National Academy of Sports Medicine – Certified Personal Trainer


What is NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)?

The NASM-CPT program is designed with you in mind. Our systematic, evidence-based approach for designing exercise programs can prepare you to help anyone reach their fitness goals – from beginners to professional athletes.

This and all other NASM programs are founded on principles contained in NASM’s exclusive Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT™) model, the industry’s premier science-based training model.

  • The most sought after personal trainer certification in the fitness industry.

  • Provides skills to design fitness programmes based on the latest scientific research, and not anecdotal evidence.
  • The most rigorously tested system available to fitness professionals today.
  • Sets the standard in fitness, requiring a comprehensive knowledge of human movement science, functional assessment, and program design.

  • The GOLD STANDARD when it comes to personal training. Distinguish yourself from your peers.

  • Gain specialised capabilities to increase your earning potential.

Bring the book to life in this 3-day workshop.

NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Live Workshop

Day 1

  • CPR + AED Certification (*Only for Penang, Kuala Lumpur, and Johor Bahru NASM-CPT intakes)
  • Introduction to the NASM Optimum Performance Training (OPT) Model
  • How to conduct different fitness screenings and assessments
  • How to interpret the results from fitness screenings and assessments

Day 2 & 3

  • Allows you to see the bigger picture of the NASM training methodology and covers the WHAT (exercise selection, progressions, & regressions), WHY (scientific rationale) and HOW (practical aspects) including:
    • Flexibility Training Concepts
    • Core Training Concepts
    • Balance Training Concepts
    • Reactive Training Concepts
    • Speed, Agility, and Quickness Training Concepts
    • Resistance Training Concepts
    • How to design individualised training programs for different clients’ needs and goals based on screening and assessment results
    • How to design training individualised programs for different clients
    • How to design individualised daily, weekly, monthly, and annual training programs for different clients

Workshop Coaches

Jeremy Ng
NASM Master Trainer, CPT, CES, PES

Chief Education Officer|Director|Educator|Personal Trainer
Founder of PFC Studio, Jeremy has been heavily involved in Malaysia’s fitness scene for over a decade. Driven by an insatiable desire to cultivate educated fitness, Jeremy genuinely seeks to help trainers keep up with the latest scientifically backed training methods and principles.

NASM Master Trainer, CPT, CES, PES

Chief Exercise Officer|Educator|Personal Trainer
Specialising in strength & conditioning, Joel has the experience working with athletes of all levels. Some of athletes and associations he has worked with include the young guns from LTAM, SRAM and PGM training programs.
Having experience representing the country at several junior rugby events, he is able to connect and understand the pressures of being an athlete. His specialty lies in working with athletes who are juggling between school and training and athletes who are transitioning into a full fledged training regime. Joel is also an educator for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).

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Workshop Venues

Kuala Lumpur

PFC Studio
E-3-14, Plaza Damas, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1,
Taman Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
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+60 13 394 7393



1 Coleman St, #03-02 The Adelphi, Singapore 179803

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+6013 394 7393

Johor Bahru

PTEx Fitness Academy
111-02, Jalan Mutiara Emas 2/32,
Taman Mount Austin,
81100 Johor Bahru, Johor

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X-Line M2 Fitness Club Block 29-3-61- The Golden Triangle,62-63, Persiaran Paya Terubong 1,11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang

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NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) is an internationally recognised fitness certification. It is the most rigorously tested system available to fitness professionals today and it is focused on developing fitness programmes based on latest scientific research. This means you will gain knowledge that will set you above the rest.

The NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) certification sets the standard in fitness – during the duration your studies, you will gain comprehensive knowledge of human movement science, functional assessment, and program design.

Takes the guesswork out of the program and helps your produce consistent and remarkable results for your clients. The NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) program does more than introduce you to the fundamentals of training; It sets you on the path to becoming a leader in the industry;

The NASM Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model sets NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) apart from the rest of the industry.

NASM’s Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model has been extremely successful in helping clients reduce their body fat, increase lean muscle mass and strength, and improve performance and overall health.

NASM’s exclusive Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model is:

  • The industry’s first comprehensive training system. Based on scientific, evidence-based research.
  • Takes the guesswork out of program design.
  • Helps you produce consistent and remarkable results for your clients.
  • Developed to concurrently improve all functional abilities, including flexibility, core stabilisation, balance, strength, power, and cardiorespiratory endurance.

Once you attend the 3-day live workshop, you will be given an NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) online account where you will gain access to NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) online resources (tutorials, exercise library, quizzes, unlimited practice exams). Once you are ready for your final exam, make an appointment to attempt your final exam at PFC Studio. For students from other states or overseas, online invigilated exam can be done via zoom. You are given 365 days to complete your final exam.

NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) is designed to allow for hands-on learning, self-directed and self-paced study (3 days of live workshop and online studies thereafter).

NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) graduates are required to undergo re-certification every 2 years. They are required to collect 2.0 continuing education units (CEUs) by attending NASM approved courses. The re-certification fee is RM848 (inclusive of 6% SST) for every two years. There is so much to learn when it comes to fitness so the re-certification requirement is just another way to ensure that trainers stay on top of their knowledge because when it comes to your career and your clients, don’t settle for less.

NASM now offers “Recertify for Life” option. This gives NASM Certified Personal Trainers the opportunity to avoid renewal fees with a one-time fee of RM1749 (inclusive of 6% SST). NASM-CPTs are required to collect 2.0 continuing education units (CEUs) every 2 years. by attending NASM approved courses.

Remark: All online material can only be accessed using desktop or laptop computer. iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone or Android devices are not supported.

Meet our latest NASM-CPT Graduates

Asyraf Aladdin

NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)

Jason Yong

NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)

Aaron Ngu

NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)

What our participants say

I always loves to challenge my limits. In 2017, I had two painful lower back fractures and a rotator cuff injury during my preparation for my bodybuilding and men’s physique competitions. It made me eager to learn more on how to keep training my best in every training session while staying injury free. Searching online for the best personal trainer certificate that teaches the science behind training our body and how to keep improving without injuries, I found NASM CPT which taught me how to train different body types and various conditions with proven scientific methods. Through Facebook, I found PFC Studio provided NASM CPT and after the live workshop from master trainer Jeremy Ng and his team, I have a better understanding on the courses and it has helped me a lot in passing the tough final exam . I’m thankful for master trainer Jeremy and the PFC team that helped clarify all my questions and even though I asked a lot, you all still helped answer my questions clearly. I feel satisfied completing NASM CPT but I know learning never ends and I will definitely keep coming back to learn more at PFC Studio.

I think it is a very good course. I’ve learned pretty much a lot of things. The one I was most interested in was the foam rolling, strength training, and hypertrophy training. NASM is going to really benefit me and bring me to the next level when I’m going to compete. I’m going to incorporate this knowledge on myself and also on all my clients. Overall the course is really really beneficial and if you guys are looking into any fitness cert and also other training courses, NASM is what you’re going to look at.

The live workshop gave me a very good overview of what NASM is and made studying a lot much easier. Without the live workshop, you might not understand what is going on when you study the materials. It [the live workshop] definitely helped me to pass the exam and I would definitely recommend if you’re trying to take NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) exam, come for the live workshop. It’ll definitely increase your rate of success.

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