Course Code: GES157
Understand the integrated training principles associated with sports performance training. Understand training in all planes of motion, basic exercise science, and the cardiorespiratory system, as well as the hormonal response to exercise.
Dive into human movement science including joint motion, muscle action spectrum, functional anatomy, and sports performance testing.
Learn about performance enhancing training tools for flexibility, the cardiorespiratory system, core, balance, and plyometric training.
Understand stability, strength, power, muscle and joint elasticity, agility, and quickness.
Explore the SAID principle, overload variation, progressive outcomes for various types of training, scientific rationale, execution steps, and Olympic lifting.
Learn about program design, exercise selection, the OPT model, injury prevention and reconditioning, performance nutrition, and performance psychology.
PES candidates must have one of the following:
This program can be taken on a Mac or a PC. On a PC, it is compatible with Windows 7 and later operating systems and the current versions of Firefox, Chrome, or IE 11 and later browsers.
On a Mac, the program is compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 and later operating systems and the current versions of Firefox, Chrome, or Safari 8 or later browsers.
We recommend that you use Chrome and Firefox in place of other web browsers.
Adobe Flash Player is required for this program.
You will receive the following textbook:
You’ll also receive access to practice exams and study materials to help you prepare for your exam.
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. When you register, you’ll receive six (6) months to complete the program.
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
There is no facilitator for this program. NASM does offer students support through access to email and phone.
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is the best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.
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Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready. Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
Yes, this program prepares you for the Performance Enhancement Specialist exam.