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

October 2017 Specialist Program – Denver, CO

Oct 27, 2017 - Jun 3, 2018

October 2017 Specialist Program – Toronto, ON

Oct 27, 2017 - Jun 3, 2018

Online Lower Body Module with Broadview University

March` 26 @ 8:00 am - June` 17 @ 5:00 pm

April 2018 MAT® Specialist Program – Denver, CO

April` 20 - December` 16

PROGRAMA MAT® SPECIALIST – Querétaro (ENERO 2019 – FEBRERO 2020)

Jan 18, 2019 - Feb 10, 2020


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

We have multiple payment options. Students may choose to pay the full amount in advance to receive a discounted rate or they may choose the installment plan that takes a $1000 non refundable deposit during registration, then approximately 4 weeks prior to the beginning of the first weekend module, a payment of $2500 is due. After this initial $3500 is paid, the remaining balance is split up into equal monthly payments to give our students flexibility in the payment process.  Additionally, we have advanced installment plans that reduce a students monthly payment amounts depending on the starting time of their registration and payments
All MAT® Specialists are required to fulfill 16 MAT® Continuing Education Credits (CECs) annually in order to remain compliant. MAT® tracks CEC's annually.  To retain the status of Certified, each practitioner needs to take 16 in each calendar year. Example:  If a Certified specialist takes 16 MAT® CEC's anytime between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 they will have satisfied their CEC requirements for 2014 and will remain in the status of Certified through December 31, 2015.  If a practitioner does not take their CECs during the calendar year period of January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014,  they will be removed from Certified status on January 1, 2015 (in this example) until they have satisfied their Continuing Education Credits for 2014.  If this same specialist does not fulfill their requirements in the calendar year of 2015 they will be required by Muscle Activation Techniques® to not only take the required CEC's but also to retake the practical portion of their Certification test to ensure their skills meet MAT® required levels. MAT® offers several CEC course options throughout the year.  See our Masters program page for more details
In order to host a MAT® Specialist Program, a location (typically the location employs one of MAT®'s Certified Specialists) must hold a minimum of three successful Jumpstart series. Each Jumpstart series (all three weekends) must have at least 14 students. If you are interested in hosting a MAT® Specialist Program please contact our  Education & Marketing  team at 303 745 4270.  
MAT® was founded on the principle that human movement and exercise are fundamental to human health and that a muscle’s ability to contract efficiently is important for normal movement. Any loss of muscle contraction efficiency may be demonstrated as a loss of motion and decreased physical performance, which may lead to pain and/or the loss of physical capabilities. MAT® is a specific and unique process for evaluating an individual’s ability to develop efficient muscle contraction(s) by first comparing left and right side range of motion, as the human body is designed to be symmetrical. If a movement is determined to be asymmetrical (i.e. one limb has a greater range of motion than then opposite limb) as determined by the Comparative Assessment of Mobility or CAM, then we know that one or more muscles that moves the less mobile limb is potentially weak. The muscles that are responsible for moving the limb further are then assessed by the MAT® Specialist to determine if they have lost the ability to contract efficiently. When it has been determined through testing that a muscle has lost its ability to contract, then precise forces are applied to restore that muscle’s efficiency, re-activating that muscle. As muscles are restored to efficient contraction, MAT® uses a system of accountability (checks and balances) to ensure that any increases in motion and symmetry are accompanied by improvements in a muscle’s contractile ability.
We have multiple payment options. Students may choose to pay the full amount in advance to receive a discounted rate or they may choose the installment plan that takes a $1000 non refundable deposit during registration, then approximately 4 weeks prior to the beginning of the first weekend module, a payment of $2500 is due. After this initial $3500 is paid, the remaining balance is split up into equal monthly payments to give our students flexibility in the payment process.  Additionally, we have advanced installment plans that reduce a students monthly payment amounts depending on the starting time of their registration and payments.

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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.