NASM Personal Trainer Certification (English only)
Enroll in the NASM Certified Personal Trainer course and get certified as a fitness trainer!
You have up to 180 days to access the fully on-line course, utilizing a state-of the-art digital platform. You will have access to 23 in-depth chapters with audio summaries, 45+ learning videos, 200+exercise demonstration videos and print-out forms.
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What You'll Learn
To be eligible for this personal training course, you must have a high school diploma. Additionally, you need a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification and an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Certification. You may enroll in the course before having your CPR and AED Certifications; however, you must have them before you take your final exam.
Personal Trainer Certification Curriculum
Section 1:Professional Development and Responsibility
Chapter 1: The Modern State of Health and Fitness. Learn to distinguish your role as a personal trainer, identify common chronic health conditions, differentiate evidence-based practice from fitness fads, and define your scope as a professional.
Chapter 2: The Personal Training Profession. Fitness professionals have the option to work for a variety of employers or to work for themselves. This chapter explores industry growth and the overall career outlook for personal trainers.
Section 2: Client Relations and Behavioral Coaching
Chapter 3: Psychology ofExercise. The role of psychology in fitness and wellness is extremeley important. It can deal with several topics, including the way exercise participation affects someone's mood in both the short and long term, the effect of weight loss on self-esteem, the motivations to become physically active, and how social influences affect overall exercise behavior.
Chapter 4: Behavioral Coaching. This chapter covers clients' expectations, assessing behavior change, structuring optimal sessions, communicating effectively, and implementing exercise adherence techniques using behavior change.
Section 3: Basic and Applied Sciences and Nutritional Concepts
Chapter 5: The Nervous, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems. Because all fitness professionals need an understanding of anatomy and the Human Movement System, this chapter covers the fundamentals of the Nervous, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems.
Chapter 6: The Cardiorespiratory, Endocrine, and Digestive Systems. You will learn how to identify the structure and function of the cardiorespiratory system, how to categorise the function of the endocrine system, as well as the digestive system.
Chapter 7: Human Movement Science You will gain an understanding of the basics of biomechanics and motor behavior as they relate to working as a personal trainer.
Chapter 8: Exercise Metabolism and Bioenergetics. This section of the course breaks down the various energy systems witihn the body, providing essential insight into the ways we use food for fuel.
Chapter 9: Nutrition. Improving health and fitness means more than just exercise; it also requires a commitment to improve the way the body is fueled. Although specific diet prescription is outside a trainer's scope of practice, this chapter will provide the basics needed to support nutritional discussions with clients and make recommendations on how to support their goals through a healthy diet.
Chapter 10: Supplamentation. It is important that the personal trainer understand what supplaments are and how to educate clients on risks associated with various supplements. Within you will learn the necessary information to discuss suplementation with a client while remaining within your scope of practice.
Section 4: Assessment
Chapter 11: Health, Wellness, and Fitness Assessments. After this chapter, you will be able to explain the importance of assessments, collect and summarize subjective client information, identify steps for conducting body composition assessments, and choose the correct cardiorespiratory assesments on an individual basis.
Chapter 12: Posture, Movement, and Performance Assessments Posture, movement and performance assessments are an integral part of the intake process for all clients and will assist the fitness professional in developing customized fitness programs to enhance a client's well-being.
Section 5: Exercise Technique and Training Instruction
Chapter 13: Integrated Training and the OPT Model. After complere interpretation of assessment results, a comprehensive training program can be developed through application of specific and acute variables defined in the NASM OPT Model.
Chapter 14: Flexibility Training Concepts. Learn the scientific rationale for flexibility training, proper stretching techniques, stretches for beginners and more witihn this chapter of the course.
Chapter 15: Cardiorespiratory Training Concepts.. Cardiorespiratory fitness reflects ability of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems to supply oxygen-rich blood to skeletal muscles during sustained physical activity. You will learn more within the course.
Chapter 16: Core Traning Concepts . A properly designed core training program can be a key component of an overall training plan used to achieve a broad range of goals. The objective of core training is the development of core stability, endurance, strength, and power. Learn more within.
Chapter 17: Balance Training Concepts . The ability ro maintain postural control or balance is a fundamntal component of performance, injury resistance, and rehabilitation that follows an injury. Learn how to incorporate balance training within your clients' programming.
Chapter 18: Plyometric (Reactive) Training Concepts. You will learn ho to explain plyometric training and its three phases, summarize the benefits of this modality, identify proper progressions, and teach proper cueing techniques.
Chapter 19: Speed, Agility, and Quickness Training Concepts. SAQ, is a useful and effective method of fitness training that stimulates muscular, neurologial, connective tissue, and even cardiovascular fitness adaptations.
Chapter 20: Resistance Training Concepts. You will learn how to summarize resistance training principles to clients, categorize exercises for different types of goals and adaptations, and employ safe methods and resistance training variables.
Section 6: Program Design
Chapter 21: The Optimum Performance Training® Model. Creating and modifying exercise programs for clients can be a complicated process because there are many variables to consider, including the client's goals, their tolerance for exercise, and their unique physical abilities and medical history. The Optimum Performance Training® Model makes it simple.
Chapter 22: Introduction to Exercise Modalities . Within this chapter you will learn how to categorize different exercise modalities, describe their uses depending on different clients, and determine the correct resistance and proprioceptive uses on an individual basis.
Chapter 23: Chronic Health Conditions and Special Populations. This chapter covers important information and recommendations for assessing and designing exercise programs for clients with selected chronic health conditions or functional limitations.
There are 120 test questions. Of those, 20 are research questions that do not count toward or against your full score. You must pass with a scaled score of 70% or better. You will have 2 hours to complete exam.
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If you are fluent in Turkish, you may also want to enroll in the Hybrid courses for certification. NASM Personal Trainer Sertifikasyon is a premium course that includes the self-study course AND also
Choice of taking the exam in either Turkish or English
Additional Turkish translation of the CPT book
Video lectures in Turkish with our Master Trainers
Group discussion sessions with our Master Trainers on Zoom
Unlimited access to our MasterTrainers for assistance and career coaching.