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The NASM Associate Personal Trainer Experience

FAQ

  • How long is the Associate Personal Trainer Experience?

    The program is 8 weeks long, 10 hours per week for a total of 80 hours.

  • What times am I expected to be at the facility?

    You will work out your schedule with your site supervisor to find times that work best for both of you.

  • How do you find me a facility/ would I be assigned to the location of my choice?

    We will find you a facility within 20 miles of where you live, if there are more than one available partner facilities in your area we will give you the choice of which one you would like to work with.

  • Will I have a mentor throughout the program?

    Yes, you will not only have a site supervisor giving you feedback and direction along the way but you will also have a NASM expert giving you feedback and direction.

  • What is expected of me?

    You will be expected to log into an online learning platform and complete reading assignments, physical assignments in the facility, weekly discussion and reflective questions and complete a weekly quiz in conjunction with your time spent in the facility.

  • What topics are covered in the Associate Personal Trainer Experience?

    • Lead generation
    • Club operations
    • Assessments
    • Exercise selection
    • Program design
    • Hands on training both individual and small group
    • Conducting seminars
    • Price presentation
    • Professional plan of action
  • What are the benefits of enrolling in this program?

    You’ll gain valuable on the job experience in key areas required for your professional success, making you more desirable to employers.

  • Can I still enroll in the program if I have another job?

    Yes, absolutely as long as you can fit 10 hours a week into your schedule you can enroll.

  • Do I get paid for my time?

    No, there is no pay associated with this program.

  • Am I guaranteed a job with that facility?

    No, there is no guarantee of a job at the facility. If the facility wants to hire you on after your Associate Personal Trainer Experience is complete that is at the facilities discretion.

  • How does the job guarantee work?

    The job guarantee will start when you complete the Associate Personal Trainer Experience. To receive this refund, you must have applied for at least 5 personal trainer positions within such 60 day period and have met the criteria for each such position (including passing any required background checks). The money back job guarantee only applies to the CPT portion of the package and not the Associate Personal Trainer Portion.

  • What is included in the package with the Associate Personal Trainer Experience?

    • CPT Exam and Textbook
    • Online CPT Course
    • Exam Prep Super bundle
    • Live workshop
    • CPT eTeach enrollment
    • Free Retest
    • 60 day job guarantee
    • Associate Personal Trainer Experience
  • Would I have a mid-session assessments to focus on my strengths and weaknesses?

    You will have bi-weekly assessments with your site supervisor to go over your strengths, weaknesses, and methods to improve.

  • Would I be training clients with another trainer?

    During the second half of the Associate Personal Trainer Experience, you will train clients on your own with guidance from a NASM expert and your site supervisor.