Online Training

Become a Pre/Postnatal Performance Training Specialist

Launching February 2019.  Our most comprehensive education to date. Discover the science and rationale behind the unique PROnatal Performance Training Approach, which teaches you how to design programs that will help women successfully manage the high-stress demands of pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood activities — and come out stronger than ever. This self-paced online course includes webinars, downloadable PDFs, self-checks, a video exercise library, programming templates, sample workouts, forms, client handouts, and more.  After passing the exam, you’ll earn your Pre/Postnatal Performance Training Specialist Certificate and your entire 2-year CEU requirement (ACE: 2.0, NASM: 1.9, AFAA: 15), receive plenty of added resources (sample workouts, programming templates, video exercise library, etc), and have the opportunity to be featured on our website.  Read more details about the course below, and sign up to be notified of our launch to receive an exclusive launch discount.

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2.0 CEC’s

1.9 CEUs


15 CEUs

Online Course Details

Anyone interested in a highly comprehensive, and updated approach to pre and postnatal education.

You do not need a prior fitness certification to take this course.  Anyone can benefit from the information!  However, you do need a fitness certification to be listed on our website, and we highly recommend you have a certification before working 1-on-1 with clients.

There are three key things that set the PROnatal Fitness pre/postnatal education apart from other courses:

  1. Our Performance Training Approach: We view the pregnancy journey like the major athletic event that it is, and believe in training for it in that manner.  Just as training for a marathon looks very different from training for a golf tournament or downhill skiing, we believe prenatal and postpartum training should also have a very specific protocol.  Like other performance events: the demands are specific. the training should be too.

  2. Our Detailed Programming Guidance: Learning new information is great, but often applying that information when developing actual client programs can be more challenging.  We make it easy for you with a very clear programming framework, detailed session planning guidance and templates, and even a specific Movement Assessment protocol.  The course includes all the templates you need making your programming work much easier!
  1. The Benefits After Passing: Beyond your specialty certificate and CEUs, we offer the benefit of being featured on the PROnatal website as a PROnatal Certified Trainer at no additional charge.  This is not just a listing, but a full feature with your photo, bio, links to website/social media, and more.  By becoming a PROnatal Certified Trainer, you receive access to our private Professional Facebook Group, along with on-going education and support.

The course is divided into 13 modules that you can progress through at your own pace.  Each module contains a webinar, a detailed downloadable PDF with all the text, and a self-check to ensure you’re comprehending the most important concepts.  Module topics include:

  1. Benefits and Rationale for Performance Training Approach
  2. The Demands of Pregnancy (How the Body Changes)
  3. The Demands of Childbirth and Motherhood
  4. Prenatal Program Framework (macrocycle)
  5. Prenatal Client Assessment
  6. Managing Pregnancy Pains & Injuries
  7. Prenatal Programming Session Breakdown (microcycle)
  8. Pregnancy Weight Gain and Nutrition
  9. Pregnancy Psychological Changes and Effective Coaching
  10. Postpartum Recovery
  11. Postpartum Program Design
  12. Postpartum Client Assessment
  13. Postpartum Psychological Changes and Effective Coaching

You will receive the following immediately upon signing up for the course:

  • Webinars of each module
  • Downloadable PDFs with all the detailed info for each module (including images and links to videos)
  • Self-Checks for each module to gauge your comprehension
  • Complete Video Exercise Library
  • Programming template and 12 sample workouts (6 each for prenatal and postpartum)
  • Prenatal and Postpartum Client in-take forms
  • Prenatal and Postpartum Movement Assessment Checklist
  • Physician Consent Template
  • Client Handouts

After passing the final exam, you’ll receive:

  • Pre/Postnatal Performance Training Specialist Certificate
  • CEUs: ACE (2.0), NASM (1.9), AFAA (15). You can petition for other agencies as well.
  • Opportunity to be featured on our Find a Professional page, get access to our private professional Facebook group, and receive on-going education and support.

Exam re-tests can be purchased for $35.

After registering for the course, you will have access for 1 year.  However, all materials are available for you to download (including a detailed PDF with all the content for each module — over 50,000 words of text!).  So you will have access to the course content for life.

Both our online course and live workshop teach our Performance Training Approach, so either education will teach you our 3-stage programming approach, session breakdown, and assessment protocol.  The online course often goes into more detail, but the live workshops provide the benefit of discussion, Q&A, and hands-on practice.  So often it is a personal preference.  The following items are included in the online course, but NOT in the live training:

  • Information on Pregnancy Weight Gain and Nutrition
  • Information on managing Pre/Postnatal Psychological Changes
  • Guidance on Client In-Take Questionnaire
  • Detailed text of each module (workshop provides powerpoint of presentation), and self-checks

Also, the following items are included in the course, but must be purchased separately if taking the workshop:

  • Programming templates and 12 sample workouts
  • Movement assessment checklist
  • Client In-Take Forms
  • Video Exercise Library
  • Client Handouts and Templates
  • Opportunity to be featured on website as PROnatal Certified Trainer and receive on-going education and support.

In general, you can receive largely the same things at the same price from each offering if you attend the workshop, and purchase the post-workshop package where the above items are offered (with the exception of the higher CEU value from the course).  You just have to weigh what you value more from a learning perspective — detailed, self-paced online learning or live training with discussion and hands-on practice.

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

Having taken many online courses, this one stands out on multiple levels. It provides clear, scientific and medically-based guidelines, while emphasizing the importance of understanding and honoring individual experiences. In short, it goes above and beyond "personal training" and reminds you that your role as health coach integrates all facets of wellness. I could not recommend this course more highly!

Jamie Wolff, Women's Health Consultant and Integrative Health Coach

I have done multiple pre and post natal training courses (in person and online), and this course is by far the most comprehensive training I have come across. Even though it was my 4th pre/postnatal training, I learned new things I had not learned in any of my previous courses. It was very informative, and clearly well researched, yet still so clear, simple, and easy-to-understand.

Lisa Reinschmidt, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Pre/Postnatal Wellness Coach

I am a personal trainer and new mom, and went through my pregnancy worried about exercising. I learned so much from taking this course, and found the information so incredibly comforting. I just wish I would have found this course before having my first child! I will definitely recommend this course to other trainers!

Ashley Morgan, Personal Trainer

I found this course was the perfect answer to the many questions women have about pregnancy and training. There are so many "old wives tales" and myths about what is safe and not safe during pregnancy, but the simple, clear, evidence-based information in this course really helped clarify things for me. I regularly quote advice from the course to friends and clients alike!

Ellen Janzen, Group Fitness Instructor