MAT® Upper Body:
Learn how to assess, address, and correct muscular imbalances within the upper body. Learn specific range of motion assessments in order to determine which muscle tests to perform on an individual client basis. Participants will be taught revolutionary techniques to activating muscles that are not contracting efficiently and likely causing the client discomfort, and muscle tightness.
The Upper Body Module is a 12-week, self-paced certification module. There is a midterm virtual lab that reviews the first half of the course material and the final virtual lab reviews all of the course content covered in the module. Both labs are led by a live instructor in a practical workshop setting.
What You Will Learn
Each 12 week online MAT module concludes with an Exam Prep and Certifiation Exam (EPCE) at the state of the art MAT headquarters in Denver, CO. The EPCE for the Upper Body Module is optional to attend and there is a required virtual practical exam.
Applications and Assessments of Upper Body Muscle Function
55 Active Muscle Contract and Sustain Tests
55 Digital Force Application to Muscle Attachment Tissues
24 Comparative Assessment of Mobilities
55 Positional Isometric Contractions
The Upper Body Certification Exam occurs in the final virtual lab.
The Upper Body Examination Prep and Certification Exam (EPCE) is an optional in person component, giving participants the opportunity to come to the state-of-art MAT Headquarters and practice with their peers. This instructor led, in-person review day, allows for refining skills in preparation for working in the field. Check the planning calendar to view the upcoming EPCE date for this module.
A convenient online curriculum allows for participants to enhance their learning and retention with access to step-by-step video instruction provided through our exclusive education partner, Broadview College. Top MAT Instructors teach our modules and are available throughout the entire program offering feedback, grading course work, and offering office hours.
Peer to peer study sessions are also available for participants to utilize throughout their time in the course. Given our flexible certification modules with limited travel, our courses appeal from new industry professionals to those with established careers.
Required Course Materials
Ebooks provided for “Foundations of Muscle Activation Techniques” and “MAT Specialist Upper Body Techniques.”
Foundations of Muscle Activation Techniques
MAT Specialist Upper Body Techniques
The Trail Guide to the Human Body
Modules To Take Next
All new students are required to begin their MAT education at the Specialist Lower Body Certification level before continuing onto higher education levels and certifications.