SOURCE: National Academy of Sports Medicine

National Academy of Sports Medicine

August 20, 2009 05:11 ET

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Named a 2010 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs

NASM Is Recognized Among the Top 15 Percent of U.S. Higher Education and Training Institutions for Its Efforts in Training Veterans for Successful Careers

CALABASAS, CA--(Marketwire - August 20, 2009) - The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), a global leader in personal training certification and sports performance training, is named to the 2010 Military Friendly School List by G.I. Jobs, placing it in the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools across the nation. Schools on the list range from state universities and private colleges, to community colleges, trade schools and online certification programs. The common bond is a shared priority in recruiting and embracing students with military experience.

"It's evident that military veterans seeking NASM's Certified Personal Training (NASM CPT) credential are truly dedicated to the health and fitness industry," said Dr. Micheal Clark, NASM chief executive officer. "The military instilled in these individuals the importance of health and physical fitness, in addition to a disciplined approach to the profession. Now, with the NASM CPT they are able to share their knowledge in a way that will positively affect the lives of others."

With announcement of the 2010 Military Friendly School recognition, NASM becomes the first personal training certification accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) named to the list. Additionally, NASM's CPT is recognized by the Department of Veteran Affairs as an approved education program.

"Upon leaving service I debated what the next best and most logical step would be for my transition into civilian life and a new career," said Rene Moreno, Army veteran and current NASM Certified Personal Trainer with Plus One Fitness. "The NASM CPT exam is not easy, and it's certainly not a 'gimmie' like some other CPT exams, but the information is all there. The NASM CPT certification was the key to finding a career I love."

The cost of the CPT certification exam is reimbursable under the new Post 9/11 G.I. Bill. NASM offers many different CPT packages to assist prospective trainers in reaching their certification goals. Furthermore, NASM offers active duty military personnel, veterans and their family members preferred pricing and flexible payment plans on all NASM credentials, including the CPT certification, the NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM PES) and NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM CES).

For more information on pricing and to enroll into a NASM credentialing program visit www.nasm.org/military or call 1.800.460.NASM (6276).

About NASM

Since 1987, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), a global leader in personal training certification and sports performance training, has been providing evidence-based certifications and advanced credentials for health and fitness professionals. To learn more visit www.nasm.org or call 1.800.460.NASM (6276).

About G.I. Jobs

G.I. Jobs (www.gijobs.com) is published by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. The company also publishes The Guide to Military Friendly Schools, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines and annually rates the nation's "Military Friendly Employers," "Military Spouse Friendly Employers" and "Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses."

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