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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 by helping post-rehab and injured clients recover and remain active with the NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist.

With the NASM-CES, you’ll learn the skills and knowledge to help clients at any fitness level address muscular imbalances and faulty movements.

6 Months / 60 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

Northeast Iowa Community College

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Learning Method

Instructor-led

Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) (Exam Included)

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Details + Objectives

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 the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 60 course hours
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

Outline

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Module I

Understand the rationale for corrective exercise. Learn about human movement science, human movement impairments, and health risk appraisals.

Module II

Learn about static postural assessments and movement assessments.

Module III

Explore activation/integration techniques, inhibitory techniques, and lengthening techniques.

Module IV

Dive into foot and ankle impairments, knee impairments, and lumbo-pelvic-hip complex impairments.

Module V

Study shoulder, elbow, and wrist impairments.

Module VI

Complete the course by learning about cervical spine impairments and studying case studies that respond to the course material.

Details
  1. Rationale for Corrective Exercise
    1. Introduction
    2. Musculoskeletal Pain
    3. Corrective Exercise Continuum
    4. Rationale for Corrective Exercise
  2. Human Movement Science
    1. Introduction
    2. Planes of Motion & Joint Motion
    3. Muscle Action Spectrum
    4. The Science of Movement
    5. Functional Anatomy
    6. Sub-Systems
    7. Motor Behavior
    8. Motor Learning
    9. Interactive Activities
  3. Understanding Human Movement Impairments
    1. Introduction
    2. Movement Impairment Syndrome
    3. Static Malalignment
    4. Dynamic Malalignment
    5. Common Human Movement System Impairments part 1
    6. Movement System Impairments part 1
    7. Common Human Movement System Impairments part 2
  4. Health Risk Appraisal
    1. Introduction
    2. PAR-Q and General Lifestyle
    3. Medical History
    4. Chronic Conditions
  5. Static Postural Assessment
    1. Introduction
    2. Postural Imbalances
    3. Static Postural Assessment
  6. Movement Assessments
    1. Introduction
    2. Importance of a Movement Assessment
    3. Transitional Movement Assessment Part 1
    4. Transitional Movement Assessment Part 2
  7. Inhibitory Techniques
    1. Self-Myofascial Release
    2. Key Points in Utilizing Self-Myofascial Release
    3. Program Design
  8. Lengthening Techniques
    1. Introduction
    2. Traditional Theory of Static Stretching
    3. New Research Regarding Static Stretching
    4. Range of Motion, Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention
    5. NASM Position on Static Stretching
  9. Activation/Integration Techniques
    1. Introduction
    2. Activation Techniques
    3. Integration Techniques
    4. Integrated Dynamic Movement Program Strategies
  10. Foot and Ankle Impairments
    1. Introduction
    2. Functional Anatomy of the Foot and Ankle
    3. Common Injuries and Muscle Imbalances
    4. Corrective Exercise Strategies for Foot and Ankle Impairments
  11. Knee Impairments
    1. Introduction
    2. Functional Anatomy
    3. Common Injuries and Faulty Movement
    4. Systematic Corrective Exercise Strategies part 1
    5. Systematic Corrective Exercise Strategies part 2
  12. Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex Impairments
    1. Introduction
    2. Functional Anatomy
    3. Common Injuries and Faulty Movement Patterns
    4. CEx: Excessive Forward Lean
    5. CEx: Low Back Arches
    6. CEx: Low Back Rounds
    7. CEx: Asymmetrical Weight Shift
  13. Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Impairments
    1. Introduction
    2. Functional Anatomy of the Shoulder
    3. Shoulder Injuries and Faulty Movement Patterns
    4. Strategies for Shoulder Impairments part 1
    5. Strategies for Shoulder Impairments part 2
    6. Strategies for Shoulder Impairments part 3
    7. Functional Anatomy of the Elbow and Wrist
    8. Strategies for Elbow and Wrist Impairments
  14. Cervical Spine Impairments
    1. Introduction
    2. Functional Anatomy
    3. Cervical Spine Impairments
    4. Strategies for Cervical Spine Impairments part 1
    5. Strategies for Cervical Spine Impairments part 2
  15. Case Studies
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Instructors & Support

No instructor

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

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

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 7 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Yosemite 10.10 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

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.

About Certification

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The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) develops comprehensive programs to educate and train sports medicine professionals and advance the field. By incorporating the latest scientific research into all of its programs, NASM takes its sports medicine education to the next level, allowing those who earn its credentials to excel as well. Whether you’re a beginner in the field or an experienced trainer, courses certified by NASM will help you impress your clients—and improve your career prospects. 

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Does this course prepare for a certification?

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

When can I start the course?

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.

How long does it take to complete this course?

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.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

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.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) 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.

What happens when I complete the course?

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

Am I guaranteed a job?

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.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do 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: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance

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