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Press Release – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rachel Southard
The global leader in health and fitness education and IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs join forces to create new hands-on Professional Fitness Training Program
Calabasas, Calif. (December 20, 2011)— Today the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and IntelliTec College announced a strategic academic partnership to deliver the top health and fitness curriculum and training methodology in a hands-on, classroom setting to individuals seeking to become a personal fitness trainer.
“True to our mission of providing students with a solid educational foundation, our goal is to create the premier fitness training school allowing for a hands-on educational experience,” said Ray Ada, IntelliTec College, Campus Director. “To achieve this objective we knew it was critical to align ourselves with the fitness certification program that would best prepare our students for a successful career as a professional fitness trainer. The best partner for us was NASM.”
Founded in 1987, NASM is a global leader in personal training certification, sports performance training, and injury prevention and recovery. Accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the NASM CPT certification is the preferred choice of top health clubs throughout the world. NASM also serves as the official education provider of the National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association (NBATA), and for over 20 years has rehabilitated, reconditioned and trained professional and amateur elite athletes alike.
NASM’s position as the industry’s most demanded personal fitness certification reflects the vision of Dr. Micheal A. Clark, CEO, and creator of the Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT) method used by thousands of health and fitness professionals worldwide. Also serving as the team physical therapist to the NBA’s Phoenix Suns, Clark was selected by Men’s Health magazine as the top visionary to shape the future of the health and fitness industry.
“I am impressed with the depth of IntelliTec College curriculum as well as their balanced approach to fitness training education,” said Dr. Clark. “The blending of classroom education with hands on lab work prepares professionals for not only NASM’s personal trainer certification exam, but for a lifelong career in fitness.”
Students who complete the 15 month program are prepared to perform the following responsibilities of a personal trainer:
- Conducting accurate fitness assessments
- Recruiting and retaining clients
- Developing evidence-based exercise programs
- Teaching and demonstrating proper workout techniques
- Empowering, challenging, and motivating clients toward improved quality of life
Upon successful completion of the program and the passing of the NASM CPT examination, graduates will have the opportunity to pursue flexible, exciting and financially rewarding careers in one of the following settings: multi-purpose health clubs, corporate fitness centers, independent business operators, community centers, and more.
“The rich history and track record of IntelliTec College speaks volumes to the potential of their new professional fitness training program,” said Clark. “The combination of NASM’s expertise in fitness and IntelliTec College expertise in education creates a powerful partnership that will provide a better professional to the fitness industry.”
Students interested in becoming a NASM certified personal trainer at IntelliTec College should contact 719-632-7626, or www.IntelliTec.edu or stop by the campus at 2315 E. Pikes Peak Avenue.
Academic Institutions interested in learning more about integrating the NASM curriculum and certification exam into an existing or new fitness training program should contact the NASM Academic Advisory Team at 1.800.460.NASM (6276) x238 or visit www.nasm.org/academic.
Since 1987, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has been a global leader in providing evidence-based certifications and advanced credentials to health and fitness professionals. In addition to its NCCA-accredited fitness Certified Personal Trainer certification, NASM also offers a progressive career track with access to advanced specializations, continuing education courses, and accredited Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programs. The NASM educational continuum is designed to help today’s health and fitness professionals enhance their careers while empowering their clients to live healthier lives. For more information, call 1.800.460.NASM (6276) or visit www.nasm.org.