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NASM™ PES Online

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The NASM™ Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM™ PES) training course is designed to give you a tool to help your clients, especially your athletes, reach their maximum performance potential. 
This scientifically based, advanced cardiovascular and strength training will be of maximum benefit to your clients.
 And to your business as a personal trainer or sports coach.  

These training models are based on proven scientific data, a systematic approach and an integrated exercise programme.
 NASM™ PES was originally developed as the 6th phase (Maximal Power) of the Optimum Performance Training® (OPT™) model. 

With the in-depth knowledge and understanding, and the skills to apply it, you will master strength and fitness training including tools that improve speed, agility and quickness.

This course is aimed not only at personal trainers but also at anyone who works with athletes in any discipline.
It meets the level required by any performance professional.

To provide athletes with advanced training in the context of individual performance objectives.

- Master the fundamentals of performance enhancement.

- Improve athletes' movement, speed, strength and stamina based on individual performance goals.

- Select modes of performance assessment.

- Design programmes for athletes during the different seasons of a training year.

- Evaluate, select and apply sport-specific training techniques.

- Provide athletes with strategies for sports nutrition, mental coaching and state-of-the-art training programmes.

Module 1 : Anatomy and physiology of sport

- The basics of integrated training: its principles, components and scientific basis

- The science of human movement: terminology and key topics in biomechanics, functional anatomy in relation to integrated sports performance training


Module 2 : Performance testing, integrated training and programming

- Performance testing: components and function of an integrated sport performance assessment, methods for determining athlete readiness to perform

- Flexibility training concepts: scientific rationale as part of an integrated programme

- Energy systems training: difference between aerobic and anaerobic energy systems, importance of the role of energy systems training in improving sport performance

- Core training concept: importance of core training in performance improvement

- Balance training concepts: balance training in sports performance improvement, injury prevention

- Plyometric training concepts: Plyometrics and its role in performance improvement and injury prevention

- Speed, agility and quickness training: SAQ techniques (speed, agility and quickness), their role in performance enhancement and injury prevention

- Resistance training concepts: importance of resistance training in improving sports performance, stages of general adaptation syndrome

- Science of periodization in the OPT™ model: the intricacies of the training variables in the Optimum Performance Training® model


Module 3 : Olympic lifts and injury prevention

- Olympic lifts for performance enhancement: their use in this context

- Injury prevention: injury prevention strategies, common injuries related to physical activity


Module 4 : Sports nutrition and psychology

- Nutrition and performance: limitations of nutritional advice in the personal trainer profession, pre- and post-exercise nutritional recommendations

- Ergogenic aids: common substances used to enhance performance, ethical and legal issues

- Psychology of sports performance: role of psychology in sports excellence


The following materials are available to participants:

- 100% online training, in English

- Innovative and user-friendly online education portal

- 15 chapters

- 35 explanatory videos

- 64 exercise videos

- Quiz

- Online exam

- 1 year of access



Teaching culminates in a theoretical exam. 

The final exam is administered online in the education portal. It consists of 100 multiple choice questions, to be completed in a maximum of 90 minutes. A score of 70% is required to validate the completion of the course. Three attempts at the exam are included in the price of the course.


- After passing the multiple choice exam, you will receive the "NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist certificate".



To participate in the course, you must be at least 18 years old and hold a NASM™ Certified Personal Trainer (or equivalent) certification.


Course enrolment costs amount to €599 (inclusive of VAT, teaching materials and exam fees).


Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Once your enrolment is validated, you will receive your access codes on the platform within 48 hours and you can start the training whenever you want.

If you prefer to receive the reference book in paper version, it will be sent by post to the address you have given.


NASM™ PES Online - Certification - Online course - EN

  • Courses dates: Online course

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