Upper Body Module

Online Muscle Activation Techniques® Upper Body Module

Start your journey towards becoming MAT® certified

Broadview University has collaborated with MAT® to deliver an online, module based pathway towards MAT® certification. This module can be done at an individual pace and culminates with a required two-day lab at the MAT® headquarters in Colorado. The next Upper Body online module begins on July 6th, 20202.

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The objective of the Muscle Activation Techniques® Upper Body certification module is to provide an understanding of the MAT® skill-set to students who have knowledge in the health and fitness field. This Upper Body 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 this module coursework, certification workshop, and passing the certification exam will allow students to become MAT® Upper Body certified with the ability to use this skill-set in their careers.

WHAT WILL I LEARN in this course?

  • AdobeStock_128890043You will learn how to assess and address muscular imbalances within the upper body.
  • You will learn over 40 Muscle Activation Techniques® specific muscle tests and Comparative Assessments of Mobility tests.
  • You will learn two activation techniques and be expected to learn all attachment sites and bony landmarks along with the specific isometrics for the upper 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:

    • Participants must be a licensed therapist or have been certified in the MAT® Lower Body. For more 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.
  • Have questions? Call 651-332-8089 or email mstephenson@broadviewuniversity.edu and talk with an education specialist!

*Acceptance and successful progression through the Muscle Activation Techniques® coursework does not automatically ensure certification or licensure eligibility. Licensure requirements are determined within cities, counties, municipalities, and states and students need to research local requirements to ensure compliance.*