Back Injury Prevention Specialist

Back Injury Prevention Specialist

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The Back Injury Prevention Specialist Certification provides all the tools needed to understand how the back works and design a back conditioning prevention program.



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Back Injury Prevention Specialist

This step-by-step Specialist course prepares you to implement a safe and integrated back exercise program for more efficient movement.

Get new stabilization training techniques as a prerequisite to the general strengthening of the back and the surrounding musculature for rehab patients, athletes and other fitness enthusiasts.

The course is suitable for a wide array of health experts and professionals including personal trainers, 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 professionals.

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

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


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Back Injury Prevention Specialist

GMP Big Advantage – Hybrid Course – Online content with a book. You get instant access to the online part of the course so you can dive in and start learning right away, while the required book is shipped to you. Please note: there will be a shipping charge for the book.

Downloadable Components
✓ Course Book
✓ Abridged Workbook
✓ Client Session Plan Collection
✓ Microbreak Charts
✓ Spinal Mobility Charts
✓ Trainer & Client Charts
✓ Resource Videos & Articles

Online Components
✓ Lesson Plan Steps
✓ Final Exam and Instant Grading
✓ Certificate of Completion

Shipped Component
✓ Book – included in the price
Note: A shipping charge will apply

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

Related Course Options
✓ Back Injury Prevention Specialist CD with ALL Course Components – Optional Purchase

✓ Downloadable or Printed Expanded Course Workbook – Optional Purchase
The Expanded Course Workbook is designed to help you present your results, check your understanding of the material and reinforce important topics from the course. This learning tool is full of descriptions and demonstrations of the techniques discussed in the course. It will help you retain the course information better and prepare you for the exam.

Note: You will have an opportunity to purchase these items 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.

Amplify knowledge on human back anatomy.
List 10 back pain risk factors.
List 10 back medical alternatives.
Identify correct standing, sitting and lying down postures.
Recognize diagnostic back tests.
Identify 10 lifestyle and prevention strategies.
Define pathologies responsible for a back injury
Expand myofascial back pain and lumbar disorder knowledge.
Recognize when to refer clients to physicians.
Apply suitable cues to exercise techniques.
Demonstrate dynamic core exercises.
Apply programs that contain safe back exercises.
Demonstrate body weight and G Ball back exercises.

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.

✓ American Fitness Professionals Association—AFPA—11
✓ British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association—BCRPA—11
✓ International Fitness Professionals Association—IFPA—11
✓ International Tennis Performance Association*—ITPA—11
✓ International Sports Sciences Association—ISSA—11
✓ International Tennis Performance Association—ITPA*—11
✓ National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association—NESTA*—1.1
✓ National Federation of Professional Trainers—NFPT—2.0
✓ National Strength Professionals Association—NSPA—11
✓ American Senior Fitness Association—SFA—1.1
✓ World Instructor Training Schools—WITS—11

* If you do not see your certification company – listed above please email for a special discount to offset the petition fee.
* Military discount 10% off – please email for the coupon.
*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.

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

Your Reward For Excellence
→ Back Injury Prevention Specialist Certificate upon successful completion of the exam (This is a downloadable CEC/CEU Certificate – included with the price of the Course)

Optional Purchase—Distinguished Achievement Recognition Certificate (mailed)
Show off your Specialist Credential with our Distinguished “Professional Back Injury Prevention Specialist” Certificate.

What does it take to become a Professional Specialist?
You will need to complete the course and pass the final exam.

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)?
When you pass the final exam you will receive your CEC/CEU Certificate. This will be available for you to download.

How long do I have access to the Specialist 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 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.

Professional (P) 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.

Recertification Requirements
• No Re-certification Fees. Your Specialist Certificate does not expire.
• After successful completion of the final exam, you will earn the professional title of Back Injury Prevention Specialist on your certificate.

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.

Back Injury Prevention Specialist Testimonials

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Thie Back Injury Prevention course is included in our Injury Prevention Specialist Bundle. GMP Fitness Credential Specialist Bundles are a combination of G Level 1 Specialist Courses and are an excellent way to acquire a package of Specialist Credential Programs at a discounted price, gain 20+ CECs/CEUS and earn Multiple Speciality Certificate Credentials - GREAT for your PORTFOLIO!!! Click here to learn how you can Become a GMP Fitness Injury Prevention Specialist » 

We’ve made learning and earning your Specialist Credential and your CEC/CEU credits simple. Enroll and start learning in just a few minutes. No need to purchase the required book for the course. It's included in the price and we're shipping it to you. Get started online now, while you wait for the required book to be shipped to you.

Back Injury Prevention Specialist Study Material Course Options

 Home Study Course Materials - Optional purchase.Back Injury Workbook The Back Injury Prevention Specialist CD Includes: - Back Injury Prevention Specialist Manual (PDF on CD - can be printed) - Back Injury Prevention Specialist Abridged Workbook (PDF on CD - can be printed) - Back Injury Prevention Specialist—Bonus Research and Resources (PDF on CD - can be printed) - Back Injury Prevention Trainer & Client Charts (PDFs on the CD - can be printed)

✓ Printed  Course Workbook - Optional purchase. The Expanded Course Workbook (not on the CD) is designed to help you present your results, check your understanding of the material and reinforce important topics from the course. This learning tool is full of descriptions and demonstrations of the techniques discussed in the course. It will help you retain the course information better and prepare you for the exam.

