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


Simple and informative, definitely very surface level but good for an overview. There were a few questions specifically regarding the BAS back program on the quiz that were not mentioned in the literature which is frustrating. Would have liked more info in stretch programs for LBP too.

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).