NASM Certificate of Distinction

The job market is tougher than ever. If you want to succeed in the fitness industry, you’ll not only need to become a certified personal trainer, you’ll also need to stand out from the crowd.

An NASM Certificate of Distinction, available to AAPT students, can help you do just that.

What Is a Certificate of Distinction?

In 2015, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) began awarding a new credential. Called the Certificate of Distinction, it recognizes students who pass the Certified Personal Trainer exam at a designated NASM partner-school, such as the American Academy of Personal Training (AAPT).

Only a certified personal trainer who has attended an NASM partner-school can receive the award.

In order to qualify as a partner school for the purposes of the certificate, an institution must offer hands-on instruction as part of its curriculum. In other words, the award confers a special distinction on students who have received fitness training outside of a classroom setting.

Do AAPT Students Get a Certificate?

At AAPT, we know the value of practical fitness instruction. That’s why we’ve always devoted equal time to classroom learning materials and hands-on training sessions. When you pursue your fitness studies at AAPT, you’ll learn techniques from the most qualified personal training instructors in the business. By completing our course of studies, you’ll automatically qualify for an NASM Certificate of Distinction.

How Can a Certificate of Distinction Help Me?

Put simply, the Certificate of Distinction gives job applicants a leg up when applying for a position as a personal trainer or group fitness instructor. By putting the certificate on your resume, you can show your future employer that you’re not only a certified personal trainer but a certified personal trainer who has hands-on experience. That can mean the difference between a long, hard job search and a long, rewarding career in the fitness industry.

Want the chance to qualify for the Certificate of Distinction? Enroll in AAPT’s personal training program today.