ACE Corrective Exercise Specialist

Help clients alleviate pain and regain freedom of movement as an ACE Corrective Exercise Specialist

Becoming a Corrective Exercise Specialist in The BioMechanics Method®—the world’s first and only step-by-step educational program designed specifically to teach health and fitness professionals how to successfully work with people who experience joint and muscle pain—will give you all the assessment, anatomy, corrective exercise and program design skills and knowledge necessary to help clients correct musculoskeletal imbalances so they can begin, return to or continue a program of regular exercise without limitations.

What’s in the curriculum?

The Corrective Exercise Specialist Program is comprised of five modules. Each module consists of online lessons, digital text material, step-by-step video instruction and demonstrations, client assessment forms, self-check activities and online tests. Learning modules and quizzes must be completed in chronological order. You will have access to all five learning modules at once, but should only commence working on subsequent modules once you have successfully completed the one before it. Multiple-choice quizzes for each module are delivered in a convenient, online format.

Course Outline

The Fundamentals of Structural Assessment provides fitness professionals with a step-by-step process for assessing clients for the 12 most common musculoskeletal imbalances that can cause muscle dysfunction, joint discomfort and movement limitations. You will learn how to apply essential assessments with clients in real-life fitness settings to help you understand how musculoskeletal imbalances can affect a client’s ability to perform exercises and activities of daily living successfully and without pain.

You will learn:

  • Various techniques for assessing the musculoskeletal system (i.e. verbal, visual and hands-on)
  • A step-by-step process for assessing the feet, ankles, knees, lumbo-pelvic hip girdle, thoracic spine, shoulder girdle, neck and head
  • How musculoskeletal imbalances can cause muscle dysfunction, joint discomfort and movement limitations
  • How musculoskeletal imbalances can affect the function of the entire body
  • How to record the results of a client’s musculoskeletal assessment



  • ACE encourages anyone who’s interested to pursue our specialist programs, as we believe that health and fitness professionals with a broad education can better serve special populations in our communities. In order to be eligible for an official designation as an ACE Specialist, however, you must meet one of the following criteria:
    • Hold a current professional certification in health education, fitness, wellness, or allied health that is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) or the International Organization for Standardization (ISO 17024)
    • Hold a current license as a healthcare professional

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