Personal Fitness Trainer + Corrective Exercise (NASM)

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...

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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.

What it Prepares You For?

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Health Fitness Specialist
  • Private Personal Trainer
  • Community Health Specialist
  • Personal Trainer

What is the NASM CPT Certifications?

  • NASM CPT Personal Trainer
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)

Who is eligible to take the certification exam?

You are eligible to take the certification exam if you:

  • Are 18 Years of Age or Older
  • Have a High School Diploma or the Equivalent
  • Have Adult CPR/AED Certification

How much does a personal trainer earn?

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, personal fitness trainers can earn a median pay of $38,160 a year. The job outlook for professionals in this industry is expected to grow as much as 10% through 2026.

Are financial assistance or scholarships available?

Meditec has financial programs available to students who would like to seek scholarships, grants or payment plans. The MyCAA program is also available for military spouses who would like to apply for career training programs. Learn more about our financial assistance and scholarship programs here.

Why should I take this program at Meditec?

Meditec is largely an online career training school. Because of this, students are able to enroll in career training programs even if they have other responsibilities outside school. Our programs are authored and regularly updated by industry experts – and they are affordable, too! Upon completion, we make sure that our students are equipped with the necessary skills and are career-ready. Our 96% student satisfaction is a testament to our commitment to educating lifelong learners.

I want to be a personal trainer. How do I start?

Congratulations on deciding to start your career as a personal trainer! To start your journey, you may visit our site https://www.meditec.com/ and check out the Certified Personal Trainer Program. If you’d like to talk to us, our career advisors are more than happy to assist you and answer any questions regarding your chosen program. Contact us at 86-991-3921.

Program Details:

The NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Exam Preparation Career programs bring you a robust online exam preparation solution that gives you the most extensive resources available to successfully pass the widely respected NASM CPT examination. Through the use of online videos, presentations, quizzes, readings, and interactive activities, you will get the most thorough guidance and understanding of the CPT content, as well as the knowledge needed to successfully challenge the NCCA accredited CPT exam.

As a student, you will learn the knowledge, skills, and abilities to become a successful NASM personal trainer. Based on scientific research and fitness expert experience, the program is directly aligned with critical occupational competencies – including those defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook. Each module is broken down into separate topics such as: human movement science, nutrition, movement assessments, program design, and how to create an integrated training program using the unique NASM OPT model (Optimum Performance Training) – a safe and effective way to help a client reach any goal.

The NASM Corrective Exercise Specialization (CES) takes your personal training skills to the next level! You’ll learn the skills and knowledge to help clients at any fitness level address muscular imbalances and faulty movements.

This program includes exam preparation, all study materials, as well as the certification exam fee. 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.

This program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive six (6) months to complete this program.

Certified Personal Trainer

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. Cases Studies

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

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