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Conducting Postural Assessments

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  • Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
  • Credits: ACE 0.2 CECs , ACSM 2.0 CECs
  • Course Type: Self-Paced / Home Study
  • Course Contains: DVD Online Quiz
  • American Council on Exercise American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Comprehensive postural assessments are essential in creating fitness programs for clients at all levels. Learn to assess posture for muscle-joint imbalances that could cause movement compensations and injury in the head, shoulders, spine, pelvis, hips, knees, ankles and feet. For information on how this course can contribute to your business, read ACE Exercise Physiologist Pete McCall’s article on How to Successfully Market & Use Postural Assessments as a Training Service.


You will learn:

  • Appropriate timeframes to assess your clients’ posture
  • The right angle rule to body design and alignment to plumb line
  • How to conduct a postural assessment and identify muscle-joint imbalances and compensations in the head, shoulders, spine, pelvis, hips, knees, ankles and feet
  • Limitations to the model


The following information and techniques for assessing static posture have been adapted from The BioMechanics Method, an educational program created by ACE subject-matter expert Justin Price, M.A. More in-depth information regarding postural assessments and corrective exercise can be obtained at


This course is included in our Functional Training Specialty Certification.
Learn more about how you can become a specialist. »


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