Knee Injury Prevention Specialist

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Knee flexibility and strength are crucial to avoiding and relieving knee pain. This Course provides all the tools needed to understand how the knee works and design a knee conditioning prevention program. The Knee Injury Prevention Specialist Course examines the biomechanical complexities of stabilization exercises as a prerequisite to the general strengthening of the knee and the surrounding musculature for rehab patients, athletes and other fitness enthusiasts. The Course provides a good stability training program for the knees to help prevent injury and optimize knee function and performance. The Knee Injury Prevention Specialist course will help you to market yourself to existing and new clients—-helping them with preventative knee musculature training.



✓ Intermediate and 9 Hours to complete
✓ Self-Paced/Distance Education (Home Study)



Some course content includes:

✓ Exercise Sciences
✓ Exercise Programming
✓ Stability Training
✓ Flexibility
✓ Special Population
✓ Injury Prevention/Rehab


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—0.90
✓ Aquatic Exercise Association—AEA—call or email**
✓ American College on Sports Medicine—ACSM—9
✓ America Fitness Professionals Association—AFAA—call or email**
✓ America Fitness Professionals Association—AFPA—9
✓ British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association—BCRPA—9
✓ The Cooper Institute—CI—9
✓ International Fitness Professionals Association—IFPA—9
✓ International Tennis Performance Association*—ITPA—9
✓ International Sports Sciences Association—ISSA—9
✓ National Academy of Sports Medicine—NASM—call or email**
✓ National Association of Sports Nutrition—NASN—9
✓ National Council on Strength and Fitness—NCSF—4.5
✓ National Council For Certified Personal Trainers—NCCPT—9
✓ National Exercise Trainers Association—NETA—9
✓ National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association—NESTA—9
✓ National Federation of Professional Trainers—NFPT—2.0
✓ National Strength Professionals Association—NSPA—9
✓ Professional Fitness Instructor Training—PFIT—9
✓ American Senior Fitness Association—SFA—0.90
✓ World Instructor Training Schools—WITS—9

*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

Fitness Tools

✓ G Ball (Stability Ball) and Resistance Bands


Become A Specialist

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

Knee Injury Prevention Specialist Objectives

✓ Amplify knowledge of the anatomy of the knee and common risk factors for knee pain.
✓ Identify ligament, tendon, meniscus and other acute and traumatic injuries.
✓ Expand knowledge on bursitis, tendinitis and other overuse injuries.
✓ Recognize knee pain in children and adults.
✓ Reinforce the importance of all aspects of exercise including stretching.
✓ Knowledge of when to refer a client to their physician.
✓ Increased understanding of medical alternatives for clients.
✓ Acquire a better understanding of knee mechanics and risks for injury.
✓ Understand the significance of scientifically based decision making in the measurement and management of knee disorders.
✓ Teach clients in prevention strategies to reduce the risk of knee injury.
✓ Understand the types of treatment for knee pain.
✓ Discover how to enhance your clients’ workout with conditioning exercises to help prevent knee injuries.
✓ Understand the normal and injury mechanics of the knee.
✓ Explain the risk factors associated with knee disorders.
✓ Define 20 ways to be good to your knees.
✓ Learn which Sports are most and least likely to hurt your knees.
✓ Provide appropriate instructional cues for proper exercise techniques.
✓ Develop an exercise program that contains safe knee exercises and be able to correctly adjust and advance the exercises.
✓ Find out hamstring strength exercises for a balanced knee.
✓ Discover abduction and adductor strength exercises for inner knee stability.
✓ Learn exercises for combating knee hypermobility.
✓ Identify programming modifications that fitness professionals can employ when instructing clients with specific musculoskeletal restrictions.
✓ Demonstrate how to correctly execute various knee prevention exercises without equipment, with a Stability Ball or a Resistance Band.



I have gained more knowledge on how to prevent injuries and help strengthen knees. I have clients of all ages and back grounds. I can use this material for my athletes who play soccer as well as my stay at home moms who want to stay healthy. GMP fitness is my go to for CEC’s. I can understand the material and go at my own pace. I look forward to more courses.  Tara Minnax Doherty, ACE Certified Professional

I found this be a very informative and low stress course. I worked at my own pace, which allowed me to study and read with my busy schedule. I look forward to taking more courses through this format. Thank you.  Gary Duane Lang II, ACE Certified Professional 

I have learned more in depth terminology about specifics of the knee and how it is meant to function. I will begin to utilize a fully comprehensible outline of strength training to all my clients. Very easy to navigate the book and study guide into one comprehensible tool to provide excellent programming to my clients.  Lori Hill Moffitt, AFPA Certified Professional


Knee Injury Prevention Specialist Materials

✓ BOOK & CD- The Knee Injury Prevention Specialist CD Includes:
– Knee Injury Prevention Specialist Manual  (PDF on CD – can be printed)
– Knee Injury Prevention Specialist Workbook  (PDF on CD – can be printed)
– Knee Injury Prevention Trainer & Client Charts (PDFs on the CD – can be printed as needed)
✓ Knee Injury Prevention Specialist Online Exam
✓ Knee Injury Prevention Specialist Course outline and instructions included in your package