Golf Wellness Specialist

5 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings
(9 customer reviews)



Research has shown that most golfers do not properly warm-up to improve performance and lower the risk of injury. Help your golf clients shave strokes off their game and achieve and maintain flexibility. This Course provides systematic conditioning and a healthy approach to golf, including exercise, nutrition and other aspects of wellness. The Golf Wellness Specialist Course will help you expand your marketability to golf enthusiasts who need to improve their flexibility to play a better, safer and have a more enjoyable round of golf.



✓ Entry/Intermediate and 4-5 Hours to complete
✓ Self-Paced/Distance Education (Home Study)



Some course content includes:

✓ Sport Specific Training
✓ Exercise Programming
✓ Exercise Application
✓ Nutrition
✓ Wellness
✓ Flexibility


Renew your continuing education requirements 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—0.50
✓ Aquatic Exercise Association—AEA—call or email
✓ American College on Sports Medicine—ACSM—5
✓ America Fitness Professionals Association—AFAA—call or email
✓ America Fitness Professionals Association—AFPA—5
✓ British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association—BCRPA—5
✓ The Cooper Institute—CI—5
✓ International Fitness Professionals Association—IFPA—5
✓ International Tennis Performance Association*—ITPA—5
✓ International Sports Sciences Association—ISSA—5
✓ National Academy of Sports Medicine—NASM—call or email
✓ National Association of Sports Nutrition—NASN—5
✓ National Council on Strength and Fitness—NCSF—2.5
✓ National Council For Certified Personal Trainers—NCCPT—5
✓ National Exercise Trainers Association—NETA—5
✓ National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association—NESTA—5
✓ National Federation of Professional Trainers—NFPT—1
✓ National Strength Professionals Association—NSPA—5
✓ Professional Fitness Instructor Training—PFIT—5
✓ American Senior Fitness Association—SFA—0.50
✓ World Instructor Training Schools—WITS—5

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

Exam Facts

✓ Online true/false and multiple/choice final exam
✓ Online exam instructions are included in the package
✓ Passing the exam with 80% or higher
✓ NO time limit to take the exam
✓ Take the exam as many times as needed
✓ NO retest fees
✓ After we receive your completed online exam your continuing education certificate will be emailed to you within 2 business days, though in most cases you will receive it the same day.
NOTE: If you need your certificate faster please contact GMP Fitness (1-888-467-3488).
✓ Mail-in exam option by request—email

Become A Specialist

This course is included in our Golf Fitness Specialist Course. Click the image to learn how you can Become A GMP Fitness Golf Fitness Specialist »


Just One Prerequisite … To qualify to take any of the GMP Fitness Courses you must be at least 18 years of age.

While anyone over the age of 18 years old can complete the educational content included in the GMP Fitness Courses we do recommend a couple of things for the Specialty Credential Courses.
• Knowledge of English and arithmetic.
• High school diploma or equivalency.

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Golf Wellness Specialist Objectives

✓ Acquire knowledge of what golfers should be doing prior to teeing off and while playing a round of golf.
✓ Learn the protective measures that a golfer must take to play safe and effective rounds of golf.
✓ Obtain knowledge on educating golfers on how to warm-up, stretch and eat properly when golfing.
✓ Understand why certain stretches are important and how they help golfers on the course.
✓ Gain insight on common golf injury sites in amateur and professional golfers.
✓ Provide appropriate instructional cues for proper form and exercise techniques.
✓ Discover and learn a series of effective golf specific exercises and movements that will help to prepare the athlete for a round of golf.
✓ Help clients understand the best nutritional and hydration choices on the golf course.
✓ Prepare clients with information on other essential wellness tips.
✓ Gain advice tips on reaching the target group and establishing your credentials.
✓ Present techniques (for example, 30 minute instructional sessions) to the golf community.



The course has given me a clear understanding how I can prevent my clients from getting injuries while playing golf. It also provides great examples of how a golfer can improve their golf mechanics and energy when playing golf. I look forward to educating my golfers on how to warm up, stretch and eat properly when golfing, so they can get the most out of their game.  Michael Koprich, ACE Certified Professional 

Learned effective and simple ways to help golfers increase flexibility and decrease the risk of injury while on the golf course. In addition, the course provided ways to fuel the body during a round of golf. I will apply this to my work by showing golfers how to get the most out of their ability and how to stay limber and relaxed during their round.  Robert Suitca, ACE Certified Professional 

I liked how this went into detail of sun exposure. I think this was a great topic in the Golf Wellness Program. Spreading the awareness to my golfing clients the importance of sunscreen. Great information!  Timothy Craig Boswell, NFPT Certified Professional 


Golf Wellness Specialist Materials

✓ DVD & CD – The Golf Wellness Specialist CD Includes:
– Golf Wellness Specialist Sections (PDFs on CD – can be printed)
– Trainer & Client Charts (PDFs on the CD – can be printed as needed)
✓ Golf Wellness Specialist Online Exam
✓ Golf Wellness Specialist Course outline and instructions included in your package