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NASM Certified Personal Trainer Prep Course
The NASM-CPT Certification is nationally recognized as one of the most highly regarded certifications in the fitness industry. NASM’s training systems and methodologies represent the “gold standard” in fitness. Their Optimum Performance Training (OPT) Model is the industry’s first comprehensive training program based on current scientific research.
Studying for the certification exam can be challenging. You can do it on your own or take advantage of the certification prep course at Recreation & Wellbeing. Our prep course includes a 12-week in-person session led by an NASM credentialed personal trainer who will guide you through the textbook, answer questions, and provide valuable practice labs. Review of the online content is available for those participants who choose to access it. The sessions will cover all of the topics on the exam including anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, nutrition, behavioral coaching, and program design.
When you enroll in the certification prep course you will receive the following items at a special discounted price:
- Hardcover NASM Textbook
- Classroom instruction and practice labs with a subject matter expert
- A NASM enrollment code used to access the online learning content and Certified Personal Trainer Exam
Although taking the prep course cannot guarantee that you will pass the exam, it can certainly provide you with an advantage. After passing the exam and becoming a NASM-CPT, you may want to consider applying for a position at Recreation & Wellbeing. We consider all qualified applicants who have NASM-CPT certifications whether or not they have taken the prep course. Taking the prep course does not guarantee employment. Recreation & Wellbeing and NASM are non-affiliated entities.
|Every Tuesday & Thursday||
1/30/24 – 4/25/24
(No classes on 3/26 & 3/28)
|5:00 PM – 6:30 PM||RSF: 3rd Floor Conference Room||
UC Student $670
NASM-Certified Nutrition Coach Prep Course
Interested in becoming a NASM-Certified Nutrition Coach? Want to learn the facts about the hottest topics in nutrition, such as proteins, carbs, macronutrients, and fad diets? Taking our prep course will help you study for the Nutrition Coach certification exam and provide you with an in depth review of the course material. The prep course will cover all the topics you will need for the exam including body composition, weight loss, improving overall health and wellness, and much more. You will also discover the reasons why we all get stuck in dietary patterns – plus strategies on how to break them. When you enroll in the certification prep course you will receive the following items at a special discounted price:
- Learn how to apply nutrition science and behavior change in real-world scenarios to get your clients results.
- Weekly in-person classroom instruction with a subject matter expert.
- A NASM enrollment code used to access the online learning content and Certified Nutrition Coach Exam.
Although taking the prep course cannot guarantee that you will pass the exam, it can certainly provide you with an advantage. Passing the exam will earn you 1.9 CEUs towards the renewal of your NASM-CPT or other certifications that you may hold. Taking the prep course does not guarantee Recreation & Wellbeing employment. Recreation & Wellbeing and NASM are non-affiliated entities.
- Do I receive academic credit for the course? Are there any units associated with this course?
There are no academic credits or units associated with this course.
- What are some of the accredited certifying organizations?
- Is the NASM-CPT Prep Course selective to a specific type of student or athlete? Is any prior knowledge or experience required to sign up?
The Recreation & Wellbeing NASM-CPT Prep Course is for anyone interested in a becoming a Certified Personal Trainer and learning basic and applied sciences and nutrition concepts that will assist you in designing programs for: Flexibility, Cardiorespiratory, Core, Balance, Plyometric (Reactive), Speed/Agility/Quickness, Resistance training. No prior knowledge or experience is required to sign-up.
- Why take the NASM-CPT Prep Course through Berkeley Recreation & Wellbeing? What will I receive?
You will discover and practice your craft with in-person instruction and practice labs taught by a Certified Personal Trainer along with NASM’s Newly updated Certified Personal Trainer program. In class you will review chapter powerpoints, course content, covering basic and applied sciences and nutrition concepts that will assist you in designing programs for: Resistance training, Flexibility, Cardiorespiratory, Core, Balance, Plyometric (Reactive), and Speed/Agility/Quickness. The following are also included with your purchase: NASM Certified Personal Trainer Exam (NCCA Accredited Exam), State-of-the-Art Digital Learning Platform, High-End Learning Videos, Audio Chapter Summaries, Exercise Demonstration Library, Handouts and Resources Library, Practice Exam, Quizzes and Knowledge Checks.
- I have a schedule conflict with the scheduled time of the NASM-CPT Prep Course. Is an accommodation available?
Unfortunately, there are no accommodations available for schedule conflicts. If you cannot attend the course, you can purchase the NASM-CPT Prep Course directly from any accredited CPT organization such as: NASM-CPT, ACSM-CPT, and ACE-CPT (this is not a complete list). Students often purchase from any accredited CPT organization of their choice, self-study, and take a certifying exam.
- Will financial aid cover the fee of the course?
Financial aid does not cover the cost of the NASM-CPT course.
- Can you provide more information about the final exam?
How many questions are on the NASM-CPT Exam?
There are a total of 120 test questions. Of those, 20 are research questions that do not count toward or against your final score. You must pass with a scaled score of 70 or better. You will have 2 hours to complete the exam.
What if I do not pass the final exam?
If you do not pass your exam, you can purchase a retest. Please call NASM Member Services at 800-460-6276.
How is the NASM CPT Exam administered?
The exam is taken through a live proctor, which can be online or in-person at a proctoring location.
How long do I have to take the NASM-CPT exam if I purchase the prep course?
You will have one year to take the exam if you purchase the NASM-CPT Prep course. If purchased on your own, you will have 180 days.
- Do I need to have my CPR/AED certification to take the Berkeley Recreation & Wellbeing NASM-CPT Prep Course?
You do not need to have your CPR/AED certification to take the course. You will need your CPR/AED before you can take the NASM-CPT certification exam.
- Do I have to pay additional fees to complete the CPR/AED course?
CPR/AED is not included in the course and will be an extra fee. A couple of common certifying firms are the American Red Cross, and American Heart Association. NASM has a course that you can use to get your certification but it advises you to confirm that your employer acceps the certifying organization.
- Does the certification expire at some point?
This certification must be renewed every two years. It will take 2.0 Continuing Education Units and a renewal fee of $99.00 to NASM to renew the certification. There are many resources available to receive CEU’s (workshops, conferences, courses). You must have a current CPR/AED certification to renew which counts as 0.1 CEU’s toward your 2.0 CEUs.
- If I become a Certified Personal Trainer or take the NASM-CPT Prep Course, do we have to apply to Berkeley Recreation & Wellbeing, or are we automatically considered as personal trainers?
Certified Personal Trainers that would like to work at Berkeley Recreation & Wellbeing will need to apply and interview for the position.
Info Session: Become a Certified Personal Trainer!
Interested in becoming a Certified Personal Trainer? Join us on Tuesday January 24th, 2023, at 6pm to discuss next steps and review different accredited Personal Trainer Certifications.
We will also discuss the NASM Certified Personal Trainer Prep Course that Recreation & Wellbeing offers where you will learn your craft with in-person instruction, online content, and you could earn your certification in as little as 12 weeks.
With a personal trainer certification you will learn basic and applied sciences and nutrition concepts that will assist you in designing programs for:
- Plyometric (Reactive)
- Resistance training
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Robbie Earle the Personal Training Coordinator at Recreation & Wellbeing: email@example.com