NASM CPT Practice Exam Questions With Answers

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Check out the hardest NASM CPT practice exam questions with answers quiz and test your knowledge. NASM (stands for The National Academy of Sports Medicine) is an American fitness training providing group that provides certifications to the entry as well as advanced level practitioners in sports medicine. If you are also looking for the same opportunity, then the below quiz is designed to help you out. Take it up and see how prepared you're for this training. Good luck, dear!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Hypertension is categorized by a blood pressure greater than what measurement?
    • A. 

      120/80 mm Hg

    • B. 

      125/75 mm Hg

    • C. 

      120/60 mm Hg

    • D. 

      80/120 mm Hg

  • 2. 
    What are the three levels of the OPT model?
    • A. 

      Stabilization, strength, and power

    • B. 

      Diet, exercise, and recovery

    • C. 

      Health, fitness, and wellness

    • D. 

      Flexibility, cardiorespiratory, and resistance

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT a negative side effect of stress?
    • A. 

      The release of endorphins

    • B. 

      Atherosclerosis

    • C. 

      Hypertension

    • D. 

      Restricted blood flow

  • 4. 
    Beth is considering opportunities for how to begin her career as a fitness professional. If her primary goal is to earn a stable income by helping clients reach their fitness goals, which of the following would provide the best option?
    • A. 

      Working for a premium health club company

    • B. 

      Working for a low-cost health club company

    • C. 

      Offering in-home training services

    • D. 

      Creating online coaching programs

  • 5. 
    Maria is interviewing for her first job as a fitness professional at a boutique fitness studio. Which previous experience would she want to make sure to discuss during the interview to demonstrate qualities of a Certified Personal Trainer?
    • A. 

      Maria was repeatedly recognized as a top salesperson at the clothing store where she has been working.

    • B. 

      Maria placed second in her first bikini competition.

    • C. 

      Maria was a co-captain on a state champion volleyball team in high school.

    • D. 

      Maria worked as a camp counselor at a youth sports camp while in college.

  • 6. 
    What is the best choice of attire to an interview at a health club?
    • A. 

      Professional business attire

    • B. 

      Brand-new workout clothes

    • C. 

      Jeans and a polo shirt

    • D. 

      Business casual

  • 7. 
    What marketing strategy would be most effective at helping a fitness professional tell a story and create an instantly recognizable level of service?
    • A. 

      Creating a brand identity

    • B. 

      Offering free T-shirts

    • C. 

      Providing complimentary water bottles

    • D. 

      Advertising sales and discounts

  • 8. 
    Which chronic disease is the leading cause of death in the world today?
    • A. 

      Coronary artery disease

    • B. 

      Cancer

    • C. 

      Diabetes

    • D. 

      Dementia

  • 9. 
    At her first visit to her new fitness trainer, Alisha's BMI was 26. According to this information, how would Alisha be classified?
    • A. 

      Overweight

    • B. 

      Obese

    • C. 

      Healthy weight

    • D. 

      Underweight

  • 10. 
    What are the basic two types of disease?
    • A. 

      Chronic and acute

    • B. 

      Chronic and not contagious

    • C. 

      Acute and contagious

    • D. 

      Chronic and noncommunicable

  • 11. 
    Which term refers to a person's education, income, and occupation?
    • A. 

      Socioeconomic status

    • B. 

      Behavioral health

    • C. 

      Global state of health

    • D. 

      Emotional health

  • 12. 
    What statement best describes a nonprofit health club?
    • A. 

      A health club that uses revenue from fitness programs and memberships to cover operational costs, improve facilities, and fund a wide range of community-based initiatives

    • B. 

      A health club that offers a low-price membership, often including very few amenities other than access to exercise equipment

    • C. 

      A health club that features multiple group-fitness studio options and provides a selection of high-end amenities like towels and complimentary personal hygiene products, cafes, pools, sports courts, and childcare services

    • D. 

      A health club that offers complimentary memberships and free childcare services for low-income families

  • 13. 
    Using the healthcare continuum, how would training with a fitness professional be classified?
    • A. 

      Preventive care

    • B. 

      Alternative medicine

    • C. 

      Behavioral health

    • D. 

