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Medical Exercise Specialist Training Series

The need for Medical Exercise Training (MET) will continue to grow. The Medical Exercise Specialist Training series (MEST) series offers the most advanced and detailed education for medical exercise professionals to manage medical conditions using exercise.
Medical Exercise Specialist Study Group
Introduction

The next 20 years will see an increasing need for medical exercise professionals and medical exercise training services. The utilization of Medical Exercise Specialists and Post Rehab Conditioning Specialists will grow, and they will become integral members of the medical management team for chronic conditions. The Medical Exercise Training Institute and PostRehab.com provide the most comprehensive and detailed education and certifications for medical exercise professionals through our Medical Exercise Specialist Training (MEST) series. MEST offers the internationally recognized Medical Exercise Specialist certification along with the Post Rehab Conditioning Specialist.

Medical Exercise Specialist Training Series

The Medical Exercise Specialist Training Series (MEST) is the most comprehensive and detailed training program available for medical exercise professionals. The MEST series allows you to begin confidently managing medical conditions using exercise. Select between our Medical Exercise Specialist and Post Rehab Conditioning Specialist certifications. These certification programs are now available online and onsite through our Medical Exercise Specialist Training series.

The MEST program consists of 50 lessons with detailed clinical anatomy training, medical exercise protocols, medical exercise assessment and exercise techniques and medical exercise (MET) case studies and marketing/business development lessons. MEST lesson titles range from: “The Role of the Medical Exercise Professional” to “Medical Exercise Guidelines/Protocols for the Spine” to “Multiple Streams of MET Income” to “Medical Exercise Screening”. Each lesson contains training tips and secrets we have gathered over the last 25 years to help you better manage your clients and build a successful practice.

During the last 25 years we helped many medical exercise professionals develop conditioning programs for their challenging clients as well as helping them establish profitable MET practices and develop referral relationships with physicians and physical therapists. We guarantee MEST will give you everything you need to manage a wide range of medically based clients with exercise and lay the foundation for a strong practice.

Certification Prerequisites

To enroll in the MES or PRCS certification you must possess ONLY ONE of these four prerequisites:

  • Certification as a personal trainer from a nationally recognized organization in your country or
  • Hold a degree in a health or fitness related field. (i.e. exercise physiology, kinesiology or nursing) or
  • Have one (1) or more years’ experience working in a physical therapy, chiropractic or sports medicine clinic as a rehab/exercise technician or
  • Hold a certification as a Pilates instructor or massage therapist.
Certification Options

The Medical Exercise Specialist Training series provides options to obtain two certifications: 1) the Medical Exercise Specialist and 2) the Post Rehab Conditioning Specialist. Both certifications train fitness professionals to effective develop safe and effective exercise programs for clients with medical conditions.

Medical Exercise Specialist

Certification as a Medical Exercise Specialist (MES) requires completion of all MEST lessons and passing the MES final exam. The MES Standard option provides access to 4 MES lessons per month at $99/mth. The MES Standard option requires one year for completion.

The MES accelerated option is also available. Purchase access to the entire MEST program (50 MEST lessons) for only $995 (that’s a $240 savings). The MES accelerated option allows you to complete the MES program and take the final MES exam as soon as you are ready. Register for the ‘Accelerated MES Program’ and receive 4 bonuses:

  1. PREPS – Post Rehab Exercise Protocol Manual
  2. Four (4) Bonus MEST lessons
  3. Access to MET101 video series, and
  4. A 90-minute MET marketing/business plan session with Dr Mike to grow your practice.

Both MES education options include the MES Final Exam fee. The MES Study Group and MES On-site workshops are available to fitness professionals seeking the MES certification.

Post Rehab Conditioning Specialist

Certification as a Post Rehab Conditioning Specialist (PRCS) requires completion of 33 selected MEST lessons. The PRCS standard option provides access to 4 PRCS lessons per month at $99/mth. The PRCS Standard option requires one year for completion.

The PRCS accelerated option is available. Purchase access to the entire PRCS program for only $597. This option allows you immediate access to all 33 PRCS lessons and take the PRCS when you are ready. Register for the “Accelerated PRCS Program” and receive 2 bonuses:

