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THE NASM CPT IS THE top choice of trainers

around the world.

Based on the exclusive OptimuM

Performance Training™ (OPT™) Methodology, the NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certification is

The most respected credential

in the industry. To enroll in the CPT course, visit NASM.org or call 1.800.460.6276


TESTED IN THE LAB

NASM and the University of North Carolina (UNC) joined forces to create the NASM Research Institute at UNC. The Institute is responsible for scientifically investigating, researching and testing in the following focus areas:

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Fitness Sports Performance Corrective Exercise

Located on the campus of the UNC at Chapel Hill, the NASM Research Institute performs research and systematic literature reviews that allow for continuous innovation and improvement of its education, programming and products. This process ensures the delivery of the highest quality evidence-based solutions to you.

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Special Populations Nutrition Behavior Modification


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THE OPT DIFFERENCE NASM’s exclusive Optimum Performance Training (OPT) method represents the industry’s first and only comprehensive training program based on current scientific research that provides undisputed results specific to individual needs and goals. OPT eliminates guesswork in programming and program-design for any fitness professional.

OPT provides a progressive and integrated training approach with multiple areas of focus —flexibility, cardio respiratory, core, balance, reactive, speed, agility, quickness, and strength; thus improving all biomotor abilities, functional strength, neuromuscular efficiency, and dynamic flexibility.

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PHASES OF OPT

The following Progression of Success represents the five phases of the revolutionary OPT method.

1. Stabilization Endurance Training: The first Stage of OPT is for beginners who possess muscle imbalances, lack postural control, and stability.

2. Strength Endurance Training: A hybrid form of training that promotes increased stabilization endurance, hypertrophy, and strength.

3. Hypertrophy Training: Specific for the adaptation of maximal muscle growth (i.e. body building).

4. Maximal Strength Training: Centers on increasing the load placed upon the tissues of the body.

5. Power Training: Focuses on both high force and velocity to increase power.

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THE PERSONAL TRAINING

CAREER PATH

Certification is only the beginning. When you become an elite NASM certified professional, you open the door to numerous career path opportunities.

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I have worked in the fitness field for over ten years and have truly developed a passion for all aspects of fitness, including the process of learning and optimizing training techniques. I’ve obtained numerous certifications from nationally recognized organizations, but NASM is simply the best.

Patrick Murphy

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES HEALTH CLUB SETTING • • • •

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tudio owner/operator S Virtual trainer Online fitness store owner Sport-specific trainer Population-specific trainer (seniors, youth, etc.)

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In-home Medical facility Corporate/Industrial Hotel/Resort/Cruise

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GET TO WORK. MAKE A DIFFERENCE Because the NASM CPT is grounded in the OPT methodology, it provides aspiring and veteran fitness professionals alike the greatest opportunity to find employment and is the preferred choice for hire and career advancement by the top health clubs. The NASM CPT means the most to club owners and fitness department managers because it requires comprehensive knowledge of human movement science, functional anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology, as well as functional assessment and program design.

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PARTNERSHIPS

GET EMPLOYED Fitness professionals can find health club employment opportunities at:

NASMFitJobs.com

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$54,200 THE MEDIAN SALARY OF A PERSONAL TRAINER

$100,000 THE ANNUAL EARNINGS OF THE TOP 10% of FITNESS TRAINERS

29% GROWTH OF THE EMPLOYMENT OF FITNESS PROFESSIONALS IN THE NEXT 11 YEARS

“NASM does not guarantee starting salary or income for our certified professionals. Results may vary based on employer, region, experience, and other factors. All trainers are encouraged to perform their own research to determine the potential annual income they can earn as a certified personal trainer.”

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THE MARKET OPPORTUNITY

According to the U.S. Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for trainers are expected to increase approximately 30 percent over the next decade. This growing demand is the result of an aging Baby Boomer population, rising obesity rates among the youth, and companies spending more time and money on health and fitness programs for their employees.

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MAXIMIZE YOUR EARNING POTENTIAL

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LEARN ON YOUR

OWN TERMS NASM offers students a comprehensive learning system and experience comprised of education, support, exam preparation, and assessment. Everyone learns in different ways. NASM offers a personalized learning system, comprised of various tools and resources.

