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

Approved by the following organizations for continuing education hours:

ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine
4.0 CECs

ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine 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

4.0 CECs


Good program; lots of useful information on assisted stretching. Would have given the course a "5 star" except there were some questions in the quiz on topics not included in the downloads I received, notably the "BAS Backs" program. I had to make a best guess on questions pertaining to BAS Backs and got two wrong (the only two wrong on the quiz).

Really great extra service to offer clients. I enjoyed this information.

Some of the photos and arrow directions DO NOT follow the stated rules or alignment cues. For example the Bicep and Anterior Shoulder Stretch.....states Supination of arm is essential....yet the photo shows PRONATION. Also, Rule #5 "Do not push down on client. The arrows for application direction on some exercises seem to point down, which as stated is a "NO". Maybe a better explanation. In theory a good system, but hopefully a new instructor does not use this handout/video.