Help your clients be first to the finish line by improving their flexibility, speed, agility and performance
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
What You’ll Learn
You’ll gain the advanced knowledge, insight, and skills needed to help clients of all levels reach their peak performance potential.
Although it is not required, it is recommended that candidates have at least one of the following credentials:
The student will be able to identify the principles of integrated training and explain the components, scientific rationale, and evidence.
Identify key biomechanical terminology and topics, and explain functional anatomy as it relates to integrated sports performance training.
Describe the components and function of an integrated sports performance assessment, and identify methods for determining athlete readiness to perform.
Explain the scientific rationale for the use of an integrated flexibility-training program.
Differentiate between aerobic and anaerobic energy systems and describe the importance of the role of the metabolic energy system training in improving sports performance.
Explain the importance of the core musculature and its relationship to performance enhancement.
Describe the role of balance training in improving sports performance and injury prevention.
Describe plyometric techniques and their purpose in performance enhancement and injury prevention.
Understand speed, agility, and quickness (SAQ) techniques and their purpose in performance enhancement and injury prevention.
Describe the role of resistance training in improving sports performance and identify the stages of the General Adaptation Syndrome.
Identify the acute training variables within the Optimum Performance Training® (OPT™) model.
Explain the rationale for the use of the Olympic lifts in improving performance.
Identify strategies for injury prevention and common injuries related to physical activity.
Explain the limits of nutritional advice under the scope of practice, and describe pre- and post-exercise nutrition strategies.
Identify common substances used to enhance performance, ergogenic foods, and analyze ethical and legal issues related to the use of ergogenic aids.
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.
You will have 1 year (365 days) days from the date of enrollment.
Once you pass your final exam, your 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 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.
NASM-PES is approved for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by the following organizations:
10 CIMSPA Endorsed CPD Points
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