NASM Pathways

We are offering you the opportunity to add a specialization to your Personal Training Diploma. As a Personal Trainer, it’s paramount that you have something unique to add to the industry. By completing one of the NASM pathways, you will be sure to have the inside edge!

Once you’ve chosen your pathway, you’ll attend a 6 day Personal Training diploma course where you will learn the fundamentals about being a trainer. Following successful completion of this course, you will be granted access to the NASM’s eLearning resources where you will complete your specialisation through self-study. Please look at the course content section below to see which of the 5 pathways appeal to you.

These are optional qualifications of the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training and Business Skills for Fitness Professionals, to learn more about personal training in specialised fields including Mixed Martial Arts, Youth, Senior Citizens, Women’s or Golf.

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Pathways

The NASM Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Specialist (MMACS)—Put the Unparalleled Power of MMA in Your Corner.

Take your career into a whole new arena! NASM Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Specialists:

Condition clients of all skill levels with the MMA training techniques employed by top MMA fighters

  • Condition clients of all skill levels with the MMA training techniques employed by top MMA fighters
  • Boost their reputation and career by capitalizing on the growing popularity of MMA
  • Increase their client base and income by working in group MMA settings
  • Provide nutritional and supplement guidance
  • Use fun coaching strategies to help clients meet their goals
  • Invest in their client’s lives and futures . . . as well as their own!

Includes:

  • Downloadable Course Manual
  • Downloadable Programming Manual
  • Online Quizzes
  • Exercise Library
  • Online exam

The NASM Women’s Fitness Specialist (WFS)—Women have different fitness needs!

Show women there’s no limit to what they can achieve! NASM Women’s Fitness Specialists:

  • Boost their reputation, career, and client base by training women of all ages and body types, including younger, pre- and postnatal, and older women
  • Teach clients about good nutrition and how to use the Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT™) Model to manage their weight
  • Provide corrective exercise, cardiovascular, and small-group training
  • Invest in their client’s lives and futures . . . as well as their own!

Includes:

  • Downloadable Course Manual
  • Downloadable Programming Manual
  • Online Quizzes
  • Exercise Library
  • Online Exam

The NASM Youth Exercise Specialist (YES)—Educating today’s youth on fitness and nutrition!

Show kids why it’s never too early to embrace a healthy lifestyle! NASM Youth Exercise Specialists:

  • Capitalize on the growing demand for physical fitness experts for young people ages 6 to 19
  • Show kids how to have fun while improving their sports skills, increasing their physical activity level, and losing weight
  • Boost their reputation, career, and client base by learning to train young people in groups or individually using the Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT™) model
  • Provide training solutions for after-school programs, youth sports teams, and the children of adult clients
  • Curtail the youth obesity trend at the source with exercise and nutritional guidance
  • Invest in their client’s live and futures . . . as well as their own!

Includes:

  • Downloadable Course Manual
  • Downloadable Programming Manual
  • Online Quizzes
  • Exercise Library
  • Online Exam

The NASM Senior Fitness Specialist (SFS)—Play a vital role in keeping seniors active!

Keep this growing segment healthy and fit! NASM Senior Fitness Specialists:

  • Boost their reputation, career, and client base by capitalizing on the growing demand for physical fitness experts for seniors
  • Meet seniors’ specific needs by designing exercise programs that use NASM’s Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT™) program
  • Enjoy the convenience of many seniors’ flexible schedules
  • Reduce seniors’ risks for falls and preserve their independence
  • Understand seniors’ limitations, common medical conditions, aging process, and frequent fitness obstacles
  • Invest in their client’s lives and futures . . . as well as their own!

Includes:

  • Downloadable Course Manual
  • Downloadable Programming Manual
  • Online Quizzes
  • Exercise Library
  • Online exam

The NASM Golf Fitness Specialist (GFS)—Do more for their performance!

Train golfers to be fit with corrective exercise strategies! NASM Golf Fitness Specialists:

  • Teach clients how to lower scores and prevent golf-related injuries
  • Boost their reputation, career, and client base as the go-to experts on golf conditioning for amateurs and pros alike
  • Perform both golf-specific and health-related fitness assessments
  • Show clients how to improve head speed, bolster driving distance, and reduce the chance of lower-back injuries
  • Implement integrated training approaches
  • Invest in their client’s lives and futures . . . and their own!

Includes:

  • Online Course
  • Downloadable Course Manual
  • Downloadable Programming Manual
  • Narrated Flash Presentations
  • Online Chapter Quizzes
  • Exercise Library
  • Final Online Exam