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National Academy of Sports Medicine Mixed Martial Arts Certification

Mixed Martial Arts Instructor Training

MMA Instructor Leading Class

MMA Conditioning Specialist Overview

The emphasis of MMA conditioning specialist is a quality educational experience that prepares graduates to succeed in this respective specialty, whether new to the industry or expanding their skills. The needs of mixed martial artists are specific to their sport.

This program combines the uniqueness and innovation of mixed martial arts with the scientific rationale and key principles of human movement science and NASM’s Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT™) model into a progressive system.

Training programs are typically divided into two components:

  • MMA skills
  • Strength and conditioning

This Program does not address in detail the techniques or skills required to become a master of martial arts or combat sports. This program will, however, address the other side of mixed martial arts training and provide the participant with the strength, conditioning, basic techniques and overall performance elements that a MMA competitor needs to train and compete at the highest level possible.

Topics covered in the MMA Conditioning Specialist Certificate 60-hour program meet or exceed all the required standards set forth by the National Academy of Sports Medicine to achieve certification as well as the practical skills to lead a best-in-class mixed martial arts training experience.

With an 8-week curriculum, totaling 60 contact hours, the instructor-led coursework consists of approximately 20 hours of online study (reading, videos, activities, assignments and quizzes), 16 hours of in-club lab class time and 4 hours of practicum.

Career Support

The Professional Fitness Specialist - MMA Conditioning Specialist Program equips students with the knowledge to function as a professional member of the fitness instruction industry, and work at fitness studios, health clubs and private businesses. Life Time Academy includes career support including an interview with Life Time Human Resources (approximately 70% of graduates are hired by Life Time Fitness).

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