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

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

This course is approved for 0.4 ACE CECs and is also approved by the following organizations for Continuing Education hours:

ACSM 4.00 CECs Details

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


Great course. Would be great to receive emailed coupons or vouchers after taking so many within a year.

I found this course informative. Video instruction was clear, concise and helpful! I highly recommend it!

The material was helpful, but seemed to lack an important section to address Objective #10: Show health and fitness professionals how to alleviate chronic low back pain and peripheral neuropathies using the BAS Back Protocol. Perhaps, somehow I missed it? The quiz asked questions that were not addressed in the course. Some questions on the quiz were unnecessarily convoluted in phrasing.