Back Injury Prevention Specialist

$149.00

Course Hours/CEUS: 11 Hours / 11 WITS CECS

Course Price: $149

Learning Format: Online Hybrid Course

Online hybrid is a blended course: online content with a book. The book is included in the price of the online course and we’re shipping it to you. You get instant online access so you can dive in and start learning right away, while your physical book is being shipped to you. Please note: there will be a shipping charge for the book that is shipped.

Bonus Course Components

—Trainer & Client Charts

—Customizable Training Plans

—Client Handouts

Course Hours/CECs: 11 Hours / WITS CEC Award = 11

Note: Continuing Education Credits (CECs/CEUs) will only be applied for certified fitness professionals or other health professionals. This course is also approved by many other certification companies—so if you have a double certification the CECs may be able to be applied for that certification as well.

Course Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Course Description

This Specialist Course examines the biomechanical complexities of stabilization exercises as a prerequisite to the general strengthening of the back and the surrounding musculature for clients, athletes and other fitness enthusiasts. It provides a solid stability training program for the back to help prevent injury and optimize lower back function and performance.

A step-by-step course to acquire dynamic design techniques and a better understanding of back mechanics and educate individuals in lifestyle and prevention strategies to help reduce the risk of low back injury and pain.

This Speciality Certificate Credential provides up to date knowledge and sound guidance and strategies for all your clients so you can accurately communicate back conditions and prevention and apply to strengthening the back and the core.

Course Objectives

  • Amplify knowledge of the anatomy of the back.
  • Identify the common risk factors associated with back pain.
  • Learn about diagnostic tests and physicians who treat back problems.
  • Understand causes of spinal disk herniations, stenosis, osteoporosis and spinal tumors.
  • Understand the significance of scientifically based decision making in the measurement and management of back disorders.
  • Teach clients in prevention strategies to reduce the risk of back injury.
  • Expand knowledge on muscle injuries and myofascial back pain.
  • Recognize the types of treatment for back pain.
  • 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.
  • Recognize the signs, symptoms and contraindications of low back maladies.
  • 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 back mechanics and risks for injury.
  • Understand the normal and injury mechanics of the back.
  • Explain the risk factors associated with lumbar/back disorders.
  • Discover how to enhance your client’s workout with conditioning exercises to help prevent back injuries.
  • Provide appropriate instructional cues for proper exercise technique.
  • Discover exercises that prepare your clients more challenging exercises.
  • Discover dynamic core exercises for the back.
  • Understand how to properly modify and progress clients with back injury prevention exercises.
  • Educate individuals in lifestyle and prevention strategies to help reduce the risk of low back injury and pain.
  • Develop an exercise program that contains safe back exercises and be able to correctly adjust and advance the exercises.
  • Identify programming modifications that fitness professionals can employ when instructing clients with specific musculoskeletal restrictions.
  • Demonstrate how to correctly execute various back prevention exercises without equipment and with a stability ball.

Course Reviews

“Not only was the course very helpful, and I’ll be able to apply it to my clients, but the customer service was amazing. I did not get the email with my certificate because it went to my junk email account. I sent an email asking if it could be resent and Gina called me within 10 minutes with a response to my email. She stayed on the phone with me to make sure the credits were applied to my account and resent the completion certificate. I would absolutely recommend using GMP for CEC courses … 5 stars!!” – Lisa, ACE Certified Professional

“I have useful tools and beautiful pictures to provide to for my clients. I am a PTA and I will use the material in the clinic to help patients with core conditioning. I also will be teaching community education courses through our local college.Loved everything about this course. The format, level, and pace.” – Desiree Nowaczyk, ACE Certified Professional

“Much more knowledge on the low back and exerciser to help with back pain. Will use a few of the exercises for low back care in each of the classes I teach. Found the book “Say Goodbye to Back Pain” a bit difficult to read at times. The practical guide put together by Gina is excellent!” – Patricia Comfort, NETA Certified Professional

“The course material provided a wide range of information regarding different back pains. I’ve personally suffered from back pain as well as a lot of people I know. The course work content was very informative and will help in the future. The course all around is very good and is about a topic that afflicts most Americans at some point in their life.” – Dennis Schultz, ACE Certified Professional

“Best home study I have ever taken. Very through and organized well.I’ve gained a lot of knowledge about back pain and pathologies. I have learned a lot of tools I can use with clients who have back pain and exercise to prevent them. The exercises in the workbook are great. I like that there is a progression for each move. Very through and organized well.” – Erica Hunter, NETA Certified Professional

“I gained a solid foundation in the basics and advanced principles related to spine injury conditions and strategies to work with issues. Also, I processed the book better by using the follow along workbook. I am a HR/Safety Director and I facilitate morning stretch activities. I also facilitate the Workers Compensation / Risk Management department, so this allows me better to communicate accurately back conditions and prevention methodology. This is a very good. No frills solid course.” – Steve Lutes, ACE Certified Professional

“A great course! Working in a chiropractic office will give me many opportunities to apply what I have learned from this course.” – Eric Troll, WITS Certified Professional