What’s on the

CPT EXAM? NASM has one of the most rigorous, yet rewarding, CPT exams in the industry. When you earn the NASM CPT, you earn instant credibility as an elite, well-prepared fitness professional. The exam itself is comprised of 120 multiple choice questions. You will take the exam at a proctored facility operated by PSI, with over 600 domestic testing sites and select International testing sites available to NASM professionals.� The NASM CPT is accredited to 2015 by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Third-party NCCA approval ensures a higher level of professionalism, competency, and trust.

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Textbook

Exercise Library

Online Practice Exam

NASM CPT STUDY MATERIALS Online Presentations

CPT Exam Prep *

Live Workshop *

AND THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING. The NASM Education team is continually exploring new and exciting tools to prepare you for a successful career as an NASM certified personal trainer.

*Optional

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recertification:

WHY DO IT? NASM is committed to elevating the level of professionalism in the health and fitness industry. To be the best, you have to stay current with the latest research. It’s the best way to protect the health and safety of everyone. For this reason, the NASM CPT credential must be recertified every two (2) years.

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recertification:

HOW WE HELP NASM offers a variety of advanced specializations, continuing education courses, and live workshops to earn CEUs. The NASM Board of Certification (BOC) also approves courses offered by outside organizations. And finally, you can always petition the BOC to have your preferred course or event approved for CEUs. For more information on CPT Recertification, visit NASM.org or contact the Board of Certification (NASM BOC) at 1.800.460.6276, Option 3.

LIVE WORKSHOPS: • 60 Events • 180 Workshops • A variety of training facilities in major markets across the U.S.

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BEST in-CLASS PARTNERSHIPS

dotFIT.com | official nutrition partner of NASM

Power Plate | Official whole body vibration partner of NASM

Premier Training International Official education and training partner in Europe

Sharecare.com | NASM is the official fitness expert of Sharecare.com, an interactive social QA platform

Lifetime Academy | NASM and Life Time Fitness partnered to create a best-in-class personal training school

Through strategic alliances with other industry leaders, we are able to enhance our products and services, create new business opportunities for NASM certified professionals, and continually set a higher standard for the health and fitness industry.

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LEADING THE FITNESS SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNITY

social media TESTIMONIALS

The NASM social media community is 40,000 strong and growing. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and others for a community of information, inspiration, and ideas for programming from

I’m totally amazed by the amount of support offered by this forum. All this positive energy decided my choice where to start the certification process for PT

Kip, NASM Facebook Forum

other health and fitness professionals. Angela, in response: ... That’s so true ... This forum helped me decide that I want NASM!

Personal Trainers Forum, Powered by NASM, Facebook Wall Posts, 2.18-2.19, 2011

Social Media Links facebook.com /personaltrainers twitter.com / NASM youtube.com / user / NASMorg

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MEMBERSHIPS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE NASM is a proud member of the following community, governmental, and industry organizations: IDEA Health & Fitness Association The world’s leading membership organization of health and fitness professionals with more than 19,000 members in more than 80 countries. International, Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) A not-for-profit trade association representing health and fitness facilities, gyms, spas, sports clubs, and suppliers worldwide. Campaign for a Healthier America NASM is a partner and advocate for a healthier America—continually encouraging industry members to reach out to educate & inform both clients and legislators on the importance of exercise. National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity NASM is a lead organization member in the effort to implement the National Physical Activity Plan. Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) NASM is recognized as a member of the President’s Challenge team, an ongoing ambassador for physical activity & good nutrition.

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I started my own personal training business in 2008 and NASM helped me do it. Without exception, everyone I spoke with said NASM certification was the best. I was blown away by the quality and depth of [NASM’s] materials.

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My clients instantly recognize [my NASM certification] and it helps me bring in new business all the time. I would strongly recommend NASM certification to anyone who is serious about becoming a fitness professional.

Tara Bankley, CPT NASM

Professionals who are serious about success, and making a difference in the world, get NASM certified.

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