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NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM-PES)

Master the art of performance enhancement for athletes from weekend warriors to professionals. Start helping clients reach their peak performance goals today!

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$30 /month

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$30 /month

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Course Highlights

  • 1.9 NASM CEUs; 2.0 ACE
  • 35 Lecture Videos, 34 Demo Videos
  • Exercise Library with 64 Videos
  • 16 In-Depth Chapters
  • 1 Year Access
  • Typically Completed in 8-10 Weeks
  • 100% Online; Access on all Devices
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Exclusive Bonus Content
  • Sample Programs and a Program Generator
  • Hardcopy Textbook
  • Live Workshop
 

What You’ll Learn

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Specializing in sports performance training with NASM will help enhance not only your clients' performance but also your earning potential.

With NASM’s Performance Enhancement Specialization (NASM-PES), you’ll learn how to provide cutting-edge strength and conditioning training for your clients. You’ll gain the advanced knowledge, insight, and skills needed to help clients of all levels reach their peak performance potential.

The 16 modules in this program will also help you meet the demands necessary of a Sports Performance Professional at all levels of sport by providing you the tools you need to improve your clients' speed, agility, quickness, lifting, and more.

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Not only that, but you will also be able to advance your career and reach a new clientele seeking peak performance while guiding your current clients to reach their maximum performance potential.

With the Premium Self-Study and All-Inclusive packages, you'll also get exclusive bonus content and a programming toolkit. The bonus content includes weight room maintenance and management, and football, baseball, and basketball lecture videos. The programming toolkit includes 9 sample programs, a youth programming manual, and a programming generator.

The NASM-PES was initially developed as the sixth phase (Maximal Power) of the Optimum Performance Training® (OPT™) model. That means you’ll gain the benefits of a performance program built on evidence-based research, a systematic approach, integrated exercise programs, and more. You'll learn how to apply the knowledge and methods of the proven OPT™ model to strength and condition training to help enhance your clients’ performance.

We’ve taken the latest and most prominent research in strength and conditioning and developed a system that helps you, the trainer, apply it practically and systematically with a wide array of clients.

Specializing in Performance Enhancement with NASM won’t just benefit your clients. It can stretch your earning potential too. And it’s not just for Personal Trainers either. This program applies to anyone who works directly with athletes to improve their on the field, court, or ice performance.

Who Should Become an NASM-PES?

  • Personal Trainers

    Every client is an athlete in one way or another. Sports performance tactics can help any client perform better in every aspect of their workout and physical activity.
  • Athletic Trainers

    When working with athletes, you want to get them to perform at a peak level. Help them succeed safely, effectively, and quickly reaching levels they never thought possible.
  • Strength & Conditioning Coaches

    NASM's Performance Enhancement Specialization can help Strength and Conditioning Coaches gain valuable insight and a systematic approach to getting even more out of your athletes. It’s the perfect complement to a 4-year college degree.
  • Physical Therapist

    Understand what it takes for athletic patients to reach their peak performance and how these methods can work alongside other rehabilitation techniques. 
  • Coaches

    Coaches at all levels – youth, high school, college, and pros --- can benefit from a deep understanding of performance enhancement to help get the most out of their athletes whenever they enter a competition.
  • Athletes & Fitness Enthusiasts

    Whether you play hoops with your friends on the weekend or are preparing for your next professional event, the NASM-PES can help you understand the keys to your performance and how to use them to unlock your potential.

Why Choose NASM

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For almost two decades, the National Academy of Sports Medicine has been the gold standard in Performance Enhancement. Our NASM-PES has helped thousands of trainers improve their clients’ strength and conditioning and reach their optimal training level.

By incorporating insights from leading sports performance professionals, researchers, and trainers, we've developed a wealth of user-friendly content, exercise technique videos, and updated scientific research that is unprecedented in similar programs. With NASM, you’ll be able to take even your most ambitious clients to the next level.

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Our trainers are the most respected in the industry. That’s because, with an NASM certification or specialization, you’ll master the latest methods that are evidence-based and backed by research from the leading experts.

It’s not just what's in the course that stands out from the rest. It's the course delivery system as well. Our 100% digital experience means you get all the benefits of a traditional in-person program with all the benefits of being able to complete it anywhere and anytime. It's self-paced, flexible, and all online.

With NASM, you can turn your passion for helping others into a career. Start changing the lives of clients and athletes while doing something you're passionate about.

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Curriculum

Although it is not required, it is recommended that candidates have at least one of the following credentials:

  • NASM-CPT certification
  • Certified Massage Therapist
  • NCCA, NBFE or DETC Accredited Health/Fitness Certification
  • 4-Year College Degree
  • REPs Level 3 or higher (int'l)

Integrated Training Essentials
The student will be able to identify the principles of integrated training and explain the components, scientific rationale, and evidence.

Science of Human Movement
Identify key biomechanical terminology and topics, and explain functional anatomy as it relates to integrated sports performance training.

Testing in Sports Performance
Describe the components and function of an integrated sports performance assessment, and identify methods for determining athlete readiness to perform.

