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Career Kickstarter Bundle

Launch your personal training career with the ultimate advantage.

  • Increase your earning potential by offering a more holistic fitness and health skillset

  • Program more efficient and effective workouts

  • Reach a wider group of potential clients

  • See results faster by creating a more personalized fitness plan for your clients

  • Start your fitness career off right with the knowledge to fully address your clients' fitness and nutritional needs

  • Earn enough Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to recertify/renew your Personal Trainer credentials


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Includes: CPT Premium Self-Study, CES Self-Study and CNC

If you’re serious about launching your new fitness career and making an instant impact in the industry, put yourself in a position to succeed with NASM’s Career Kickstarter Bundle. You’ll get your career off to a great start by becoming an NASM Certified Personal Trainer, then augment your skills with the Certified Nutrition Coach program and Corrective Exercise Specialization.

When you choose NASM for your fitness career training, you’ll get access to:

  • • World-class fitness & nutrition experts

  • • Peer-reviewed content from the brightest minds in the industry

  • • State-of-the-art digital learning platform designed to meet multiple learning styles

  • • A curriculum that is consistently reviewed and updated with the most up-to-date material available

NASM’s bundles are a cost-effective way to rapidly grow your fitness expertise and earning potential. Once you enroll in the bundle, simply complete each course at your own pace and in whatever order you prefer.

NASM has over 35 years of experience training the world’s top fitness professionals, and we do it better than anyone else. NASM credentials stand out to employers and distinguish you as a highly trained fitness professional.

Since our formation, we’ve trained over 1.5 million fitness professionals in 100+ countries. In that time we’ve developed extensive partnerships with over 12,000 gyms and health clubs. That means we have the connections necessary to help you get in the door and gain employment from the fitness company of your dreams.

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

    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)

    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.

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Career Kickstarter Bundle FAQs

As one of the most trusted sources of fitness training certifications in the world, NASM is a distinguished name that will stand out to fitness employers. When you choose NASM for your fitness career education, you’ll get access to world-class fitness experts, your top choice of gyms to work for, and much more:

  • • Peer-Reviewed Content from the Brightest Minds in the Industry

  • • State-of-the-Art Digital Learning Platform

  • • Programs Designed to Meet Multiple Learning Styles

  • • 35+ Years Of Experience Training Fitness Professionals

  • • 1.5M+ Fitness Professionals Trained

  • • 100+ Countries with NASM Fitness and Coach Professionals

  • • 12K+ Gym & Health Club Partnerships

For your Certified Personal Trainer credential, you must have a high school degree or GED. You're also required to have a current CPR and AED certification before you take the Certified Personal Trainer exam. For your convenience, NASM offers an online CPR/AED Certification.

You’ll have 180 days to complete the Certified Personal Trainer program, which can be completed in as few as 4 weeks.

For the rest of the programs, you’ll have 365 days to complete them.

The final exams are all taken online in your student portal.

For the Certified Personal Trainer program, you have the choice between two exams—a non-proctored Certificate exam, and a proctored NCCA-Accredited Certification exam. Here are some of the major differences between the two:

  • • The non-proctored exam has 100 questions; the proctored exam has 120 questions.

  • • You have 3 hours to complete the non-proctored exam; you have 2 hours to complete the proctored exam.

  • • The non-proctored exam is open-book; the proctored exam is not.

  • • The non-proctored exam confers a Certificate as a Personal Trainer; the proctored exam confers an NCCA-Accredited Certification as a Personal Trainer.

The choice of exam is up to you and in most cases simply depends on what your employer requires.

The final exams for the Corrective Exercise Specialization and Nutrition Coach Certification programs are taken online and features:

  • • 100 multiple-choice questions

  • • 90 minutes to complete

  • • Open-book format

  • • 70% required to pass

  • • 3 attempts for each exam

For the Certified Personal Trainer program, your retest options are as follows:

The non-proctored exam includes 3 attempts to pass. After that, you can purchase additional retests from NASM Member Services.

The proctored, NCCA-accredited exam includes 2 attempts to pass (since this bundle comes with the All-Inclusive version of the program). After that, you can purchase additional retests from NASM Member Services.

Both the Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Nutrition Coach credentials must be renewed every two years.

The Corrective Exercise Specialization will never expire and does not need to be renewed.

Yes, we have a variety of 0% interest payment plans to choose from. Call us at 1-800-460-6276 or enroll online to see the options available.