Functional Training Specialist Certification

Functional Training Specialist Certification

Become certified with this 4 course bundle
Also get 20+CEUs See Below


The Functional Training Specialist Certification course provides you with the knowledge base and training techniques necessary to safely and effectively perform better and improve overall athleticism. Includes functional exercises for the beginner through the advanced clients. Become a certified functional training specialist.

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Become a Certified Functional Training Specialist

Learn the science behind functional training and how to apply it. Assess fundamental movement, identifying limitations and asymmetries and be able to create conditioning plans with a wide variety of exercises that address both health and performance.

With your educational expertise as a Certified Functional Training Specialist, clients will experience less pain, be stronger and move better. This will increase your client’s capability to build muscle, lose fat and attain their personal goals.

The Functional Training Specialist Certification course is suitable for a wide array of health experts and professionals including personal trainers, group fitness instructors, chiropractors and chiropractic assistants, physical therapists, massage therapists, athletic trainers, nurses, occupational therapists, safety experts, physical education teachers, recreational activity instructors, physicians, osteopaths and other allied health and sports performance professionals.

✓ Specialist Credential
✓ No Credential Renewal Fees
✓ Certificate of Completion
✓ Full Lifetime Access – 24/7
✓ No Extra or Added Fees

✓ No Final Exam Retake Fees
✓ No Time Limit on Final Exam
✓ Supplemental Resources
✓ Client Handouts & Charts


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Functional Training Specialist Certification

GMP Big Advantage – Instant access – start learning right away. Download the materials to the course and view offline – so you are not confined to be online.

Downloadable Components
✓ All Course Books
✓ Supplemental Drills
✓ Training Plans and Programs
✓ Trainer and Client Charts
✓ Client Session Plan Collection
✓ Each course in the Functional Training Specialist Certification Course bundle includes supplementary materials (reading, activities, exercises and/or links to other websites) to enhance the learning experience.

Online Components
✓ Lesson Plan Steps
✓ Video Demos
✓ Final Exam and Instant Grading
✓ Certificates of Completion

Big Bonus: Specialist Designation
✓ Your Specialist Designation does not expire
✓ There are NO FEES to keep your Credential current

And More
✓ No Final Exam Retake Fees
✓ Education Tech Support
✓ Lifetime—24/7 access

If you’ve taken any of the courses in the Functional Training Specialist Certification Course Bundle please contact GMP Fitness (1-888-467-3488 or email for pricing.

Note: You will have an opportunity to purchase workbooks for some of the courses in this bundle in the secured area of the GMP Fitness Online Learning Platform after you buy the course. Shipped by FedEx or USPS. Shipping charges may apply.

Assess flexibility and posture.
Examine core development for a functional, stable spine.
Examine the importance of stretching.
Describe how functional training is about movement, not equipment.
Identify cross-training benefits to prevent injury.
Evaluate how to improve base level stability and mobility skills.
Identify physical imbalances, limitations and weaknesses.
Demonstrate how to add functional movement patterns.
Demonstrate simple exercises to strengthen weak points.
Demonstrate functional training exercises for flexibility, core stability, balance and strength.

Accreditations & Certification Board Approvals
GMP Fitness is proud to be nationally approved and accredited by the following organizations. If you do not see your certification company in the list below—please contact GMP Fitness at 888-467-3488 or email (or click here). The course may be pending approval.

Special Note
The Functional Training Specialist Certification Bundle Program contains 4 different courses. Each time you complete a Course you will get CECs/CEUs. For most certification companies – the Entire Specialist Bundle Program will fulfill your CEC/CEU requirements.

✓ ACTION Certification—ACTION—2.2
✓ American Council on Exercise—ACE—2.1
✓ American College on Sports Medicine—ACSM—22
✓ American Fitness Professionals Association—AFPA—22
✓ British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association—BCRPA—22
✓ The Cooper Institute—CI—22
✓ International Sports Sciences Association—ISSA—22
✓ International Tennis Performance Association—ITPA*—22
✓ National Association for Fitness Certification—NAFC—2.2
✓ National Association of Sports Nutrition—NASN—22
✓ National Council on Strength and Fitness—NCSF—10
✓ National Council For Certified Personal Trainers—NCCPT—2.2
✓ National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association—NESTA*
✓ National Federation of Professional Trainers—NFPT—2
✓ National Strength Professionals Association—NSPA—22
✓ Professional Fitness Instructor Training—PFIT—22
✓ American Senior Fitness Association—SFA—2.1
✓ World Instructor Training Schools—WITS—22

ACE (American Council on Exercise)—If you are an ACE Certified Professional and would like to earn CECs for this course please email or call GMP Fitness to find out if this course is going through the approval process.
*NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association)—accepts GMP Fitness courses for credits, There MAY be a petition fee.
*ITPA (The International Tennis Performance Association)—ITPA members can earn continuing credits for their certifications through GMP Fitness.

