NASM Approved


  • PAR-Q
  • Medical history
    - Goals
    - Medications
  • Physiological Statistics
    - Body Composition
    - Heart rate
    - Anthropometric Measurements
    - Posture
    - Movement

Subjective Assessments

  • Knowledge
  • Exercise Risk Factors
  • Medical Risk Factors
    (Including Pharmacological Risk Factors)


  • Knowledge
  • Cardiorespiratory Training
  • Blood Pressure Components (Diastolic, Systolic)
  • Movement Assessments

Integrated Fitness Profile

  • Review and Analysis

Biomechanical assessments

  • Overhead Squat Test
  • Single-leg Squat Test

Exercise Technique

  • Application of Anatomy and Biomechanics to:
    - Integrated Flexibility Training
    - Core Training
    - Balance Training
    - Reactive (Power) Training
    - Speed, Agility and Quickness Training
    - Integrated Strength (Resistance) Training
    - Cardiorespiratory Training

Program Design

  • Goal-Specific Opt™ Programs
  • Stabilization Opt™ Programs
  • Strength Opt™ Programs
  • Power Opt™ Programs
  • Cardiorespiratory Training Programs


  • Macronutrients
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Nutritional Guidelines for General Health
  • General Requirements for Health Maintenance
  • Nutritional Guidelines for
    Body Composition Alteration
    - General Requirements for Lean Mass Gain
    - General Requirements for Body Fat Loss
  • Nutritional Guidelines for Enhancing
    Athletic Performance

Client Relations & Administration

  • Customer Service
  • Motivation Styles and Client Retention
  • Client Educations
  • Goal Setting
  • Communication Skills

Professional Practice & Responsibility

  • NASM Standards of Professional
    Practice & Code of Ethics
  • Recognizing Confidential Information
  • Understanding Local and National Regulations
    - Emergency Situation Guidelines

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Entry Prerequisites

In addition to the entry requirements listed on our admissions page, to enter this course you must complete the following:

  • a school visit
  • signed Exam Prep Course disclaimer

Primary Textbooks

  • NASM Essentials of Personal Fitness Training by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Current Edition