Select Page

NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach (PBC)

$ 7,200.00

The all new NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach specialization (NASM-PBC) will deliver your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. The curriculum takes a comprehensive approach to physique programming, covering everything from weight training, nutrition, and supplementation techniques for physique athletes and fitness enthusiasts of all levels and experiences.

The NASM-PBC takes the guesswork out of training for physique goals. Through expert insight and detailed resources, you can help clients break through all the misinformation and noise of physique training seen on social media and the internet. You’ll tap into well-rounded programming that gives you the inspiration, insight, and methods to successfully reach your goals or coach clients toward their aesthetic aspirations.

Master the art and science of coaching physique and bodybuilding athletes. Become the expert your clients turn to for all their body transformation needs.

Why Become a Physique and Bodybuilding Coach?

  • Boost your reputation, career, earnings, and client base by training athletes of all ages and physique stages
  • Invest in your clients' lives and futures
  • Incorporate bodybuilding techniques into your own daily routine and physique goals
  • Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) towards your Personal Trainer recertification (Approved with NASM)
  • Help dispel misinformation about bodybuilding that clients see on social media
  • Expand your fitness knowledge
The course includes:
  • 1.9 NASM CEUs
  • 19 In-Depth Chapters
  • 23 Subject Matter Experts
  • Exercise Videos
  • Downloadable Handouts
  • 1 Year to Complete the Final Exam
  • Course content 100% Online; Access on All Devices
  • Certificate of Completion

Course Curriculum:

  • Chapter 1: Welcome
  • Chapter 2: Introduction to Physique Enhancement
  • Chapter 3: Fundamentals of Anatomy, Physiology, and Biomechanics
  • Chapter 4: Essentials of Metabolism, Energy Balance, and Fat Loss
  • Chapter 5: Mechanisms of Muscle Hypertrophy
  • Chapter 6: Macronutrients
  • Chapter 7: Micronutrients and Hydration
  • Chapter 8: Supplementation
  • Chapter 9: Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs)
  • Chapter 10: Fitness and Body Aesthetics Assessments
  • Chapter 11: Nutrition Assessment
  • Chapter 12: Warm-up, Recovery, and Injury Prevention
  • Chapter 13: Resistance and Core Training
  • Chapter 14: Cardiorespiratory Training and Non-Exercise Physical Activity
  • Chapter 15: Coaching Principles
  • Chapter 16: Exercise Programming
  • Chapter 17: Nutrition Programming
  • Chapter 18: Peaking for Competition or Personal Goals
  • Chapter 19: Physique Transformation Sustainability

Final Exam Format:

  • Passing score: 70% or higher
  • Number of questions: 100 multiple choice
  • Time limit: 90 minutes
  • Number of attempts : 3
  • Exam Expiration : 365 days from the course activation
  • Exam must be taken at Optimum Performance Studio in Central

CEUs: NASM (1.9), AFAA (15)

Additional information


Online Self Study


NASM (1.9), AFAA (15)