NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) (Exam Included)

The NASM Corrective Exercise Specialization (CES) takes your personal training skills to the next level! Muscle imbalances lead to poor movement. Poor movement leads to injuries. As a Corrective Exercise Specialist, you could help prevent those injuries. This course provides you with cutting-edge, scientifically valid education, as well as the assessments, techniques and corrective exercise strategies to put it into practice. Complement your formal education or expand your career and clientele...

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6 Months / 60 Course Hrs
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Course code: GES158

What you will learn

  • Learn NASM's innovative and exclusive corrective exercise continuum and the opportunity to earn the NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) Advanced Specialization
  • Train in movement assessments, inhibitory techniques, muscle activation techniques, and common musculoskeletal impairments
  • Learn how to help prevent injuries and get clients back on track and living healthy, productive lives
  • Earn the preferred injury prevention and recovery credential of collegiate and professional sports teams

How you will benefit

  • Prepare yourself for a career as a personal trainer, athletic trainer, chiropractor, physical therapist, licensed massage therapist, or sports professional
  • Work toward receiving your NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) certification
  • Complement your formal education or expand your career and clientele by helping post-rehab and injured clients recover and remain active
  • Understand the exclusive processes needed to correct movement dysfunction through the use of inhibitory, lengthening, activation and integration techniques

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 60 course hours
  1. Introduction to Corrective Exercise Training
    1. Rationale for Corrective Exercise
    2. Human Movement Science and Corrective Exercise
  2. Corrective Exercise Techniques
    1. Inhibitory Techniques
    2. Lengthening Techniques
    3. Activation Techniques
    4. Integration Techniques
  3. Client Assessment
    1. Client Intake and Assessment
    2. Movement Impairment Syndrome
    3. Movement Assessments
    4. Mobility Assessments
  4. Programming Strategies
    1. Corrective Strategies for the Foot and Ankle
    2. Corrective Strategies for the Knee
    3. Corrective Strategies for the Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex
    4. Corrective Strategies for the Thoracic Spine and Shoulder
    5. Corrective Strategies for the Wrist and Elbow
    6. Corrective Strategies for the Cervical Spine
    7. Self-Care and Recovery
    8. Real-World Application of Corrective Exercise Strategies

This is not an instructor facilitated course; however, support will be provided through email, online forms, and phone.

Prerequisites:

CES candidates must have one of the following:

  • A current NASM-CPT certification or
  • A current health and fitness certification accredited by NCCA, NBFE or DETC or
  • REPs Level 3 or higher credential (candidates outside of the US only) or
  • 4-year collegiate degree or
  • Be a current Licensed or Certified Massage Therapist

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or newer.
  • Mac: macOS 10.10 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:

  • NASM Essentials of Corrective Exercise Training

You'll also receive access to practice exams and study materials to help you prepare for your exam.

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

Yes, this course prepares you for the Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) exam.

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via email) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.

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