National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) is expanding its collaboration with the National Personal Training Institute (NPTI) to offer more aspiring personal trainers a comprehensive, hands-on education experience.

“NPTI and the NASM team forged this one-of-a-kind program after seeing an opportunity to increase awareness of the importance of quality hands-on instruction for the personal training industry and career pathways,” said NASM’s Academic B2B Sales Manager Matt Schuster. “We’re excited to be able to offer this high-quality learning experience to even more health and fitness professionals.”

Graduates will exit the program with 500 hours of experience – 300 hours of theory on anatomy, physiology, nutrition, program design, business management, and more, as well as 200 hours of hands-on training where the students are able to practically apply everything that they learned in the classroom. This will earn them NASM’s CPT certification as well as a diploma in personal training from NPTI. Their credentials will also include a special certificate from NASM acknowledging completion of the joint course.

“The NPTI and NASM partnership offers aspiring fitness professionals the best of both worlds,” said owner Gene McIlvaine. “Participants will gain comprehensive hands-on education and experience coupled with NASM’s reputation for science-based strategies and learning innovations.”

The program is now available in 49 states, excluding Florida. Prospective students can register over the phone by calling 1-800-960-6294 or registering online.

[Source(s): National Academy of Sports Medicine, Business Wire]