MAT™ Masters Program

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Fine tune Your Practical Skills

  • Fulfill MAT™ Continuing Education Requirements
  • Advance your skills and obtain MAT™ Mastery Specialist Certification enabling you to expand your techniques.
  • Explore the specific divisions of the body and fine tune the appropriate muscle tests.
  • Gain exposure to the most progressive MAT™ research, development, and muscle tests.
  • ***MAT™ Specialist certification is a required prerequisite***

Upcoming Masters Workshops

Masters Foot Function (September 15-17, 2017)

September` 15 - September` 17

Masters Wrist and Hand (November 3-4, 2017)

November` 3 - November` 4


MAT™ Masters Courses

Wrist & Hand

Description:This course will focus on the correlation between the MAT thought process and how it relates to wrist and hand mechanics. A conceptual overview will be combined with practical application, in order to attain the specific skills required to effectively address wrist and hand imbalances.

Trunk & Spine

Prerequisite: Certified MAT Specialist with at least 6 months post graduate experience.

Description: This course will place an emphasis on the advanced evaluation of the trunk and spine along with the cervical spine. A brief review of the advanced lower and upper body concepts will be addressed, however the focus of this class is on the spinal musculature. Come gain a better understanding of how important the evaluation process is in your practice. We will reinforce the importance of how the “checks and balances” approach is the key to gaining success with MAT thought process. You will also gain an understanding on how to stress the body in order to duplicate the stresses that may result in recurring injuries. You will gain a better understanding of why many people leave feeling better only to have their symptoms return quickly.

Lower Body

Prerequisite: Certified MAT Specialist with at least 6 months post graduate experience.

Description: This course places an emphasis on the advanced evaluation of the Lower Body using the MAT knowledge and skills obtained in the JumpStart and Internship courses. There will be a good mixture of lecture and practical application.

Course Objectives include:

  1. Understanding the difference between "Basic" and "Advanced".
  2. A Review of Minimum MAT Technical Competencies.
  3. Improving the Performance of, and the Interpretation of, a Lower Extremity Comparative Assessment of Mobility (CAM).
  4. Providing a Pathway for moving current skills towards advanced skills.
  5. A Review of Positional Iso-Angular Contraction Techniques (PIC).
  6. A Review and Expansion of the "Checks and Balance" Process in MAT.

Course Goals:

  1. Define what constitutes the Human Lower Extremity.
  2. Identify the Levers and Joints of the Lower Extremity.
  3. Identify and Discuss the Muscles of the Lower Extremity.
  4. Explore the Mechanical Relationships between the Axial and Appendicular Skeletons.
  5. Explore "Thinking Mechanically".
  6. Define the Variables of an Active CAM.
  7. Understand the Power of "Compare & Contrast".
  8. Improve the use of PIC in working with clients.
  9. Deeper understanding of "Checks and Balances" in MAT Process.

Advanced Foot Function

Prerequisite: MAT Internship Graduate

Description: The course is vitally important for any MAT Specialist. This course will focus on the correlation between the MAT thought process and how it relates to lower leg and foot mechanics. A conceptual overview will be combined with practical application, in order to attain the specific skills required to effectively address lower leg and foot imbalances

Course Objectives include:

  1. Gain the skills thoroughly address the mechanical imbalances that transfer through the body as the foot contacts the ground
  2. Provide in-depth information and exploration into foot mechanics and the role of the muscles and how they function relative to each specific axis of the foot.
  3. Take an in-depth look at addressing foot imbalances, while also gaining a better understanding of how to assess your clients that come to you with orthotics.

Course Goals:

  1. To provide information which will allow students to utilize the comprehensive information and transfer the practical skills into your everyday practice.
  2. Learn how to make the right decisions for your clients regarding shoe wear, orthotics, heel lifts, etc.

Upper Body

Prerequisite: Certified MAT Specialist with at least 6 months post graduate experience.

Description: This course places an emphasis on the advanced evaluation of the Upper Body using the MAT knowledge and skills obtained in the JumpStart and Internship courses. There will be a good mixture of lecture and practical application.

Course Objectives include:

  1. Understanding the difference between "Basic" and "Advanced".
  2. A Review of Minimum MAT Technical Competencies.
  3. Improving the Interpretation of an Upper Extremity Comparative Assessment of Mobility (CAM).
  4. Providing a Pathway for moving current skills towards advanced skills.

Course Goals:

  1. Define what constitutes the Human Upper Extremity.
  2. Identify the Levers and Joints of the Upper Extremity.
  3. Identify and Discuss the Muscles of the Upper Extremity.
  4. Explore the Mechanical Relationships between the Axial and Appendicular Skeletons
  5. Explore "Thinking Mechanically".
  6. Take a Closer Look at the AMC&S Manual Muscle Test.
  7. Take home self-directed tools for implementing and expanding on the concepts and principles presented.

