Functional Training Specialist

$109.00

A COURSE FOR UNDERSTANDING THE APPROACHES TO FUNCTIONAL TRAINING FOR EACH CLIENT’S INDIVIDUAL FUNCTIONAL NEEDS.

Est. Prep/Completion Time = 10 hours

NFPT CEC Award = 2.0

Other CEC Awards = CEC GUARANTEE!

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This online course defines functional exercise and explains its importance to the training program. Learn the science behind functional training and how to apply it to each client. Take a comprehensive look at the foundational principles of functional training and the importance of testing for core strength. This course will cover various techniques for dynamic training of the core through multi-planar movements, challenging the center of gravity, and through isometric exercises.

WHAT YOU GET

Course eBook
Online Test & Practice Test
Education Support (w/course author)
Advanced Specialty Certificate
2.0 CECs
Advanced Specialty Certificate

*hardcopy of the course book is available for purchase during checkout

TEST DETAILS

Online, multiple choice test (via your secure NFPT account)

Paper/Pencil Testing by Request

100 questions, limit = 2 hours

70% pass score

Instant test results

1 Free Online Re-test

EDUCATION OBJECTIVES

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  • Functional Exercise Science
  • Principles of Movement & Stretching
  • Evaluation & Program Design
  • Basic Nerve & Motor Function
  • Energy Systems
  • Core Training Principles
  • Common Exercise Mistakes
  • Injury Prevention

THE PROCESS

  1. Add to Cart to make your purchase for course enrollment
  2. Check your email for course instruction and access to education prep material
  3. Take the test whenever you’re ready, in your NFPT Account. You will be awarded your certificate of completion and CECs immediately upon passing.

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Meet the Author

Charles DPresident & CEO of THE ARENA, Owner of Fit and Functional

Charles DeFrancesco provides all in-house education to the ARENA staff. Charles was co-founder of Greenwich Sports Medicine, where he was in charge of all personal training and therapy operations for over five years. Currently Charles is a consultant for Westchester Sports and Wellness, Tomorrow Medicine and Phoenix Fitness. He is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and by the National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT). He is also USAW Olympic lifting certified and Equinox Fitness Group Prenatal certified. Charles has completed specialty courses for Functional Exercise Specialist, Cardiac Conditions (AFPA), attended EFTI, and has over 7 years of clinical experience. Charles was a guest speaker at the 2009 IHRSA conference in San Diego. He also holds year round seminars and educational courses in the tri-state area. Charles is a contributing author to NFPT education course material and is a presenter on various topics, including: basic movement screenings, essentials of core training, flexibility and strength & conditioning. Charles works with a variety of doctors and has consulted with them on developing programs and training staff for their rehabilitation facilities. In addition, he consults with commercial gyms, corporate parks and fitness studios. Charles recently received his license in NY and CT for Health, Life and Accident Insurance. This license allows him to work with carriers to help members get discounts and gym reimbursements and allows Charles to offer full service corporate wellness programs.