Exercise Development Specialist Certification – Holistic Fitness Online Course


Exercise Development Specialist Certification – Holistic Fitness Online Course

✅ Accredited Online Course
🇱 Level 1 Professional Certification
💪 24/7 Course Access
⚡️ Student Support-Phone/Email
💻 Online / PDFs / Word Docs
✍️ Exam Included in the Price
🎯 Up to 19 CECs/CEUs
🕑 6 Weeks to Complete
🕑 19+ Hours
🕑 Self-Paced on Your Schedule
🕑 Can be done in 1 Week
👏 Resume / Portfolio Booster
🏆 1 Professional “G” Certification Credential Designation
Certification Credential Certificate Included in the Price
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The Exercise Development Specialist Certification Online Course incorporates over 125 G Ball and resistance cord exercises and variations for training the shoulders, the upper and lower back, and the neck which will allow you to create your own personal training routines. Learn more > course objectives.

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Become a CERTIFIED Exercise Development Specialist

This step-by-step course gives you the tools to design exercise programs for all client populations to achieve maximum results. Learn program design concepts that can be used for rehab, general fitness, and sports conditioning.

What GMP Fitness® Level is a Certified Exercise Development Specialist? 

Stand Out and Gain Greater Recognition: The Exercise Development Specialist Certification Online Course provides you with a Level 1 Professional Certification Credential Designation. This “Professional” Specialization Credential will help set you apart and set you up with skills and abilities to help clients with exercise training and programming. TRANSFORM LIVES with a GMP Fitness® Professional Specialist Certification Credential. An Accredited Holistic Fitness Certification that will deepen your knowledge and boost your resume.

How do I Become a GMP Fitness® Certified Professional Exercise Development Specialist? 

To become a Certified Exercise Development Specialist you will need to complete the Online Course and pass the Final Exam.

How Long Will It Take to Complete the Professional Exercise Development Specialist Certification Online Course?

The Exercise Development Specialist Certification Online Course is 5+ hours. If you were to commit to 2-3 hours a day you would complete the course in under 7 days.

What are the GMP Fitness® Online Course Advantages?

✓ Mobile and Tablet Optimized
✓ Certificate of Completion
✓ Supplemental Resources
✓ Client Tip Handout and/or Charts
✓ Amazing GMP Fitness® support—Our support is ready when you are.
✓ Study at your own pace. Take all the time you need to study and practice.
✓ No Extra or Added Fees – Everything is included in the price. “What You Get.”

How do the Professional Holistic Online Courses Work?

✓ Enroll in the course.
✓ Download the course components.
✓ Complete any online lessons.
✓ Complete the online evaluation.
✓ Take the online final exam.
✓ Receive your Certificate.
✓ Go back to the extra assignments anytime you like and learn more.

How do the Professional Holistic Fitness Online Course Final Exams Work?

✓ Open-book exam.
✓ No time limit to take.
✓ 60 questions
✓ Exam included in the price.
✓ No retake fees.
✓ Paper option.
✓ A passing grade is 80%.
More Final Exam FAQS.

GMP Fitness® Holistic Fitness Online Course Accreditations and Approvals

GMP Fitness® Professional Accreditations and Approvals for the Exercise Development Specialist Certification Online Course

The GMP Fitness® Exercise Development Specialist Certification Online Course is fully Accredited and Approved by the International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine (IPHM), the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP), the American Natural Wellness Practitioners Board (ANWPB), the American Association of Natural Wellness Coaches Board (AANWC), the American Association of Natural Wellness Practitioners (AANWP), and the American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board. More CEC/CEU Approvals.

Who is the GMP Fitness® Professional Exercise Development Specialist Certification Online Course For?

Everyone can learn from this program. The Exercise Development Specialist Certification Online Course is for anyone wanting to improve and advance their personal and professional growth and knowledge of a holistic fit lifestyle.

It is suitable for a wide array of health experts and professionals including certified health and fitness professionals, personal trainers, group fitness instructors, health educators, wellness program directors, medical exercise specialists, chiropractors, chiropractic assistants, sports coaches, recreational activity instructors, physical therapists, massage therapists, athletic trainers, registered dietitians, occupational therapists, safety experts, physical education teachers, recreational activity instructors, registered nurses, certified nurse assistants, naturopaths, herbalists, physicians, osteopaths, and other allied health professionals.

