MAT™ Specialist Program

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Take Your Business To The Next Level

  • Differentiate yourself from other health industry professionals
  • Address a void in the conventional rehabilitation and exercise protocols .
  • Deliver the benefits of Muscle Activation Techniques™ to your clients
  • Explore the complexity of the muscular system’s role in injuries and performance enhancement
  • ***Participation in the Jumpstart program is NOT a required prerequisite for the Specialist program***

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Upcoming Specialist Programs

Closed October 2016 Specialist Program – Denver, Dallas, Tampa

Oct 28, 2016 - Jun 4, 2017

Febrero 2017 Specialist Program – Madrid, Spain

February` 24 - October` 29

April 2017 Specialist Program – New York City, NY

April` 7 - December` 17

April 2017 Specialist Program – Chicago, IL (MAS)

April` 7 - December` 17

April 2017 Specialist Program – Denver, CO

April` 7 - December` 17


What is the Specialist Program like?

 

“In the Specialist Program we learn specific muscle tests and treatments. This 8 month course teaches you an unique approach that accounts for all of the muscles in the body. This total body process is designed to improve the communication between the nervous system and the muscular system.” – Greg Roskopf, Founder and Developer of MAT™

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Learn in the MAT™ Specialist Program

  • Background on the development of MAT™ and its decades long history of helping people
  • The Roskopf Principle and its focus on muscle contractile efficiency relative to limitations in Range of Motion.
  • How to be proficient in assessing, identifying, and treating muscle dysfunction by focusing on the cause of the pain.

Opportunity as an MAT™ Specialist

  • Become an MAT™ certified practitioner after completing the rigorous course and certification process
  • Increase the level of beneficial services you bring to your clients allowing you to charge accordingly for your services,
  • See clients experience rapid improvements and their increased loyalty to your business.

FAQs

MAT™ prefers that you have a background and degree in the exercise, sport science, biology, and anatomy fields but the organization considers each student individually based on professional and academic experience in various fields within the exercise continuum.
The MAT™ Certified Specialist exam is comprised of a written and practical portion. The written is long-essay format. Each student is given 16 hours (2 standard work days) to complete the written portion. The practical is a one-hour exam with a qualified instructor. The MAT™ Certified Specialist exam is $225 (this fee includes both the written and practical portions). Students who pass the Certification test are then listed on the MAT™ website and acknowledged as a Certified Specialist.
The course has been developed in a condensed format, so each weekend builds on the previous class weekend. MAT™ recognizes that this is not always logistically possible, and recommends that students contact our Education Coordinator, at 303 745 4270 ext. 4 or email us at:  Info@muscleactivations.com for specific information on course Scheduling/make-up options.
The MAT™ Specialist program is developed as a continuous education experience and therefore students must commit to participating all 8 weekends of the course.
We will do our best to try to accommodate you if you have to miss a course. Please contact us at 303 745 4270 ext. 4  or email: info@muscleactivation.com for information on course scheduling/make-up options.

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Course Details

This 10 month program has eight 3-day intensive weekends. The MAT™ Internship is comprised of four units; Lower Body, Upper Body, Trunk & Spine, and Cervical Spine and accessory muscles and integration. This course provides students with the education they need to become MAT™ Certified Specialists.

Objectives

  • To educate all segments of the health industry on the benefits of Muscle Activation Techniques™
  • To offer new opportunities for advancement of careers within the health industry
  • To train specialists across the country in order to make Muscle Activation Techniques™‚ available to anyone that experiences pain or injury
  • To expand the MAT™ program both nationally and internationally
  • To provide trainers and physical therapists with a way to immediately increase their income potential while separating themselves from their respective fields

Interested MAT™ candidates should, but are not required to, have:

  • Have a degree in health or exercise related fields
  • Have a thorough understanding of anatomy
  • Have a passion for their work and the well-being of others

Typical Schedule

Instruction and practical application over 8, 3 day weekends

Friday: 9:30 – 5:30
Saturday: 8:30 – 5:30
Sunday: 8:30 – 4:00



Course Outline

Week 1 & 2 – Lower Body
Week 3 & 4 – Upper Body
Week 5 & 6 – Trunk & Spine
Week 7 & 8 – Cervical Spine & Accessory Muscles & Integration

All classes will be directed specifically towards each interns educational background

MAT™ Commitment

  • 176 hours of education on MAT™ Technique, which includes lecture and practical work
  • Covers all components of Muscle Activation Techniques, including muscle function, origin and insertion points, and palpation methods.
  • In depth analysis of gait, function, muscular integration and orthotic therapy
  • Education on the thought processes of all related therapy techniques
  • An understanding that will enable each person to evaluate compensation patterns that lead to tight muscles as well as pain and injury

Testing Requirements

  • Midterm will be a 4 hour combined written and practical exam
  • Final exam will be an extensive 8 hour combined written and practical exam administrated in Denver at the MAT™ World Headquarters.