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National Academy of Sports Medicine ‐ Certifications, Cost, and Reviews

National Academy of Sports Medicine offers classes online only. This school offers training in 19 qualifications, with the most reviewed qualifications being Certified Personal Trainer, CPR Certification, and AED Certification. Time to complete this education training ranges from 2 weeks to 7 months depending on the qualification, with a median time to complete of 3 months. The cost to attend National Academy of Sports Medicine ranges from $200 to $1,500 depending on the qualification, with a median cost of $800. When asked how they paid for their training, most reviewers responded, "I paid for it myself".

The most commonly reported benefits of attending National Academy of Sports Medicine are "Flexible class hours" and "Good career preparation", but respondents also mentioned "Positive environment" and "Affordable" as notable benefits. National Academy of Sports Medicine has been reviewed 36 times, with an average rating of 4.47 out of 5. About 92% of reviewers would recommend National Academy of Sports Medicine to a friend.

School Information

2 weeks - 7 months


  • Certified Personal Trainer: Under $10 - $2,500
  • Heartsaver CPR AED Certificate: $600
  • CPR Certification: $700 - $1,200
  • Youth Exercise Specialization certificate: $200
  • AED Certification: $700 - $1,000
  • First Aid Certification: $700 - $1,000
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine CPT (NASM): $600
  • Certified Personal Trainer Certificate: $700 - $1,000
  • Nation Academy of Sport Medicine Certificate: $475
  • Fitness Nutrition Specialist Certificate: $820
  • National Association of Sports Medicine Certificate: $800
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine: $1,000
  • Denver: $1,000
  • Colorado Certified Personal Trainer + Corrective Exercise Specialist Certificate: $1,000
  • Nasm Certified Nutrition Coach: $1,500

What do students think about this program?

Top pros

Flexible class hours Mentioned in 29 reviews
Good career preparation Mentioned in 17 reviews
Positive environment Mentioned in 13 reviews

Recent reviews



Affordable, Good career preparation

Other comments

The training is clear and easy to follow. It is a guided study course which allows you to complete the course at your own pace. There are also advisors that are reachable by phone or email available to help you through your studies.



Flexible class hours, Good teachers, Affordable, Positive environment, Good career preparation


Poor editing and enough ambiguously worded quiz/exam questions to mention.

Other comments

This course starts simple enough but within the first few chapters becomes really challenging, especially for those who may not retain as much anatomy and physiology knowledge from prior education. Expect to spend time studying body parts/systems, their functions and scientific concepts as they relate to exercise and nutrition. You would be wise to follow the program as intended, apply and challenge yourself in every section to be as thorough as possible, and to take/review every quiz/practice exam at least 3 times, even if you ace it the first time (the questions are randomly pulled from a much larger database of questions, so taking a quiz/exam once is not a good representation for the complete knowledge of a chapter/course). There is a lot of information to retain, so be prepared to study.

Certified Personal Trainer Questions & Answers

What do people wish they knew before earning their Certified Personal Trainer?

1,287 people answered

“I would of wished to learn more about nutrition.”

Sept. 30, 2019

“I studied this certification and the pros and cons pretty well before attempting to earn it. I was confident, ans still am, that i knew everything i needed to beforehand.”

Sept. 29, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Certified Personal Trainer?

1,412 people answered

“Make sure you work for a company who's going to take care of you .”

Sept. 30, 2019

“I would definitely advise someone to start college classes for some kind of nutritional degree.”

Sept. 29, 2019
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