One of the hottest trends in fitness is stretching. Don’t get left behind. With NASM’s Stretching and Flexibility Coach course, you will master the techniques and strategies needed to start helping clients with assisted stretching and more, all while increasing your client base.
This revolutionary program is built on the latest and most up-to-date scientific research, methods, and insight to prepare you to train clients, assess them, and provide customized stretching plans geared towards their specific needs and outcomes. From athletes to weekend warriors and everyone in between, as a Stretching and Flexibility Coach, you will be able to help all clients lead a more flexible and fulfilling life.
There are no prerequisites for this course. Although the course is primarily intended for personal trainers, fitness coaches, massage therapists and other fitness/health professionals, it is not a requirement to take the course.
What You WIll Learn
Section 1: Introduction to Stretching and Flexibility
Chapter 1: Introduction to Integrated Flexibility
Understand the rationale for integrated stretching and identify for whom it provides the most benefit for.
Chapter 2: Scope of Practice
This chapter provides an overview for identifying appropriate and ethical behavior with regard to application of integrated stretching. Determine when to refer out to another professional.
Section 2: Science and Anatomy
Chapter 3: The Science of Flexibility and Stretching
Understand the spectrum of flexibility as it pertains to different tissue types and systems. Describe the motor behavior as it pertains to stretching.
Chapter 4: The Anatomy and Kinesiology of Fascia
Learn the foundational concepts of fascial anatomy and identify the locations of the fascial nets.
Section 3: Communication and Client Assessments
Chapter 5: Communication and Building Rapport
Apply leading techniques for establishing rapport and trust with clients. Communicate the various benefits and procedures related to integrated stretching plans to clients.
Chapter 6: Assessment
Understand the routine intake procedures and assessments used for integrated stretching programming. Explain the reassessment process after the application of integrated stretching techniques.
Section 4: Techniques and Program Design
Chapter 7: Integrated Assisted Stretching Techniques
This chapter overview interprets client response, both physical and emotional, to integrated stretching techniques. explain traction and perpetual movement as integral to integrated stretching techniques.
Chapter 8: Self-Stretching Techniques
Understand the role of self-stretching in an integrated stretching program. Describe self-stretching options appropriate for most clients.
Chapter 9: Flexibility Program Design
Determine appropriate stretching techniques and their frequency based on client assessment results. Describe reassessment approach and resulting program design changes.
After the completion of the course, you will take an online final exam from the comfort of your own home, or wherever you prefer to take tests, that consists of 100 questions. Each question will be multiple-choice. The exam is timed and cannot exceed 90 minutes. To pass, you need a score of 70% or higher. Don’t fret though, if you score below that, you have up to 3 attempts to pass.
How long will I have to complete the course?
You will have 1 year (365 days) days from the date of enrollment.
Does I have to renew the qualification?
No, you do not need to renew your NASM Stretching and Flexibility Coach specialization. Once you pass your final exam, your NASM-SFC specialization certificate never expires.
How is the final exam administered?
The final exam is administered online within your student portal. It consists of 100 multiple-choice questions and 90 minutes for completion. You must score a 70% or higher to pass and you will have 3 attempts.
How many CEUs is the course worth and which organizations accept them?
NASM-SFC is approved for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by the following organizations:
NASM – 1.6 CEUs
AFAA – 1.6 CEUs
Do I need a Personal Training Certification before starting the NASM Stretching and Flexibility Coach?
No, is it recommended but not required to take the Stretching and Flexibility Coach course.
*Once purchased you will receive your log in details within 2-5 days.