Getting an autism fitness certification or a general certification for working with special needs clients doesn’t have to be difficult. At Strong Education, we offer four fast, easy, and affordable certification courses for personal trainers, special education teachers, behavioral therapists, and parents of children with special needs. Here are the 4 ways to get a certification to work with special needs client.
Level 1 – Special Needs Fitness Training
Our Level 1 special needs personal training course is accredited by NASM and ACE. During our eight-hour online course, you’ll learn how to design workouts for individuals with autism, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, and many more. These exercises can be adapted to all ability levels and work great for at-home or gym routines.
Level 2 – Special Needs Population Fitness Certification
Level 2 courses are only available to those who are Level 1 certified. Whether you want to propel yourself even deeper into your specialized career or you simply want to learn more techniques for dealing with meltdowns, Level 2 is a great way to get certified. It offers many of the same benefits as Level 1 but you’ll also learn some brain fitness integration techniques and how to create your own brain exercises, then get video access to over 75 adapted exercises.
Special Needs Group Fitness Certification
NASM accredited, our special needs group fitness certification course teaches you how to lead a group class for up to 30 special needs participants. You’ll watch a 40-minute video exercise class so you can see the training in action, and you’ll receive a template for both beginner and advanced participants to use in your own group classes.
Our adapted exercise video library, including 75 regressive exercises with over 200 variations is great for parents of children with special needs or personal trainers who visit clients at their homes. All exercises are attuned to our CBSE evaluation model, which measures (and improves) flexibility, core strength, balance, endurance, and cognitive ability.
Benefits of Our Disability Fitness Training Courses
- Extensive training in our unique CBSE evaluation model
- Discounted rates (one of the most affordable certification options!)
- All online access to course materials
- Courses can be completed in as little as 8 hours
- All courses grant you 12 months of access to the course material, including videos
- One-on-one mentorship from an industry leader
- Exclusive entrance to a private Facebook group for networking within the community and industry
Get a Certification to Work With Special Needs
Ready to get certified? Just choose one of the four options we listed above and register online. Our certification courses are affordable and offer extensive (yet concise) training on special needs health and fitness. Gain more knowledge about your passion from the comfort of your own home. Your future in the special needs community is just a tap away.
Strong Education teaches personal trainers, parents, and professionals how to adapt fitness for children, adolescents, and adults with autism, Down Syndrome, and other disabilities through our online special needs certification course.