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Sports Performance

For an athlete, to be at the top of their game, they have to train with the best. Be the best. And with the NASM Master Trainer in Sports Performance, you’ll gain the skills to take your clients’ capabilities to the next level. Hit harder. Swing faster. Your ability to train for peak athletic performance will be second to none.

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  • Fitness Track

  • Sports Performance Track

  • Special Populations Track

5 Steps

Level Program

  • nasm-cpt
  •  ces or pes
  •  ces o rpes
  •  mma or gfs
  • Capstone Course
*Recommended product on Fitness Track, but other products can qualify to move you up a level

How Do I Become an NASM Master Trainer in sports performance?

On the field. In the ring. On the court. Your clients require training from the best. As an NASM-CPT, your Sports Performance Track begins at Level 1. To reach the Summit, the highest level in the NASM Master Trainer Program, you must complete three approved specializations and pass a comprehensive Summit Live Event developed by the NASM Master Trainer Selection Committee to prove your elite skillset. View all of our specializations in our online catalog.

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Corrective Exercise Specialist

Assist your personal training clients in prevention of injuries as well as help them maximize their results while you elevate your professional edge and bottom line. With the NASM Corrective Exercise Specialization, learn the proven techniques to develop injury prevention programs to help your clients be healthier and more successful.


MMA Conditioning Specialist

Give your athletic clients a fun and non-traditional program that delivers results. Master the skills to design safe and effective programs used by today’s MMA athletes.  Put the unparallel power of mixed martial arts in your corner with the NASM MMA Conditioning Specialization.


Performance Enhancement Specialist

Whether working with most competitive athletes or weekend warriors, the NASM Performance Enhancement Specialization gives you the expertise to improve your clients’ performance at any level. The NASM-PES is ideal for fitness clients looking to keep their competitive edge.


Golf Fitness Specialist

More than just hitting a long drive or a clutch approach, the best golfers excel in consistency. With the Golf Fitness Specialization, learn the expert methods for improving head speed and overall conditioning while reducing the chances of golf-related injuries and stress. 



The Summit.

To complete your Sports Performance specialization track, the NASM Master Trainer Summit will assess your critical thinking skills along with your ability to apply what you have learned as you have progressed through your NASM Master Trainer track.


Critical Thinking

Becoming an elite trainer is as much about the mind as it is the body. To assess your critical thinking skills, you will be granted access to an online learning environment where you will interact with your peers and receive expert targeted questions and feedback on your progress.


Live Event

Upon completion of the online component, you will be eligible to attend the final live event where you will be assessed by NASM experts on your ability to apply the foundational OPTTM Model information, obtain client results and creatively design effective and outcome-oriented programs.



Once you have successfully completed both the online and final live event, you will officially be amongst the elite. The respected. An NASM Master Trainer. As an NASM Master Trainer, you will also receive a number of exclusive benefits to help maintain your training edge.

We are pleased to have you as part of this program and look forward to your professional future as an NASM Master Trainer.

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We’re the fittest.

Since 1987 NASM has been a global leader in providing evidence-based certifications and advanced specializations for fitness professionals. In addition to its NCCA-accredited Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) exam, NASM offers a progressive career track with access to Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and specializations including the Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS) and Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES). Academic institutions nationwide incorporate NASM’s leading fitness content into curriculum as part of Certified Personal Trainer courses, and bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. The vision of NASM is to empower fitness and wellness professionals, supporting them in their goal of motivating clients to lead healthier lives.

Our products and services are scientifically and clinically proven. We first garnered attention by pioneering the exclusive Optimum Performance Training (OPT) method – the first science based training system in the industry.

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