MAT Specialist Modules | Broadview University
 

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Broadview University has collaborated with Muscle Activation Techniques® (MAT®) to deliver an online, module based pathway towards MAT® Certification.

These 12 week, self-paced modules conclude with a required,  exam prep and certifying examination at the state of the art MAT® Headquarters in Denver, CO. All online coursework must be successfully completed to attend the competency review and practical exam for certification.

Our MAT program curriculum is developed by industry professionals in order to equip you with in-demand skills. You will learn this advanced skillset through various educational formats virtually to understand and apply your knowledge, to be prepared for the onsite practical certification prior to graduating.

Start Dates

Start DateCategoryLab Dates
April 5Lower Body
Trunk & Spine
June 18-19
Upper Body
Cervical, Hand & Foot
June 20-21
July 6Lower Body
Trunk & Spine
September 17-18
Cervical, Hand & Foot
Upper Body
September 19-20
October 4Upper Body
Cervical, Hand & Foot
December 17-18
Lower Body
Trunk & Spine
December 19-20

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.

Prerequisite: MAT® module 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® module program students who obtain undergraduate coursework in Anatomy and Physiology or advanced placement by examination will also be accepted.

WHAT IS MAT?

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.

What You Need to Know

Suggested completion time is 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 module more quickly. All participants are required to have successfully completed and passed the online training portion prior to attending the required exam prep and test for certification.

Registration is $4,200. In addition, participants will be responsible for purchasing their text book and responsible for travel and accommodations to attend the lab.

Course Descriptions

MAT® Lower Body Module

Cost: $4,200


Prerequisite: Participants must be a licensed therapist, or must obtain undergraduate coursework in anatomy and physiology and/or hold a recognized fitness certification with a minimum of two years of experience as a fitness professional.

The objective: The Muscle Activation Techniques® lower body certification module will provide an understanding of the MAT® skillset to Participants who have knowledge in the health and fitness field. This lower body module studies the MAT® approach to assessment and correction of muscular imbalances in the human body. Participants are trained on the MAT® tools used to identify restrictions in joint instability relating to muscle tightness and weakness. Participants 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.


Successful completion of the pre-lab module and passing the practical certification exam, will allow participants to become certified in MAT® lower body techniques.

Cost: $4,200


Prerequisite: Participants must be a licensed therapist or have been certified in the MAT® Lower Body.

The objective: Participants will be introduced to Muscle Activation Techniques® for the upper body and explore the relationship of muscle function to joint stability, relating to joint mobility. Participants 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. Participants will investigate Muscle Activation Techniques for the upper body and examine the relationship of muscle function to joint stability, relating to joint mobility. Participants 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.

Successful completion of the pre-lab module and passing the practical certification exam, will allow participants to become certified in MAT® upper body techniques.

Cost:$4,200


Prerequisite Participants must be a licensed therapist or have been certified in the MAT® Lower Body.

The objective: Participantswill investigate 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.

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

Cost: $4200


Prerequisite Participants must have obtained certification in two MAT® online modules or be a licensed therapist with a minimum of one MAT® online module certification.

The objective: Participants will investigate Muscle Activation Techniques® for the cervical spine, hand and foot. They will explore the relationship of muscle function to joint stability, relating to joint mobility. Participants will evaluate range of motion in movements of the cervical spine, hand and foot, and will use the assessments to identify areas of muscle weakness. Further study includes applications of isolated muscle strength testing, palpation of muscle attachment points along with corrective isometrics, and reinforcement exercises. Participants 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.

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.


Successful completion of the pre-lab module and passing the practical certification exam, will allow participants to become certified in in MAT® Cervical, Hand and Foot certified.