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Functional Training Online CE Course

Functional Training Online CE Course

$165.95 CAD

Available As

    Online Course

    Course components can be delivered as printed products or online:
    • The text Functional Training
    • Study guide
    • Continuing education exam
    Offering strength, endurance, power, and sport-specific programming in an accessible style, the Functional Training CE Course covers the concepts, exercises, progressions, and sequencing on which a sound functional training program is based. It covers a range of modalities and exercises including body weight, bands and pulleys, dumbbells and kettlebells, medicine balls, stability balls, and other equipment that can be used at home or in a fitness facility.

    Functional Training features a three-tier approach for integrating functional movements into an existing strength program. Through assessment and analysis, you will identify the movements and muscles involved in your clients’ chosen sports or activities, then select the best exercises and programs based on desired results and performance goals. In addition to quick exercise sequences and personalized programming to address the big four sport skills, more comprehensive programs can be developed to address specific personal needs and goals for virtually any sport or activity.

    The study guide contains a course syllabus, chapter objectives, and end-of-chapter learning activities to prepare you for the continuing education exam at the conclusion of the course. In an ever-changing field, this course contains programs for all four major periodization cycles to improve function in any sport or activity.

    Course Objectives
    At the conclusion of this study guide, you will be able to do the following:
    • Explain the difference between functional training and sport-specific training.
    • Identify the advantages of functional training over other conditioning techniques.
    • Explain the four pillars of human movement and why there are four pillars.
    • Manipulate a variety of functional training exercises for specific body segments into an effective program.
    • Identify the proper use of functional training independently and in conjunction with other training programs.
    • List the key variables in developing functional training programs.
    • Describe the three ways to integrate a functional modality into a traditional workout.
    • Design a functional training program that meets specific training and athletic goals.
    Skills Active / REPs pre requisites can be found here:


    A continuing education course for personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, athletic trainers, fitness coaches, and group exercise instructors

    Table of Contents

    Part I: Course Syllabus
    Course Materials
    Course Instructions
    Learning Objectives

    Part II: Learn and Practice With the Functional Training Book
    Part I Function and Functional Training
    Chapter 1. Functional Training Defined
    Chapter 2. Foundations of Functional Training
    Chapter 3. Performance Continuum

    Part II Exercises
    Chapter 4. Essentials
    Chapter 5. Supporting Cast

    Part III Programs
    Chapter 6. Program Design
    Chapter 7. Pure Functional Programs
    Chapter 8. Hybrid Programming
    Chapter 9. Sport-Specific Programs

    Study Guide Answer Key
    Part III: Exam and Evaluation
    Exam Instructions
    Exam Answer Sheet
    Course Evaluation
    Certificate Information

    About the Author

    Juan Carlos Santana, MEd, CSCS, is the founder and director of the Institute of Human Performance (IHP) in Boca Raton, Florida. IHP has been recognized as one of the top training facilities in the world and the best core-training facility in the United States.

    Santana has been part of the strength and conditioning programs for several Florida Atlantic University sport teams over the last two decades. He is responsible for the strength and conditioning programs for men’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, track and field, women’s volleyball, and men’s and women’s swimming.

    A member and certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Santana is also a member and certified health fitness instructor with the American College of Sports Medicine. In addition, he is a certified senior coach and club coach course instructor with the U.S. weightlifting team and a level I coach with USA Track and Field.

    Santana currently is on the NSCA Board of Directors and is a sport-specific conditioning editor for the NSCA Journal. His professional responsibilities have included serving as NSCA vice president, chairman of the NSCA Coaches Conference, a member of the NSCA Conference Committee, and the NSCA Florida state director. As a college professor, he has taught sport training systems and strength training at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). An FAU graduate with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in exercise science, Santana is involved in several ongoing research studies with numerous universities and is working on his PhD in exercise physiology.

    Founded in 2001, IHP provides an unparalleled training environment for elite athletes, including Olympic athletes in a variety of sports; world-class tennis champions; NFL, NHL, and MLB players; world champion Brazilian jujitsu and mixed martial arts fighters; numerous NCAA Division I teams; and hundreds of nationally ranked teen hopefuls from a cross-section of sport disciplines.


    "Juan Carlos ‘JC’ Santana is the preeminent personal trainer, period! Functional Training will provide you with key insights into the science and application of exercise training."

    Jose Antonio, PhD-- CEO of ISSN 

    “Juan Carlos ‘JC’ Santana is the premier trainer in America, and Functional Training is groundbreaking work in function and strength. There is simply no better resource on the planet.”

    Lee E. Brown, EdD, CSCS*D, FNSCA, FACSM-- Professor, Strength and Conditioning, Director, Center for Sport Performance, California State University at Fullerton, Editor, Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness

    "For over 30 years Juan Carlos ‘JC’ Santana has been raising the bar in the fitness industry. With Functional Training you will tap into the cutting-edge methods that have made him one of the world's leading authorities on functional training."

    Jeff Chandler, EdD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA, FACSM-- Professor, Jacksonville State University, Editor in Chief, Strength and Conditioning Journal

    "If you want to reach your potential as an athlete, there is no one I would trust more than Juan Carlos ‘JC’ Santana!”

    Mike Flynn-- 11-Year NFL Veteran, Super Bowl XXXV Champion

    “Juan Carlos ‘JC’ Santana is a fitness leader with a unique understanding of the science and practice of functional training. He creates superior results for duffers and high-performance athletes alike, and his book Functional Training will show you how to make the most of your training.”

    Stuart McGill, PhD-- Professor, University of Waterloo at Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    “With Juan Carlos ‘JC’ Santana’s training methods and guidance, I was able to fight at the highest level of mixed martial arts in the UFC and Pride Fighting Championships and reached the pinnacle of grappling by winning the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship. The workout regimens in Functional Training will also prepare you for any competition.”

    Jeff “Snowman” Monson-- Pro MMA Fighter, ADCC Submission Wrestling World Champion

    “Juan Carlos ‘JC’ Santana develops innovative ideas and exercise programming with a training philosophy grounded in principles that generate positive results for his clients and athletes. In the past, I have called on JC for insight into training methodologies, and he has delivered. Gain those insights when reading Functional Training.”

    Chip Morton-- Strength and Conditioning Coach Cincinnati, Ohio

    “If you are looking for information on unlocking your potential and improving your performance, look no further than Functional Training.” 

    Jeff Nichols CSCS-- Exercise Physiologist, Virginia High Performance, LLC, Former Navy SEAL

    “Juan Carlos ‘JC’ Santana is one of the true pioneers of functional training. His creative exercises and programs have helped shape the way functional training is being used today.”

     CChris Poirier-- General Manager Perform Better