The workbook really helped understand the subject better.- Chaitra Chandrashekar, ACE-Certified Professional I processed the course better by using the follow along workbook - Steve Lutes, ACE Certified Professional

Note: You can add these to your cart after you select the online course. Shipped by Fedex or USPS. Shipping charges will apply.

Back Injury Prevention Specialist ObjectivesBack Injury Objectives

✓  Amplify knowledge of the anatomy of the human back. ✓  Identify the common risk factors associated with back pain. ✓  Learn about diagnostic tests and physicians who treat back problems. ✓  Understand causes of spinal disk herniations, stenosis, osteoporosis and spinal tumors. ✓  Understand the significance of scientifically based decision making in the measurement and management of back disorders. ✓  Teach your clients prevention strategies to reduce the risk of back injury. ✓  Expand knowledge on muscle injuries and myofascial back pain. ✓  Recognize the types of treatment for back pain. ✓  Reinforce the importance of all aspects of exercise including stretching. ✓  Develop knowledge and recognition as to when it is the appropriate time to refer a client to their physician. ✓  Increased understanding of medical alternatives for clients. ✓  Recognize the signs, symptoms and contraindications of low back maladies. ✓  Increased understanding of medical alternatives for clients. ✓  Acquire a better understanding of the back’s mechanics and risks for injury. ✓  Understand the normal and injury mechanics of the back. ✓  Explain the risk factors associated with lumbar/back disorders. ✓  Discover how to enhance your client's workout with conditioning exercises to help prevent back injuries. ✓  Provide appropriate instructional cues for proper exercise technique. ✓  Discover exercises that prepare your clients for more challenging exercises. ✓  Discover dynamic core exercises for the back. ✓  Understand how to properly modify and progress your clients with back injury prevention exercises. ✓  Educate individuals in lifestyle and prevention strategies to help reduce the risk of low back injury and pain. ✓  Develop an exercise program that contains safe back exercises and be able to correctly adjust and advance the exercises. ✓  Identify programming modifications that fitness professionals can employ when instructing clients with specific musculoskeletal restrictions. ✓  Demonstrate how to correctly execute various back prevention exercises without equipment and with a Stability Ball.

Back Injury Rating Not only was the course very helpful, and I'll be able to apply it to my clients, but the customer service was amazing. I did not get the email with my certificate because it went to my junk email account. I sent an email asking if it could be resent and Gina called me within 10 minutes with a response to my email. She stayed on the phone with me to make sure the credits were applied to my account and resent the completion certificate. I would absolutely recommend using GMP Fitness for CEC courses. 5 stars!!  Lisa, ACE Certified Professional   My intent for taking the Back Injury Prevention Specialist Course was to expand my knowledge to help others. The Course exceeded my initial expectations because I learned a lot about some issues I was having with my back over the years. I feel that I can teach with more confidence to others because I was able to personally benefit from the information gained through this course. I aim to reduce as much risk as possible while focusing on injury prevention for the client during workouts  and also in preparation and recovery stages of exercise. The Back Injury Prevention Specialist Course brought a lot of 'other' knowledge together for me to understand the 'big picture' or holistic view of a healthy lifestyle.  James Caslin, AFPA Certified Professional I have gained a vast amount of knowledge on the back and how certain injuries affect an individual. The way the course is set up it starts from the basics and slowly gets more complex so you have the tools to grasp the concept well. The main reason why I took this Back Injury Prevention Specialist course was to gain knowledge on back pain based on the region. (Cervical, Thoracic or lumbar). I feel that this course did its job wonderfully.  I will use the information I have learned with my clients and give them relief based on what their diagnosis is from a doctor. I will also be able to give ideas of what condition they actually have now based on my new knowledge. I really enjoyed the fact that there was no time limit on this test. I am a very busy man with priorities at work, school and at home, however I was able to get my studying in when I had time and on my schedule. This was a great course!  Justin Cochrane, ISSA Certified Professional  
  • 5

    I see that the stability ball is an excellent way to help clients exercise the core while stretching and strengthening parts of the body. I will use it with new exercisers, post-rehab, and the elderly.

  • 5

    I've gained a better understanding of back pain and it's possible causes. Also better basis and tools for assessing back issues in clients. Most of my clients are senior adults who commonly have existing back issues. This course information offers ideas for incorporating exercises and activities des ...Read More

  • 5

    Knowledge. More mindful of clients complaints and what to do about it.

  • 5

    It provided in-depth information about the back, back pain, and how to treat it. By utilizing the information with others and for myself as well. It was very comprehensive and well presented.

  • 5

    Have a Master's in Sports Medicine, but from 2001. Good refresher course for back anatomy and exercise programming. Better cueing during group exercise. Help my husband with his back pain. Easy to understand.

  • 5

    I have gained a better knowledge of low back pain. How it originates and how to handle it. I have a bulging disc, so the information on how the spine works as well as how to prevent injury and what to do if you have an injury was very helpful. It was also interesting to read about all of the differe ...Read More

  • 5

    I loved the simplicity of Gina's style of teaching and I loved the supplemental information from a medical professional!

  • 5

    I now have a stronger comprehension of the back pain, and how complex it is. I am now better able to understand the specific back problems my client have, and how best to work with them to avoid any further pain. I found the course very informative and easy to follow.

  • 5

    I have learned a great deal more about the back than I knew previously and many great exercises as well. The exercises are great, and knowing more about the back will help me be more efficient in my program design.

  • 5

    The manual and exercises for flexibility, mobility and strength were extremely helpful in program design to prevent back injuries for clients. I will include these exercises/progressions and flexibility/mobility work in my personal training client sessions.

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