Corrective Exercise Certificate

by Chuck Wolf, MS, Nora St. John, MS, Brian Richey, Sarah Zahab and Beverly Hosford

Earn up to 10 CECs/CEUs from ACE, ACSM, AFAA, NASM and more!

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It is our job as fitness professionals to help our clients reach their personal fitness goals. One of the many challenges is overcoming each client’s unique pain and dysfunction. The Corrective Exercise Certificate Program will provide you with the basic information required to properly assess your clients and then create customized programs that reduce pain and improve function.

During this program, you will learn:

  • Simple assessment techniques and progressions for the knees and lower extremities
  • Exercises that will strengthen the scapular stabilizers, back muscles, deep core and hips
  • Functional assessment techniques and strategies to enhance shoulder action
  • Strategies that target the 5 muscle groups that account for 90% of dysfunction
  • and more!

The Corrective Exercise Certificate Program includes:

  • 5 video courses and 2 article courses (a $370 value!) so you can earn up to 10 CECs/CEUs from ACE, ACSM, NASM, NFPT, NCCPT, and WITS
  • Courses taught by IDEA’s experts including Beverly Hosford, Brian Richey, Nora St. John, MS, Sarah Zahab, Chuck Wolf, MS

Available Course Credits

AASFP 1.00
ACE 0.90
ACSM 10.00
AFAA 8.00
AFPA 10.00
CHEK 8.00
CI 5.00
FAI 10.00
IFPA 10.00
ISFTA 8.00
ISSA 10.00
NAFC 0.70
NASM 0.80
NBHWC 10.00
NCEP 10.00
NCSF 5.00
NESTA 1.00
NETA 10.00
NFPT 2.25
NSCA 1.60
NSPA 8.00
PAI 8.00
PTAG 8.00
PTIA 8.00
REPS NZ 2.25
REPs UAE 8.00
W.I.T.S. 8.00

Learning Objectives

You will learn:

  1. The role of anatomy knowledge in the health and fitness industry
  2. A regressive to progressive approach to train the abdominals in 3 planes of motion
  3. Protocols for working with clients with shoulder conditions
  4. How to design a mobility/stretching plan to help correct common postural imbalances
  5. Assessment techniques to identify muscular imbalances associated with knee injuries
  6. How to do exercises to help engage and strengthen these muscles.

Course Content

Back to Basics With Anatomy
The Forgotten Five: Essential Muscles for Functional Movement
Assessment and Corrective Exercise Strategies for Improved Shoulder Function
Posture Improvement Workshop
Techniques to Protect the Knees
February 2018 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 3: Risks of Functional Training
October 2017 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 2: Exercises for Shoulder Injury Prevention, and A Guide for Emotion Control

About the Author

Chuck Wolf, MS

Chuck Wolf, MS IDEA Author/Presenter

Chuck Wolf, MS, is the director of Human Motion Associates, in Orlando, Florida, consulting with clients ranging from rehabilitation settings to elite, professional athletes. Chuck is one of the industry's top educators with his expertise in functional anatomy, movement analysis, function and advanced program design. He holds a master’s degree in exercise physiology.

Nora St. John, MS

Nora St. John, MS IDEA Author/Presenter

Nora St. John has been teaching Pilates in rehabilitation and studio settings for 20 years. She has a comprehensive background in dance, acupuncture, massage and meditation and weaves her many passions together to create presentations that address the body from a compassionate and healing point of view.

Brian Richey

Brian Richey IDEA Author/Presenter

Brian, the owner/operator of Fit 4 Life DC, was born in Kailua, Hawai‘i, and graduated from the University of Hawai‘i with a B.S. in Exercise Science/Kinesiology. Brian is certified as a: • Medical Exercise Program Director through the American Academy of Health, Fitness and Rehab Professionals (AAHFRP) • Medical Exercise Specialist through AAHFRP • Post Rehabilitation Conditioning Specialist through AAHFRP • Certified Instructor of the M.E.L.T. Method • Certified Power Plate® Instructor Brian is also a graduate of the Honolulu School of Massage and was a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Hawai‘i. He has worked as a personal trainer since 1993 throughout Hawai‘i and Washington, D.C. Brian is also an instructor for the American Academy of Health, Fitness and Rehab Professionals and lectures nationwide. Although he was raised in paradise, Brian’s childhood wasn’t all fun in the sun. He was an obese child, and by the age of 18 was topping the scales at more than 420 lbs. "For me it was an addiction issue—I was addicted to food and couldn’t get enough. Now, I can’t blame anyone but myself. I had great role models; in fact my mom has been in the fitness industry since the late 70’s. After graduating from high school, I began seriously trying to lose the weight. And I did it in a unique way: diet and exercise. I started with exercise, five miles of walking around Diamond Head Crater in Waikiki everyday. While the walk itself was difficult, the hardest part was the ridicule I endured from the perfectly sculpted surfers I passed on a third of my route. But that steeled my desire. And I say desire because I wanted it; it went beyond just determination at that point. My weight began to come off slowly, but within three years I was under 200lbs. Now, I am almost 40 years old and my weight is around 220."

Sarah Zahab

Sarah Zahab IDEA Author/Presenter

I'm a Registered Kinesiologist, Certified Exercise Physiologist, Fitness Instructor, former international fitness competitor, nationally ranked race walker and creator of the Prenatal and Postnatal Strength Workout DVD. I have a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree in Human Kinetics with a minor in biology. I've been working in the fitness industry full time for the last 20 years.

Beverly Hosford

Beverly Hosford IDEA Author/Presenter

I live in the mountains of Montana with my two dogs, two boys and husband. I'm currently most fascinated with sleep science and circadian rhythm but always love teaching anatomy with my skeleton Andy and talking business. I'm the author of Fitness Career Freedom: Align with your path and get ahead and the founder of Andy's Online Anatomy Program. I enjoy helping fitness and wellness professionals find alignment in both their bodies and businesses. Visit to watch action-oriented, inspiring videos about career, business, anatomy and body awareness.

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