Learn In The MAT™ Master Specialist Program

You will LEARN:

  • An expanded set of information as it relates to the neuro muscular system and additional context around MAT’s™ processes.
  • A greater understanding of the complexities that exist when treating clients with acute muscle dysfunction challenges

Opportunity as an MAT™ Master Specialist

You will receive the OPPORTUNITY to:

  • Further expand your skill set in an effort to be able to address the most acute muscle dysfunction situations.

FAQs

Currently, our Master level classes are hosted in Denver and several other MAT® hub locations across the US. Jumpstarts and Specialist Program weekends are offered in various locations around the world.  
Complete the following courses:
  • Muscle Activation Techniques® Lower BODY Masters

  • Muscle Activation Techniques® Upper BODY Masters

  • Muscle Activation Techniques® Trunk & Spine Masters

  • Muscle Activation Techniques® Foot Function

  • Muscle Activation Techniques® Wrist & Hand

  • MUSCLE ACTIVATION TECHNIQUES® CERVICAL MASTERS

  • Muscle Activation Techniques® Jumpstart Series: Lower Body, Upper Body, and Trunk & Spine

Pass a 120-minute Practical and Oral exam To schedule an exam please contact the MAT® corporate office at 303-745-4270 ext. 1
  • Must wait 60 days after completing all pre-requisites to schedule the exams
  • The cost for the exam is $400.  To register for the final exam, please log into your muscleactivation.com account and reference the Resource documents for registration instructions
  • PASS or FAIL grade will be given and you will be required to retest if a “FAIL” grade is given

The school does not discriminate based on race, sex, religion, ethnic origin, or disability.

All Prospective students must be at least 18 years of age and at a minimum, have a High School Diploma. MAT® students will be required to sign a student waiver prior to the class beginning. As a part of this, the students will be required to affirm their receipt of a High School Diploma or GED and confirming that they are 18 years or older.

Continuing Education Requirements

In order for students to have success with MAT® and to ensure that MAT® clients receive a consistent level of service, we require continual reinforcement in the application of skills involved in order to perform the techniques. Therefore, in order to maintain status as a Certified MAT® Specialist on the MAT® website and have access to MAT® marketing materials, practitioners are required to complete 16 hours of continuing education (usually over a 2 ½ day period) from an MAT® course of instruction per year.  Currently, these courses are only available through MAT® and are only taught in Denver, Colorado.  The current tuition ranges from $425 to $649 for these courses.  Under special circumstances, outside courses may be considered but must be pre-approved by MAT®.

Prospective Master Specialist Students are required to have completed the MAT® Specialist Program.

Prospective MAT® Rx students are invited to this course based on these primary criteria:  Currently an Active MAT® Specialist, who has taken at least the Masters Foot Function and Wrist and Hand program in the past 24 calendar months and has been an active MAT® practitioner for over 24 months.

  • Any MAT® master level workshop, (these are displayed in the Education/Master level section of the website)
    • Lower Body Masters
    • Upper Body Masters
    • Foot Function Masters
    • Wrist and Hand Masters
    • Trunk and Spine Masters
    • Any Advanced Attachment class (8 hours)
 
  • Any MAT® Specialist Program weekend module , or MAT® Jumpstart weekend module is an approved option every OTHER  calendar year
  • In the unique event that you want to petition us for another class to be considered, please feel free to contact us at Support@muscleactivation.com
To maintain your certification each year you need to complete 16 hours of  approved Continuing Education Credits (CECs) and keep an updated copy of your liability insurance on file with MAT® at all times.  
MAT® prefers that you take at least one MAT® Master level class per year.  In order to accommodate the busy schedules of our practitioners, MAT® only requires that you take one MAT® master level class at least every other year and supplement the alternate year with an MAT® Jumpstart or MAT® Specialist Program Module Weekend .  Please reference our MAT® Master Level course offerings to see the courses that you can take to fulfill your master level CEU's for MAT®.  

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Requirements for Becoming an MAT™ Master Specialist

Take the following courses:

  • Wrist & Hand
  • Lower Extremity Masters
  • Upper Extremity Masters
  • Trunk & Spine Masters
  • Foot Function Masters
  • Cervical Masters
  • Jumpstart: Lower Body, Upper Body, and Trunk & Spine
  • Take the RTSM Science 1: Musculoskeletal Mechanics – 3.5 days

Pass a 120-minute Practical and Oral exam. We now offer Master level testing in multiple locations. To view the testing location options and to purchase your exam, please click here.

  • Must wait 60 days after completing all pre-requisites to schedule the exams
  • PASS or FAIL grade will be given and you will be required to retest if a “FAIL” grade is given