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NASM Women’s Fitness Specialization (WFS)

$ 4,000.00

The all new NASM Women’s Fitness Specialization (NASM-WFS) will deliver your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of your female clients.

Whether it’s your own interest in the topic or wanting to better address the fitness needs of women, the NASM-WFS gives you the insights to confidently design safe and effective programming to support women on their fitness and health pursuits across various ages and life stages. Unlike other women’s fitness courses you may have encountered, the NASM-WFS is a comprehensive program that dives into the many health and fitness topics that women want to know more about – and do something positive about!

The NASM-WFS walks you through the changes happening across the lifespan, ranging from the impacts of hormonal sways and physical changes, to pregnancy and menopause, to evolving nutritional needs, motivational nudges and psychological issues. Everybody is different, and every fitness need is just as unique, especially when it comes to the biological experiences that women may go through across their lifespan.

With this online program, get everything you need to know about fitness assessments, physiological and anatomical considerations for pregnancy and menopause, nutrition, and implement business strategies to expand career opportunities to reach female clients. Plus, you'll learn more about exercise variables and modifications for resistance training, flexibility, cardiorespiratory, core, balance, plyometrics and how to put it all together.

Why Become a Women's Fitness Specialist?

  • Expand your fitness knowledge
  • Learn about nutritional guidelines
  • Boost your reputation, career, earnings, and client base by training women of all ages and stages
  • Apply the Optimum Performance Training (OPT™) Model to reach their goals
  • Invest in your clients' lives and futures
  • Dispel common women’s fitness myths and how to encouragingly communicate science to clients
  • Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) towards your Personal Trainer and Group Fitness certifications (Approved by NASM and AFAA)
  • From teens to seniors, pre-natal to postnatal, be an inspiring leader for all women

The course includes:

  • 1.5 NASM CEUs
  • 14 In-Depth Chapters
  • 14 Videos, highlighting professional insights from each chapter’s author
  • Downloadable Women’s Fitness Programming Manual
  • End-of-Chapter Quizzes
  • 1 Year to Complete the Final Exam
  • Course content 100% Online; Access on All Devices
  • Certificate of Completion

Course Curriculum:

  • Chapter 1: Current Status of Women’s Health
  • Chapter 2: Neuromuscular, Skeletal, Cardiorespiratory, and Endocrine Considerations
  • Chapter 3: Hormones and Weight Control
  • Chapter 4: Pregnancy and Postnatal Considerations
  • Chapter 5: Menopause Considerations
  • Chapter 6: Fitness Assessments for Women
  • Chapter 7: Flexibility Training for Women
  • Chapter 8: Cardiorespiratory Training for Women
  • Chapter 9: Core, Balance, Plyometric, and SAQ Training for Women
  • Chapter 10: Resistance Training for Women
  • Chapter 11: Integrated Program Design for Women
  • Chapter 12: Nutrition Guidelines for Women
  • Chapter 13: Psychological and Motivational Considerations
  • Chapter 14: Business and Professionalism

Final Exam Format:

  • Close book exam
  • 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 Administration: Exam must be taken at Optimum Performance Studio in Central

CEUs: NASM (1.5), AFAA (15), ACE (1.5)

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NASM (1.5), AFAA (15), ACE (1.5)


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