Fibromyalgia Health Specialist Level 2


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Some course content includes:
✓ Alternative Therapies
✓ Exercise Application
✓ Self-Care & Exercise
✓ Flexibility
✓ Special Population
✓ Program Design
✓ Stress Management
✓ Sleep Management
✓ Mind-Body
✓ Movement-Based Training
✓ Wellness
✓ Pain Relief
✓ Nutrition


✓ The course includes the Fibromyalgia Health Specialist 2 CD
✓ Activity Worksheets (Printable PDFs on the Level 2 CD)
✓ Client Handouts (Printable PDFs on the Level 2 CD)

Quick Facts

✓ No travel is necessary
✓ Study at your own pace
✓ Comprehensive learning materials
✓ Valuable CEUS/CECs
✓ Online examination
✓ Complete the exam when you are ready
✓ Currently there are NO exam fees. Take as many times as needed. This will change sometime in 2017. If you order now, even if you take the exam in 2017 there are NO exam fees.
✓ Training plans that you can customize
✓ Credibility & increased salary potential
✓ Member discount offers coming soon

Exam Facts

✓ Online true/false & multiple/choice final exam
✓ Take as many times as needed
✓ Currently there are NO exam fees. Take as many times as needed. This will change sometime in 2017. If you order now, even if you take the exam in 2017 there are NO exam fees.
✓ Online exam instructions are included in the package


If you do not see your certification company in the list below—please contact GMP Fitness. The course may be pending approval. If not, we can go over simple options to help you get your CECs/CEUs for this course.  The same applies for all certification companies below where you see call or email.

Just call GMP Fitness at 888-467-3488 or email because we want the process of getting your CECs/CEUs to be easy for you and we help many individuals when a course is pending approval or is not currently approved. It takes only a few minutes to go over the options to help you get your CECs/CEUs quickly and easily and we are more than happy to assist you!

Accreditations & Certification Board Approvals
GMP Fitness is proud to be nationally approved and accredited by the following organizations. Renew your continuing education requirements with almost every major certifying agency and obtain valuable education to expand your training. The continuing education hours or CEC/CEU point value is different for each association.

Approved CEC’s/CEU’s

✓ American Council on Exercise—ACE—call or email**
✓ American College on Sports Medicine—ACSM—30
✓ America Fitness Professionals Association—AFAA—call or email**
✓ America Fitness Professionals Association—AFPA—30
✓ The Cooper Institute—CI—30
✓ International Sports Sciences Association—ISSA—30
✓ National Academy of Sports Medicine—NASM—call or email**
✓ National Council on Strength and Fitness—NCSF—8
✓ National Council For Certified Personal Trainers—NCCPT—1.9
✓ National Exercise Trainers Association—NETA—30
✓ National Federation of Professional Trainers—NFPT—2
✓ National Strength Professionals Association—NSPA—30
✓ Professional Fitness Instructor Training—PFIT—30
✓ American Senior Fitness Association—SFA—2.0
✓ World Instructor Training Schools—WITS—30

*Note: NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association) accepts GMP Fitness courses for credits, however a CEU Petition Form will need to be filled out and there may be a small fee.

**Note: At this time, GMP Fitness is not on the list of pre-approved providers. You are still free to utilize this course for CECs/CEUs. You would just need to petition the course for CEC/CEU credit and we are more than happy to assist you with this! We make the petition process simple and smooth … not complicated at all … it’s really that EASY!!! So just call or email GMP Fitness at 888-467-3488 or email

*Note: The International Tennis Performance Association (ITPA)—ITPA members can earn continuing credits for their certifications through GMP Fitness.


Fitness Tools

The course requires minimal low tech fitness equipment. Examples of low tech fitness tools include G Balls, dumbbells and resistance bands.


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The Fibromyalgia Health Specialist Level 2 provides fitness professionals, health educators, coaches, nurses, dietitians, athletic trainers, occupational therapists and all other health professionals with the necessary guidelines, exercise protocols, lifestyle recommendations and resources to be successful in helping clients with fibromyalgia achieve a healthier lifestyle. A Fibromyalgia Health Specialist plays an important role in the life of individuals by assisting them to achieve their life, health and wellness goals. The Fibromyalgia Health Specialist Course provides practical knowledge and engaging information to help you educate clients on lifestyle adjustments. Having the insight from Fibromyalgia Health Specialist Course will help you to be part of your clients healthcare team and work closely with other related health professionals.


You will have the skills to help clients:

✓ Refocus their life’s goals.
✓ Rebuild their wellness.
✓ Move past challenges.
✓ Find the motivation and tools to achieve their physical and emotional health goals.
✓ Become healthier and happier in all areas of their life.
✓ Embrace healthy new habits and refocus on goals.
✓ Release anxieties and agitation with simple and effective breathing methods.
✓ Recognize and transform common daily behaviors.
You will have the knowledge to help clients:
✓ Make healthier lifestyle choices.
✓ Learn how to sleep better and increase their energy.
✓ Enhance their physical health, emotional well-being and mental strength.
✓ Cope and manage their stress, pain and emotional distress.
✓ Achieve better health and balance and rebuild their wellness.
✓ Eat better for energy levels.
✓ Lower and eliminate stress.
✓ Achieve concentration and a clear mind.

