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Become a Personal Trainer

NASM is excited to partner with Life Time Academy to bring a comprehensive training program where students can receive valuable personal training experience, become a Corrective Exercise Specialist, or a Performance Enhancement Specialist. Receive hands-on training from top faculty at a personal training academy run by one of the largest and most respected fitness health clubs in the nation, Life Time Fitness.

For a limited time only, all Life Time Academy programs are now eligible for NASM's monthly payment plan!

The Life Time Academy programs are available through phone orders only.

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*You must have your NASM-CPT certification completed prior to participating in the professional trainer externship at Life Time Fitness.

CPT Development Program
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The CPT Development Program includes:
CPT Guided Study Enrollment | Live Workshop | Exclusive CPT Coach | Mentor-Led Discussion Forum | Exam Pass Guarantee | Hard Back Textbook | Live 8-week professional trainer externship at Life Time Fitness*
Only $2,399
CPT Guided Study Enrollment
Live Workshop
Exclusive CPT Coach
Mentor-Led Discussion Forum
Exam Pass Guarantee
Hard Back Textbook
Live 8-week professional trainer
externship at Life Time Fitness
*See below for more info.
$2,399
NASM-CES
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NASM-CES includes:
Exam & Textbook | Online CES Materials | GoniometricAssessment Course | Neuromuscular Stretching Course | Valuable CEUs | Live 8-week course led by LTA instructors with hands-on training
Only $1,329
Exam & Textbook
Lecture Videos
Exercise technique & cueing videos
Interactive learning modules & quizzes
Exercise library with over 200 exercise demos
Client scenarios and sample programming
Live 8-week course led by
LTA instructors with hands-on training
$1,329
NASM-PES
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NASM-PES includes:
Exam & Textbook | Online PES Materials | Cardio for Performance | Speed, Agility & Quickness Online Course | Valuable CEUs | Live 8-week course led by LTA instructors with hands-on training
Only $1,499
Exam & Textbook
Online PES Materials
Cardio for Performance
Speed, Agility and Quickness Online Course
Valuable CEUs
Live 8-week course led by
LTA instructors with hands-on training
 
$1,499

* Live 8-week professional trainer externship at Life Time Fitness

The CPT Development Program includes an 8-week externship that helps transform a new trainer into an experienced professional by working with real clients. Learn and receive invaluable skills such as training, assessments, service, prospecting, and time management. It's a chance to show faculty, colleagues, and consumers your professionalism, accountability, and career readiness.

Students will complete 120 hours total (15 hours per week) of externship training.

Approximate breakdown of externship hours & activities:

  • 12-20 hrs of Personal Training
  • 16-24 hrs Externship coordinator lectures & meetings (includes guest or mentor lectures/sessions)
  • 3 hrs of group fitness or group training class participation/observation
  • 24 hrs lead generation/prospecting time
  • 40-50 hours of training assessments, program design review and practice, mentor shadowing & additional training specific activities as assigned by the Externship coordinator.