Online Education

Online Muscle Activation Techniques® Modules

Start your journey towards becoming MAT® certified

Broadview University has collaborated with MAT® to deliver an online pathway towards an MAT® certification. We now have two Specialist Program opportunities offered online with a lab component.

Now approved: Broadview University is now offering a 12-month certificate in Muscle Activation Techniques.

This 36 college credit program to becoming an MAT® Specialist can be completed in as few as 4 quarters. This program is offered online with a lab component at the end of each quarter. This program is 4 quarters over the course of 12 months: Lower Body, Upper Body, Trunk and Spine, and Cervical, Hand/Foot. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Individual module based MAT® courses are also available.  Four modules are offered each leading to an individual subject certification: Lower Body, Upper Body, Trunk and Spine, and Cervical, Hand/Foot. The MAT® Online Modules can be completed at an individual pace within a 12 week period. Each module culminates with a required, two-day lab at the MAT® headquarters in Denver, Colorado.

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Click here to learn more about the online MAT® education program in collaboration with Broadview University!



The objective of the Muscle Activation Techniques® certification modules is to provide an understanding of the MAT® skill-set to students who have knowledge in the health and fitness field. Each module studies the MAT® approach to assessment and correction of muscular imbalances in the human body. Students are trained on the MAT® tools used to identify restrictions in joint instability relating to muscle tightness and weakness. Students gain an understanding of the unique systematic format provided through Muscle Activation Techniques® in order for them to help their clients function with maximum efficiency and balance out the muscular system.  Completing the online modules’ coursework, two-day lab, and passing the certification exam will allow students to become certified in their respective disciplines and provide more in-depth assessments to their clients.


  • Getting MAT® certified in specific disciplines (i.e. Lower Body, Upper Body, Trunk and Spine, and Cervical, Hand/Foot) will help you differentiate yourself from other health industry professionals.
  • After taking an MAT® certification program you will be able to address a void in the conventional rehabilitation and exercise protocols.
  • Becoming MAT® certified may lead to increased earning potential and set you above others in your field!

WHAT WILL I LEARN in the courses?

  • You will learn how to assess and address muscular imbalances within the section of the body that you are working with.
  • You will learn specific activation techniques and be expected to learn all attachment sites and bony landmarks along with the specific isometrics for specific areas of the body.
  • You will explore the complexity of the muscular system’s role in injuries and performance enhancement.


  • Fill out and submit the blue form on the left of the Broadview University MAT® Course information page.
  • Once we receive your information, Broadview University will connect with you via email or phone.
    • Broadview University will work with our Support Team to answer your questions and provide you with further information regarding the MAT® online modules.
  • Once you’re ready, we will point you in the right direction so you can get signed up!

Here are a few things you should know as you consider registering for these modules:

  • The next Lower Body module starts January 7th with the required workshop on March 30th-31st, 2019. For prerequisite information, please click here!
    • Suggested completion time is 12 weeks.
    • All registrants are required to have successfully completed and passed the online coursework prior to attending the required two-day lab.
    • Weekend certification workshops require a minimum of 10 participants. In the event of low enrollment, registrants will have the opportunity to schedule the next available two-day lab.
    • The Lower Body and Upper Body module course have received NASM CEU approval for 1.9 CEU’s
    • The Lower Body Module has been approved for 10 CEU credits by the American Physical Therapy Association Colorado Chapter (COAPTA)
    • Have questions? Call 651-332-8089 or email and talk with an education specialist!


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