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Corrective Exercise Certificate

by Beverly Hosford, Brian Richey, Nora St. John, MS, Chuck Wolf, MS and Sarah Zahab

Earn up to 10 CECs/CEUs from ACE, ACSM, AFAA, NASM and more!

111 Ratings

Type: Online Curriculum

Item: C700011CECD

Online Curriculum

Includes all course content in digital format

A $370 Value!

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It is our job as fitness professionals to help our clients reach their personal fitness goals. One of the many challenges is overcoming each client’s unique pain and dysfunction. The Corrective Exercise Certificate Program will provide you with the basic information required to properly assess your clients and then create customized programs that reduce pain and improve function.

During this program, you will learn:

  • Simple assessment techniques and progressions for the knees and lower extremities
  • Exercises that will strengthen the scapular stabilizers, back muscles, deep core and hips
  • Functional assessment techniques and strategies to enhance shoulder action
  • Strategies that target the 5 muscle groups that account for 90% of dysfunction
  • and more!

The Corrective Exercise Certificate Program includes:

  • 5 video courses and 2 article courses (a $370 value!) so you can earn up to 10 CECs/CEUs from ACE, ACSM, NASM, NFPT, NCCPT, and WITS
  • Courses taught by IDEA’s experts including Beverly Hosford, Brian Richey, Nora St. John, MS, Sarah Zahab, Chuck Wolf, MS

Available Curriculum Credits


Learning Objective

You will learn:

  1. The role of anatomy knowledge in the health and fitness industry
  2. A regressive to progressive approach to train the abdominals in 3 planes of motion
  3. Protocols for working with clients with shoulder conditions
  4. How to design a mobility/stretching plan to help correct common postural imbalances
  5. Assessment techniques to identify muscular imbalances associated with knee injuries
  6. How to do exercises to help engage and strengthen these muscles.


Back to Basics With Anatomy
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October 2017 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 2: Exercises for Shoulder Injury Prevention, and A Guide for Emotion Control
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The Forgotten Five: Essential Muscles for Functional Movement
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Assessment and Corrective Exercise Strategies for Improved Shoulder Function
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Posture Improvement Workshop
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Techniques to Rehabilitate and Protect the Knees
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February 2016 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 5: Understanding Pain
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November-December 2014 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 4: Navigating Knee and Hip Replacements
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About the Author

Beverly Hosford

Beverly Hosford IDEA Author/Presenter

I'm a successful fitness entrepreneur with 15 years of experience. I'm the author of Fitness Career Freedom: Align with your path and get ahead and the founder of Andy's Online Anatomy Program. I enjoy helping fitness and wellness professionals find alignment in both their bodies and businesses. Visit to watch action-oriented, inspiring videos about career, business, anatomy and body awareness.

Brian Richey

Brian Richey IDEA Author/Presenter

Brian, the owner/operator of Fit 4 Life DC, was born in Kailua, Hawai‘i, and graduated from the University of Hawai‘i with a B.S. in Exercise Science/Kinesiology. Brian is certified as a: • Medical Exercise Program Director through the American Academy of Health, Fitness and Rehab Professionals (AAHFRP) • Medical Exercise Specialist through AAHFRP • Post Rehabilitation Conditioning Specialist through AAHFRP • Certified Instructor of the M.E.L.T. Method • Certified Power Plate® Instructor Brian is also a graduate of the Honolulu School of Massage and was a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Hawai‘i. He has worked as a personal trainer since 1993 throughout Hawai‘i and Washington, D.C. Brian is also an instructor for the American Academy of Health, Fitness and Rehab Professionals and lectures nationwide. Although he was raised in paradise, Brian’s childhood wasn’t all fun in the sun. He was an obese child, and by the age of 18 was topping the scales at more than 420 lbs. "For me it was an addiction issue—I was addicted to food and couldn’t get enough. Now, I can’t blame anyone but myself. I had great role models; in fact my mom has been in the fitness industry since the late 70’s. After graduating from high school, I began seriously trying to lose the weight. And I did it in a unique way: diet and exercise. I started with exercise, five miles of walking around Diamond Head Crater in Waikiki everyday. While the walk itself was difficult, the hardest part was the ridicule I endured from the perfectly sculpted surfers I passed on a third of my route. But that steeled my desire. And I say desire because I wanted it; it went beyond just determination at that point. My weight began to come off slowly, but within three years I was under 200lbs. Now, I am almost 40 years old and my weight is around 220."

Nora St. John, MS

Nora St. John, MS IDEA Author/Presenter

Nora St. John has been teaching Pilates in rehabilitation and studio settings for 20 years. She has a comprehensive background in dance, acupuncture, massage and meditation and weaves her many passions together to create presentations that address the body from a compassionate and healing point of view.

Chuck Wolf, MS

Chuck Wolf, MS IDEA Author/Presenter

Chuck Wolf, MS, is the director of Human Motion Associates, in Orlando, Florida, consulting with clients ranging from rehabilitation settings to elite, professional athletes. Chuck is one of the industry's top educators with his expertise in functional anatomy, movement analysis, function and advanced program design. He holds a master’s degree in exercise physiology.

Sarah Zahab

Sarah Zahab IDEA Author/Presenter

I'm a Registered Kinesiologist, Certified Exercise Physiologist, Fitness Instructor, former international fitness competitor, nationally ranked race walker and creator of the Prenatal and Postnatal Strength Workout DVD. I have a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree in Human Kinetics with a minor in biology. I've been working in the fitness industry full time for the last 18 years.

67 Reviews

4.4 out of 5 Stars

  • by Naky Case on Dec 05, 2017

    Excellent presentation! I learned a lot about the knee. I can't wait to implement some of the exercises with my clients.

    I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who is looking to learn about the knee and how to modify exercises according to past injuries.

  • by Linda Eskin on Nov 08, 2017

    This is an excellent video course if you're up for re-certification and need CECs - or if you just want to understand muscle anatomy better. Very clear, useful review of some basics, taught in a visceral, hands-on (literally) way that makes the information stick in your brain. Beverly Hosford is a professional teacher (professor), and it shows in her ability to get knowledge across in a memorable way. She's local to me - I may have to check out her courses!

    Tips: You will want to be able to move around and poke at parts of your body while watching this. Probably better at home than on a lunch break at the office. You will find it helpful to have a big rubber band or un-inflated balloon handy, but using your imagination works, too.

  • by R Bain on May 17, 2017

    I'm so glad I bought this program. I feel much more confident in assessing my clients and creating programs tailored specify to their unique situation. I can't wait to start using what I've learned.

  • by Jason Lawson on May 17, 2017

    Excellent! Beverly Hosford and Chuck Wolf are two of the best presenters in the industry. Videos contained information I can implement immediately.

  • by Foong Wai Luan on Apr 15, 2017

    I purchased this online video course for my CEC and learned lots from it. Chuck Wolf is an engaging and knowledgeable presenter. I'm excited about using his strategies to improve the way I train my clients and myself.

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Online Curriculum

Includes all course content in digital format

A $370 Value!