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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.
WHO IS IT DESIGNED FOR?
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.
✓ No Final Exam Retake Fees
✓ No Time Limit on Final Exam
✓ Paper Exam Option
✓ Supplemental Resources
✓ Client Handouts & Charts
Exercise Development Specialist
GMP Big Advantage – Instant access – dive in and start learning right away. Download the materials to the course and view offline – so you are not confined to be online.
✓ Course Book
✓ Functional Training Charts
✓ Lower Back Care Charts
✓ Shoulder Care Charts
✓ Upper Back Care Charts
✓ Trainer and Client Charts
✓ Resource Articles and Videos
✓ 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
✓ 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 email@example.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
✓ Athletics and Fitness Association of America—AFAA—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 Academy of Sports Medicine—NASM—1.5
✓ 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 Trainers Association—NETA—15
✓ 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 exam–included in the price.
✓ NO fees to Retake the exam–included 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.
GREAT for your PORTFOLIO!!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-467-3488.
Exercise Development Specialist Testimonials
Melissa Borovay, Cooper Certified Professional
Andrea Anderson, ACE Certified Professional
Amanda Ricci, ACSM Certified Professional
Pamela Droke, ACE Certified Professional
Joy Fletcher, WITS Certified Professional
Janie Ann Lea, CI Certified Professional
Lori Moffitt, AFPA Certified Professional
Sharon Greene ACE Certified Professional
Sarah Bair, ACE Certified Professional
Ray May Jr., ACE Certified Professional