      Physical therapy

  • 14. 
    Mac, an NASM-CPT, has been working as a personal trainer at a health club for almost 3 years. He has consistently received positive job evaluations, making him eligible for a promotion. What opportunity would be the most appropriate to pursue, given his experience?
    • A. 

      Fitness manager

    • B. 

      General manager

    • C. 

      Area fitness manager

    • D. 

      Group fitness manager

  • 15. 
    Before studying to become an NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Kim worked as a copywriter for a large ad agency. Now that she is working as a personal trainer at a fitness studio, she is looking for additional income opportunities. Which of the following would provide her with the best option for increasing her earning potential?
    • A. 

      Marketing her services as a writer to create blogs and social media posts for her studio as well as other fitness professionals in her area

    • B. 

      Becoming an NASM Master Instructor

    • C. 

      College football conditioning coach

    • D. 

      College instructor

  • 16. 
    What is the most appropriate way to conclude a sales presentation with a potential client?
    • A. 

      Asking for the sale and scheduling the first session

    • B. 

      Agreeing to call the potential client in 2 days to follow up

    • C. 

      Swapping social media handles so the trainer and client can follow each other

    • D. 

      Asking the member for a personal phone number to use to follow up via texting

  • 17. 
    What is an important step after conducting an interview with a potential employer?
    • A. 

      Sending a handwritten thank-you letter or an email

    • B. 

      Posting a note on social media saying how much fun it was to interview and how cool it would be to work for the company

    • C. 

      Having a parent call to ask about the interview results

    • D. 

      Texting the hiring manager to thank them for their time during the interview

  • 18. 
    Which common cause of death is the most preventable?
    • A. 

      Obesity

    • B. 

      Cancer

    • C. 

      Stroke

    • D. 

      Dementia

  • 19. 
    What type of health concern is the leading cause of death in the world today?
    • A. 

      Chronic diseases and conditions

    • B. 

      Acute diseases

    • C. 

      Injuries

    • D. 

      Alcohol

  • 20. 
    The human body is uniquely designed to respond to stress and, if necessary, make changes to maintain optimal health and physiological functioning. What is this process called?
    • A. 

      Homeostasis

    • B. 

      Fight-or-flight response

    • C. 

      Neuromuscular efficiency

    • D. 

      Excitation-contraction coupling

  • 21. 
    Why is continued education required for NASM Certified Personal Trainers?
    • A. 

      To ensure that fitness professionals stay current on the latest understandings and research findings within the industry

    • B. 

      To elevate the fitness professional's status and reputation within the fitness community

    • C. 

      To promote economic prosperity for the fitness industry and certifying organizations

    • D. 

      To abide by federal guidelines that require continuing education units for allied health professionals

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is unique to type 2 diabetes?
    • A. 

      Insulin resistance

    • B. 

      The body has low levels of insulin.

    • C. 

      The pancreas does not make insulin.

    • D. 

      It can develop regardless of a healthy diet.

  • 23. 
    What most correctly identifies the purpose of a resume?
    • A. 

      A resume allows a job candidate to present their job skills to a potential employer.

    • B. 

      A resume allows a job candidate to highlight their expertise in a particular field.

    • C. 

      A resume allows a job candidate to express a personal statement about their passion.

    • D. 

      A resume allows a job candidate to identify athletic accomplishments.

  • 24. 
    What statement best describes a mid-market health club?
    • A. 

      A health club that provides all the features of low-cost clubs and additional amenities like higher-end locker rooms, snack and supplement sales, and group fitness workouts included in the price of membership  

    • B. 

      A health club that uses revenue from fitness programs and memberships to cover operational costs, improve facilities, and fund a wide range of community-based initiatives

    • C. 

      A health club that features multiple group-fitness studio options and provides a selection of high-end amenities like towels and complimentary personal hygiene products, cafes, pools, sports courts, and childcare services

    • D. 

      A health club that offers a low-price membership, often including very few amenities other than access to exercise equipment

  • 25. 
    What is the purpose of a professional personal training certification?
    • A. 

      To ensure that individual job candidates can demonstrate the ability to perform the tasks required for this job category

    • B. 

      To demonstrate that an individual is committed to the field of personal training

    • C. 

      To abide by federal guidelines that require certification for fitness professionals

    • D. 

      To ensure gyms and health clubs follow rules established by OSHA

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