MAT® Specialist Program

MAT®  Specialist Online Modules

Muscle Activation Techniques(MAT)® has partnered with Broadview University to deliver a module based pathway towards MAT® Specialist Certification. These modules are a hybrid of online learning and in person labs.

These 12 week, self-paced modules conclude with the required, 2-day lab at the state of the art MAT® Headquarters in Denver, CO. All online coursework must be successfully completed to attend the 2-day lab and test for certification. Fill out the form below for more information.

Upcoming Module Start dates

Start DateModuleLab Date
Fall: October 5Lower BodyDecember 18-19
Trunk & SpineDecember 18-19
Upper BodyDecember 13-14
Cervical, Hand/FootDecember 13-14
Winter: January 4Lower BodyMarch 20 – 21
Trunk & SpineMarch 20 – 21
Upper BodyMarch 27 – 28
Cervical, Hand/FootMarch 27 – 28

“My MAT® education has been invaluable to my career. Not only do I command the highest dollar amount as a Fitness Professional in this industry, but I have been sought out by several nationally run fitness companies to come work at their facilities to implement MAT® into their business model. And that is without submitting a resume or actively looking for work. MAT® has been, to say the least, unbelievable!”

Bill Busch

Personal Trainer & MAT® Practitioner – Chicago, IL

Module Descriptions

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The Lower Body Module teaches students 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. Participants 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.

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In the Trunk & Spine module, students will evaluate a range of motion in movements of the trunk and spine and use the assessments to identify areas of muscle weakness in the trunk and spine. This includes application of isolated muscle strength testing, palpation of muscle attachment points along with corrective isometrics, and reinforcement exercises. This course will provide information for participants to learn the complexities of the trunk and spine muscular systems to help practitioner’s better address muscle dysfunction in these areas.

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In the Upper Body Module, students will be introduced to Muscle Activation Techniques® for the upper body and explore the relationship of muscle function to joint stability, relating to joint mobility. Students will evaluate range of motion in upper body movements and use the assessments to identify areas of muscle weakness with a focus on the shoulder girdle. Study includes applications of isolated muscle strength testing, palpation of muscle attachment points along with corrective isometrics, and reinforcement exercises.

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The Cervical, Hand/Foot Module teaches students to investigate Muscle Activation Techniques® for the hand, foot and cervical spine. Students will evaluate range of motion in movements of the foot, hand, and cervical spine. They will use the MAT® assessments (CAM® and AMC&S®) to identify areas of muscle weakness in the hand, foot and cervical spine. Further study includes applications of isolated muscle strength testing, palpation of muscle attachment points along with corrective isometrics, and reinforcement exercises. Students will also gain an understanding on how to stress the body in order to duplicate the stresses that may result in recurring injuries.

A few things you should know

  • Suggested completion time is 12 weeks. However, those with advanced training and education in a related field and/or those with significant time to study may be able to complete the module more quickly. All participants are required to have successfully completed and passed the online training portion prior to attending the require 2-day lab and test for certification
  • The 2-day certification labs require a minimum of 10 participants. In the event of low enrollment, registrants will have the opportunity to schedule the next available certification lab.
  • Students are required to cover their own travel and personal expenses to the Colorado MAT®  facility, including but not limited to transportation (local travel expenses and/or airfare if applicable), meals, lodging if applicable, and other personal expenses.
  • Acceptance and successful progression through the MAT®  coursework does not automatically ensure certification or licensure eligibility. Licensure requirements are determined within cities, counties, municipalities, and states. Students need to research local requirements to ensure compliance.