National Academy of Sports Medicine Launches New Courses to Help Fitness Professionals Build Successful Careers in a Virtual World

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State-of-the-Art Programs Empower Learners to Design Professional Home Gyms and Leverage Social Media to Promote their Brands

The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), a world leader in fitness certifications, has launched two new courses to help expand career opportunities for fitness professionals. NASM’s new Social Media Fitness Influencer program provides expert guidance on how to leverage the latest tactics and strategies to build a strong and loyal following online. Additionally, with more people looking for ways to integrate exercise into their daily lives, NASM’s new Home Gym Design Specialization enables learners to design safe and effective in-home gyms on any budget. Both programs are designed to address the unique and evolving needs of today’s fitness professionals and enthusiasts.

“Our mission is to provide the best knowledge and tools for our community to build successful careers,” said Laurie McCartney, President of NASM. “These two courses demonstrate our commitment to keeping our trainers and instructors on the cutting edge of today’s emerging technologies and trends.

The Social Media Influencer course gives learners an easy-to-follow guide for developing compelling content that will help them expand the reach of their online brands. The program provides a detailed roadmap on targeting, growing and maintaining followers, and it offers clear direction on strategies to generate revenue. The course also includes a downloadable Social Media Pack with ready-to-go templates and worksheets to help you hit the ground running with scheduling and automation.

The Home Gym Design Specialization prepares fitness professionals and enthusiasts to answer the growing demand for expert guidance on at-home workout solutions. The course content provides valuable instructions and guidelines for designing home gyms that align with a client’s goals, resources and budget. As an added bonus, high-quality exercise videos are also included with the course.

Both courses utilize NASM’s state-of-the-art digital learning platform that incorporates end-of-chapter quizzes, helpful infographics and seamless cross-platform technology that allows the learner to access the course on virtually any device at any time. Upon successful completion of each course and its respective final exam, graduates will earn .7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

“We developed these courses for the emerging fitness landscape,” said Ian Montel, Manager-Product Management for NASM. “We look to prepare the fitness professional to grow in their space, not just for today, but for the future.” For more information on these courses and other programs in fitness, nutrition and wellness, visit

About NASM: Now in its 34th year, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has remained the international standard in fitness education due to the high quality of fitness professionals they produce and their programs’ scientific rigor. NASM offers a best-in-class Certified Personal Trainer program and specialized bundles including, NASM Elite, Career Kickstarter, and more. In the last 10 years, NASM has certified and recertified over 190,000 personal trainers. For more information, visit

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Source: National Academy of Sports Medicine