Why Become a GMP Fitness® Certified Professional Exercise Development Specialist?

Enhance your current health or fitness-based career and also specialize in a niche.
 Enhance your professional knowledge and gain a competitive advantage.
 Build your business to help your clients achieve their exercise improvement goals through a holistic approach.
 Discover personal and professional growth.
 Define your vision and pursue your passion.

What Happens When I Complete the Exercise Development Specialist Certification Online Course?

When you successfully complete any Nationally and internationally Accredited GMP Fitness® Professional Certification Course:
1. YOU GET a Professional “G” Specialist Certification Credential Designation – GMP Fitness® Certified “Professional” Exercise Development Specialist.
2. YOU GET Valuable CECs/CEUs. You can achieve and fulfill continuing education hours in many professions. This Accredited Professional Specialist Certification Course Credential is approved for up to 6 CECs/CEUs.

What Advanced Course Bundle is the Professional Exercise Development Specialist Certification included in?

The Exercise Development Specialist Certification Online Course is included in the GMP Fitness® ADVANCED Health Fitness Specialist Certification Online Course Bundle. There is 1 other Online/Hybrid Course in this GMP Fitness® Bundle. See below for details on how you qualify for “GMP Fitness® Triple Credential Designations,” 25+ CEUs/CECs, and the option for Board Certification with this GMP Fitness® ADVANCED Holistic Fitness Online Course Bundles.

What is the GMP Fitness® Triple Credential Certification?

When you enroll in the GMP Fitness® Exercise Development Specialist Certification Online Course you qualify for “GMP Fitness® Quintuplet Credential Designations.”

How do you qualify?
Now or at another time simply enroll in the one other course that makes up the GMP Fitness® ADVANCED Health Fitness  Specialist Certification Online Course Bundle. This includes the Longevity Wellness Specialist Certification Online Course.

When you successfully complete the 2 courses and pass 2 final exams you earn 2 GMP Fitness® Professional Credential Designations and 1 GMP Fitness® Advanced Credential Designation as well. These 3 Credential Designations display your dedication to your career, your profession, and those you work with.

And if you are ready to order the entire Certification Online Course Bundle NOW – you will get a Discount! Just click here to enroll in the GMP Fitness® ADVANCED Health Fitness  Specialist Certification Online Course Bundle NOW.


Exercise Development Specialist Certification

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

Downloadable Components
✓ Course Book
✓ Functional Training Charts
✓ Lower Back Care Charts
✓ Shoulder Care Charts
✓ Upper Back Care Charts
✓ Trainer and Client Charts
✓ Resource Articles and Videos

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

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

 Identify 20 stability ball guidelines and coaching tips.
 Define seven important tips for a stronger core.
List 15 “avoid this – do that” for everyday tasks, workplace wellness, and exercise.
Name the benefits, fitness components, and muscles for each of the exercises.
 Define the muscles of the core, shoulder, thoracic and cervical areas.
 Explain trunk stabilization applications and progressions.
 Describe and apply nine exercise awareness cues.
 Discuss resistance and flexibility exercises on the stability ball.
Apply simple exercises to strengthen the lower and upper back and shoulders.
 Practice and demonstrate stability ball and resistance cord workouts.

CECs/CEUs, Accreditations & Certification Board Approvals
GMP Fitness is internationally and nationally approved and accredited by the following organizations.

Special Notes
If you do not see your certification company in the list below—please contact GMP Fitness at 888-467-3488 or email info@gmpfitness.com (or click here). The course may be pending approval or you can email for a discount to offset the petition fee. We can also help with any information pertaining to the curse that may be needed.

* Military discount 10% off. Please email us for the discount code.

✓ American College of Sports Medicine —ACSM*—19—see the statement below
✓ ACTION Certifciation—ACTION—1.9
✓ American Fitness Professionals Association—AFPA—19
✓ British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association—BCRPA—19
✓ International Fitness Professionals Association—IFPA—19
✓ International Tennis Performance Association—ITPA*—19—see the statement below
✓ International Sports Sciences Association—ISSA—19
✓ National Academy of Sports Medicine—NASM—1.9 with a Petition*
✓ National Federation of Professional Trainers—NFPT—2.0
✓ National Strength Professionals Association—NSPA—19
✓ American Senior Fitness Association—SFA—1.9
✓ World Instructor Training Schools—WITS*—15- check with WITS to see if they will accept 19.

