Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)

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National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)

ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Sports performance is one of the most demanding forms of training. The NASM Performance Enhancement Specialization (NASM-PES) will prepare you to work with clients at any level from youth sports to professional athletes. Developed utilizing NASM’s evidence-based OPT™ model, the NASM-PES takes training to a higher level by introducing the Maximal Power phase. This phase of training focuses on high-velocity training to increase an athlete’s power input. The advanced knowledge and skills gained from the NASM-PES program will help you improve client athletic performance, especially their power, speed, agility and quickness.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the foundational principles that lead to enhanced sports performance for athletes of various fitness needs and goals.
  • Design safe and effective training programs used for improving performance amongst various sports.
  • Evaluate exercise selection, execution, and technique specific to sports performance.
  • Determine performance assessments used to assess and program for athletes in different seasons throughout a training year.

Who Should Become an NASM-PES?

  • Personal Trainers
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Strength & Conditioning Coaches
  • Physical Therapist
  • Coaches
  • Athletes & Fitness Enthusiasts

Specific titles given may include:

  • Performance Enhancement Specialist

Prerequisites: Although it is not required, it is recommended that candidates have at least one of the following credentials:

  • NASM-CPT certification
  • Certified Massage Therapist
  • NCCA, NBFE or DETC Accredited Health/Fitness Certification
  • 4-Year College Degree in fitness industry
  • REPs Level 3 or higher (int'l)

Timeline: Maximum 12 months - study at your own pace

Delivery Method: Online - study anywhere, anytime

To register your interest, please email international@nasm.org

To view more information, visit https://www.nasm.org/products/PES316K

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