Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
Type: Online Course
Online Content
Online Quiz
CEC Credits: ACE 0.4 CECs , ACSM 4.0 CECs, NBHWC 4.0 Contact Hours

Flexibility is an important component of a health and fitness program and can aid in muscle recovery and pain management, yet it is often overlooked by clients. In this course, you will learn to facilitate a stretching program for your clients by assisting them properly. Explore the three principles of force application that help you determine where to place your hands, what direction to push, and how much force to use when helping clients stretch. Stretch your clients safely and effectively using techniques for specific areas of the body.

You will learn:

  • How the law of action-reaction relates to assisted stretching and how to apply it

  • To identify form errors that occur when principles of force application have been violated

  • How stretching can help alleviate chronic lower back pain and peripheral neuropathies

CEC Credits

Approved by the following organizations for continuing education hours:

4.00 CECs

ACSM CEC Approval

The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that "American Council on Exercise" meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2017 - December 2020). Providership # 687637

4.00 Contact Hours


I think several of the quiz questions were unclear on what she was asking even though I manage to get several of the unclear questions correct - the questions could be worded better.

This was so poorly done. The voice over of a very poorly executed PPT presentation was needlessly repetitive. In many cases repeating the same sentence immediately after stating it in the first place. whole sections were completely repeated. It is as if they didn't even review this before uploading it. Many concepts that I took the course for were not explained, but a PDF provided for self review. Yet the "author" states up front who the course was created carefully..... these are just various chapters our of books (a single book??!?!) I honestly don't care about levers/fulcrum/force once the concept is introduced (isn't that a basic principle that all CPTs know??). I took this course for fundamental information. The most "helpful" material were pictures of stretches that were so hard to see I was annoyed and almost abandoned, but had already paid for the crappy course. This is not AT ALL worth the money I paid. I did not learn anything except that I will never take another course form Amy Ashmore again. Disorganized junk.