Flexibility Training Concepts
Explain the scientific rationale for the use of an integrated flexibility-training program.

Metabolic Energy System Training
Differentiate between aerobic and anaerobic energy systems and describe the importance of the role of the metabolic energy system training in improving sports performance.

Core Training Concept
Explain the importance of the core musculature and its relationship to performance enhancement.

Balance Training Concepts
Describe the role of balance training in improving sports performance and injury prevention.

Plyometric Training Concepts
Describe plyometric techniques and their purpose in performance enhancement and injury prevention.

Speed, Agility, and Quickness Training
Understand speed, agility, and quickness (SAQ) techniques and their purpose in performance enhancement and injury prevention.

Resistance Training Concepts
Describe the role of resistance training in improving sports performance and identify the stages of the General Adaptation Syndrome.

The Science of Periodization of the OPT™ Model
Identify the acute training variables within the Optimum Performance Training® (OPT™) model.

Olympic Lifting for Performance Enhancement
Explain the rationale for the use of the Olympic lifts in improving performance.

Injury Prevention for the Athlete
Identify strategies for injury prevention and common injuries related to physical activity.

Performance Nutrition
Explain the limits of nutritional advice under the scope of practice, and describe pre- and post-exercise nutrition strategies.

Ergogenic Aids
Identify common substances used to enhance performance and analyze ethical and legal issues related to the use of ergogenic aids.

Psychology in Sports Performance
Explain performance psychology and its role in achieving athletic excellence.

After the completion of the course, you will take an online final exam from the comfort of your own home, or wherever you prefer to take tests, that consists of 100 questions. Each question will be multiple-choice. The exam is timed and cannot exceed 90 minutes. To pass, you need a score of 70% or higher. Don’t fret though, if you score below that, you have up to 3 attempts to pass.

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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., CA

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5 stars

"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

5 stars

"I found the material to be informative and very detailed. The reading and studying was very organized and the guides were very helpful. I think that this is a great plan for someone to get better trained and certified for a career in performance training."

 

Kevin H., IL

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"In my opinion, the Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM-PES) and Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM-CES) are an absolute must for anyone new to Personal Training. After completing the NASM-CPT course, I felt that I had a good base, but after completing these two courses, as well as the Certified Nutrition Consultant (NASM-CNC) course, my confidence definitely increased. Within 3-weeks of being on the job in my first personal training position, I have already utlized what I have learned from all of these courses."

 

Joseph C., AZ

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FAQs

You will have 1 year (365 days) days from the date of enrollment.

Once you pass your final exam, your Performance Enhancement Specialization (NASM-PES) never expires and does not require you to renew.

While a Personal Training Certification is suggested, it is not required to take the NASM-PES course. To participate, it is recommended you hold a CPT, accredited health or fitness certification, a 4-year college degree in a similar field, or be a current Certified Massage Therapist.

Unfortunately, no. The Performance Enhancement Specialization (NASM-PES) exam is not available for a la carte purchase.

The final exam is administered online within your student portal. It consists of 100 multiple-choice questions and 90 minutes for completion.

The Performance Enhancement Specialization (NASM-PES) is worth 1.9 NASM CEUs.

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  • CEU Value 1.9

  • NASM-PES Digital Textbook

  • Online PES Exam

  • 2 Online Practice Exams

  • Syllabus and Study Guide

  • Application Videos

  • Lecture Videos

  • Exercise Libraries

  • Module Quizzes

  • Bonus Content

  • Programming Toolkit

  • NASM-PES Hardcopy textbook

  • Live Workshop

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$73 /month

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SHOW FEATURES

  • CEU Value 1.9

  • NASM-PES Digital Textbook

  • Online PES Exam

  • 2 Online Practice Exams

  • Syllabus and Study Guide

  • Application Videos

  • Lecture Videos

  • Exercise Libraries

  • Module Quizzes

  • Bonus Content Additional content includes weight room maintenance and management, and football, baseball, and basketball lecture videos

  • Programming Toolkit Includes 9 sample programs, a youth programming booklet with assessments, sample training programs and general nutrition tips, and a program generator for creating macrocycle strength and conditioning programs.

  • NASM-PES Hardcopy textbook

  • Live Workshop

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All-Inclusive


$86 /month

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$999

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SHOW FEATURES

  • CEU Value 1.9

  • NASM-PES Digital Textbook

  • Online PES Exam

  • 2 Online Practice Exams

  • Syllabus and Study Guide

  • Application Videos

  • Lecture Videos

  • Exercise Libraries

  • Module Quizzes

  • Bonus Content Additional content includes weight room maintenance and management, and football, baseball, and basketball lecture videos

  • Programming Toolkit Includes 9 sample programs, a youth programming booklet with assessments, sample training programs and general nutrition tips, and a program generator for creating macrocycle strength and conditioning programs.

  • NASM-PES Hardcopy textbook

  • Live Workshop Attend a live Sports Performance Training workshop taught by an NASM Master Instructor. Please note that due to COVID-19, all live workshops have been cancelled for the remainder of 2020.

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