Curriculum

The Certified Posture Specialist (CPS) certificate program prepares personal trainers and health/medical/fitness professionals to assess and educate their clients/patients in all areas of posture and body alignment. The program is taught in a module format and includes information on posture and body alignment; anatomy and kinesiology; posture analysis/evaluation and exercise program design. Also included is a final exam that students are required to pass in order to receive a certificate. Students have the option to choose between a self-paced, online certificate program that is non-instructor facilitated and a self-paced online program that is instructor-facilitated. In both cases, students are allowed 3 months of unlimited access to complete the program and may register to start the programs at any time.

Five Module Certificate Structure:
Module 1: Introduction to Posture and Body Alignment
Module 2: Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Physiology
Module 3: Posture Analysis, Assessment, and Evaluation
Module 4: Exercise Program Design
Module 5: Business Concepts, Client Education, and Management

Program Format

  • This is a self-paced, online distance education certificate that is a non-instructor facilitated program
  • The Online Certificate program can be completed in the convenience of your own home, office, or classroom
  • Students have three (3) months of unlimited individual access to complete the certificate course, quizzes, and pass (with a 70% or more) the final certificate exam to graduate
  • Online module quizzes and final certificate exam are automatically graded for immediate results
  • Graduates receive a certificate via email upon successfully completing the program and passing the final certificate exam
  • There are no prerequisites to enroll in the program, but it is recommended that students have a personal training certification or are a graduate of or current student in a degree program in exercise science, fitness, athletic training, physical therapy, or other related allied health/medical field
  • Students may access courses from any web browser
  • Students progress at their own pace through the online format