Become a Biomechanics Specialist, so you can dramatically enhance your knowledge, produce better results for your clients and expand your fitness career options
This is one of the most comprehensive programs NESTA offers.
Understanding biomechanics, human movement and joint function gives you skills that quickly make you a high-level and highly respected fitness pro.
This educational course has been developed to empower you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully and safely qualitatively assess an individual from a biomechanical standpoint and customize their instruction. Biomechanics is the science that is at the heart of all personal training and coaching.
Please note that this course focuses on qualitative biomechanical analysis, so while there are some mathematical concepts that are reviewed, little to no manipulation of numbers will be required on the quizzes.
The course can be broken down into “3s”
3 Main topics covered in the following order:
- Basic Biomechanical Principles
- Anatomy & Kinesiology
- Applied Biomechanical Principles
3 Components to the study material:
- A printable workbook to fill out as one goes through the program
- Video lectures serving as the main study resource
- Assessments: 6 Practice Quizzes (optional, and you can take them as many times as you want) and a Final Exam that must be completed to earn the designation (NOTE: The Final Exam will randomly draw from the SAME test question pool as the 6 Practice Quizzes)
3 Sources of information:
- Biomechanics training material from NESTA (including some review material from the NESTA PFT)
- University level lectures in Advanced Anatomy and Kinesiology
- Applied Biomechanics from NESTA’s upcoming program EMIS (Exercise Mechanics Instructional Series)
What is biomechanics and why is it important to fitness professionals and personal trainers?
Biomechanics evaluates the motion and the actions of forces on that organism.
You will learn biomechanics as a combination of several different areas of study. This includes anatomy and physiology, kinematics (the study of motion without regard to its causes), kinesiology (the study of human movement) and kinetics (the study of forces acting on a system). Having this additional knowledge will give you a distinctive advantage over trainers and coaches who lack these special skills. Your clients will benefit by receiving better training, improved performance and a reduction in injuries.
This is what you get in your comprehensive Biomechanics Specialist training program:
Your biomechanics course is comprehensive and yet presented in a very easy-to-follow format. Human biomechanics and the mechanical analysis of human performance come down to how the joints and muscles interact during motion and how the stress upon the joints hinders or helps movement during athletics.
1. Your interactive digital online manual to study at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home. Your manual contains 10 chapters covering an overview of the following sports sciences: Biomechanics, joint function, human kinetics, mechanical analysis, anatomy, kinetic chains & kinesiology.
2. One comprehensive training videos with extensive biomechanics study material in animated video format.
3. The biomechanics exam is taken online when you are ready.
This professional training course is the fastest way for you to become a high level fitness professional, start today!
This biomechanics course is available at a significant discounted rate in the Master Personal Trainer Bundle.
Biomechanics Specialist Details
Continuing Education Units: ISSA 15 CEUs, NASM 1.9 CEUs, 2.0 NSCA CEUs, MMACA 2.0 CEUs, ITCA 2.0 CEUs, Spencer Institute 4.0 CEUs and NESTA 4.0 CEUs (enough for recertification with the NESTA Personal Fitness Trainer Certification)
Prerequisites: Basic Anatomy Knowledge (personal training background recommended)
Recertification Requirements: None. Certificate does not expire
Learning Format: 14 hours of comprehensive online training videos, lectures, graphs, charts, and a detailed, printable workbook. You also receive the E.M.I.S. – Exercise Mechanics Instructional Series videos detailing the proper biomechanics of popular gym equipment
Exam Requirement: Exam is multiple choice, 100 question exam. Passing requirement is 70% or higher. Three attempts are given. Results are known instantly.
Retest Fee: $95 retest fee applies if the passing requirement is not met at the end of the third exam attempt.
Completion Time: Approximately 3-4 weeks (complete within one year of purchase)
After successful completion, you will earn the professional title of “Biomechanics Specialist” on your certificate.
What are my career options? How will I make a living with this credential?
The great thing about becoming a Biomechanics Specialist is that you have endless career and business opportunities. Some primary careers include: Working with clients at a gym, health club, fitness center, spa or resort. You can train and coach your clients indoors or outside. You can also operate your own facility. You can train and coach clients one-on-one in their home, your home, or your office. Many experts with this credential train in groups to help more people and earn more money per hour. In addition, you can seek out alternative (and frequently very lucrative career opportunities) as a blogger, writer, podcast host, author, online content provider, online video host or publisher of digital education products. You can also offer your services online to individuals, small groups or large groups. You can use fun online communication/collaboration platforms such Skype, Google Hangout, Zoom or iChat for your training/coaching services. You can become an expert for authority websites such as WebMD, eHow and Livestrong. You can become a frequent expert guest on podcasts, radio shows, TV talk shows, news programs or in industry publications. The list of opportunities is truly endless. Nothing is hold you back. So, go make a difference today!
How will I get clients?
This is actually much easier than you may be thinking right now. Here are some examples: Facebook is an excellent resource. An account is free and building a fan page takes less than 5 minutes. You can advertise to very specific groups of people who want and need your services. Of course, you can also use Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and your other favorite social media platforms. It’s 100% FREE. Create and post a press release about your business launch. It’s simple and free to syndicate your press releases across the web. Creating a blog for your business is very fast and essentially free. We have resources for your online marketing needs here. You can make training/coaching videos and post them to Youtube. When you offer this valuable free help, people get to know you and learn to like you. In return, they want to know more and they are directed back to your Facebook fan page or blog for details. Of course, you can post your videos to all video sites for an even greater reach. Adding your business to Yelp is also a great idea. It gets ranked high on Google which makes your job even easier. Make sure you also add your business profile to Google Local. That’s another free and easy way to get clients. As for off-line client-getting strategies, you can do any of the following: attend local charity events, speak at community events, do a lunch-and-learn at a local business, volunteer for a local charity, distribute door hangers, post flyers, add a graphic/banner to your car, and the list goes on and on. Once you get started, you’ll see how easy it is to do. Now that you know what you need to do, you just need to implement and the clients will come in on a regular basis.