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NASM CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

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Online NASM Personal Training Certification Course

 

Become a NASM Certified Personal Trainer

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. 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 course will provide you with the health, fitness, nutrition, and human movement knowledge needed to earn the NASM's Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) credential.

 

 

Job Outlook for Personal Trainers

  • Canada’s Job Bank estimates that there will be approximately 37,000 new jobs in the recreation field, which personal trainers are a part of, between now and 2028.

  • Albert is one of the highest paying provinces for sports and recreation jobs, with a median hourly pay of C$18.50.

 

Certified Personal Trainer FAQs

How do Personal Trainers help their clients?

Personal trainers provide information, motivation and guidance for individuals and groups who want to maintain or improve their health. Personal trainers may address diet and nutrition, exercise and mental and emotional wellbeing as part of their regimes. Many personal trainers work with individual clients, while others affiliate with health-related organizations.

 

Is certification important for a Personal Training career?

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.

 

Where do Personal Trainers work?

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.

 

Course Objectives

  • 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

 

 

Prerequisites and Requirements

There are no specific prerequisites for taking this course.

 

Curriculum

INTRODUCTION AND RESISTANCE TRAINING CONCEPTS

Physical activity guidelines as they relate to the Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model

 

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 quickness (SAQ)

 

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 exercise

 

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

 

Instructors

This is a self-paced course. However, support will be provided through email, online forms and phone.

 

Registration and Enrollment

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