Help clients achieve a better range of motion, fix muscle imbalances, optimize, performance, prevent pain and injuries. Meet the demand for relief from low back, shoulder and knee pain.

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How It Works

  1. Enroll now and get instant access

  2. Study at your own pace

  3. Use your dedicated Success Coach for study help

  4. Take chapter quizzes to see your progress

  5. Pass the open-book, untimed Final Exam from anywhere!

Why become a Corrective Exercise Specialist?

As Trainers, it is of utmost importance to maintain the safety of our clients and teach them to properly put their individualized programs into action without causing harm. Corrective Exercise gives each trainer the knowledge to help clients achieve a better range of motion, fix muscle imbalances, optimize performance, and prevent pain and injuries.

As a corrective exercise specialist, you will be more than just a trainer. You will be the guide to restoring alignment and mobility for clients who have challenges in their bodies. You’ll understand the human body and how each aspect of it has its specific function. Be able to give each client a lower and upper body multi-joint movement analysis. And most importantly you’ll be able to transform people's lives in more ways than one.

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Grow Your Knowledge As a Corrective Exercise Specialist

Learn to use assessments and improve clients form, function,
and overall performance as a Corrective Exercise Specialist.

What You'll Learn From This Course

Our course material is continually updated so you can be sure you're receiving the most accurate and up-to-date information available. You'll learn everything you need to know to start helping clients start moving better and feeling less pain:

  1. Understand the roles that a personal trainer or health care practitioner are legally and ethically allowed to play when correcting physical dysfunctions

  2. Explain the structure and function of the human skeletal system

  3. Describe the structure and function of the skeletal muscle system

  4. Explain the structure and function of the nervous system

  5. Describe the primary joint actions and the muscles that drive them

  6. Explain how movement is initiated, maintained, and modified

  7. Describe the four necessary steps to prepare for your client

  8. Explain the essential roles of motivation, feedback and exercise capacity

  9. Outline the steps to perform a movement analysis for any exercise

  10. Explain the steps to restore structural alignment and stability from head to toe

  11. Describe the corrective exercises that correspond with the most common movement dysfunctions

  12. Describe soft tissue assessments and correctives for the most common joint restrictions

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What You'll Get With This Course

  1. Online Course Textbook

    The main course text includes everything you need to become an ISSA Corrective Exercise Specialist. The course material is continually updated with new information so you can be sure you're receiving the most up-to-date information available.

  2. The cover to the Corrective Exercise Specialist Guide Book

  1. Online Study Guide and Workbook

    This online handy reference guide walks you through the course unit-by-unit, allowing you to gain a better understanding of corrective exercise concepts.

  2. Online and Home Study Exam

    ISSA's certification exam solidifies your proficiency as a fitness professional. Choose a paper-and-pencil exam or utilize our secure online testing portal. One No-cost Retest (if necessary).

  3. Online Exercise Lab

    ISSA and Hyperstrike provide you with an exclusive online exercise lab with over 250 animated exercises. 3D animation and three different angles ensure that proper form and technique are a breeze!

  4. Online Student Forum

    Our online forum is where you can post client or business challenges and receive guidance from our on-staff Master Trainers and members of the ISSA family worldwide.

  5. Practice Exam and Section Quizzes

    The practice Exam and quizzes test your understanding of the materials; so while you're reading you're preparing for the exam at the same time.

  6. Free Professional Website

    All ISSA members get a free website to support their personal trainer careers online. Five pages of professionally designed, easily editable, fully hosted content is included. Choose from nine designs and put your best face forward online! To learn more about this benefit, click here.

  7. Unlimited Educational Support

    All ISSA students have access to unlimited educational support. If you have questions about the course materials, our on-staff professors can guide you through. This support continues even after you earn your personal trainer certification.

  8. Plus Bonus Support After Your Exam...

Your New Career as a Corrective Exercise Specialist Starts Here

Please note: The information provided in this course is for general educational purposes only. The material is not a substitute for a consultation with a healthcare provider regarding particular medical conditions and needs.

  • Study at your own pace with flexible, online learning to fit your busy schedule.

  • Pass your certification exam online wherever you're most comfortable.

  • Enjoy unlimited educational support from your team who loves fitness too!

  • Rest easy with great customer support before, during and after your certification.

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Read on About Corrective Exercise

From the skeleton system to understanding primary joint actions and the muscles that drive them, Corrective Exercise Specialists have all the tools they need to outline the steps to restore structural alignment and stability from head to toe.

On your path to becoming a Corrective Exercise Specialist, you’ll learn:

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European Register of Exercise Professionals

  1. This is an EREPS Approved Training Course - 10 LLP Points

    EREPS is a fully independent register of instructors, trainers and teachers working in the European fitness  and physical activity sector.

    EREPS recognizes the qualifications and skills of fitness professionals, as an important assurance for consumers and employers. Our ultimate goal is to make sure that every instructor, trainer and teacher in Europe holds the appropriate qualification(s) to ensure that people can work out safely and effectively.

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