Advanced Personal Fitness Trainer + Corrective Exercise (NASM)

Advanced Personal Fitness Trainer + Corrective Exercise (NASM)

The NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Exam Preparation is a unique online training program that prepares for the NASM CPT exam. The NASM CPT certification is one of the most respected and in-demand certifications in the health and fitness industry.

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Advanced Personal Fitness Trainer + Corrective Exercise (NASM)

The NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Exam Preparation is a unique online training program that prepares for the NASM CPT exam. The NASM CPT certification is one of the most respected and in-demand certifications in the health and fitness industry.

The NASM Corrective Exercise Specialization (CES) provides you with cutting-edge, scientifically valid education, as well as the assessments, techniques and corrective exercise strategies to put it into practice.

This program series includes exam preparation, all study materials, as well as the exam fees. The NCCA accredited NASM CPT Personal Trainer Exam is taken at a local testing center (PSI), and you can schedule your exam date after completion of the program.

Program Details:

I. Introduction and Resistance Training Concepts

  • Physical activity guidelines and recommendations as they relate to the Optimum Performance Training (OPT) Model
  • Models of resistance training
  • Effective exercise techniques

II. Human Movement Assessments/Fitness Testing and Evaluation

  • Major muscles and their functions
  • Subjective, objective, and performance assessments
  • Movement and postural assessments

III. Concepts of Integrated Training – Flexibility, Cardiorespiratory, and Core

  • Principles of human movement and flexibility
  • Benefits of cardiorespiratory fitness
  • Importance of the core
  • Proper exercise technique
  • Progressions and regressions
  • General differences in the stages of training for exercises

IV. Concepts of Integrated Training – Balance, Plyometric, and SAQ

  • Balance
  • Plyometric (reactive)
  • Speed, agility, and quickness (SAQ) training
  • Safe and effective techniques
  • Progressions and regressions
  • Differences in training for these concepts in each phase of the OPT model

V. Design of Fitness Programs and Modalities

  • Program design using the OPT model
  • Acute training variables
  • Different exercise modalities
  • Various models of resistance training

VI. Human Movement Science/Exercise Modalities and Technique

  • Structure and function of the human body
  • Functions of anatomy and physiology during exercise
  • Systems related to exercise
  • Metabolism and how it is affected by exercise

VII. Special Populations, Nutrition, and Professional Development

  • Program design adaptations for individuals with health impairments or physical conditions
  • Basic concepts and guidelines to nutrition, supplementation, effective communication skills and goal setting strategies

VIII. Certification Exam Preparation

  • Test taking strategies
  • Practice exam
  • Make a self-remediation plan based on your results
  • Review NASM’s standards of professional practice as it relates to a career as a professional fitness trainer.

Corrective Exercise Specialist

I. Rationale for Corrective Exercise

  • Introduction
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Corrective Exercise Continuum
  • Rationale for Corrective Exercise

II. Human Movement Science

  • Introduction
  • Planes of Motion & Joint Motion
  • Muscle Action Spectrum
  • The Science of Movement
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Sub-Systems
  • Motor Behavior
  • Motor Learning
  • Interactive Activities

III. Understanding Human Movement Impairments

  • Introduction
  • Movement Impairment Syndrome
  • Static Malalignment
  • Dynamic Malalignment
  • Common Human Movement System Impairments part 1
  • Movement System Impairments part 1
  • Common Human Movement System Impairments part 2

IV. Health Risk Appraisal

  • Introduction
  • PAR-Q and General Lifestyle
  • Medical History
  • Chronic Conditions

V. Static Postural Assesment

  • Introduction
  • Postural Imbalances
  • Static Postural Assessment

VI. Movement Assessments

  • Introduction
  • Importance of a Movement Assessment
  • Transitional Movement Assessment Part 1
  • Transitional Movement Assessment Part 2

VII. Inhibitory Techniques

  • Self-Myofascial Release
  • Key Points in Utilizing Self-Myofascial Release
  • Program Design

VIII. Lengthening Techniques

  • Introduction
  • Traditional Theory of Static Stretching
  • New Research Regarding Static Stretching
  • Range of Motion, Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention
  • NASM Position on Static Stretching

IX. Activation/Integration Techniques

  • Introduction
  • Activation Techniques
  • Integration Techniques
  • Integrated Dynamic Movement Program Strategies

X. Foot and Ankle Impairments

  • Introduction
  • Functional Anatomy of the Foot and Ankle
  • Common Injuries and Muscle Imbalances
  • Corrective Exercise Strategies for Foot and Ankle Impairments

XI. Knee Impairments

  • Introduction
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Common Injuries and Faulty Movement
  • Systematic Corrective Exercise Strategies part 1
  • Systematic Corrective Exercise Strategies part 2

XII. Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex Impairments

  • Introduction
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Common Injuries and Faulty Movement Patterns
  • CEx: Excessive Forward Lean
  • CEx: Low Back Arches
  • CEx: Low Back Rounds
  • CEx: Asymmetrical Weight Shift

XIII. Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Impairments

  • Introduction
  • Functional Anatomy of the Shoulder
  • Shoulder Injuries and Faulty Movement Patterns
  • Strategies for Shoulder Impairments part 1
  • Strategies for Shoulder Impairments part 2
  • Strategies for Shoulder Impairments part 3
  • Functional Anatomy of the Elbow and Wrist
  • Strategies for Elbow and Wrist Impairments

XIV. Cervical Spine Impairments

  • Introduction
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Cervical Spine Impairments
  • Strategies for Cervical Spine Impairments part 1
  • Strategies for Cervical Spine Impairments part 2

XV. Smart Nutrition:  Healthy Eating for All Generations

  • This course is based on current and peer reviewed research that will provide professionals and nonprofessionals alike an easy to use roadmap for improving eating habits. Topics covered will include: exploring genetics, eating attitudes, food and fitness behaviors, and environmental and practical tips for making positive and fun dietary changes! In addition, there will be a focus on achieving and maintaining a healthy productive life for individuals and families at all ages. You will learn to use available resources and tools, including reputable free web-based programs to guide you.

XVI. Advanced Nutrition:  Super Foods for the Family

  • This course presents details on the science behind super foods, revealing how food can increase your overall performance. By completing this course, you will learn how to shop for the best foods; understand which foods to avoid; the science behind organic foods; and the best super foods to buy on a budget. Based on the latest research, this course covers the legitimate effect food has on performance, colds/flus, chronic disease, memory loss, cancer, and a lot more as well as the antibacterial and home remedy properties of super foods. In addition, the latest food and health trends are covered, helping you to sort fact from fiction.

This is not an instructor facilitated program; however, NASM will provide support through access to email support and phone.

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