NASM Refunds CPT Program due to Excessive Errors in Instruction Textbooks and Materials.
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NASM CPT program is sold to aspiring Personal Trainers. The cost of the programs ranges from $400 to $1,200.
The materials provided by NASM, such us the printed textbook 5th edition, the study guides posted on the students' portal, and the PDF version of the textbook, have multiple errors, missing or dated information, and inconsistencies throughout. In many cases, this has forced students to reach out -and pay- other resources to be able to clarify the errors.
This is a disservice, and it is not professional. The information provided leads to errors and potential to fail the final exam. The product offered is faulty and NASM should refund students who had purchased any level of the CPT program using the 5th edition. If you are in the group of students who bought the 5th edition online program -whether you passed your exam or not- you should have the right to claim for what is fair. Please sign to support this request to NASM for a refund.
I have personally reached out to my mentor, who has apologized every time for the errors and had provided with the correct answers. I have many emails to prove this. Besides, the e-teach NASM page on Facebook is full of examples as well.
I have to spend money on additional resources to be able to understand the content. I am three weeks from my exam and I continue to find inconsistencies. e.g. Apparently, the study guides provided on the portal are based on the 4th edition. The pages they make reference to, don't correlate (Domain 2- Page reference #130 for the table. Table in the 5th edition doesn't exist).
- In the OHSA 9.7 table of the printed version, the observation of "arms falling forward" is missing. This content is critical for the exam. The section is included in the PDF electronic book; but how to know which one is correct?
- Page 539 - e-pub says 20-60 secs. Printed version says 30-60 secs.
- When compared to the Study Guide, the printed version shows Resistance phases with different values.
The list is endless.
Again, if you are in the group of student who bought the 5th edition online program -whether you pass your exam or not- you have the right to claim for what is fair. I understand that in some cases, there might be some limitations based on qualifications for refunds, etc, etc. Please sign to request NASM to support this request (course refund) and ask NASM to review and correct in full the NASM Textbook 5th Edition.
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