The Corrective Exercise Instructor is the specialized professional who supervises individual cases of amateurs and athletes who aim to prevent injuries and manage orthosomal disorders. He works in individual sessions and his role is to provide guidance for a safe corrective training as well as counseling and tracking of the training of these clients. He performs functional evaluation trials, designs corrective training strategies on a case-by-case basis and adjusts the exercise programs accordingly. The theoretical knowledge and practical skills he acquires focus on the wider field of functional training as a means of improving orthosomy and kinetic behavior, and injury prevention.
*The possession of at least one of the following certifications is recommended: Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Pilates Instructor, Sports Coach, Strength & Conditioning Coach.
- Principles of functional training
- Functional anatomy, kinesiology and biomechanics
- Understanding movement: proprioception and coordination
- Functional assessment: posture, respiration, mobility, stability, basic kinetic models
- Corrective exercise strategy in deficient kinetic models
- Self-myofascial release technique
- Training progress in all kinetic models
- Corrective exercises with or without external resistance
- Designing effective and safe functional training programs for different load levels
Students have the opportunity to attend, as a complementary educational unit, the Pro Level 1 module of the Core Fitness Knowledge Course, in order to enhance their theoretical background:
- Anatomy - Kinesiology I
- Physiology of Exercise I
- Nutrition Exercise and Health I
Module II focuses on the 'core' of the body, its fundamental knowledge, anatomy, and functionality in everyday life. Using a revolutionary 3D methodology and an additional exercise set, it specializes on how to develop effective and safe strengthening programs for different levels, needs and skills - programs that are required in modern core training.
Core training is the basis for all types of programs with different goals (rehabilitation, strength, hypertrophy, professional sports) - and especially for their proper execution. It is an indispensable tool for trainers, who are concerned with the quality of movement, the improvement of kinesiology, or are dealing with clients with low back pain, orthosomic problems, motion dysfunction and performance deficiencies.
The degree of effect of intra-abdominal pressure and diaphragmatic breathing - which are keys to the stability of the core and the overall body posture - to the daily functionality and efficiency of the movements, will be examined and analyzed.
An advanced skills upgrade for those seeking additional knowledge in order to provide more comprehensive, personalized, specialized, high-quality training services to their clients.
*The possession of at least one of the following certifications is recommended: Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Pilates Instructor, Sports Coach, Strength & Conditioning Coach, and the possession of the Corrective Exercise Instructor by FT Coach Module I certification is required.
- Motion quality and patterns derived from ontogenesis
- Intra-abdominal pressure and stability of the core
- Progressively load-increasing exercises for optimal stability of the core
- Training programs for core empowerment with functional exercises and exclusive use of body weight
- Physical training of amateurs and athletes with emphasis on the functional strengthening of the core
- Designing effective and safe functional training programs for different load levels with emphasis on core stability