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Pre/Postnatal Performance Training Specialist

Self-Paced Online Course

The motherhood journey places very specific, high-stress demands on a woman’s body – comparable to that of major athletic event. Yet we don’t often approach training for it in the same manner.  While it’s common to engage in a specific training program when preparing for an athletic event — like a marathon, golf tournament, or cycling race — pregnant women are often told to “take it easy” or to “modify” to mitigate the risk of injury.  However, this advice often ends up having the opposite effect because it leaves women unprepared to manage the stresses placed on their bodies. You have the power to change this paradigm. Become a Pre/Postnatal Performance Training Specialist and learn an evidence-based way to train your clients in a manner that helps them successfully conquer the challenges of their journey and emerge even stronger. Discover how this self-paced online course can help you become the coach that every mother deserves.

CEUs: NASM 1.9, ACE 2.8, AAFA 15.0, ACSM, 28.0, CANFITPRO 4.0

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About the Course

Our Approach

Course Details

This comprehensive course includes 15 learning modules that you progress through at your own pace (approximately 25-30 hours). You have access to the course for life. Each module contains a webinar, downloadable text, and self-check to gauge your comprehension. It also includes a host of resources, including a video library with over 160 exercises, samples workouts, client forms and templates, and access to a private Facebook group for support. Learn more about the specific course content.

Course Content

Benefits Upon Completion

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. Upon successful completion, you receive all the benefits below.

Specialist Certificate

Receive your Certificate as a Pre/Postnatal Performance Training Specialist as well as CECs: ACE 2.8, ACSM 28, NASM 1.9, AAFA 15.0, CANFITPRO 4.0. If you are certified by a different body, you can petition for CECs from your organization. See our FAQs for more details.

On-Going Support

Receive complimentary support and exclusive content for life through our active private Facebook community. Share ideas, engage in discussion, and get your questions answered directly from PROnatal leadership and other members. It’s a wonderful community, and we hope to welcome you into it!

Endorsement on Website

This is an optional benefit for those interested. Receive complimentary endorsement on our Find a Professional page as a PROnatal Certified Trainer. Requires holding a nationally accredited Personal Training Certification, and having at least 2 years of experience working as a CPT.

Course Price: $449

3, 6, and 12 Month Payment Plan Available.

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I am a group fitness instructor and have had a relationship with fitness for as long as I can remember. When I learned I was pregnant, I knew my movement patterns were going to have to shift a bit, but I didn't know how; and no one could give me a straight answer. Even with a heavy fitness background, I felt stuck. I walked into this course looking for ways to educate myself on how to move my body throughout these nine months. I had no idea I would feel so empowered and strong when I came out on the other side. Not only do I understand my pregnant body -- and how to take care of myself after baby -- but I now feel educated enough to help other women who are just as stuck as I was!

Christina C, Certified Group Fitness Instructor

With a degree in Exercise and Wellness, along with multiple certifications, this is one of the most valuable courses I have ever taken! Every personal trainer should know the fundamentals taught in this course, as they apply to all populations

Brooke Carlson, Certified Personal Trainer

I was suffering from moderate Diastasis Recti prior to taking this course. Using what I learned in the course, I was able to heal it by the time I completed it. My OB/GYN was amazed at how great the PROnatal Core Recovery Protocol worked!

Alexandra Advanve, Certified Personal Trainer

Every trainer/coach working with female clients should be required to take this course. As a former professional soccer player, and a mother, I wish I would have had this information earlier. I now realize how things like poor posture, muscle imbalances, and an overly tight pelvic floor were affecting me. I’m excited to put this new information I have learned into action, and help other women moving forward!

K.A.B., Former Professional Soccer Player & Current Coach/Trainer

I work as a Labor & Delivery RN and as I went through this course, I got so many ideas about how to help my patients who want an unmedicated birth, and how to better support by recovering mamas. I can't wait to put my new knowledge into use & keep learning more from PROnatal!

Allie Van Hee, RN-BSN, NASM CPT, FNS

This course has been one of my favorites that I’ve completed thus far in my fitness career. The modules covered so much information, but were presented in a way that I didn't feel bored or overwhelmed while going through the process. Now I not only have the confidence to train women during and after pregnancy, but I'm also applying so much of what I learned to ALL my clients because of how relevant (and important) this information is for everyone.

