NASM Programs Earn Distinction in Research and Application
All NASM programs are developed from comprehensive scientific research that is supported by the NASM Research Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The industry’s most accomplished experts -- including internationally renowned scientists, trainers, coaches and athletes -- oversee NASM’s daily educational curriculum and partnerships. These experts not only create the direction and vision for NASM, they also represent the recognized leaders for the industry as a whole.
Designed exclusively by NASM, Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT™) is a systematic and integrated (total body) training, reconditioning and rehabilitation program that incorporates six components of training — flexibility, cardiorespiratory, core, balance, power and strength. This method is successful in training, reconditioning and rehabilitating elite, college, high school and recreational athletes alike. OPTTM also has proven successful with the general health club population by decreasing body fat, increasing lean muscle mass and improving overall health.