About this course
The objective of the NASN personal trainer certification program is to provide a high level, applicable body of study and experience to the candidate seriously interested in pursuing a career as a professional in the exercise, health and wellness industries.
Presently, candidates are inundated with options for certification possibilities. The NASN is responding to a gap in the fitness industry by filling the acute need for a scientifically based, safe and applicable course of preparation for exercise professionals.
The NASN Certified Personal Trainer course of study is unique from the perspective of its interpretation and presentation of the relevant mechanisms of physical exercise. That perspective includes the consequences regarding health, function and personal prerogatives that expertly applied exercise can provide.
This curriculum makes sense in every way. First, creating a sound and logical basis of simple but necessary scientific background. Next, providing valuable, practical, hands-on experiences offered to serve the candidate optimally for his or her professional career. Lastly, offering a life-long resource for information, guidance and support to start and continue successfully in this chosen field.
Why Resistance Training?
Truths, Myths and Misconceptions
Muscle Structure and Function
Exercises by Muscle Group
The S.Ma.R.T. - Ex. Method
Warm up, Flexibility and Stretching
Safe and Effective Weight Training
Beginning Weight Training Programs
Measurement and Evaluation
Planning Personal Weight Training Programs
Advanced and Alternative Weight Training Methods
Why Evaluate Fitness?
Body Composition Assessment
Principles of Muscular Strength and Endurance
Muscular Flexibility Assessment
Cardio Respiratory Endurance Assessment
Skill Related Fitness and Programming