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The advanced training specialist, provides fitness professionals with the knowledge, skillset and confidence to understand human movement at a deeper level and become an advanced personal trainer. This 100% online course provides a deeper and clear understanding of how human movement occurs, by teaching you to understand the functional anatomy, biomechanical principles & biomechanics behind daily & sport specific movements. Learn simple functional assessments, the findings, recognizing normal vs. abnormal movement patterns and training strategies for the entire body. Gain a clearer understanding of the essential integrative training components, and truly understand the foundation of periodization training, and recognize and understand comprehensively about how common movement dysfunctions occur, all based on evidenced based research with practical application. 

LEVEL 1: Advanced Training Specialist(ATS) Certification


    1. Understand the anatomy, functional anatomy and biomechanics as it relates to how human movement occurs. 

    2. Understand biomechanical analysis of every day movements as well as common sport movements. 

    3. Identify the areas that have been shown both in science and evidenced based research that break down and are injured called “the weak links” of the human kinematic chain. 

    4. Be able to perform common functional assessment tests of each body part supported with research. 

    5. Understand the biomechanics, biomechanics of movement, biomechanical principles, biomechanics of various structures & tissues including; connective tissue, tendons and bones. 

    6. Understand the foundation about posture, recognize common postural dysfunctions, and perform corrective strategies accordingly. 

    7. Be able to perform a core assessment, understand the foundation anatomy behind the spine and where to begin with stabilization training. 8. Understand the foundation principles of integrative training which include; stretching, neuromuscular training, client education, core training and program design. 

    9. Learn and understand the role of the four stabilizers at the lumbo-pelvic junction, how to assess and retrain properly with practical application.                        

    10. Understand the principles behind sport specific training including agility, power and speed, how to assess each and how to improve each respectively. 

    11. Be able to apply sample micro cycle, mesocycle and macro cycle programs for common sports with extensive rationale with sport specific clients. 

    12. Learn new training techniques with sport specific clients’ based on the latest evidenced-based research. 

    13. Understand and learn about common orthopedic, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary/vascular and special population dysfunctions of the 

    upper and lower body occur in extensive detail. 

    14. Review the pathology/movement dysfunction, mechanism of injury, common symptoms, medical management, common 

    physical therapy treatment and post therapy training with recommendations based on evidenced based research and 

    practical application.

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