The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) launches its new Stretching and Flexibility Coach (NASM-SFC), an online program to help prepare health and fitness professionals to guide clients through safe and science-backed stretching techniques.

“Everyone can benefit from stretching. This program adds a valuable new skill set for fitness professionals and anyone else who wants to help people move, perform and feel better.”

— Laurie McCartney, President of NASM

NASM developed the course with experts at the Stretch to Win Institute, which for over 20 years has worked to advance the science and application of stretching, it notes in a media release.

“Ann and Chris Frederick, the founders of the Stretch to Win Institute, are renowned pioneers in the field of assisted stretching. They have trained thousands of professionals and worked with elite athletes and teams to develop their unique system. We are excited to combine their expertise with our multimedia-rich learning experience to create, what we believe is a groundbreaking training product.”

— Mike Fantigrassi, Senior Director of Product Development at NASM

Course Highlights

As an NASM Stretching and Flexibility Coach (NASM-SFC), participants will be trained to master:

  • Fascial anatomy and the science of human movement
  • Assisted and self-stretching techniques
  • Scope of practice in the context of safe stretching
  • Stretching assessments
  • How to create personalized stretching programs
  • And much more

This course is delivered in NASM’s digital learning platform and provides users the tools to access the content anywhere and anytime on any device.

The NASM-SFC course includes:

  • An easy-to-follow e-book
  • Nine lecture videos
  • Nine fully interactive quizzes
  • Digital practice exam
  • Over 60 technique videos
  • Final exam

For more information and to register for the Stretching and Flexibility Coach Course, visit National Academy of Sports Medicine. For additional savings of up to 35%, the course is also included in an Injury Prevention Bundle along with the guided study version of NASM’s Certified Personal Training Program and NASM’s Corrective Exercise Specialization.

[Source(s): National Academy of Sports Medicine, Business Wire]

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