*The American College of Sports Medicine accepts CEC”s if another major fitness organization approves the GMP Fitness® Courses, for example, the ISSA, NASM, etc.), even if ACSM is not listed.

*National Academy of Sports Medicine—.1.9 CEUs but with a petition. GMP Fitness® will deduct $25 from your order or refund your order $25 to offset the petition fee which is a simple online process. After you pass the course you put in the name of the provider (GMP Fitness), the course hours (19 hours which is .1.9 CEUs), and the date of completion, upload the certificate you receive for the course, and pay $25.

* The International Tennis Performance Association—IITPA
ITPA members can earn continuing credits for their certifications through GMP Fitness®.

Natural Wellness Coaches and Practitioners 
American Natural Wellness Practitioners Board (ANWPB)—19
ANWPB Board Certification Members are required to have 12 CEUs per year.
American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board (ANMCB)—19
✓GMP Fitness is an internationally accredited and certified training provider by the International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine (IPHM)

Other Professionals

For all other professionals – including chiropractors, doctors, physical therapists, massage therapists, etc., please email info@gmpfitness.com if you are interested in taking this course and receiving CEs.

Validation of Learning For Credit and Non-Credit
Continuing Education Credits (CECs/CEUs) will be applied for certified professionals and others who request them. You will receive an electronic version of your Certificate, which can be printed for your records and also redeemed for CEUs/CECs with your organization or school. The number of credits can be found on your Certificate. Also on the Certificate may be a provider number and the name of the organization or school.

Even if no credits are available from your organization or school, you may be able to download a Certificate. If not, a Certificate will be emailed to you.

Achievement Recognition Certificates
For the Achievement Recognition Certificates – Go to the “Credential Recognition” Tab. These Credentials are GREAT for your PORTFOLIO!!!

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 CEU/CEC Certificate or a Certificate will be emailed to you.
✓ NO fees to take the examincluded in the price.
✓ NO fees to Retake the examincluded in the price.

Simple Steps To Get Your Certificate
1. Pass the online final exam.
2. Receive your CEU/CEC certificate and/or Credential Certificate.
3. CEU/CEC Certificates are available for you to download but they are not the updated certificates. It is better to wait for the certificate to be emailed to you. Credentials Certificates will be emailed to you. Both certificates will emailed to you within 2 business days, but usually the day you pass the exam.

Your Reward For Excellence
→ GREAT for your PORTFOLIO or place it in a frame!
→ Display your accomplishments and new skills with this Distinguished Achievement Recognition Certificate.
→ Professional Certification Credential Certificate. This Certificate is emailed and included with the price of the Course.
Title: GMP Fitness® Certified Exercise Development Specialist

GMP Fitness® Certificates are earned credentials and rewarded recognition that can be displayed online – on social media, blogs, websites, or printed for use in a portfolio, resume, business cards, or framed and put on a wall. They are an indicator of accomplishment, added skills, and knowledge. They offer a way to share your new skills and abilities.

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

Keeping your Credentials Current
There are NO FEES to keep your Credentials 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.

How long do I have to complete the Exercise Development Specialist Certification?
The time frame to complete the Exercise Development Course is 6 weeks. If you cannot complete the course in 6 weeks. If you cannot complete the course in 6 weeks please email info@gmpfitness.com to request an extension due to an extenuating circumstance are situation.

You will have 24/7 access to this course. You are welcome to revisit the materials as many times as you like. The length of time required to complete the course depends on the individual’s 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.

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 info@gmpfitness.com or call 888-467-3488.

Exercise Development Specialist Certification Reviews

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The Exercise Development Specialist course is included in our Health Fitness 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 Health Fitness Specialist » 

Exercise Development Special Bonus

Exercise Development Online Course

We’ve made learning and earning your Specialist Credential and your CEC/CEU credits simple. Enroll and start learning in just a few minutes. 

Exercise Development Specialist Study Material Course Options

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

✓ Printed  Course Workbook - Optional purchase. The 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.

