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Broadview University has collaborated with Muscle Activation Techniques® (MAT®) to deliver an online option for MAT® Practitioner’s skills fresh.

These refresher modules are designed for current MAT® Specialists and MAT® Mastery Specialists to continue to strengthen their skills as practitioners of Muscle Activation Techniques®. These are 12-week, self-paced modules. Whether an individual module or the grouping of all, the outcome for students is to achieve stronger results with their skills as a certified MAT® Specialist.

Start Dates

There are multiple start options for the refresher modules – two will be offered each quarter. See dates below:

Specialist and Mastery Refresher Modules
May 17
July 6
August 16
October 4
November 15 (Mastery Refresher Only)

MAT® Module Disclaimer

These non-credit, short-term modules are not approved by ACICS as part of the institution’s accreditation and are offered for the sole purpose of continuing education, professional development, or preparation.

What You Need to Know

Specialist Refresher Modules: Cost of these Refresher Modules is $895. You are required to complete the refresher module 12 weeks. However, those with advanced training and education in a related field and/or those with significant time to study may be able to complete the modules more quickly.

Mastery Refresher Modules: Cost of the Mastery Refresher Modules is $499. You are required to complete the mastery refresher module 6 weeks. However, those with advanced training and education in a related field and/or those with significant time to study may be able to complete the modules more quickly.

The Refresher Modules qualify for the required continuing education hours for maintaining current status with the MAT® Specialist Certification.

A certificate of completion for the online modules will be provided by Broadview University. Students will receive a grade of NC (Non-Credit) for module completion.

MAT® Modules do not teach students techniques designed to diagnose or treat injuries.

MAT Specialist Refresher Course Descriptions

MAT Lower Body Refresher

Prerequisite: Participants must be a current MAT® Certified Specialist. This course fulfills the annual MAT® required CEC credits.

The objective: To provide a review and full understanding of the MAT® skillset to those who have completed the MAT® Specialist program and are currently certified. This module reviews the MAT® approach to assessment and correction of muscular imbalances in the lower body. Participants reexamine the MAT® tools used to identify restrictions in joint instability relating to muscle tightness and weakness within the lower body. Participants will fine tune the unique systematic format provided through Muscle Activation Techniques® in order for them to help their clients balance out their muscular system and function with maximum efficiency. Fully online MAT® CEU credits can only be used every other year.


This course allows 12 weeks to complete. All online coursework must be completed within the 12 week time frame to receive MAT® annual CEU credit. This is a is self-paced course and includes video lectures, reading assignments and quizzes. This course content will review all aspects of the MAT® Lower Body CAMs, AMC&S Tests, DFAMATs, and PICs. Fully online CEU credits can only be used every other year

Prerequisite: Participants must be a current MAT® Certified Specialist. This course fulfills the annual MAT® required CEC credits.

The objective: To provide review and full understanding of the MAT® skillset to students who have completed the MAT® Specialist program. This upper body module studies the MAT® approach to assessment and correction of muscular imbalances in the human body. Students will evaluate range of motion in upper body movements and use the assessments to identify areas of muscle weakness with a focus on the shoulder girdle. Study includes applications of isolated muscle strength testing, palpation of muscle attachment points along with corrective isometrics, and reinforcement exercises. Students will investigate Muscle Activation Techniques® for the upper body and examine the relationship of muscle function to joint stability, relating to joint mobility. Students will evaluate range of motion in upper body movements and use the assessments to identify areas of muscle weakness. Further study includes applications of isolated muscle strength testing, including break testing and neuroproprioceptive response testing; palpation of muscle attachment points along with corrective isometrics; and reinforcement exercises.. 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.


This course allows 12 weeks to complete. All online coursework must be completed within the 12 week time frame to receive MAT® annual CEU credit. This is a is self-paced course and includes video lectures, reading assignments and quizzes. This course content will review all aspects of the MAT® Lower Body CAMs, AMC&S Tests, DFAMATs, and PICs. Fully online CEU credits can only be used every other year.

Prerequisite: Participants must be a current MAT® Certified Specialist. This course fulfills the annual MAT® required CEC credits.

The objective: To provide review and full understanding of the MAT® skillset to students who have completed the MAT® Specialist program. In this course, participants will study Muscle Activation Techniques®for the trunk and spine and explore the relationship of muscle function to joint stability, relating to joint mobility. Participants will evaluate range of motion in movements of the trunk and spine and use the assessments to identify areas of muscle weakness in the trunk and spine. Further study includes applications of isolated muscle strength testing, palpation of muscle attachment points along with corrective isometrics, and reinforcement exercises. This course will provide information for participants to learn the complexities of the trunk and spine muscular systems to help practitioner’s better address muscle dysfunction in these areas. Participants expand their 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.


This course allows 12 weeks to complete. All online coursework must be completed within the 12 week time frame to receive MAT® annual CEU credit. This is a is self-paced course and includes video lectures, reading assignments and quizzes. This course content will review all aspects of the MAT® Lower Body CAMs, AMC&S Tests, DFAMATs, and PICs. Fully online CEU credits can only be used every other year.


Successful completion of the pre-lab module, the 2-day lab , and passing the certification exam at the workshop, will allow participants to become certified in MAT® Mastery Trunk and Spine.

Prerequisite: Participants must be a current MAT® Certified Specialist. This course fulfills the annual MAT® required CEC credits.

