Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
Type: Online Course
Online Content
Online Quiz
CEC Credits: ACE 0.2 CECs , ACSM 2.0 CECs, NBHWC 2.0 Contact Hours

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

CEC Credits

Approved by the following organizations for continuing education hours:

2.00 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

2.00 Contact Hours


I really enjoyed the thorough look at all of the different deviations and the inclusion of printable info sheets to use. I do wish that there was more emphasis on not only noticing them but how to explain to your clients what you are looking at and why it matters.

I feel like this course was a great refresher. I think the quiz was a bit too intense for the material that was presented.

I did find some helpful information in this course, but would have preferred to have text to read and for future referencing, in addition to lecture videos. Reference charts lacked comprehensiveness.