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Performance Enhancement Specialization - All-Inclusive

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CEUs: NASM — 1.9; ACE 2.0 | Workshop — 0.8

Looking for hands-on learning? Get exceptional support with the NASM-PES All-Inclusive Program. It begins with the NASM-PES live workshop where you’ll learn proven techniques to increase strength, power, speed, agility and quickness. This “hands-on” workshop will help you become more qualified and valuable by learning how to design programs for any sports performance goal. Other All-Inclusive extras include:

  • NEW Hardcopy Textbook.
  • Bonus Content.
  • Programming toolkit including an exercise library booklet, sample programs and youth programming booklet.

Learning Objectives

Students who successfully complete NASM Essentials of Sports Performance Training will have the ability to:

  • Identify the foundational principles that lead to enhanced sports performance for athletes of various fitness needs and goals.
  • Design safe and effective training programs used for improving performance amongst various sports.
  • Evaluate exercise selection, execution, and technique specific to sports performance.
  • Determine performance assessments used to assess and program for athletes in different seasons throughout a training year.

Table of Contents

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Essentials of Integrated Training
  • Human Movement Science
  • Sports Performance Testing
  • Flexibility Training
  • Metabolic, Training
  • Core Training
  • Balance Training
  • Plyometric Training
  • Speed, Agility, Quickness Training
  • Resistance Training
  • Olympic Lifting
  • The OPT Model
  • Injury Prevention
  • Sports Performance Nutrition
  • Ergogenic Aids
  • Sports Psychology

Suggested prerequisites:

  • A current NASM-CPT certification, or
  • A current health and fitness certification accredited by NCCA, NBFE or DETC, or
  • REPs Level 3 or higher credential (candidates outside of the US only), or
  • 4-year collegiate degree or
  • Be a current Licensed or Certified Massage Therapist

Please see the NASM Terms and Conditions for more details.

*2014 Annual NASM-CPT Survey


With the NASM-PES you can:

  • Improve your personal training marketability with this prestigious NASM credential.
  • Increase earning power—up to 40% more than other Certified Personal Trainers without the NASM-PES designation.*
  • Tap into new markets, especially youth and high school/college athletes.
  • Offer more interesting, dynamic exercise techniques, maximize performance and help prevent injuries.
  • Gain additional expertise in sports performance psychology, sports nutrition and ergogenic aids.


Hardcopy Textbook

Syllabus & Study Guide

Online Textbook

Lecture Videos

Application Videos

Exercise Libraries

Module Quizzes

2 Practice Exams (100 questions each)

Online PES Exam (3 free attempts)

Bonus Content

  • Weight Room Maintenance and Management
  • Football, Baseball and Basketball Lecture Videos

Programming Toolkit

Live Workshop

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"I've learned so much information that I can now utilize to serve my clients and I couldn't be more excited. The Final Exam is tough but the sense of pride after you pass is worth every second of it!"
- Daniel Y, MD

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"I give the PES course 5 Stars. I recommend this course to anyone coaching or training a basketball, football, baseball, hockey ,and soccer players. Pre, regular, post, and off season workouts along with nutritional info on macro nutrients, ensures athletes will be in optimal condition at all times. Teaches information that must be understood to be successful in any sport."
- Chris N, IL

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"This is excellent. perfect for people who wanted to enhance knowledge. thank you NASM."
- Vignesh Hariharan, India

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"Very well thought out and informative course. Absolutely would recommend to anyone interested in sports specific training."
- Daniel W, IA

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"This online course was top notch and very engaging! The program provided multiple ways to learn the content including visual, auditory, and practice exercises and exams."
- Leanne B, ME

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"PES is a great course to improve the understanding and applying the NASM Opt model."
- Cesar A, Quito, Ecuador

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"I love these specialist courses. They not only help get more knowledge but serves as a great refresher."
- Jennifer R, Montreal, Canada

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"As someone new to the training environment and looking to further one's education and knowledge in this field, I would highly recommend taking NASM's PES course. This course has given me vital tools to help me further my knowledge and professionalism in more than one area. This has also opened more potential for further education as I decide to take more courses through NASM. Overall, I believe NASM has provided a very structured and rigid course line for anyone looking to further their knowledge and education."
- Cameron L, ME

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"Course was fantastic, it is really put together nicely. Quizzes after each section are very helpful in grasping key concepts before moving to new material. As someone who struggles as a test taker the format really worked in my favor."
- Jeff B, PA

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"This is a great course. It was very informative and easy to follow!"
- Brandon T, CA

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"I learned a lot. The modules were helpful."
- Andy G, NY

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"Specializing in sports performance training with NASM will help enhance not only your clients' performance but also yours at all levels of sports by providing you the knowledge to improve your clients' strength and conditioning to reach their optimal training level."
- Zach J, GA

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"This course is great for anyone to gain an edge with personal training or looking to help anyone with their sports performance. Everything in the course is easy to follow and the information is applicable to everyday life."
- Ryan J, FL

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"The course was very helpful and interesting. Well-explained and organized. I learned more things that I thought and I would recommend it."
- llias V, Budapest

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"Very detailed course. Time was used well and great examples shown in videos."
- Jill G, IN

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"The NASM PES course was challenging and the videos and self help was extremely helpful. The quizzes helped me retain the knowledge through the chapters and gave me the confidence I needed to pass my final exam. GREAT JOB NASM!!!"
- Edwin H, GA

"I am a strength and conditioning coach for LGHS and wanted to be as knowledgeable as possible in regards to improving performance and injury prevention. After completing the PES program, as well as the CES program, I feel more than prepared to train my athletes. I look forward to taking other courses through NASM."
- Tim K, CA

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