Principles of Functional Exercise Course

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Principles of Functional Exercise Course


This course truly defines functional exercise. Students will learn the science behind functional training and how to apply it to each client. This course will teach trainers to understand rather than memorize. This is a great foundation course for trainers that are looking to further educate themselves.

This course will cover the importance of testing for core strength and various techniques of training the core dynamically through multi-planar movements, challenging the center of gravity, and through isometric exercises.

This course will explain exercises that should be avoided completely and exercises that are good, but are often done incorrectly and how to make sure that they are done correctly to avoid injury.

Course Objectives

This course will give students information they can use right away. The course will give trainers the knowledge to better understand their clients needs.  Students will learn:

  • The Science behind functional exercise

  • Principles of movement

  • Basic nerve and motor function

  • Energy systems

  • Common exercise mistakes
  • Principles of stretching

  • Core training principles

  • Application of foam rollers

  • Program design guidelines

  • General Evaluation techniques

Lesson Plan

Students will study the Principles of Functional Exercise manual. In addition, students will receive a workbook as a study guide.

CEU Information

  • NASM 1.9    
  • NFPT 1.0      
  • NSCA 2.0