskeletal Pain
C. Corrective Exercise Continuum
D. Rationale for Corrective Exercise
II. Human Movement Science
B. Planes of Motion & Joint Motion
C. Muscle Action Spectrum
D. The Science of Movement
E. Functional Anatomy
G. Motor Behavior
H. Motor Learning
I. Interactive Activities
III. Understanding Human Movement
B. Movement Impairment Syndrome
C. Static Malalignment
D. Dynamic Malalignment
E. Common Human Movement System Impairments
F. Movement System Impairments part 1
G. Common Human Movement System Impairments
IV. Health Risk Appraisal
B. PAR-Q and General Lifestyle
C. Medical History
D. Chronic Conditions
V. Static Postural Assessment
B. Postural Imbalances
C. Static Postural Assessment
VI. Movement Assessments
B. Importance of a Movement Assessment
C. Transitional Movement Assessment Part 1
D. Transitional Movement Assessment Part 2
VII. Inhibitory Techniques
A. Self-Myofascial Release
B. Key Points in Utilizing Self-Myofascial
C. Program Design
VIII. Lengthening Techniques
B. Traditional Theory of Static Stretching
C. New Research Regarding Static Stretching
D. Range of Motion, Performance Enhancement
and Injury Prevention
E. NASM Position on Static Stretching
IX. Activation/Integration Techniques
B. Activation Techniques
C. Integration Techniques
D. Integrated Dynamic Movement Program
X. Foot and Ankle Impairments
B. Functional Anatomy of the Foot and Ankle
C. Common Injuries and Muscle Imbalances
D. Corrective Exercise Strategies for Foot
and Ankle Impairments
XI. Knee Impairments
B. Functional Anatomy
C. Common Injuries and Faulty Movement
D. Systematic Corrective Exercise
Strategies part 1
E. Systematic Corrective Exercise
Strategies part 2
XII. Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex Impairments
B. Functional Anatomy
C. Common Injuries and Faulty Movement
D. CEx: Excessive Forward Lean
E. CEx: Low Back Arches
F. CEx: Low Back Rounds
G. CEx: Asymmetrical Weight Shift
XIII. Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Impairments
B. Functional Anatomy of the Shoulder
C. Shoulder Injuries and Faulty Movement
D. Strategies for Shoulder Impairments part
E. Strategies for Shoulder Impairments part
F. Strategies for Shoulder Impairments part
G. Functional Anatomy of the Elbow and Wrist
H. Strategies for Elbow and Wrist
XIV. Cervical Spine Impairments
B. Functional Anatomy
C. Cervical Spine Impairments
D. Strategies for Cervical Spine
Impairments part 1
E. Strategies for Cervical Spine
Impairments part 2
XV. Case Studies
This program can be taken on a Mac or a PC. On a PC, it is compatible with Windows 7 and later operating systems and the current versions of Firefox, Chrome, or IE 11 and later browsers.
On a Mac, the program is compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 and later operating systems and the current versions of Firefox, Chrome, or Safari 8 or later browsers.
We recommend that you use Chrome and Firefox in place of other web browsers.
Adobe Flash Player is required for this program.
You will receive the following textbooks:
You’ll also receive access to practice exams and study materials, to help you prepare for your certification exam.
There are no prerequisites to take the online NASM CPT Certified Personal Trainer Certification and Exam Preparation program, but there are prerequisites to complete the NCCA Accredited Certification Exam.
The NCCA Accredited Certification Exam Requirements:
1. Candidate must be at least 18 years old or have a high school diploma or GED
2. Candidate must hold current CPR/AED certification before attempting the exam (not included with program)
The NCCA accredited NASM CPT Personal Trainer Exam is taken at a local testing center (PSI), and you can schedule your exam date after completion of the program.
CES candidates must have:
This is not an instructor facilitated course; however, support will be provided through email, online forms, and phone.
1. Can I register for programs if I am an international student?
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
2. How long does it take to complete a program?
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. When you register, you’ll receive six (6) months to complete the program.
3. What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.
4. Do I have to buy additional materials?
5. Can I get financial assistance?
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.
6. What happens when I complete the program?
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. You will also be able to sit for the NCCA accredited NASM CPT Personal Trainer Exam that is taken at a local testing center (PSI) and you can schedule your exam date after completion of the program.
7. Am I guaranteed a job?
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
8. Who will be my instructor?
There is no facilitator for this program. NASM does offer students support through access to email and phone.
9. What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is the best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.
10. Can I use a Mac?
11. How can I get more information about this program?
If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE chat (click the button above). If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the “Contact Us” form to the right. You may also call us at 1-877-221-5151. We will answer your questions promptly.
12. When can I start the program?
Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.
Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
13. Does this program prepare for a certification?
This program 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 program.
You will also be prepared for the Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) exam.
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