The goal of this program is to prepare you for a long-lasting and fruitful career as an Internationally Certified Personal Trainer (ICPT); regardless of your educational and career background. With this program, you’re given evidence-based tools and resources needed to help you become a successful fitness professional and positively impact your client’s health and wellness.
3 Step Process to Certification
Study your online course material. 6 sections / 23 Chapters of highly interactive and rich in media files, videos, tools, notes, study guides, templates and textbook. Approximately 80+ hours of content. (Approx 6-8 weeks)
Attend your Practical Workshop. This is where we cement the learning and
put into practice the principles, sciences and systems that you have learned
from your online course. This step prepares you to successfully complete your final exam and assessments.(6 days, split across 3 weekends)
Successful completion of your assessments:(To be scheduled after 3 weeks)
General and Specific Objectives of the course
The 7th edition of NASM’s Essentials of Personal Fitness Training has been updated with the most current evidence, strategies, and training techniques designed to equip fitness professionals with the necessary skills to optimize human potential and performance. The NASM Optimum Performance Training® (OPT™) model is the backbone of this process: a simple, straightforward approach to designing customized exercise programs that enhance your clients’ abilities to achieve their health, wellness, and fitness goals. With OPT, you’ll successfully train any client toward any goal. It’s proven and easy to implement.
Program Learning Objectives
• Identify and adhere to applicable professional standards and codes of conduct including business and professional development practices.
• Recognize and apply exercise psychology and behavioral coaching techniques for a wide variety of clients.
• Identify concepts and structures of anatomy and physiology, human movement science, exercise metabolism, nutrition, and supplementation.
• Select, perform, and interpret results from a client fitness assessment.
• Provide instruction and demonstrate proper exercise techniques for clients.
• Design client-specific exercise programs based on assessment results and client abilities.
Skills acquired by the participant at the end of the course
Section 1. Professional Development and Responsibility
1. Modern State of Health and Fitness
2. The Personal Training Profession
Section 2. Client Relations and Behavioral Coaching
3. Psychology of Exercise
4. Behavioral Coaching
Section 3. Basic and Applied Sciences and Nutritional Concepts
5. Nervous, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems
6. Cardiorespiratory, Endocrine, and Digestive Systems
7. Human Movement Science
8. Exercise Metabolism and Bioenergetics
Section 4. Assessment
11. Health, Wellness, and Fitness Assessments
12. Posture, Movement, and Performance Assessments
Section 5. Exercise Technique and Training Instruction
13. Integrated Training and the OPT Model
14. Flexibility Training Concepts
15. Cardiorespiratory Training Concepts
16. Core Training Concepts
17. Balance Training Concepts
18. Plyometric (Reactive) Training Concepts
19. Speed, Agility, and Quickness Training Concepts
20. Resistance Training Concepts
Section 6. Program Design
21. The Optimum Performance Training Model
22. Introduction to Exercise Modalities
23. Chronic Health Conditions and Special Populations
(NASM-ICPT) course covers the following topics: