NASM Physique and Body Building Coach (English only)

What you'll learn


The all new NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach specialization (NASM-PBC) will deliver your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. The curriculum takes a comprehensive approach to physique programming, covering everything from weight training, nutrition, and sumpplementation techniques for physique athletes and fitness enthusiasts of all levels and experiences. 

The NASM-PBC takes the guesswork out of training for physique goals. Theough expert insight and detailed resources, you can help clients break through all the misinformation and noise of physique training seen on social media and the internet. You'll tap into well-rounded programming that gives you the inspiration, insight, and methods to successfully reach your goals or client goals toward their aesthetic aspirations. 

Master the art and science of coaching physique and bodybuilding athletes Become the expert your clients turn to for all their body transformation needs. 

This course provides 1.9 NASM CEUs for your NASM CPT recertification. 

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Access NASM's Physique and Bodybuilding Coach Program on a high-end, interactive digital learning platform that can be used anytime, anywhere, and on any device! 




This specialisation is intended for fitness professionals, bodybuilding and physique competitors and fitness enthusiasts. A fitness credential or a bachelor's degree is recommended. However there are no prerequisites to attend the course. 





Section 1: Introduction to Physique and Bodybuilding Coach

Chapter 1: Welcome      Learn about the role of Physique and Bodybuilding Coach, program objectives and how the NASM Specialization can help enhance your career

Chapter 2: Introduction to Physique Enhancement.   The learner will receive an overview of physique history and then define physique athletes and the broad spectrum of physique athletes. Physique enhancement will be discussed in terms of where it lies within the landscape of health, wellness, and sports performance. 


Section 2: Physiology, Anatomy, and Biomechanics of Physique Enhancement

Chapter 3: Fundamentals of Anatomy, Physiology, and Biomechanics   This chapter provides the learner with basic overview of gross anatomy, and the discussed bodily systems including the nervous, endocrine, skeletal, muscular, and endocrine systems. The secon half of the chapter examines disciplines of biomechanics and kinesiology, collectively termed Human Movement Science. 

Chapter 4: Essentials of Metabolism, Energy Balance, and Fat Loss.    Gain a deeper appreciationof metabolism, which refers to a living organism's chemical processes that provide energy. The ability to perform movement requires a constant supply of energy, and the process of generating kinetic energy from sources of potential energy is referred to as metabolism. 

Chapter 5: Mechanisms of Muscle Hypertrophy.   Introduces the physiology of muscular hypertrophy. It will discuss myofibrillar hypertrophy (in-series in-parallel mechanisms) and sarcoplasminc hypertrophy. Also learn the major mechanisms of hypertrophy: mechanical tension, muscle damage, and metabolic stress. 


Section 3: Nutrition Principles

Chapter 6: Macronutrients.     Learn the fundamental concepts of nutrition.  The chapter will describe the structure and function of protein, carbohydrates, and fats, and discuss the digestion and absorption of each macronutrient. 

Chapter 7: Micronutrients and Hydration.      Introduces the learner to micronutrients. The chapter will detail the differences between water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins, and minerals. Furthermore, the implications for health and physique considerations will be disussed. 

Chapter 8: Supplementation        Learn common supplements' risks, benefits, and efficacy to enhance fat loss and muscular hypertrophy, and examine myths about supplements. 

Chapter 9: Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs).        Learn common PEDs used to enhance fat loss and hypertrophy. This chapter will educate the Physique Coach regarding the dangers of commonly used PEDs such as anabolic streoids and stimulants.


Section 4: Body Aesthetics, Fitness and Nutrition Assessments

Chapter 10: Fitness and Body Asethetics Assessments.       Teaches the Physique Coach how to perform a comprehensive fitness and body aesthetics assessment as related to the physique athlete. The chapter will introduce the preparticipation health screening process before undergoing various physiological, posture and body composition assessments. 

Chapter 11: Nutrition Assessment.        Provides a basic introduction to healthy eating habits, the dietary guidelines, and the components of healthy eating patterns. Next, the chapter will discuss a detailed approach to assessing a client's dietary intake.


Section 5: Exercise Training Principles

Chapter 12: Warm-up, Recovery, and Injury Prevention.      Teaches the Physique coach how to implement a corrective exercise warm-up to reduce injury risk, increase joint mobility, and muscle activation.

Chapter 13: Resistance and Core Training.       Learn specific and application aspects of resistance training guidelines and applications. The chapter also discusses core core training, it will begin by describing the benefits of core training.

Chapter 14: Cardiorespiratory Training and Non-Exercise Physical Activity.        Introduces the learner to established cardiorespiratory training guidelines and applications. Also learn the effects of cardio training and NEAT on body composition (fat loss, muscle gain, muscle atrophy). 


Section 6: Programming and Coaching Principles

Chapter 15: Coaching Principles .          Understand essential coaching principles to help motivate and support physique athletes theough their journey. The chapter will briefly overview psychology and behavior change and how these principles apply to coaching physique athletes. 

Chapter 16: Exercise Programming:.       Understand exercise programming for physique athletes and examine various program protocols and how they apply to physique athlete. Review two in-depth case studies and how resistance training programs were developed for these personas. 

Chapter 17: Nutrition Programming:.      Learn various nutrition programming strategies for physique athletes including determining calorie needs, macronutrient targets, and nutrient timing and periodization. Review three example case studies. 

Chapter 18: Peaking for Competition or Personal Goals:.      Learn important nutrition and exercise training components for physique athletes to peak at their time of competition. Learn the important considerations when preparing for a physique/bodybuilding competition. 

Chapter 19: Physique Transformation Sustainability.         Identify strategies for preventinf hyperphagia after reaching a physique milestone. The chapter will detail long-term strategies for sustaining gains made during the physique transformation. 


Bonus Programming Manuals

Exercise Programming Manual:        Access canned assessment templates, handouts, and exercise programs, including assessment forms, corrective exercise warm-up programs for four phases of OPT Model.

Nutrition Programming Manual.       Access canned meal plans, including meal plans for various divisions (bikini, bodybuilding, physique) and goal (bulk, cut) from real life examples.


Final Exam


After the completion of the course, you will take an online final exam that contains 100 questions. Each question will be multiple-choice. This exam is timed and cannot exceed 90 minutes. To pass, you need a score of 70% or higher. Don't fret though, if you score below that, you have up to 3 attempts to pass.


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If you are fluent in Turkish, you may choose to get certified as a Physique and Bodybuilding Coach through ourhybrid coursewhich also includes Turkish lectures and support.

If you have not yet been certified as a fitness professional, please check out the two most requested certifications:

**NASM Personal Trainer Certification

**AFAA Group Fitness Instructor



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