NASM – National Academy of Sports Medicine

The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has multiple programs that all revolve around their proprietary OPT™ Model.

The NASM OPT Model


The OPT Model contains 6 phases consisting of 1 stabilization, 3 strength and 2 power phases.

  1. Stabilization
  2. Strength
    1. Endurance
    2. Hypertrophy
    3. Max
  3. Power
    1. Phase 1
    2. Max

This is NASM’s PES textbook. I’t’s based their  proprietary Optimum Performance Training (OPT™) model and teaches future sports performance coaches and hit performance trainers how to design strength and conditioning programs for athletes.

NASM Essentials Of Sports Performance Training


NASM Essentials Of Corrective Exercise Training

Study Guide