The NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) certification is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), a nationally recognized third party agency that accredits certification programs that meet and comply with its standards.
The NASM-CPT specialization is based upon the proprietary Optimum Performance Training (OPT™) model, one of the fitness industry’s first comprehensive training systems based on scientific, evidence-based research. OPT takes the guesswork out of program design and helps produce significant and consistent results for clients.
The OPT model was developed to concurrently improve all functional abilities, including flexibility, core stabilization, balance, strength, power, and cardiorespiratory endurance.
The NASM Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) curriculum covers a variety of static and dynamic assessments to identify imbalances in clients. The assessments are used to design effective programs for clients with the Corrective Exercise Continuum (CEx). The net result for clients is reduced muscular dysfunction, helping them to move, feel and live better.
The CEx is an effective four-step process that helps clients and athletes to improve, and ultimately, correct common movement compensations.
The NASM Certified Women’s Fitness Specialist teaches clients about good nutrition using the NASM Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT™) Model to manage weight. The OPT Model includes specialized corrective exercise, cardiovascular and, where appropriate, small-group training. The OPT Model is applicable to women of all ages and body types, including younger, pre- and postnatal, and older women.
The NASM Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialization (FNS) helps fitness trainers educate clients on interpreting food labels, selecting appropriate portion sizes, and eating healthy with the goal of helping clients in their efforts to lose and/or manage their weight. The FNS understands how energy balance, caloric needs, activity, metabolism, and food choices impact fitness goals.
The NASM Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) is focused on improving human movement and sports performance. Fitness clients benefitting from the PES are those looking to keep their competitive edge.
The NASM Certified Weight Loss Specialist (WLS) helps clients break weight loss training plateaus by applying proven weight loss protocols and training methodologies.
The NASM Certified Youth Exercise Specialist evaluates and develops fitness protocols for young clients to improve sports skills, increase physical activity level, and achieve healthy weight loss.