Excel in dedication, support and guidance by taking the Fibromyalgia Health Specialist course.

You will be able to:

✓ Address a wide variety of factors to help individuals feel their best.
✓ Work in conjunction with physicians to provide a vital link in the health care system.
✓ Guide your clients and become an integral part of the continuum of care.
✓ Serve as the day to day guide for your client.
✓ Lead those affected by the condition to healthy change.
✓ Develop and implement exercise programming for clients.

Course Objectives: The course incorporates valuable information on:

✓ Understand fibromyalgia and the impact in the individuals life.
✓ Comprehend and master health and wellness coaching methods.
✓ Discover about positive psychology and motivational strategies.
✓ Learn the diagnosis, symptoms and traditional treatments of fibromyalgia.
✓ Review the history of fibromyalgia.
✓ Gain insight on the medical conditions commonly occurring with fibromyalgia (FM).
✓ Acquire concise information about the diagnosis and symptoms.
✓ Become familiar with ways to cope with psychological aspects of FMS and flare-up management.
✓ Discover stress and anxiety management basic principles.
✓ Get to know flare-up management medications most commonly used.
✓ Gain insight on treatment pyramid nutritional supplements most often used.
✓ Know the impact of fibromyalgia in work and disability.
✓ Understand the function of nutrition and complementary medicine.
✓ Learn coping and communication skills.
✓ Gain insight on exercise programming for clients with fibromyalgia.
✓ Expand knowledge on mind-body practices for individuals who feel anxious, frustrated or unable to move forward.
✓ Discover about exercise therapy to relax contracted muscles and tendons.
✓ Amplify knowledge on basic components of therapeutic exercise.
✓ Learn about therapeutic exercise to empower ambulation, increase circulation and reduce rigidity.
✓ Acquire information intimacy, sexuality and women.
✓ Review information on work and disability.
✓ Understand the basic principles and guidelines related to yoga.
✓ Gain insight on yoga for beginners, health benefits and tips.

intelligently answer your clients’ questions with beneficial advice


Module 1—Some Module Topics Include:

  • Prevalence Of Fibromyalgia
  • Fibromyalgia & the therapeutic relationship
  • Fibromyalgia Definitions
  • Understanding Fibromyalgia
  • The Power Of The Mind-Body Connection

Module 2—Some Module Topics Include:

  • Brain Pain & Stress Response
  • Muscle Stiffness & Pain
  • The Role of Fascia In Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Back Pain & Fibromyalgia
  • Fibromyalgia Inflammation
  • Fibromyalgia Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia Versus Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Mental Clarity & Sleep Cycles
  • Energy & Sleep Cycles
  • Irregular Sleep Cycles
  • Fibromyalgia Skin Conditions
  • Fibro Fog
  • Cognitive Abnormalities
  • Low Blood Pressure & Dizziness
  • Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

Module 3—Some Module Topics Include:

  • Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
  • Standard Medical Tests
  • Food Allergies & Fibromyalgia
  • Diet & Fibromyalgia
  • Ruling Out Autoimmune Diseases
  • Fibromyalgia Tender Points
  • Juvenile Fibromyalgia

Module 4—Some Module Topics Include:

  • Fibromyalgia Emotional Traumas
  • Fibromyalgia Physical Trauma
  • Fibromyalgia Environmental Factors Triggers
  • The Connection Between Genetics, Heredity & Fibromyalgia
  • Systemic or Autoimmune Diseases
  • Chemical Imbalances
  • Depression

Module 5—Some Module Topics Include:

  • A Healthy Diet
  • A Healthy Lifestyle
  • Avoiding Suspected Trigger Foods
  • IBS & Allergies Symptom Diet
  • Fibromyalgia Myofascial Release
  • Ease the Pain with Massage Techniques
  • Fibromyalgia Gentle Exercise: What You Can Do?
  • Warming Up the Muscles & Joints
  • Types of Exercises for Fibromyalgia
  • Ease Fibromyalgia Pain With Exercises
  • Counseling for Anxiety & Depression
  • Medications For Treating The Pain
  • Over The Counter & Non-Prescription Medications

Module 6—Some Module Topics Include:

  • How To Deal with Fatigue
  • Chronic Pain: Learning To Manage It Naturally
  • Natural Sleep Remedies For Sleeplessness
  • Fibromyalgia in The Workplace
  • Economic Factors
  • Insurance Issues
  • Finding Support
  • Dealing with Skeptics
  • Family & Friends
  • Intimacy, Sexual Dysfunction & Women
  • Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
  • Learning to Manage Fear & Frustration
  • Natural Remedies for Relaxation & Stress Control
  • Herbs & Supplements to Ease Symptoms
  • Spiritual Or Emotional Management & Healing
  • Managing Fibromyalgia Flare-Ups

Module 7—Resources/Handouts

  • Printable handouts and tips for you and your clients that you can use as educational resources.