SOURCE: National Academy of Sports Medicine

National Academy of Sports Medicine

June 11, 2012 07:00 ET

NASM and National Personal Training Institute Join Forces

The Global Leader in Health and Fitness Education and Certification, NASM, and One of the Nation's Leaders in Career Education, the National Personal Training Institute, Join Forces to Create a Unique Approach to Personal Training Education

CHANDLER, AZ--(Marketwire - Jun 11, 2012) - The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the National Personal Training Institute (NPTI), announced a strategic academic partnership to deliver a world class health and fitness curriculum in a hands-on, classroom setting to individuals seeking to become a certified personal fitness trainer.

Founded in 1987, NASM is the global leader in personal training and sports medicine education, specializing in personal training certification, sports performance training credentials, and corrective exercise training credentials. Accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the NASM-CPT certification is the preferred choice of fitness professionals & top health clubs throughout the world. NASM's position as the industry's most demanded personal fitness certification reflects the vision of Dr. Micheal A. Clark, CEO, and creator of the Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT) model and continued support from Andrew Wyant, President and General Manager of NASM.

"NASM is at the forefront of the sports and fitness certification industry. We bring expertise and credibility to passionate people who are the future of this growing profession. The training resources and programs NASM provides not only change the lives of the student, but help transform the lives of those they help to become healthier and happier. This is why we work to improve our products and continue to pursue high certification standards," stated Wyant.

Serving as the new president and general manager of NASM, Andrew Wyant understands the importance of partnerships as his extensive background includes serving as president, CEO and owner of Direct Spotlight Media.

"Combining NASM's market leading CPT certification encompassing the OPT model with NPTI's extensive hands on and comprehensive learning environment, we feel this partnership will benefit not only the students going through the program, but will benefit the industry as a whole by delivering a well-qualified, NASM-certified and career-ready professional who will be ready to contribute to their employer or start their own business on day one," said Mr. Wyant. "NPTI's hands on classroom education with NASM's innovative curriculum prepares professionals not only for a state diploma and NASM's CPT exam, but for a lifelong and successful career in fitness."

Students who complete the Personal Fitness Training Program at National Personal Training Institute are prepared to perform the following responsibilities:

  • Conducting accurate fitness assessments
  • Sales and marketing skills
  • Developing evidence-based exercise programs using the OPT model
  • Teaching and demonstrating proper workout techniques
  • Group and personal fitness training
  • Fitness facility marketing and management
  • Empowering, challenging, and motivating clients toward improved quality of life

NPTI's instructors and staff are highly educated and are industry veterans with credentials and experience that will translate into high quality student instruction. All graduates of NPTI will receive a state recognized Diploma and be eligible to sit for the NASM-CPT exam. "After much research and comparison NPTI determined NASM certification to be the best fit for our students and schools," stated Mr. Eugene McIlvaine (NPTI founder). "This strategic partnership has the opportunity to create world class Certified Personal Trainers who will have a variety of career options at their disposal upon graduation."

Upon successful completion of the program and the passing of the NASM-CPT examination, NPTI graduates will have the opportunity to pursue flexible, exciting, and financially rewarding careers in one of the following settings: multi-purpose health clubs, corporate fitness centers, independent business operators, community centers, and more.

Students interested in becoming an NASM Certified Personal Trainer through National Personal Training Institute should contact (800) 960-6294 or visit

About National Personal Training Institute (NPTI)

The primary share holders have been in the career training education business since December of 1980. Since 1997 NPTI has focused on the health and fitness industries' lack of education and minimum requirements to become a personal trainer. NPTI focused its energy on creating an innovative and comprehensive 500 hour personal fitness training program which has since changed the industry. The leading component to the company's success is the 200 hour hands on client personal training simulation in a fitness facility daily. Currently operating in 32 metropolitan cities and Canada. NPTI will continue its aggressive national and International expansion.

About NASM

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 certification, NASM also offers a progressive career track with access to advanced specializations, continuing education courses, and accredited Bachelor's and Master's Degree programs. The NASM educational continuum is designed to help today's Health and Fitness Professionals enhance their careers while empowering their clients to live healthier lives. For more information, call 1.800.460.NASM (6276) or visit

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