Exercise Development Specialist ObjectivesExercise Development Objectives

✓ Promote trunk stabilization, balance, flexibility and strength. ✓ Practice Stability Ball and Resistance Cord training. ✓ Employ and integrate Stability Ball and Resistance Cord training for all muscle groups. ✓ Demonstrate proper teaching cues. ✓ Create a stability ball/resistance Cord workout. ✓ Reinforce and promote shoulder stability, flexibility and strength. ✓ Address all the muscles of the shoulder, as well as the rotator cuff. ✓ Improve thoracic and cervical flexibility and strength. ✓ Improve core flexibility and strength. ✓ Safely and effectively train your client’s with stability ball/resistance cord exercises. ✓ Amplify knowledge for exercise tips at the home or workplace. ✓ Discuss sequential resistance and flexibility exercises on the Stability ball. ✓ Provide a complete schedule of exercises that will encourage and incite individuals to take their exercise to the next level. ✓ Provide appropriate instructional cues for proper exercise technique. ✓ Explain diverse applications and progressions.

Exercise Development Ratings Great info! Thank you very much. I now have more ideas on how to use the G Ball for myself and those I help train. This course will make setting up programs much easier. Looking forward to taking more!  John Zajac, ACE Certified Professional   This program gave me a greater awareness of how to use the stability ball. The program was also divided into areas of concern (lower back, upper back and neck, shoulder care) that my clients can benefit from, like gaining good posture, muscle strength, flexibility and stability. Correct exercises for these areas and the muscles that the exercises targeted was also covered. The DVD was helpful in seeing the correct way to do the exercises and an explanation of the exercise was covered during each of the sections. I have already started using it with my clients. I see the benefits of knowing how to use the stability ball for certain areas of the body. This will help me target areas for my clients needs. Thank you also for calling back when I had a question about the course. I will definitely encourage my friends to look into your programs and continue learning more through the GMP Fitness courses.  Ligia Cosgren, WITS Certified Professional   I did the shoulder workout regularly and it eliminated my shoulder problem I have had for 8 months. I am impressed especially with the rotator. You're course is excellent, not only from an instructors standpoint, but it zero's in on very specific areas that always need attention for any athletic level and sport, from beginner to pro.  Tammy May, WITS Certified Professional  Exercise Development More Ratings

Exercise Development Specialist Online Course ✓ Online Course - no waiting for material to be shipped to you. You get instant access. Dive in and start learning right away. ✓ Online education is the quickest, easiest, most convenient and cost-effective way to achieve your education requirements. ✓ Online education allows you to complete the course anytime and anywhere you want – you just need internet access.

We’ve made learning and earning your Specialist Credential and your CEC/CEU credits simple. Get Started Now! Enroll and start learning in just a few minutes.

  • 5

    Increased knowledge of utilizing the g-ball. Ways to prevent lower back pain. By incorporating these techniques. into lesson plans with clients as well as utilizing them myself.

  • 5

    New ideas about using GB for exs. Using the GB exs. to treat my clients Highly recommended.

  • 5

    How to execute tailored workout regimens with limited equipment without unnecessary complexity. I will be more aware of the need for consistency of the demonstration, and how useful that is for clients who are often overwhelmed by new information. A great addition to any personal trainer’s toolbox. ...Read More

  • 4

    I learned a few new moves along with the physiology; the muscles used and the benefit of each specific exercise/stretch. Not working at this time, maintaining my certs.

  • 4

    I own a gym and one of our specialties is post physical therapy rehabilitation. So much good information for people trying to come back from shoulder surgery. We do lots of band work with people coming out of physical therapy. Adding the stability ball to those exercises is going to further their pr ...Read More

  • 4

    I gained knowledge on how to easily, safely and effectively help my clients with g ball exercises. I am now able to help any client, regardless of their exercise history, with g ball work. It is safe and effective for all levels. I'm so grateful that I found this course. Thank you for this wonderful ...Read More

  • 5

    Great course. Using the G ball is a great tool and is easy to use with all ages. I will use these exercises in my dynamic warm up for each client and for specific targeted exercises.

  • 5

    I have gained the ability to expand my knowledge of exercises and implementation of them with my clients.

  • 5

    I have learned so much more about lower back, upper back, and neck care. This is the most thorough course i have taken with GMP fitness. The new back and neck stretches will be put to good use. A big part of my client base struggles in these areas. I'm so thankful for all these courses. gmp fitness ...Read More

  • 5

    I gained a few new exercises to implement with my clients. I will use the new moves, particularly the warm up core moves in my training sessions

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