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NASM Women’s Fitness Specialization

Help women in different life stages set and exceed their personal fitness goals.

What You’ll Learn

The all new NASM Women’s Fitness Specialization (NASM-WFS) will deliver your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of your female clients.

Whether it’s your own interest in the topic or wanting to better address the fitness needs of women, the NASM-WFS gives you the insights to confidently design safe and effective programming to support women on their fitness and health pursuits across various ages and life stages. Unlike other women’s fitness courses you may have encountered, the NASM-WFS is a comprehensive program that dives into the many health and fitness topics that women want to know more about – and do something positive about!

Course Highlights

  • 1.5 NASM CEUs
  • 14 In-Depth Chapters
  • 14 Videos, highlighting professional insights from each chapter’s author
  • Downloadable Women’s Fitness Programming Manual
  • End-of-Chapter Quizzes
  • Typically Completed in 2-3 Weeks
  • 1 Year to Complete the Final Exam
  • 100% Online; Access on All Devices
  • Specialization Certificate of Completion

Why Become a Women's Fitness Specialist?

  • Expand your fitness knowledge
  • Boost your reputation, career, earnings, and client base by training women of all ages and stages
  • Invest in your clients' lives and futures
  • Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) towards your Personal Trainer and Group Fitness certifications (Approved by NASM and AFAA)
  • Learn about nutritional guidelines
  • Apply the Optimum Performance Training (OPT™) Model to reach their goals
  • Dispel common women’s fitness myths and how to encouragingly communicate science to clients
  • From teens to seniors, pre-natal to postnatal, be an inspiring leader for all women

Revolutionary Digital Learning Platform

Access NASM's Women's Fitness Specialization on a high-end, interactive digital learning platform that can be used anytime, anywhere, and on any device! Take a quick tour below to get a firsthand look at the tools and features of this revolutionary platform.


A fitness or wellness credential or a bachelor's degree is recommended but not required. This course is intended for certified personal trainers, wellness professionals nutrition coaches, group fitness instructors, and PE teachers.

Introduction: Welcome to the Women’s Fitness Specialization

The Women’s Fitness Specialization (WFS) is a comprehensive program for fitness professionals delivered in an immersive online experience. Highlighted are the WFS program learning objectives, how to interact with the course features, and how to earn the NASM-WFS credential.

Each stage in a woman's life comes with its challenges and benefits. We’ll examine the unique physical and medical aspects of biological women to help be more aware of these stages, women-specific health issues, potential risk factors, and how these may affect exercise programming and goal setting.

Chapter 2: Neuromuscular, Skeletal, Cardiorespiratory, and Endocrine Considerations

An overview of the changes that happen to a woman’s body throughout her lifespan (puberty, pregnancy, and menopause).

Chapter 3: Hormones and Weight Control

Get an up-close look at metabolism, regulating hormones, and unique aspects of a woman’s physiology to understand weight concerns.

Chapter 4: Pregnancy and Postnatal Considerations

A close look at the physiological and anatomical considerations when working with pregnant and postnatal clients. It will also cover exercise modifications based on these changes.

Chapter 5: Menopause Considerations

A review of the physiological and anatomical considerations of perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause, and exercise modification strategies for common symptoms.

Chapter 6: Fitness Assessments for Women

Understand the components of fitness assessments, how to implement both subjective and objective assessments, and also review assessment modifications for prenatal and menopausal clients.

Chapter 7: Flexibility Training for Women

This chapter unpacks the rationale behind flexibility training for women and the guidelines for training methods, including precautions for pregnant and postnatal clients.

Chapter 8: Cardiorespiratory Training for Women

We look over the benefits of cardiorespiratory training that helps women maintain optimal health and manage the dynamics of a changing body throughout their lifespan.

Chapter 9: Core, Balance, Plyometric, and SAQ Training for Women

Bring the importance of core, balance, plyometric (reactive), and SAQ training techniques to the forefront.

Chapter 10: Resistance Training for Women

See why resistance training and weightlifting is a vital component of women's exercise programming while understanding how to apply training guidelines and modifications to help clients achieve their goals.

Chapter 11: Integrated Program Design for Women

This chapter shows you how to take the information identified through the assessment process and design safe and effective progressive programs to meet the needs and wants of your female clients utilizing NASM’s OPT™ Model.

Chapter 12: Nutrition Guidelines for Women

See how important of a role nutrition plays for women across their lifespan through general nutritional guidelines and considerations for this population while staying within a fitness professional’s scope of practice.

Chapter 13: Psychological and Motivational Considerations

Explore the psychological and motivational elements to consider when working with women in a health and fitness setting. Additionally, techniques for implementing effective communication, maximizing goal setting, and improving motivation will be discussed.

Chapter 14: Business and Professionalism

We’ll break down the business and ethical responsibilities of a WFS while exploring how to market and sell these services.

Final Exam

After the completion of the course, you will take an online final exam from the comfort of your own home or wherever you prefer to take tests. The exam consists of 100 questions and there is a time limit of 90 minutes. You must pass with a score of 70% or better.

For substantive questions and assistance during the course or question for the tutor, please contact one of our study coaches at studiecoach@efaa.nl.

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Why EFAA courses?

  • More than 35 years of experience
  • Already trained more than 35,000 people
  • Recognized by NL Actief
  • European (EQF/eReps) recognition Europe Active
  • Official training partner NASM
  • Combination training online and practical learning
  • Locations throughout the Netherlands
  • Affordable combination and total packages
  • Payment in installments possible


in 2 installments of
(or at once 499,00399,00)

The 'Spring' discount is valid until 30-06-2024

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locations & start dates

Self-study training (completely online)