You will learn the different systems of the human body and how they relate to human movement and exercise. This gives you a deeper, psychological understanding of what you are seeing in your coaching practice and informs your protocols to improve movement.
You will learn the basics of human anatomy and dig specifically into how the joints and tissues impact human movement. By understanding human anatomy, you will be able to problem solve at a deeper level in coaching, assessing, and cueing movement, as well as designing training programs.
You will learn the principles of assessing as well as how to assess clients across all patterns of human movement. As a coach, you must have a starting point to design a training program. This module gives you the ability to assess clients to provide the answers you need to design training programs for results.
You will learn the principles of improving movement quality and how to design training programs that improve movement. A base of understanding built on principles allows for a seamless transition from theory to application. After this module you will immediately upgrade your movement progressions and ultimately your program designs.
You will learn to coach and cue your clients in all patterns and how to best program movement. Having knowledge is only one step—you must also be able to practice what you’ve learned in program design and on the gym floor. Upon completion of this module, you will be able to effectively coach your clients and understand how to design proper movement training programs.
A DEEPER DIVE INTO THE SCIENCE OF HUMAN MOVEMENT—AND HOW TO CONNECT IT TO COACHING
Learn frameworks for observing, describing, assessing, understanding, and incorporating movement into your clients’ fitness program. This online course breaks down the complex science behind movement and then simplifies it for you to use in real-world scenarios with your clients.
Through this course, you'll learn how to support implementation, how to assess movement, how to link movement faults with their fixes, how to design training programs based on movement discrepancies, and how to coach and cue patterns of movement.
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Dr. Whitney Reese, with her unique background as a Doctor of Physical Therapy and an OPEX CCP Coach, joins the OPEX team of instructors. Whitney has served as faculty at several universities and on numerous professional committees. In addition to her teaching role, she currently owns her own company, coaches for OPEX Round Rock and Big Dawgs remote coaching, and is the OPEX Programming: Movement instructor. Through both her clinical, athletic and personalized fitness coaching experience, Whitney bridges the gap between academia and the practice of coaching.