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CPT Premium Self-Study Plus Corrective Exercise Specialization Plus Nutrition Certification
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What You'll Learn

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With the Career Kickstarter Bundle, you will launch your personal training career with the ultimate advantage. Set yourself apart from other trainers by combining NASM's three most powerful courses.

Begin your journey with NASM’s Certified Personal Trainer Premium Self-Study program (NASM CPT). This fitness program will lay the foundation every trainer needs to accurately assess and build customized workouts using NASM’s world-renowned OPT™ Model.

After becoming certified, jump straight into the NASM Corrective Exercise Specialization Self-Study program (NASM-CES). As a Corrective Exercise Specialist, you’ll get to the root of what causes injury for each client. Help clients move properly through custom workouts and stop lower back pain, knee issues, muscle soreness, and more before it occurs.

And finally, NASM’s Certified Nutrition Coach (NASM-CNC) will teach you everything you need to know about what your clients put into their bodies and strategies on how to help them commit to healthy diets long term. The Nutrition Certification can be taken alongside NASM’s Certified Personal Trainer program, as it does not require any prior experience to begin. When you kickstart your career with NASM, you’re setting yourself up for a lifetime of success!

What's Included?

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Premium Self-Study

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Premium Self-Study

The Certified Personal Trainer Premium Self-Study program is designed with you in mind. Our most popular CPT program includes the option to participate in a flexible course with unlimited access to NASM fitness expert instructors. You can also qualify for a job as a personal trainer in as few as 4 weeks. Additionally, included with the course are two exam options, high-end learning videos, audio chapter summaries, an exam retest, and more!

Corrective Exercise Specialization (CES) Self-Study

Corrective Exercise Specialization (CES) Self-Study

As a Corrective Exercise Specialist, you’ll recognize clients’ movement imbalances (no matter how slight) and correct them before they develop into established movement patterns. You’ll learn how to create programs that minimize muscle soreness, reduce injuries to the lower back, increase knee mobility, and more for every client.

Certified Nutrition Coach (CNC)

Certified Nutrition Coach (CNC)

As a Certified Nutrition Coach, you will tap into our leading online nutrition courses to learn the facts about important topics like: proteins, carbs, macronutrients, and popular diets. Plus, you will learn the reasons behind dietary patterns and the behavioral change strategies to optimize them. This course is delivered in our immersive online platform and includes an entirely digital textbook, high-quality videos, infographics, and more.

Combine 3 Powerful Courses for 1 Low Price!

  • Increase your earning potential by offering a more holistic fitness and health skillset
  • Reach a wider group of potential clients
  • Start your fitness career off right with the knowledge to fully address your clients' fitness and nutritional needs
  • Program more efficient and effective workouts
  • See results faster by creating a more personalized fitness plan for your clients
  • Earn enough Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to recertify/renew your Personal Trainer credentials


You must recertify/renew every two years to ensure that your NASM Personal Trainer credentials stay up to date with current best-practice guidelines and skills. You will be required to earn 2.0 NASM-approved CEUs every two-year period. This includes 0.1 CEUs from the mandatory CPR/AED certification.

The Certified Nutrition Coach (CNC) must also be renewed every two years. To renew the Certified Nutrition Coach certification, you must complete the CNC Renewal Exam. If you want other nutrition CEU options, you can find them on our online nutrition courses page.

The Corrective Exercise specialization does not require renewal. Once you pass your final exam, your certificate will never expire.

You will have 180 days from the date of enrollment to take either of the exam options for the NASM Certified Personal Trainer program, and 365 days to complete your NASM Corrective Exercise Specialization and NASM Certified Nutrition Coach exam. Most courses can be completed in as few as 8 weeks; the NASM Certified Personal Trainer course can be completed in as few as 4 weeks. An extension for the exams can be purchased by contacting NASM Member Services at 1-800-460-6276.

The OPT™ Model is our 5-phase training model that starts with Stabilization and ends with Power. The NASM Certified Personal Trainer program utilizes the Optimum Performance framework to ensure that all Certified Personal Trainers are well-versed in our training methods. Click here to learn more about the OPT™ Model.

For the Certified Personal Trainer exam, you have two exam options:
Option 1. NASM Personal Trainer Certificate (Non-Proctored Exam)
This non-proctored and open-book exam has 100 questions and requires a passing grade of 70%. This exam is administered online only. You will have 3 hours to complete the exam, and you must take the exam within 180 days of your enrollment date.

Option 2. NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NCCA Accredited Certification Exam)
The NCCA is a nationally recognized third-party agency that accredits certification programs which are able to meet and comply with its standards. The NCCA exam is a nationally accredited exam. This proctored and closed-book exam has 120 questions. You must pass with a scaled score of 70 or better. This proctored exam can be administered either in-person or online, and you will have 2 hours to complete the test. You must take this exam within 180 days of your enrollment date.

The choice is yours, and selecting which exam to take will depend on your goals.

The Corrective Exercise Specialization (CES) and Certified Nutrition Coach (CNC) final exams are administered online.

Don’t worry, we have you covered. For the Certified Personal Trainer Course, you have 2 options for the final exam, and the retest options are different for each:
Option 1: NASM Personal Trainer Certificate Exam (Non-Proctored Exam)
You have 3 attempts to pass this exam option. If you do not pass after 3 tries, a retest can be purchased by calling NASM Member Services at 1-800-460-6276.

Option 2: NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NCCA Accredited Certification Exam)
If you do not pass this exam option the first time, a retest can be purchased. Please call NASM Member Services at 1-800-460-6276. A retest is included with the Premium Self Study and All-Inclusive programs.

For more details, please refer to your Candidate Handbook.


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For over 35 years, NASM has been providing fitness professionals with the instruction and knowledge they need to succeed and help their clients reach their physical and dietary goals. That experience has made our Certified Personal Trainer program the gold standard in the industry and our Nutrition Certification the fastest growing in the market. With over 500,000 enrollments and counting over three decades, we know how to develop long-lasting fitness professionals.

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Our personal trainer, nutrition and corrective exercise programs are the most up-to-date programs in the fitness industry. Each is evidence-based and backed by the most thorough and comprehensive research from the most trusted experts in their fields.

We understand you lead a busy life. That’s why our digital learning approach allows you to study wherever and whenever you want. Our courses offer dynamic and interactive content that helps provide a better understanding of key principles and provides better retention of the information covered in the material.

Trainer Testimonials

Nolan Hyland Review 5 stars

"There's a lot of different certification companies out there, but there's only one NASM. In terms of research and being the foremost leader in the fitness industry, no one can compare."

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James Llamas review 5 stars

"You can do all the right things physically, and if you're not right nutritionally, it's a pretty uphill battle from there. Nutrition is also really key because, diet and exercise, those are the two components to being healthy."

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