National Academy of Sports Medicine

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National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
Founded1987; 36 years ago (1987)
FounderRobert M. Goldman[1]
FocusCertifications, Training[2]
Area served
Members in 80+ countries[4]
MethodCertifications, technical assistance, trainings and seminars
Parent organization
Ascend Learning

The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) is an American fitness training provider founded in 1987.[5] Its headquarters is located in Gilbert, Arizona.[6]


The original founder was Robert M. Goldman. NASM is a subsidiary of Ascend Learning.[7] NASM members attend and conduct health and fitness conferences that provide networking opportunities, discussion, review and formation of the Association's certification requirements.[8] NASM is accredited by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence.[9][10] The organization is registered with the Better Business Bureau as a sole proprietorship.[11]

NASM's CEO is Micheal Clark, who joined NASM as a partner in 2000 and also serves as the physical therapist for the Phoenix Suns.[12]

Educational partnerships[edit]

Successful completion of the National Personal Training Institute program allows the graduate to be eligible to take the NASM Certification examination.[13]

Veterans and military[edit]

Since 2010, NASM has been listed as a Military Friendly School.[14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Biography by Baron Magazine". Dr. Robert M. Goldman. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  2. ^ Newport, Joshua. "LibGuides: Health and Physical Education: Professional Groups and Organizations".
  3. ^ "National Academy of Sports Medicine Acquires Aerobics and Fitness Association of America". 6 August 2015.
  4. ^ " info about NASM having members in 80+ countries".
  5. ^ "National Academy of Sports Medicine President and CEO Dr. Micheal Clark Named to Business Journal of Phoenix Forty under 40 List". Personal Fitness Professional. 16 March 2007. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Next Insurance Partners with National Academy of Sports Medicine and Athletics and Fitness Association of America to Offer Tailored Coverage for Personal Trainers". 28 February 2018.
  7. ^ "About Us". NASM Website.
  8. ^ "Life Time Healthy Way of Life Chairman, CEO and Founder, Bahram Akradi, to Keynote NASM Optima".
  9. ^ "Top 5 Best Personal Trainer Certification Programs (And Our #1 Pick)". 1 September 2013.
  10. ^ Ullman, Shannon (2 November 2016). "Personal Trainer Certification: Here Are The Best Programs In America".
  11. ^ "BBB Business Profile - National Academy of Sports Medicine".
  12. ^ "About Dr. Mike".
  13. ^ "National Personal Training Institute of California - NASM Academic".
  14. ^ " article about NASM being military friendly".

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