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The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) offers a Certified Personal Training program vital for a robust personal training career. Varsity Tutors will connect trainers with tutors to help them reach for their personal goals. NASM is the premier evidence-based certified personal training program founded on the proprietary Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model. Candidates looking to start a personal training business, or pursue employment in the personal training field, would greatly benefit from earning this certification. The NASM also offers specializations above and beyond the NASM-CPT necessitating extra NASM preparation classes. Varsity Tutors can help you determine what pieces of the exam you need to focus on to maximize your studying time.

NASM test preparation is most effective utilizing Varsity Tutors who will help you gain comprehensive knowledge of human movement science, functional assessment, and program design to help prepare you to pass the NCCA-accredited NASM-CPT exam on a personal level.

Before beginning NASM test prep, candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent and Emergency Cardiac Care (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Certification. The Certification Candidate Handbook is a comprehensive overview of the NASM-CPT certification program and is required NASM test prep. By utilizing the services of Varsity Tutors you can determine what areas of the handbook are most important for you to concentrate on. The Candidate Handbook covers important topics such as eligibility requirements, the exam outline, expectations, and recertification.

Personal Trainers are health and fitness professionals who perform individualized assessments and design safe, effective, and individualized exercise and conditioning programs. NASM-CPTs will be prepared to design exercise and conditioning programs that are scientifically valid and based on clinical evidence. Varsity Tutors can provide guidance to help clients achieve their personal health, fitness and performance goals via the implementation of exercise programs and suggested lifestyle modifications.

By incorporating insights from leading sports performance professionals, researchers, and trainers, NASM tutors assisted in developing a wealth of user-friendly content, exercise technique videos, and updated scientific research in the topics discussed in the NASM courses. Below is a list of the some of the topics vital for your testing preparation.

NASM-CPT Topics (non-exhaustive list)

  • Concepts and Structures of Anatomy and Functions of Exercise Physiology
  • Functional Biomechanics
  • Principles of Motor Development
  • Hydration
  • Common Nutritional Supplements
  • Cardiorespiratory Assessments
  • Static Postural Assessment
  • Indicators that a Client's Condition is Outside Scope of Practice
  • Flexibility Training Methods
  • Resistance Training Methods
  • Cardiorespiratory Training Methods
  • Plyometric Training Methods
  • General Adaptation Syndrome
  • Principle of Variation
  • Overtraining, Rest, and Recovery
  • Osteoporosis Training Considerations
  • Safe Training Practices
  • Goal Expectation Management
  • Professional Guidelines and Standards

The NASM-CPT is the main personal trainer exam. Once earning this, personal trainers can earn additional specialization certifications in corrective exercise or sports performance training. Before beginning NASM test prep, candidates should determine how they can best use their time and energy to feel prepared for the exam. After you pass the exam, you can be your own boss, set your own hours, and work in your gym clothes. Best of all, have the job security of working in a growing industry.

The systematic approach for designing exercise programs, taught during a NASM course, can help anyone reach their fitness goals from beginners to professional athletes. Personal trainers who complete the NASM test prep often earn more than their peers. This is not surprising considering employers agree that NASM-CPTs are better prepared to start their fitness career, noted in the results of a study conducted by MarketLab.

Utilizing Varsity Tutors for your test preparation can allow you to increase your confidence, build test-taking skills, develop strong study skills, and feel adequately prepared for the exam. Get in touch with us today so we can connect you with a tutor today.

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