NASM ® CPT Exam Prep

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Overwhelmed by the amount of information needed to become a NASM® personal trainer? Worried about focusing too much on the wrong things or missing the crucial facts? You can now efficiently study the entire scope of NASM's® curriculum with Brainscape’s online and mobile flashcards. Curated by two NASM® certified personal trainers with years of training and teaching experience, these flashcards whip your knowledge into shape and help you ace the exam!

Helping you Decode the World of CPT

As a NASM® certified personal trainer, you will be guiding clients through a fitness journey, which requires you to have a detailed working knowledge of the body, its skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, and nervous systems (and much, much more). This is no walk on the treadmill, my friends. The NASM curriculum is a punishing mental routine but Brainscape’s panel of health and fitness experts have the perfect tips and tools to help you master the content efficiently (and without spraining your brain).

Brainscape has partnered with a panel of health coach experts to help students like you ace the NASM® CPT exam. At the helm of this panel is lead author Cassie Laegen, a certified personal trainer, health coach, and American swim coach with a Masters of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. Yas queen. The fruits of our collaboration is a comprehensive collection of adaptive, digital NASM CPT flashcards and this study guide, which have been meticulously reviewed by NASM Master Instructors.

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Brainscape’s collection of 700+ flashcards aren’t just definitions of terms (although, we have those too!). The NASM® exam requires critical thinking, which was the premise behind the creation of these cards. By splitting the cards into decks that are centered around the NASM® curriculum, you can study more efficiently and trust that you have all the facts necessary to kickstart your career in health and wellness!

How Brainscape helps you learn faster and remember for longer

The brain is hardwired to learn and remember information a certain way. The Brainscape™ flashcard app was born out of the question: what if we leveraged this hardwiring to help students learn more efficiently? Fueled by curiosity, our team of cognitive scientists from Columbia and Yale spent years developing a scientifically optimized learning platform to boost your learning.

Our "secret sauce" is a learning algorithm that delivers information to your brain in a way that optimizes its ability to retain that information. And it’s the spaced repetition of NASM CPT content at precisely the right interval for YOUR brain that makes Brainscape so effective for remembering the facts.

With Brainscape’s NASM® CPT review, you get:

  • 700+ flashcards with in-depth coverage of every chapter of the NASM® text.
  • Carefully designed and fact-checked information created for trainers, by trainers.
  • Special focus on top tested material such as the NASM® OPT Model, fitness assessments, and program design.
  • Total coverage of all CPT domains and testing content.
  • A customized flashcard repetition algorithm that cuts your memorization time dramatically.
  • Ongoing feedback, statistics, and visualization tools to help you track your progress.
  • Links and visuals to enhance the learning experience.
  • In sync studying across Brainscape’s website and app so you can study any time, anywhere!

Go crush this exam and get certified!

Decks in this class (20)

The Scientific Rationale for Integrated Training
This deck is designed to review the key points from The Scientific Rationale for Integrated Training including explaining the history of the personal training profession and clientele, understanding the basis of integrated program design, and explaining the OPT model.
43  cards
Basic Exercise Science
This deck is designed to review the key points from Basic Exercise Science including information regarding key components of the human movement system and describing how these components respond and adapt to exercise.
86  cards
The Cardiorespiratory System
This deck is designed to review the key points from The Cardiorespiratory System including information on the structure and function of the system and how it relates to exercise.
41  cards
Exercise Metabolism and Bioenergetics
Mastering this deck will allow you to have a greater understanding of energy pathways as well as the interaction of carbohydrates, fat, and proteins for fueling various types of exercise.
29  cards
Human Movement Science
Mastering this deck will allow you to have a greater understanding of functional body mechanics, muscle actions, and motor learning.
43  cards
Fitness Assessment
After studying this deck, you will have a greater understanding of the components of a comprehensive health-related fitness assessment and how to use this information to create an exercise program for clients.
67  cards
Flexibility Training Concepts
This deck is designed to review the key points from Flexibility Training Concepts focusing on the effects of muscle imbalances on the kinetic chain, providing a rationale for flexibility training, and how to perform appropriate stretches in each phase of the OPT model.
50  cards
Cardiorespiratory Fitness Training
This deck is designed to review the key points from Cardiorespiratory Fitness Training focusing on describing the components of cardiorespiratory fitness, the health benefits and effects of training, and how to design and perform safe and effective cardiorespiratory exercise for clients in any phase of the OPT model.
52  cards
Core Training Concepts
This deck is designed to review the key points from Core Training Concepts including understanding the importance of core training and designing a progressive core training program for clients in all phases of the OPT model.
36  cards
Balance Training Concepts
After mastering this deck, you will have a better understanding of balance training and how to design a progressive balance training program.
15  cards
Plyometric (Reactive) Training Concepts
This deck is designed to review the key points from Plyometric Training Concepts focusing on defining, discussing the importance, and designing a plyometric training program within all levels of the OPT model.
23  cards
Speed, Agility, and Quickness Training
After mastering this deck, you will have a better understanding of speed, agility, and quickness training and how to appropriately incorporate these concepts into a training program.
15  cards
Resistance Training Concepts
After mastering this deck, you will have a better understanding of general adaptation syndrome, the principle of adaptation and specificity, and resistance training as it pertains to the 5 phases of the OPT model.
49  cards
Integrated Training Program Design and the OPT Model
After mastering this deck, you will be able to describe acute training variables, describe phases, and design programs within the OPT model.
42  cards
Introduction to Exercise Modalities
After mastering this deck, you will have a better understanding of safe and effective use of resistance and proprioceptive exercise modalities. You will have also have a better understanding of how to implement these modalities in the OPT model.
15  cards
Chronic Health Conditions and Physical or Functional Limitations
This deck is designed to review the key points from Chronic Health Conditions and Physical or Functional Limitations including information on describing common conditions, identifying how these conditions affect exercise training capabilities, and understanding how to modify a program for clients with these conditions.
51  cards
Nutrition
After mastering this deck, you will have a better understanding of macronutrients and their effects on satiety, energy expenditure, and weight control. You will also have a better understanding of how to provide basic nutritional recommendations for optimizing health.
30  cards
Supplementation
After mastering this deck, you will have a better understanding of supplements and how to respond to questions about dietary supplements based on objective, scientific facts.
14  cards
Lifestyle Modification and Behavioral Coaching
This deck is designed to identify the subjects identified in lifestyle modification such as the stages of change, SMART goals, and effective communication skills.
34  cards
Developing a Successful Personal Training Business
After mastering this deck, you will have a better understanding of uncompromising customer service, strategies for selecting an ideal workplace and finding a job, the four P's of marketing, and basic membership sales techniques.
12  cards

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