  1. Access to MET101 video series, and
  2. Two (2) Bonus MEST lessons
MEST Lessons
SessionTopic
Session 1Medical Exercise Opportunities, Income and the Future
Session 2Scope of Practice and Role of the MES and PRCS
Session 3Medical Exercise Foundations – Pt I
Session 4Medical Exercise Foundations – Pt 2
Session 56 Keys to Medical Exercise Program Design
Session 6Clinical Anatomy and Pathology of the Shoulder
Session 7Medical Exercise Protocols/Guidelines of the Shoulder – Pt 1
Session 8Medical Exercise Protocols/Guidelines of the Shoulder – Pt 2
Session 9Medical Exercise Screening of the Shoulder
Session 10Medical Exercise Case Studies of the Shoulder
Session 11Medical Exercise Techniques for the Shoulder
Session 12Clinical Anatomy and Pathology of the Elbow, Wrist & Hand
Session 13Medical Exercise Protocols/Guidelines for the Elbow, Wrist & Hand
Session 14Medical Exercise Screening of the Elbow, Wrist and Hand
Session 15Medical Exercise Techniques for the Elbow, Wrist & Hand
Session 16Medical Exercise Case Studies of the Elbow, Wrist & Hand
Session 17Clinical Anatomy and Pathology of the Lumbar Spine
Session 18Medical Exercise Protocols/Guidelines for the Lumbar Spine – Pt 2
Session 18AMedical Exercise Protocols/Guidelines for the Lumbar Spine – Pt 2
Session 18BMedical Exercise Protocols/Guidelines for the Cervical Spine
Session 19Medical Exercise Screening of the Lumbar Spine
Session 20Medical Exercise Techniques for the Lumbar Spine
Session 21Medical Exercise Case Studies for the Lumbar Spine
Session 22Clinical Anatomy and Pathology of the Hip
Session 23Medical Exercise Protocols/Guidelines for the Hip
Session 24Medical Exercise Screening for the Hip
Session 25Medical Exercise Techniques for the Hip
Session 26Medical Exercise Case Studies for the Hip
Session 27Clinical Anatomy/Pathology for the Knee
Session 28Medical Exercise Protocols/Guidelines for the Knee
Session 29Medical Exercise Screening for the Knee
Session 30Medical Exercise Techniques for the Knee
Session 31Medical Exercise Case Studies for the Knee
Session 32Clinical Anatomy/Pathology of the Ankle/Foot
Session 33Medical Exercise Protocols/Guidelines of the Ankle/Foot
Session 34Medical Exercise Techniques for the Ankle/Foot
Session 35Medical Exercise Screening Foot/Ankle
Session 36Medical Exercise Case Studies Foot/Ankle
Session 37Medical Exercise Management of Diabetes
Session 38Medical Exercise Management of Hypertension
Session 39Medical Exercise Management of CVA, MS, and Parkinson’s disease
Session 40Medical Exercise Management of Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoporosis and Fibromyalgia
Session 41Medical Communication – Report Writing, Documentation, and Medical Terminology
Session 42Musculoskeletal Screening
Session 43Functional Assessment Scales
Session 44Medical Exercise Skills Checklist
Session 45Medical Exercise Equipment, Staffing and Education
Session 46Keys to Building a Profitable and Successful Post Rehab Practice
Session 47Marketing Your Medical Exercise Practice
Session 48Medical Exercise Profits – Referrals, Fees & Insurance Reimbursement
Session 49Multiple Streams of Medical Exercise Income
Session 50MES/PRCS Exam Review and Procedures
Bonus Lesson 1MET Pre-Exercise Checklist (MES Accelerated Bonus)
Bonus Lesson 2Post Rehab Exercise Techniques – (MES Accelerated Bonus)
Bonus Lesson 3Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) Techniques– (MES Accelerated Bonus)
Bonus Lesson 4Spinal Stabilization Assessment & Techniques – (MES Accelerated Bonus)

METI Mission Statement

To "Bridge the Gap Between Healthcare and Fitness" by providing forums to educate fitness professionals to work cooperatively with medical professionals to develop safe and effective fitness and conditioning programs for clients with musculoskeletal, neurological, metabolic and cardiovascular conditions. The effectiveness of these fitness programs is based on functional outcome measures universally understood by medical professionals, fitness professionals and insurance carriers. The goal is to make medical exercise training the next logical step for clients and medical professionals after discharge from physical therapy, chiropractic care and medical care.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about the MEST workshop.

What is included in each MEST lesson?

The 50 MEST lesson videos range in length from 20 – 90 minutes. Each MEST lesson has a video, lesson guides, checklists, and/or protocols. The MEST videos and written materials are downloadable. This allows you to learn while in the office, at home or even during your commute to and from work. The MEST format makes it easy for you to absorb, understand and apply medical exercise guidelines and techniques to your clients. The MEST lessons give you everything you need to manage your clients and “Bridge the Gap”.

What are the MEST lessons like?

If you are thinking of possibly becoming a MES or PRCS – you’re in for a treat!! The MES and PRCS are considered the “gold standards” for medical exercise professionals. The MEST lessons provide detailed step-by-step approach to review clinical anatomy/pathology, medical exercise training guidelines, exercise techniques as well as marketing approaches. Each of the 50 lessons below is included in the Medical Exercise Specialist Track. 33 of the MEST lessons are included in the PRCS Track.

How do I complete the MEST program?

Here’s how it works – the MEST program has 50 lessons. Each lesson has an accompanying video, lesson guide and a lesson quiz. Simple download the components of the lesson, review the lesson, and complete the lesson quiz. Each week you will receive a new MEST lesson.

How much does the MEST cost?

We’ve made the MEST even more affordable. We realize building a successful practice is costly and time consuming. With our MEST Standard option each month you will receive 4 MEST lessons for only $99/month. Using the standard option’s monthly payment option you can complete the MES or PRCS workshops and not be financially stressed. That’s just $24.70 per lesson. If you like a faster pace, you may opt to download all 50 lessons for only $995. Individual MEST lessons are available at $129 each. These delivery options allow you to select the method of learning and payment that works best for you.

How do I register for the MEST program?

The MEST is available now at www.MedicalExerciseSpecialistTraining.com. Register now for the certification of your choice: Medical Exercise Specialist or Post Rehab Conditioning Specialist. Select the best option below and click the link to register!! Become part of the fastest growing arena in the health and fitness industry…Medical Exercise Training. Remember…”Exercise is Key to Long-Term Management of Most Medical Conditions”. Register now and start building your MET practice while you help your clients function better with less pain and connect with medical professionals in your community. All this from the MEST program!!
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