CHANDLER, Ariz.--(National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) guarantees personal trainers a job within 90 days of completing the CPT program or a full refund.)--Certified Personal Training (CPT) is one of the fastest-growing professions. Recognizing the need for individuals to land a job in this competitive market, the
“Our CPT certification provides the tools and resources necessary for our graduates to go out and find the job of their dreams, and teach people how to live a healthy lifestyle”
The guarantee, a first-of-its-kind in the industry, aligns with NASM’s mission to educate and advance the careers of its highly skilled Certified Personal Trainers. To date, NASM boasts a 100 percent employment rate within three months.
“I have always been interested in health and fitness, so when I decided to become a Certified Personal Trainer I found the NASM program to be the most relevant, an education I could adapt in the gym with clients,” said Andrea Austin, CPT. “With my busy schedule, I was attracted to the flexibility, but also NASM’s guarantee that once I completed the CPT program it would serve as the foundation to build a successful personal training career. Overall, it was a small investment of my time and money, and now I set my own hours and help others achieve their fitness goals.”
The fitness industry is thriving, increasing the need for more CPTs across the nation. The career path is also praised for its flexibility, earning potential and tangible difference it makes in people’s lives – several reasons why it is one of the nation’s top careers according to recent labor statistics.
Jobs in fitness are seen as a solution to unemployment and a way to seamlessly change career paths. In fact, The U.S. Department of Labor estimates the fitness-training field will grow by 46 percent in the next six years. A likely contributing factor to this growth is consumers’ increasing awareness of the importance of exercise and increasing healthcare costs.
“Our CPT certification provides the tools and resources necessary for our graduates to go out and find the job of their dreams, and teach people how to live a healthy lifestyle,” said Andrew Wyant, president of NASM. “The fitness industry holds an NASM certification in high regard because we provide useful and relevant education programs to ensure the long-term success of our trainers.”
The learning does not end with the CPT certification; NASM offers opportunities to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through advanced specializations and new credentials. Most recently, NASM released its Weight Loss Specialist credential, a 15-hour, online course full of weight-loss resources, scientifically sound advice from top experts and relevant methods to help clients succeed in permanently losing weight.
For more information on these and other fitness certifications, visit GetNASMCPT.com. Most pre-requisites are minimal; an individual must be at least 18 years or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
Since 1987, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has been a global leader in providing evidence-based certifications and advanced credentials to health and fitness professionals. In addition to its NCCA-accredited fitness Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certification, NASM offers a progressive career track with access to Advanced Specializations including the new Weight Loss Specialist program, Continuing Education courses, and accredited Bachelor and Master Degree programs. The NASM educational continuum is designed to help today’s health and fitness professional enhance their career while empowering their clients to live healthier lives.
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