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About Us

Now in our 34th year, the National Academy of Sports Medicine has been world-renowned for the quality of our personal trainers and the scientific rigor of our program. NASM offers an online Certified Personal Training program, with 4 learning packages available. And NASM specializations can take your personal training skills to a whole new level.

NASM courses were developed using our proprietary Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT™) model, a system based on scientific, evidence-based research. These courses maximize your skills and ability to help your clients excel beyond ordinary expectations, while improving your career opportunities.

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NASM is part of Ascend Learning, the leader in providing technology-based education and certification solutions.
NASM is also a partner of the Athletics and Fitness Association of America and Premier Global in the United Kingdom.


In the last 10 years, NASM has certified and recertified over 190,000 personal trainers.
Thanks to its dazzling array of specialties, NASM can now train anyone from 9 to 99.
NASM’s exclusive Optimum Performance Training (OPT™) model offers an industry-first comprehensive training system based on scientific, evidence-based research.