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Stretching and Flexibility Coach
(NASM-SFC)

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Course Highlights

Stretching and Flexibility Coach

$899

 

What You’ll Learn

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One of the hottest trends in fitness is stretching. Don't get left behind. With NASM’s Stretching and Flexibility Coach course, you will master the techniques and strategies needed to start helping clients with assisted stretching and more, all while increasing your client base.

This revolutionary program is built on the latest and most up-to-date scientific research, methods, and insight to prepare you to train clients, assess them, and provide customized stretching plans geared towards their specific needs and outcomes. From athletes to weekend warriors and everyone in between, as a Stretching and Flexibility Coach, you will be able to help all clients lead a more flexible and fulfilling life.

Why Become a Stretching
and Flexibility Coach?

  • Implement stretching techniques safely and effectively
  • Fully understand health and fitness professional's role in safe stretching
  • Add new stretching-related assessments to your skillset
  • Create personalized stretching programs that clients can implement anywhere
  • Stretch your expertise and your earning potential with a broader range of clients
  • Learn how to explain the science of stretching and anatomy to your clients for better buy-in
 

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Curriculum

There are no prerequisites for this course. Although the course is primarily intended for personal trainers, fitness coaches, massage therapists and other fitness/health professionals, it is not a requirement to take the course.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Integrated Flexibility
Understand the rationale for integrated stretching and identify for whom it provides the most benefit for.

Chapter 2: Scope of Practice
This chapter provides an overview for identifying appropriate and ethical behavior with regard to application of integrated stretching. Determine when to refer out to another professional.

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Chapter 3: The Science of Flexibility and Stretching
Understand the spectrum of flexibility as it pertains to different tissue types and systems. Describe the motor behavior as it pertains to stretching.

Chapter 4: The Anatomy and Kinesiology of Fascia
Learn the foundational concepts of fascial anatomy and identify the locations of the fascial nets.

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Chapter 5: Communication and Building Rapport
Apply leading techniques for establishing rapport and trust with clients. Communicate the various benefits and procedures related to integrated stretching plans to clients.

Chapter 6: Assessment
Understand the routine intake procedures and assessments used for integrated stretching programming. Explain the reassessment process after the application of integrated stretching techniques.

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4 Videos

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Chapter 7: Integrated Assisted Stretching Techniques
This chapter overview interprets client response, both physical and emotional, to integrated stretching techniques. explain traction and perpetual movement as integral to integrated stretching techniques.

Chapter 8: Self-Stretching Techniques
Understand the role of self-stretching in an integrated stretching program. Describe self-stretching options appropriate for most clients.

Chapter 9: Flexibility Program Design
Determine appropriate stretching techniques and their frequency based on client assessment results. Describe reassessment approach and resulting program design changes.

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After the completion of the course, you will take an online final exam from the comfort of your own home, or wherever you prefer to take tests, that consists of 100 questions. Each question will be multiple-choice. The exam is timed and cannot exceed 90 minutes. To pass, you need a score of 70% or higher. Don’t fret though, if you score below that, you have up to 3 attempts to pass.

 

Free Mini Course:
The Importance Of Foam Rolling

 

Learn why foam rolling is a powerful asset for fitness professionals and how to use it to develop clients' flexibility.

 

FAQs

You will have 1 year from the day of enrollment to take your final exam. Although the exam expires, you will maintain access to the content for 5 years. This allows you to go back and reference the rich course content while working with clients.

No, you do not need to renew your NASM Stretching and Flexibility Coach specialization. Once you pass your final exam, your NASM-SFC specialization certificate never expires.

You will have 3 attempts to pass the final exam.

A Stretching and Flexibility Coach is a specialist who creates personalized stretching programs to prevent injury and increase the flexibility of clients. They are experts in progressing individuals to peak stretching performance.

No, is it recommended but not required to take the Stretching and Flexibility Coach course.

NASM-SFC is approved for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by the following organizations:

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1.6 CEUs

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16 CEUs

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1.6 CEUs

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16 CEUs

The final exam is administered online within your student portal. It consists of 100 multiple-choice questions and 90 minutes for completion. You must score a 70% or higher to pass and you will have 3 attempts.

5 stars

"NASM’s Stretching and Flexibility Coach is a brilliant specialization for Personal Trainers due to the impact this type of training has in the fitness realm. This course provides the knowledge and resources, and the latest research behind the relevance of stretching and flexibility. Incorporating integrated stretching techniques in your training will make you a well-rounded fitness professional that can meet the needs of your clients regardless of their fitness level, goals or challenges."

 

Khalil Shakeel, NASM Master Trainer CES, PES, YES, CNC

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5 stars

"The NASM’s Stretching and Flexibility Coach course is a fantastic complement to any certification or credential. It offers a comprehensive, in-depth exploration of integrated stretching techniques and the critical role they can play not only in the body’s ability to express flexibility, move without compensation, and recover optimally from stress. I thoroughly enjoyed reviewing the variety of techniques I can utilize and apply with all my clients. The SFC course is another great addition to my toolbox and has had an immediate positive impact on my clients’ experience and results!"

 

Wendy Batts, MS, LMT, NASM-CPT, PES, CES, CNC, SFC

5 stars

"One of the many things I love about NASM is that there is always a desire to not only review the latest research to ensure that all of NASM's courses provide fitness professionals with the best available information, but they also look for new ways to help fitness professionals add new skills in order to advance their careers. The Stretching and Flexibility Coach course will allow personal trainers to expand on their knowledge of assessments and the flexibility principles within the OPT Model to now provide hands-on stretching techniques to their clients. This additional skill set will allow NASM fitness professionals to take their abilities to another level."

 

Marty Miller, DHSc. ATC. NASM-CPT, CES, PES, MMACS, CNC

5 stars

"Assisted stretching is now a $22 billion dollar industry with potential clients looking for the most effective techniques by the best. The new Stretching and Flexibility Coach is here to meet their needs."

 

Chris Frederick, PT, COO & Co-Director Stretch to Win Institute

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Why Choose NASM

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For three and a half decades, the National Academy of Sports Medicine has been the most trusted name in fitness. Everything we do is evidence-based, which means you can trust the certification or specialization you are getting will help your clients reach their goals and help you earn even more respect in the industry.

We have taken that approach and applied it to our Stretching and Flexibility Coach program providing you with the most in-depth, well-researched, scientifically accurate, and easy-to-use course on the market.

NASM-SFC will elevate your knowledge of stretching beyond the foundational elements offered in many health and fitness programs, allowing you the provide the best programming and attention to detail for your clients.

Want to get results? NASM will help you get there. Start helping people achieve better flexibility, posture, and overall health today!

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