The objective: To provide review and full understanding of the MAT® skillset to students who have completed the MAT® Specialist program. Participants will study Muscle Activation Techniques® for the hand, foot and cervical spine and explore the relationship of muscle function to joint stability, relating to joint mobility. Participants will evaluate range of motion in movements of the hand, foot and cervical spine. They will use the assessments to identify areas of muscle weakness in the hand, foot and cervical spine. Further study includes applications of isolated muscle strength testing, palpation of muscle attachment points along with corrective isometrics, and reinforcement exercises. Participants will review and gain a better understanding of the importance of the evaluation and assessment process in their MAT® practice. Participants will also gain an understanding on how to stress the body in order to duplicate the stresses that may result in recurring injuries. Participants expand their 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.


This course allows 12 weeks to complete. All online coursework must be completed within the 12 week time frame to receive MAT® annual CEU credit. This is a is self-paced course and includes video lectures, reading assignments and quizzes. This course content will review all aspects of the MAT® Lower Body CAMs, AMC&S Tests, DFAMATs, and PICs. Fully online CEU credits can only be used every other year.

MAT Mastery Specialist Refresher Course Descriptions

Prerequisite: MAT® Mastery Lower Body Refresher 20 Clock Hours Prerequisite: Must be MAT® Master Certified or MAT® Mastery Lower Body Certified for a minimum of one year

The objective: Students will review advanced skills in Muscle Activation Techniques® for the lower body and continue to explore the relationship of muscle function to joint stability, relating to joint mobility. Students will review an advanced evaluation process to assess range of motion in lower body movements and how to use this advanced assessments to identify areas of muscle weakness within the lower body. Study includes a stronger emphasis on the applications of isolated muscle strength testing, palpation of muscle attachment points along with corrective isometrics, and reinforcement exercises for the lower body. Students will review and gain a better understanding of the importance of the evaluation and assessment process in their MAT® practice. Successful completion of this online coursework satisfies the annual required continuing education for maintaining one’s MAT® Mastery level certification.

MAT Mastery Upper Body Refresher

Prerequisite: Must be MAT® Master Certified or MAT® Mastery Upper Body Certified for a minimum of one year

The objective: Students will review advanced skills in Muscle Activation Techniques® for the upper body and continue to explore the relationship of muscle function to joint stability, relating to joint mobility. Students will review an advanced evaluation process to assess range of motion in upper body movements and how to use this advanced assessments to identify areas of muscle weakness within the upper body. Study includes a stronger emphasis on the applications of isolated muscle strength testing, palpation of muscle attachment points along with corrective isometrics, and reinforcement exercises for the upper body. Students will review and gain a better understanding of the importance of the evaluation and assessment process in their MAT® practice. Successful completion of this online coursework satisfies the annual required continuing education for maintaining one’s MAT® Mastery level certification.

Prerequisite: Participants must be MAT® Specialist Certified.

The objective: Students will gain an advanced level of skills in Muscle Activation Techniques® for the wrist and hand. Students will learn an advanced range of motion assessment process for the wrist and hand. They will use the assessments to identify areas of muscle weakness in the wrist and hand. Further study includes a higher level of accountability on the applications of isolated muscle strength testing, palpation of muscle attachment points along with corrective isometrics, and reinforcement exercises for the wrist and hand. Students will review and gain a better understanding of the importance of the evaluation and assessment process in their MAT® practice.

Prerequisite: Must be MAT® Master Certified or Certified in MAT Mastery Foot Function for minimum of one year.

The objective: Students will gain an advanced level of skills in Muscle Activation Techniques® for the foot and explore the relationship of muscle function to joint stability, relating to joint mobility. Students will learn an advanced evaluation process for range of motion in movements of the foot and use this advanced assessments to identify areas of muscle weakness in the foot. Further study includes applications of isolated muscle strength testing, palpation of muscle attachment points along with corrective isometrics, and reinforcement exercises for the foot. Students will review and gain a better understanding of the importance of the evaluation and assessment process in their MAT® practice. This course will explore the specific divisions of the foot and fine-tune their MAT® skills to identify and treat muscular imbalances

Prerequisite: MAT® Mastery Certified or previously completed a Mastery Trunk and Spine course.

Objective: In this course, students will review advanced skills in Muscle Activation Techniques® for the trunk and spine and explore the relationship of muscle function to joint stability, relating to joint mobility. Students will review the advanced evaluation process for range of motion in movements of the trunk and spine and how to use this advanced assessments to identify areas of muscle weakness in the trunk and spine. Further study includes applications of isolated muscle strength testing, palpation of muscle attachment points along with corrective isometrics, and reinforcement exercises for the trunk and spine. This course will provide a deeper understanding about the complexities of the trunk and spine muscular systems to help practitioner’s better address muscle dysfunction in these areas. Students will review and gain a better understanding of the importance of the evaluation and assessment process in their MAT® practice. Successful completion of this online coursework satisfies the annual required continuing education for maintaining one’s MAT® Mastery level certification.

Prerequisite: MAT® Mastery Certified or previously completed a Mastery Cervical Spine course.

Objective: Students will review an advanced level of skills in Muscle Activation Techniques® for the cervical spine and explore the relationship of muscle function to joint stability, relating to joint mobility. Students will review an advanced evaluation process for range of motion in movements of the cervical spine and use this advanced assessments to identify areas of muscle weakness in the cervical spine. Further study includes applications of isolated muscle strength testing, palpation of muscle attachment points along with corrective isometrics, and reinforcement exercises for the cervical spine. Students will review and gain a better understanding of the importance of the evaluation and assessment process in their MAT® practice. Successful completion of this online coursework satisfies the annual required continuing education for maintaining one’s MAT® Mastery level certification.