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Earn college credit while training for your MAT® Specialist Certification.

Muscle Activation Techniques(MAT)® has partnered with Broadview University to offer a MAT ® Specialist Certificate Program. This 52 credit program and can be completed in as few as 4 quarters.

The certificate program is offered online with labs at the MAT ® Headquarters in Colorado. The next MAT®certificate program begins October 7th. REGISTER NOW!


Each 12 week MAT® module concludes with a required, 2-day lab at the state of the art MAT® Headquarters in Denver, CO. All coursework must be successfully completed to attend the 2-day lab and test for MAT®certification.

What is MAT® ?

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  • A revolutionary approach to the assessment and correction of muscular imbalances, joint instability, and limitations in range of motion within the human body.
  • A non-invasive technique, designed to balance the muscular system of people of all ages.
  • A unique systematic format used to "jump-start" the muscles in order for them to function with maximum efficiency.



Prerequisite: MAT® certification program students must be a licensed therapist or must hold a recognized fitness certification with a minimum of two years of experience as a fitness professional. MAT® certification program students who obtain undergraduate coursework in Anatomy and Physiology or advanced placement by examination will also be accepted.

The MAT®certificate program is designed to be completed in 12 months with year long classes. All participants are required to have successfully completed and passed the training portion prior to attending the required 2-day lab and test for certification.

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.

Participants in this MAT® certification program are eligible for financial aid. Visit the FINANCIAL AID page for more information.

Tuition

Cost per Credit for MAT courses $490
Cost per Credit for non-MAT courses $375
Course Fee $100 per course
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Course Descriptions

APPLICATIONS AND ASSESSMENTS OF LOWER BODY MUSCLE FUNCTION

Students will be introduced to Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT®) for the lower body and explore the relationship of muscle function to joint stability, as it relates to joint mobility. Students will evaluate range of motion in lower body movements and use the MAT® assessments to identify areas of muscle weakness with a focus on the lower extremities. Study includes applications of the Comparative Assessment Mobility Evaluation (CAM®) procedure to evaluate range of motion and identify biomechanical imbalances within the lower body. Students will also learn how to correlate range of motion limitations to potential muscle weakness by using the Active Muscle Contract and Sustain (AMC&S®) procedure on the lower body.

APPLICATIONS AND ASSESSMENTS OF UPPER BODY MUSCLE FUNCTION

Students will evaluate range of motion in upper body movements and use the MAT® assessments to identify areas of muscle weakness with a focus on the shoulder girdle. Study includes applications of the Comparative Assessment Mobility Evaluation (CAM®) procedure to evaluate range of motion and identify biomechanical imbalances within the upper body. Further study includes applications of isolated muscle strength testing using the Active Muscle Contract and Sustain (AMC&S®) procedure on the upper body to correlate range of motion limitations to potential muscle weakness. Palpation of muscle attachment points along with corrective isometrics and reinforcement exercises are also studied.

APPLICATIONS AND ASSESSMENTS OF TRUNK AND SPINE MUSCLE FUNCTION

In this course, students will study Muscle Activation Techniques® for the trunk and spine and explore the relationship of muscle function to joint stability as it relates to joint mobility. Students will learn to evaluate range of motion in movements of the trunk and spine and use the MAT® assessments to identify areas of muscle weakness in the trunk and spine. Study includes application of the Comparative Assessment Mobility Evaluation (CAM®) procedure to evaluate range of motion and identify biomechanical imbalances within the trunk and spine.

APPLICATIONS AND ASSESSMENTS OF CERVICAL SPINE MUSCLE FUNCTION

Students will investigate Muscle Activation Techniques® for the cervical spine and explore the relationship of muscle function to joint stability as it relates to joint mobility. Students will evaluate range of motion in movements of the cervical spine and use the MAT® assessments to identify areas of muscle weakness in the cervical spine. Study includes application of the Comparative Assessment Mobility Evaluation (CAM®) procedure to evaluate range of motion and identify biomechanical imbalances within the cervical spine. Further study includes applications of isolated muscle strength testing using the Active Muscle Contract and Sustain (AMC&S®) procedure on the cervical spine to correlate range of motion limitations to potential muscle weakness. Students will learn to apply the Digital Force Application to Muscle Attachment Tissue (DFAMAT) process, along with corrective isometrics and reinforcement exercises.

APPLICATIONS AND ASSESSMENTS OF SMALL MOTION MUSCLE FUNCTION: HAND AND FOOT

Students will investigate Muscle Activation Techniques® for the hand and explore the relationship of muscle function to joint stability as it relates to joint mobility. Students will evaluate range of motion in movements of the hand and foot. They will use the MAT® assessments to identify areas of muscle weakness in the hand and foot. Study includes application of the Comparative Assessment Mobility Evaluation (CAM®) procedure to evaluate range of motion and identify biomechanical imbalances within the hand and foot. Further study includes applications of isolated muscle strength testing using the Active Muscle Contract and Sustain (AMC&S®) procedure on the hand and foot to correlate range of motion limitations to potential muscle weakness. Students will also learn the applications to apply the Digital Force Application to Muscle Attachment Tissue (DFAMAT) process, along with corrective isometrics and reinforcement exercises.

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

This course gives students an overview of the interrelated factors making up the business environment including ethics, entrepreneurship, marketing, management, leadership, finances and information technology. In addition, the student learns about past, present and future trends in business. The student develops decision- making and problem-solving skills through case studies, group exercises and presentations.

ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION

This course introduces advertising and promotion management, emphasizing the role of advertising and promotion in an organization's marketing and communications. Topics include regulatory, social and economic aspects of advertising.

HEALTH CARE LAW AND ETHICS

This is an introduction to legal and ethical principle associated with the U.S. health care system. Topics include legal system, licensure and accreditation, consent, legal reporting obligations, medical documents, torts, business law, sexual harassment, and bioethics.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR PRACTITIONERS

This entrepreneurship course is appropriate for a student interested in understanding how to successfully turn ideas into a business. Topics include introduction to entrepreneurship, feasibility analysis, developing an effective business model, industry and competitor analysis, writing a business plan, ethical and legal issues, financial management, challenges of growth, and franchising.