Course Details

See details below on topics covered in the course, resources included, and what you receive upon completion.  The course covers both prenatal and postpartum training in detail.  Many of the principles taught in this course are applicable to ALL populations — such as neutral alignment, better movement quality, functional strength training, programming variables, and especially the keys to building a strong and functional core.  We hope it influences your programming and coaching for all your clients from here on out.

Course Outline

  • MODULE 1: Evolution of Childbirth
  • MODULE 2: Rationale for a “Performance Training” Approach
  • MODULE 3: The Demands of Pregnancy (How the Body Changes)
  • MODULE 4: The Demands of Childbirth and Motherhood
  • MODULE 5: Prenatal Programming Framework (Overview and Stage 1)
  • MODULE 6: Prenatal Programming Framework (Stages 2 and 3)
  • MODULE 7: Assessing the Pregnant Client
  • MODULE 8: Managing Pains & Injuries (low back, DR, pelvic floor, SI joint, and more)
  • MODULE 9: Prenatal Programming: Session Breakdown & Movement Selection
  • MODULE 10: Pregnancy Weight Gain & Nutrition
  • MODULE 11: Pregnancy Psychological Changes and Effective Coaching
  • MODULE 12: Postpartum Recovery (Physical and Psychological Considerations)
  • MODULE 13Postpartum Programming Framework & Core Recovery Protocol
  • MODULE 14: Assessing the Postpartum Client
  • MODULE 15: Postpartum Programming: Session Breakdown & Movement Selection

What's Included in Course

15 Self-Paced Learning modules
Webinars for each module
Downloadable text (per module AND full course)
Self-Checks for each module
Video Exercise Library
Programming Templates
12 Sample Workouts
Movement Assessment Checklist
Client In-Take Forms
Client Handouts
Physician Consent Template
ACOG Guidelines and Key Opinion Papers

What You Receive Upon Completion

Pre/Postnatal Performance Training Specialist Certificate

CEUs (ACE: 2.8, NASM 1.9, AFAA 15, CANFITPRO 4.0)

Marketing Promotion as a PROnatal Certified Trainer

On-Going Educational Support

Completion Requirements: Final Exam

At the end of the course, there is a 2-hour timed exam that you take at home on your computer/device.  There are 80 Multiple Choice and True/False questions. You must receive 85% (68 questions correct) to pass and receive the benefits listed above. Exam re-tests can be purchased for $35.

2.8 CECs

1.9 CEUs

15 CEUs



4.0 CEUs