If you are a dance teacher, I am sure you want to know the latest and safest techniques to stretch and strengthen your students. Thanks to the power of the internet, you can now get an assisted stretching certification online.
The assisted stretching certification course I am going to tell you about was designed by Brad Walker who owns the Stretching Institute which was established in 1995. Stretching is almost everyone’s Achilles’ Heel. Don’t waste your time following programs written by amateurs, get the gold standard.
Brad Walker is also often referred to as the Stretch Coach or Stretching Guru. He has been involved in the field of sports injury management, stretching, and flexibility since the early 1990s and he has built himself a reputation as the go-to guy for all things stretching-related. You can see more of his stretch programs here.
Brad Walker has created flexibility and stretching training programs for some of the world’s largest fitness companies and has written more books and articles on stretching and flexibility than any other author.
Amazon has listed his books on five of their best-seller lists both in the UK and in the US.
What Is A Certificate in Stretching And Flexibility?
“Successful completion of the Certificate in Stretching & Flexibility will also entitle you to CEU’s (Continuing Education Units) from a number of leading health and fitness organizations from around the world.
At present the Certificate in Stretching & Flexibility has been awarded approved provider status with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB; CE Hours 6); the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM; CEU’s 1.3); the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA; CEU’s 13); the American Council on Exercise (ACE; CEC’s 1.70); and the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA; CEU’s 0.9 in Category C).”
This is an online course for Massage Therapists, Personal Trainers, Strength & Conditioning Coaches, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Dance Teachers, or anyone who does any type of bodywork.
This assisted stretching certification course is done online, so you can do it at your own pace.
The course includes video tutorials, detailed anatomy of over 130 stretching exercises, and workbook material for you to download.
What Is Included In This Stretching Certification?
The Physiology Of Flexibility
This covers all the muscle anatomy, like which muscles work and what happens when a particular muscle is stretched.
This part of the course has 40 minutes of video and 3500 words of text to go through.
The Principles Of Stretching
This module helps you to know when to used different types of stretching and what type of stretching to use (active, static, PNF, isometric, passive, ballistic, dynamic, etc.)
This module also goes through the rules of how to stretch properly and the importance of warming up and cooling down.
Module 2 has 50 minutes of video and 5900 words of text.
This is the practical application of how to perform 135 different stretching exercises; including detailed anatomical drawings and explanations of each stretch.
(Includes 23,300 words of text, and 208 anatomical diagrams)
Advanced Application of Assisted Stretching Techniques
This part is the introduction to assisted stretching techniques.
It includes lessons on how to communicate with your client, identifying imbalances and tightness in the body, positioning, and leverage, and also how to take care of yourself.
This section has 25 minutes of video and 300 words of text.
How To Perform Assisted Stretching Exercises
There are instructions on how to perform more than 30 assisted stretching exercises on your clients for any part of the body.
There are a 42-minute video and 400 words of text for this module.
Assisted Stretching Techniques For Working With Pregnant Clients
This module gives you guidelines and precautions for when you are dealing with pregnant clients, including how to modify exercises and which stretches to avoid.
After you have completed the modules above you will complete an exam.
The exam consists of 60 multiple choice and true/false style questions. To pass the course and attain your certificate you will need to score a minimum of 80% (at least 48 correct answers out of 60). You get three chances to pass the exam.
The certificate will be awarded to you immediately online.
What I Love About This Stretching Certification
- You can complete it in your own time from home and it won’t interfere with your family time.
- All the material presented in the Stretching Certificate is of the highest production quality.
- The course is accredited by trusted organizations. These are the CEU’s the course will qualify you for – ACE; CEC’s 1.70
AFAA; CEU’s 13, NASM; CEU’s 1.3, NCBTMB; CE Hours 6, NSCA; CEU’s 0.9 in Category C
- There are no time limits to complete the course, but on average the course will take between 15 and 20 hours to complete.
- Everything you need to complete the course is included in the member’s area.
- You have unlimited access to both phone and email support while doing the course if you have any questions.
What I Didn’t Love About This Stretching Course
- The price is a little high, but at the time of writing this post, they are running a special which will give you 40% off. You can find out more about that here.
The reason you need to be stretching certified is for your safety and the person you’re working with.
Not only will you Improvement in your own overall health, but you can reach your personal health goals by learning the art of stretching, and help others to do the same.