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Online Certified Posture Specialist Program (Self Study)
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When: Self Study (approved for 10/1/19- 10/1/20)
Where: Sponsor: National Posture Institute (NPI)
Self Study
United States
Contact: Xinjuan Baldwin, DIrector of Academic Relations

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Course Description:

The National Posture Institute’s Online Certified Posture Specialist™ (NPI-CPS) certificate program prepares participants to assess and educate their clients/patients in all areas of posture and body alignment. The certificate program is taught in module format and includes the complete certificate course, quizzes, and the final certificate exam required to graduate. This is a self-paced online distance education certificate program. It is presented in Five Modules and students can complete the program at their own pace with unlimited access over Three (3) months.

Five Module Certificate Structure:

Module 1: Introduction to Posture and Body Alignment
Module 2: Anatomy and Kinesiology
Module 3: Posture Analysis, Assessment, and Evaluation
Module 4: Exercise Program Design
Module 5: Business Concepts, Client Education, and Management


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Course Objectives:  The modules will describe, demonstrate, teach and analyze exercise movements and posture in an easy to follow sequential order. The modules will:

  • Teach individuals how to implement the NPI posture assessment program into their organizations current health and exercise assessment program
  • Evaluate the anatomical structures of the vertebral column and other extremities using the NPI's Posture and Body Alignment Grid™
  • Review how poor posture and body alignment develop, and how this condition can increase the chances of postural dysfunction, back pain, and risk of injury
  • Teach and provide an overview of the exercise sciences such as anatomy, kinesiology, exercise physiology, and program details of performing postural assessments
  • Teach methods to correct alignment, reverse patterns, improve posture, relieve back pain and train people through cognitive methods via the NPI’s Four Points of Posture™ Program and exercise movements

Format of Online Program:

  • This is a self-paced, online distance education certificate program
  • The Online Certificate program can be completed in the convenience of your own home, office, or classroom
  • You have three (3) months of unlimited individual access to complete the certificate course, and quizzes
  • Online module quizzes are automatically graded for immediate results
  • Prepare you to take the Final Certificate Exam online
  • Prerequisites: It is recommended that you have a personal training/fitness certification or are a graduate/current student with a degree in exercise science, fitness, athletic training, physical therapy, or other related allied health/medical field
  • Access courses from any Web browser
  • Allows you to progress at your own pace through the online format  

Format of Examination & Certificate:

  • Receive a minimum of 70% to pass the Examination and graduate (Examination is automatically graded for immediate results)
  • Graduates will receive a Certificate via email upon successfully completing the online program and passing the Examination
  • If you fail to pass the final examination, you can retake the examination for an additional $99

Online Program Requirements:

  • A computer with email and internet connection
  • Online students/clients should have basic computer knowledge

Course Date(s) & Location(s): Online, On-demand


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Program Content Area:
Course Type: self study
Instructional Level: Advanced
Intended Audience:
CE Contact Hours: 23 Approved CE Hours (Subject to self-study limitations for IL License Renewals)
Course Approval: IPTA Approval #613-7633 (approval period: 10/1/2019-10/1/2020)


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