Exercise Development Specialist

Exercise Development Specialist

15 CECs/CEUs – See Below
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The Exercise Development Specialist Certification incorporates over 125 G Ball and resistance cord exercises and variations for training the shoulders, upper and lower back and the neck which will allow you to create your own personal training routines.



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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.

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.

Exercise Development Specialist Certification
✓ 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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Exercise Development Specialist

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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

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

Related Course Options
✓ The Course DVD (video clips) and CD with ALL Course Components – Optional Purchase

✓ Downloadable or 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.

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.

 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 the 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 the shoulders.
 Practice and demonstrate stability ball and resistance cord workouts.

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 info@gmpfitness.com (or click here). The course may be pending approval.

✓ ACTION Certification—ACTION—1.5
✓ American Council on Exercise—ACE—1.2
✓ American College of Sports Medicine—ACSM—15
✓ American Fitness Professionals Association—AFPA—15
✓ British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association—BCRPA—15
✓ The Cooper Institute—CI—15
✓ International Fitness Professionals Association—IFPA—15
✓ International Tennis Performance Association*—ITPA—15
✓ International Sports Sciences Association—ISSA—15
✓ National Association of Sports Nutrition—NASN—15
✓ National Council on Strength and Fitness—NCSF—6
✓ National Council For Certified Personal Trainers—NCCPT—1.5
✓ National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association—NESTA*—15
✓ National Federation of Professional Trainers—NFPT—2.0
✓ National Strength Professionals Association—NSPA—15
✓ Professional Fitness Instructor Training—PFIT—15
✓ American Senior Fitness Association—SFA—1.2
✓ World Instructor Training Schools—WITS—15

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.

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
→ Exercise Development 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 Exercise Development 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.

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 Testimonials

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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 » 

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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.

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  • 5

    Enjoyed the material. enhance my workout designs. More options in my workout programs for clients with varied needs and goals.

  • 5

    I have been teaching fitness for many years and this course was refreshing. I learned some new ideas to use with my clients. I generally work with seniors over the age of 65 with limiting factors. I appreciated the easy to follow videos to see how I can incorporate them into our daily routines.

  • 5

    Knowledge of the importance of warm up prior to exercising the shoulder and other muscles in the upper body. Also learning different exercises to improve posture and strengthen the rear delts and neck muscles. To help my clients relieve pain and increase strength in their neck and shoulders. I belie ...Read More

  • 4

    Refreshing my knowledge. Incorporate using the exercises for clients. The course was well presented clear and well done.

  • 4

    I have gained another dimension to my stretching education as a teacher as well as a pupil. I will absolutely be adding the content of this course in my work.

  • 4

    New knowledge of ball & band routines and the importance of exercise as we age. Learned importance of strong core, good posture, flexibility & balance as we age. organize a flexibility group class for older adults.

  • 4

    I have learned intuitive ways to perform exercises to gain better range of motion with my clients. I will utilize many of these methods with my senior clients and those who have mobility issues

  • 4

    New ideas on how to use the G-Ball for different fitness levels. I will use the ideas in my group fitness classes

  • 5

    New ways to use the stability ball for strength.

  • 5

    New exercises to use with my clients. Add the new exercises to my stretch and strength class. I will use GMP Fitness again.

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