“Up to date knowledge. Providing sound guidance to my clients. Would recommend this course to my fellow instructors.” – Carole Riches, NETA Certified Professional

“As I am a personal trainer from ACE and often I get offers to train people who are suffering from back problems or want to prevent such problems. I am looking forward to utilizing the knowledge I gained from this course to help my clients. My sincere thanks to Gina for starting such a nice course.” – Ajay Kumar, ACE Certified Professional

“It was a great refresher course for me as I am preparing to update a back health education program for work. I have already used a lot of the information to draft an intro to back health course for my program.” – Emily Kristen Long, ACE Certified Professional

“Amazing insight to the spine and nerves and the various issues that need to be considered when working with a client. I will be more aware and look for signs. I will ask more questions and help “To educate my clients. I loved learning about this topic and the course materials were great with the combination of the book and the workbook on the CD.“ – Liz Cohen, ACE Certified Professional

“I have gained a more thorough understanding of the way muscles in the back (and surrounding the spine) function, and I now have more ideas for preventing back injuries. I will share information on the prevention of back injury, I will encourage exercises focusing on back health, and I will teach these with more confident and assurance.” – Tamaria S. Fetzer, ACE Certified Professional

I have gained a deeper understanding of the many origins of back pain. This information will help me understand my clients symptoms and the possible source of the pain to better direct their exercise program as well as recommend lifestyle changes. I found the course thorough and easy to follow. I will look for additional courses to take thru GMP for future CECs.“ –Shari Bohac, NETA Certified Professional

“Best home study I have ever taken. Very through and organized well. I’ve gained a lot of knowledge about back pain and pathologies. I have learned a lot of tools I can use with clients who have back pain and exercise to prevent them. The exercises in the workbook are great. I like that there is a progression for each move. Very through and organized well.“ –Erica Hunter, NETA Certified Professional

“Amazing insight to the spine and nerves and the various issues that need to be considered when working with a client. I will be more aware and look for signs. I will ask more questions and help To educate my clients. I loved learning about this topic and the course materials were great with the combination of the book and the workbook on the CD.“ –Liz Cohen, ACE Certified Professional

“Very informative course. I will recommend it very highly to other trainers. I know the information will be very useful in helping my clients avoid and manage their back pain.“ –  Gary Duane Lang I, NASM Certified Professional

“This course is definitely comprehensive regarding all matters of the back, its structure, function, and varied approaches to its problems. A more in-depth understanding of types of back pain and the variety of treatment/remedy options to alleviate it. I use many back strengthening exercises in the fitness class I teach. Now, I can better explain underlying reasons as to why we are doing a particular movement.“ –Elaine Sewatsky, NETA Certified Professional

“I’ve acquired enough clinical knowledge to be a more effective and safe trainer. This material reinforced my philosophy on the benefits of fitness in injury prevention. I now have a better understanding of the subject, which in turn, will help me educate my clients. The book is written in a clear and concise manner: making the material easy to assimilate!“ –Diana Diaz, WITS Certified Professional

Exam Facts

✓ 25 question online true/false and multiple/choice final exam.
✓ Passing the exam with 80% or higher.
✓ NO time limit to take the exam.

Course Bonus

We recommend completing a course from 1 year of your purchase date, but for your convenience all of our online courses have lifetime /24/7 access to complete your online program.

“I gained a vast amount of knowledge and really enjoyed the fact that there was no time limit on the course or exam. I got tools to grasp the concept and based on my new knowledge I can now give new ideas to my clients. This was a GREAT course!” – J.C., Certified Professional

 

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 info@gmpfitness.com or call 1-888-467-3488.

Online Hybrid Course Facts

  • Online content, plus you get a book. You can review all online content first as you wait for the book to be shipped to you. And then you would review the book.
  • Part of the course content can be viewed on your computer or tablet. It can also be viewed on your smart phone, but it is not recommended.
  • After you purchase the course your information will be sent to GMP. You will receive a separate email from GMP with information about signing in to the GMP website where you will be able to register and have access to the course.
  • A lesson plan is provided online.
  • Please note nothing will be shipped to you.
  • Content is Microsoft Windows and Mac compatible.
  • Any course PDF documents can easily be viewed right in the web browser.
  • Individuals must have the capability to open Adobe PDF files (this can be installed for FREE and if you do not have this you will be given a link so you can view all course content). You will also need to be able to open Microsoft Word files.

Shipping Charges:

$15—48 Continental US, Alaska, Hawaii
$25—Canada
$45—International

Quick Facts

✓ Customer support.
✓ No travel is necessary.
✓ Study at your own pace—there is no time limit for you to complete the course.
✓ Comprehensive learning content.
✓ Take all the time you need to practice, study and make the course materials your own through practice and repetition.
✓ Valuable CECs/CEUs.
✓ Online exam—complete when you are ready.
✓ Credibility and increased salary potential.

 

Online Course Access Statement
All of our online courses have 6 month full 24/7 access to complete your online program.  The experience is awesome, simple and very digestible for the novice fitness enthusiast.