Course Description

This 8 week online  course is designed for physical therapists and chiropractors with an existing foundation in working with fitness athletes who want to take their treatment and coaching skills to the next level.  The fitness athlete is already committed to his or her own health and wellness but faces unique problems with lifestyle integration, training program development, and movement dysfunctions that impair performance. There are two primary objective of this course: First is to dive deep into the performance, coaching, and trouble shooting of the more advanced and complex movements found in the programs of fitness athletes. Examples of such advanced movements would include but will not be limited to: hollow body, kipping, pull ups, muscle ups, and hand stand progressions.  Second is to develop clinicians who have the ability to create programs that minimize injury risk, skillfully modify programming during periods of injury to allow continued training, and market effectively to become the provider of choice for fitness athletes within their communities. 

Through online learning, community discussion, and weekly meetings, instructor Dr. Zach Long will connect with the cohort to deliver lecture content and to work through individual case examples as movements and dysfunctions are explored.  The Go To Meeting sessions will give students the ability to ask specific questions and ensure they completely understand all aspects of the material presented each week. 

COURSE FORMAT: All content (videos, resources, etc) through our online learning platform with discussion facilitated through a private Facebook page.  Live video conference calls take place Sunday evenings to discuss each week's content and dive deeper into the material.  Attendance at the Sunday sessions is certainly encouraged however all sessions are recorded and made available to be viewed whenever is convenient for the learner.  At no point throughout the class is it mandatory that you are available at a set time, so there should be minimal interruption to your work and life schedule. 



Dr. Zach Long is the Director of Physical Therapy at Carolina Sports Clinic in North Carolina and runs an industry leading fitness website "The Barbell Physio" where he is a trusted resource to thousands of athletes, coaches, and health care professionals across the United States and beyond.  Additionally, Zach teaches with Owens Recovery Science, the undisputed frontrunner in Blood Flow Restriction clinical training and research.  Zach is an ABPTS Sports Certified Specialist, Level One CrossFit Trainer, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist, and certified SFMA practitioner. 

Dr. Mitch Babcock is a Physical Therapist and CrossFit Level I Trainer with a primary purpose of helping others pursue a greater state of health through fitness. He is the founder and CEO of Fitness Tx-Physiotherapy to Aid Elite Fitness. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in exercise science, Mitch went on to receive his Doctorate in physical therapy to better understand the human movement system and help others recover from the injuries & limitations hindering their performance. With personal training experience in CrossFit, as a NPC physique competitor & in endurance events, Mitch continues to test his physical potential daily in order to better help you reach yours.