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The MMA Conditioning Specialist course is a quality educational experience that prepares graduates to succeed in this respective specialty, whether new to the industry or expanding their skills. This course 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.


• 8-week instructor led online course
• Regularly scheduled hands-on learning lab
• NASM’s Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model

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.


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

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