Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise Design Online Course

Learn Program Design for Pre & Post Natal Clients

Learn how to design safe and appropriate workout programs for your pre & post-natal clients, this course will cover intensity levels, exercise modifications, demonstrates appropriate core strengthening and pelvic floor exercises; and includes suspended body weight, flexibility, relaxation, and breathing exercises. It also recommends guidelines for strength training, water exercise, and competitive sports during pregnancy.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the current research and the effects of exercise on maternal and fetal health.
  • Describe anatomical and physiological changes that occur during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the current American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and international guidelines for exercise during pregnancy and postpartum.
  • Outline safe and appropriate exercise design for prenatal and postpartum women and discuss considerations for training during pregnancy and postpartum.
  • Identify specific and appropriate exercises and activities for prenatal and postpartum women.
  • Explain the benefits and guidelines of water exercises for pregnant clients.
  • Outline suggestions for initiating or enhancing a prenatal and postpartum exercise program.
  • Identify postnatal exercise goals and program design considerations for recovery from both vaginal birth and cesarean delivery.
  • Identify complications and common conditions of pregnancy and postpartum and management strategies.
  • Discuss fitness practitioners’ professional responsibilities, including health screening, monitoring exercise, record keeping, and emergency procedures.
  • Identify available resources that can be used in prenatal and postpartum exercise instruction and programming.

Included in the course: (All contents are delivered online)

  • Workbook
  • Continuing education exam (55 questions, multiple choice and T&F)



  • Certified Fitness Professional (i.e., Personal Trainer, Group Fitness, Aqua Fitness or another fitness related certification)

Student Information

ACE: 0.7




NSCA: 0.8

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