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The Essentials of Personal Training, 2ed, is the main resource for the NSCA-CPT exam. It is available with or without the online study course. The online study course is recommended if you are looking for a supplement to the textbook. It provides a reading plan as well as a mock exam that is 1/3 the length of the actual exam. You will be able to download and print a certificate upon completion.
Comprehensive and research based, the second edition of NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training is the resource to rely on for personal training information and guidance. With state-of-the-art knowledge regarding applied aspects of personal training as well as clear explanations of supporting scientific evidence, NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training, Second Edition, is also the authoritative preparation text for those preparing for the NSCA-CPT exam. This essential reference was developed by the NSCA to present the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for personal trainers.
With contributions from leading authorities in the field, the text will assist both current and future personal trainers in applying the most current research to the needs of their clients:
For those preparing for the NSCA-CPT exam, this second edition features new and revised study questions at the end of each chapter. These questions are written in the same style and format as those found on the NSCA-CPT exam to fully prepare candidates for exam day. For efficient self-study, answers to study questions and suggested solutions for the applied knowledge question are located in the back of the text. Chapter objectives and key points provide a framework for study and review of important information, while sidebars throughout the text present practical explanations and applications of scientific concepts and theory.
The second edition of NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training is the most comprehensive resource available for current and future personal trainers, exercise instructors, fitness facility and wellness center managers, and other fitness professionals. Unmatched in scope, this text remains the leading source for personal training preparation and professional development.