Dianna Falzarano, Certified Group Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer

I loved how many new things I learned about postpartum training in this course. There is not enough information out there about how to help new moms recover, and this course has now given me the education I needed to help my clients get back to where they want to be

EL, Physique 57 Senior Trainer/Studio Manager

I am a Physical Therapist Assistant who was once lacking confidence in treating pre and post natal clients. Now, after completing this course, I feel completely confident and prepared. Thank you!

Carissa Melicharek Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

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There are no prerequisites for this course. Anyone interested in a highly comprehensive, and updated approach to pre and postnatal education will benefit form the information. You do not need a fitness certification.

If you’d like to be featured as a PROnatal Certified Trainer, you do need a nationally accredited personal training certification, and at least 2 years of experience working as a Certified Personal Trainer.

This course does not provide you a pre/postnatal certification. It is a certificate program that can be counted as CECs toward whatever fitness certification you may hold (personal trainer, group fitness instructor, etc).  Many people use the term “pre/postnatal certified” incorrectly.  Most pre/postnatal courses are certificate courses that can be used toward your certification.

We do offer the benefit of becoming PROnatal Certified and being featured on our Find a Professional page as someone who is endorsed by our company. The requirements for becoming PROnatal Certified are that you:

  1. Hold a nationally accredited Personal Training Certification
  2. Have at least 2 years experience working as a Certified Personal Trainer
  3. Pass the exam at the end of our Pre/Postnatal Performance Training Specialist Course

To receive your Certificate and CECs, you must pass a final exam at the end of the course.

This a 2-hour timed exam that you take at home on your computer (no testing center). There are 80 multiple choice questions.  You must receive 85% to pass (68 questions correct).

If you pass, you will immediately be able to download your certificate.  If you do not pass, you can purchase an exam re-test for $35.

After registering for the course, you will have access to the course for life. There is no deadline to complete.  That said, once you start it, it’s a good idea to progress through at a somewhat consistent pace so that you retain the information well. The course is estimated at 25-30 hours, but some people complete it in less time.

When you go through the purchase process, you will see an option to do a payment plan (provided by Affirm).  When you click on the payment plan option, it will take you to Affirm’s website where you will be asked to create an account and provide some very basic info.  Once you provide this, Affirm will provide you three different payment plan options (3, 6, or 12 months) based on your credit.  Choose one, purchase, and you’re done!  The entire process takes less than 5 minutes.  Affirm will show you your monthly payments, as well as your total payment with interest broken out, so you will have complete transparency.

If you have any issues, or Affirm does not approve you for the payment plan, please contact us at

Upon successful completion of the course, you will earn the title (and your certificate) as a Pre/Postnatal Performance Training Specialist. Everyone who passes the exam receives this title (there are no prerequisite requirements other than passing).

You can also earn the title of being a PROnatal Certified Trainer provided you hold a nationally accredited Personal Training Certification and have at least 2 years of experience working as a Certified Personal Trainer. You will see a form to complete at the end of the course, which asks for your certification and experience proof, along with the other materials needed to build your website profile.

Yes, typically the process is that you reach out to your certifying agency and ask them for a CEC petition form. You complete the form. If you need any additional information about the course, you can submit this Course Overview to your agency. We are also happy to provide your reviewer course access, or any other materials requested. Please reach out to us at for any of this information.

This course is approved for the following CECs already:

  • ACE 2.8
  • ACSM 28
  • NASM 1.9
  • AAFA 15.0

If you plan to work one-on-one with pre and postnatal clients, then you should take the full-length Specialist Course.  The Group Instructor Course is a mini course that is intended for instructors who simply want to provide a safer and more effective experience to the pre/postnatal clients who attend their classes. It will not teach you the optimal way to coach clients one-on-one, and does not cover topics like deep core and pelvic floor training, Diastasis testing and core recovery work, assessments, recommended movements and programming, etc.

That said, many people do take both courses because they cover different things and the Group Instructor Course does show the key things to focus on in a group fitness setting and goes more into various modifications.

If you have further questions, please contact us at

We are happy to answer any questions you have!  Email us at or give us a call at 516-778-9468.

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Course Price: $449