NSAM certified personal trainer and exam prep

NSAM certified personal trainer and exam prep


Online NASM Personal Trainer Course

Prepare for NASM personal trainer certificate Online

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.

“When I became a NASM-Certified Personal Trainer, I was able to create new training programs, add new clients, and even partner with Onelife Fitness as an Athletic Performance Coach.” -- Timm C., NASM Certified Personal Trainer student


Job Outlook for Personal Trainers

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics lists career opportunities for fitness trainers and instructors among its top choices between now and 2028. Jobs are expected to grow by 13%, over twice the expected growth rate for jobs overall.

According to Salary.com, personal trainers in the US earn on average $61,223 per year. The site notes that a personal trainer's income can depend on a wide variety of factors, but expects the amount to range between $44,190 and $75,214.

The BLS analysis also anticipates improvements in fitness technology, fitness-related employment benefits, and changing demographics to enhance career opportunities for personal trainers.


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.


  • 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.


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

Registration and Enrollment

This course is 100% online. Start anytime.


Ready to Begin?