Provider: The BioMechanics
Type: Online Course
CEC Credits: ACE 1.3 CECs

Design the Perfect Corrective Exercise Program for Your Clients 

Musculoskeletal disorders and imbalances affect millions of people in the United States, with as many as one in two Americans afflicted, according to the National Institutes of Health. With corrective exercise, you can help your clients target underlying muscle and movement imbalances that cause pain and discomfort. By learning proper movements and techniques aimed at mitigating and eliminating musculoskeletal imbalances, you can help clients begin, return to or continue a program of regular exercise without limitations. The key to success, however, is designing the right program for each client.

Corrective Exercise Program Design will teach you how to develop and implement effective corrective exercise programs from a client’s very first session all the way through goal attainment. Using comprehensive case studies to demonstrate The BioMechanics Method® of corrective exercise program design, the course will teach you proper coaching and cueing, as well as communication skills and session designs that help you connect with clients to create a positive and empowering experience. You will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to implement a custom corrective exercise program in the real world so you can help people overcome muscle pain, joint discomfort and movement limitations.

Career Outlook

With the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in America, the reality is that most clients who seek health and fitness services are among those suffering from these conditions. In fact, studies have shown that 90% of people who currently use personal training services report experiencing pain related to temporary or chronic musculoskeletal issues while performing even low-level physical activities (Schroeder and Donlin 2013). Gaining the knowledge and skills to identify and correct muscle and movement imbalances is both crucial to your current practice and to your career growth. The lack of fitness professionals with the appropriate skills to serve people with muscle or joint pain and other physically-limiting musculoskeletal conditions has created a significant gap in the care continuum. Learning these skills will enable you to fill this need—and position yourself as a go-to professional in this area.

You will learn:

  • To understand important insights into client motivation and behavior
  • To implement a process for conducting successful corrective exercise consultations
  • To identify variables that can positively or negatively influence corrective exercise program outcomes 
  • Various communication strategies for working with clients
  • To design both individual sessions and complete corrective exercise programs

Corrective Exercise Program Design is a standalone course as well as Module 5 of The BioMechanics Method® Corrective Exercise Specialist Program. To learn more about earning the full specialist credential, click here.

Purchase price includes all online materials, unlimited test retakes and access to the course itself.

This course contains online lessons, digital text material, step-by-step video instruction and demonstrations, client assessment forms, skills tests, self-check activities, and online tests. When accessing the course, you’ll find a list of printable downloads with each lesson under the “course downloads” tab. Digital material not itemized in the downloads tab is not printable.

Please note:  There are no refunds for the Corrective Exercise Program Design course. All sales are final.


Schroeder, J., and A. Donlin, eds. 2013. IDEA fitness programs and equipment trends report. San Diego, CA: IDEA Health & Fitness Association.


I think it needs to be noted. That this is one of five courses that are needed to become a full Corrective Exercise Specialist, which will cost an additional $660. The main focus of this course is building a relationship with a client, meeting, having consultations and how they should be structured. Which I feel are skills that should already be learned from becoming a trainer through ACE or any other governing body. Little to none of actual content is corrective exercise program designing. The videos are fine. There is quite a dive into a lot of concepts that are yet to be learned and the reasoning behind them can be explained well at times. There are other times, that a reliance on buzz words, is used to justify an exercise. What does is mean to "reinvigorate" and "rejuvenate" the foot? It's nonsense. This course, plus the other four, seem like they could be decent and educational. But this one its own. It is not worth the purchase. You wont learn much.

This has been the most enjoyable cec I've completed to date!

Very interesting course with lots of helpful information. Every level of trainer could learn something new - particularly from the case studies that showed how to interact with actual clients when designing their programs. I wish all courses were of this quality. Highly recommend.