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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.
WHO IS IT FOR?
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.
✓ No Final Exam Retake Fees
✓ No Time Limit on Final Exam
✓ Supplemental Resources
✓ Client Handouts & Charts
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.
✓ 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.
✓ 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
✓ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com (or click here). The course may be pending approval.
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 exam–included in the price.
✓ NO fees to Retake the exam–included 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-467-3488.
Functional Training Specialist Certification Testimonials
- S.F, Certified Professional
- Joan G, Certified Professional
- Lindsey P., Certified Professional
- P.B, Certified Professional
- Lee Kaleikini, Certified Professional
- Lucy Bartimole, WITS Certified Professional
- Joanna Parsons, WITS Certified Professional
- Kasie Sullivan, ACE Certified Professional
- Earl Jacob, WITS Certified Professional