GMP Fitness Exam Facts
✓ Exam instructions are online.
✓ Online true/false and/or multiple/choice final exam.
✓ You must pass the exam with 80% or higher.
✓ NO time limit to take the exam.
✓ You can save your final exam if you cannot complete it in one sitting.
✓ Immediate grading and exam results.
✓ Instant download to your certificate of achievement.
✓ NO fees to take the examincluded in the price.
✓ NO fees to Retake the examincluded in the price.
✓ 4 exams – one for each Course in this bundle.
Note: Continuing Education Credits (CECs/CEUs) will only be applied for certified fitness professionals or other health professionals. You will receive an electronic version of your Certificate, which can be printed for your records and also redeemed for CEUs/CECs. The provider number and number of credits can be found on your Certificate and redeemed on the provider’s website. Each time you complete a Course (4 in the Functional Training Specialist Certification Course Bundle) you will get up to 6 CECs/CEUs. For most certification companies – this Program will fulfill your CEC/CEU requirements.

3 Simple Steps To Get Your Certificates
1. Pass all the online final exams.
2. Automatic certificate generation.
3. Download your CEC/CEU Certificates.

Your Reward For Excellence
→ 4 Different Certificates (these are downloadable CEC/CEU Certificates and included in the price). Each time you pass a final exam you will receive a Certificate with up to 6 CECs/CEUs.

Optional Purchase—Distinguished Achievement Recognition Certificates (these are mailed)
Show off your Specialist Credentials with our Distinguished “Advanced Functional Training Specialist” Bundle Certificate Pack. You get 1 Advanced Specialist Certificate plus 4 Professional Specialist Certificates:
→ Core Training Specialist
→ Flexibility Training Specialist
→ Lower Body Ball Specialist
→ Posture Analysis Specialist

These Certificate Credentials are GREAT for your PORTFOLIO!!!

What does it take to become a Certified Functional Training Specialist?
To become a Certified Functional Training Specialist you will need to complete each course and pass 4 exams.

Keeping your Credential Current
There are NO FEES to keep your Credential current, but we do strongly encourage students to take further education. This will not only elevate your skills and fortify your knowledge, but it will also show your dedication and commitment to your clients and your profession.

When will I receive my Continuing Education Certificate (CECs/CEUs)?
Each time you pass a final exam you will receive a Certificate with up to 6 CECs/CEUs. This will be available for you to download.  The courses are individually accredited and exact CEUs/CECs will vary for each certification organization. Check each course for specific CEU/CEC for your certification organization.

How long do I have access to the Functional Training Specialist Certification Course Curriculum?
You will have lifetime access to this Specialization Program. There are no time limits or constrictions in this course and you are welcome to revisit the materials as many times as you like.

How long does it take to complete the Functional Training Specialist Certification Course?
There is no time limit to complete the course, but we do recommend that you complete the Specialist Course within 1 year after registration. The length of time required to complete a specific program depends on the individuals’ dedication and available time to study.

Advanced (A) Course Prerequisites
Just One Prerequisite … To qualify to take any of the GMP Fitness courses you must be at least 18 years of age. See our FAQs for more information.
Note: Continuing Education Credits (CECs/CEUs) will only be applied for certified fitness professionals or other health professionals.

Customer Course Support
As part of the GMP Fitness commitment to customer service, you’ll receive unsurpassed, exceptional customer support. Have a question after you purchase the course—contact us at or call 888-467-3488.

Functional Training Specialist Certification Testimonials

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  • 5

    This program really helped me health and fitness business to become a better trainer to help my clients in other ways.

  • 5

    I have gained new and different techniques to pass along to my clients, to improve their workouts! I will bring this knowledge back to my department and pass the information along to other members. I will also help other member in need of getting started in a workout! This was a very knowledgeable c ...Read More

  • 5

    I learned so many new techniques with the stability ball! I am going to incorporate these with all of my clients to let them know there are more fun and easy ways to exercise and stretch!

  • 5

    Very well done. I will most certainly use these exercises/stretches with my clients. Thank you.

  • 5

    I think the program is progressive in nature and a welcome addition to the traditional fitness information professionals receive.

  • 5

    Safe, simple, easy for clients!! The exercises are great for my clients ... to continue their practice between and sessions. I appreciate the depth of review the Course provided.

  • 5

    Top quality professional training! Very impressed with the instruction, presentation and information. learned so much. Can't wait to incorporate into my fitness plan! Easy to understand format. Very thankful!

  • 5

    Easy to follow. very thorough! Would recommend to anyone looking for new safe and effective ways to work on core strength. The G Ball is a great piece of equipment to vary routines!

  • 5

    Awesome Course!!! Sharing this knowledge. Teaching clients the proper way of being flexible when it comes to fitness. A big difference in any training program.

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