CMFA: Live

Clinical Management of the Fitness Athlete

This-two day course is designed to educate participants on proper technique of the fundamental movements in Fitness Athlete programming. Learn coaching, analysis, and breakdowns of the squat, deadlift, push, pull, and basic olympic lifts. Through the use of multiple models the instructors will cover each movement beginning with proper performance and then highlighting commonly seen mistakes.

Students will learn how to correct these common mistakes through coaching, and as needed through breaking down the movement to identify relevant physical impairments and addressing these through targeted mobility and stability exercises.

Clinical Management of the Fitness Athlete ​Live Course Schedule

Day One

8:00am - 8:30am
Introduction and overview of concepts

8:30am - 9:30am
Market, methodology, and demographics

9:30am - 12:00pm
Squat (Front & Back)

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Training load

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Overhead press

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Workout - Technique incorporation / repetition

Day Two

8:00am - 9:00am
Q&A - Key current topics

9:00am - 10:00am
Pull up

10:00am - 11:00am
Overhead squat

11:00am - 12:00pm
Power clean

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Accessory movements & programming

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Power snatch

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Round Robin - Technique repetition

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Closing - concept summary, final Q&A

Course Objectives

  • Understand the current state of functional fitness training programs
  • Why functional loaded movements matter to all populations
  • Understand concepts of tissue capacity and load management
  • Understand the foundational complex movements commonly found in functional fitness training programs
  • Develop a framework for analyzing, assessing, and correcting complex movement patterns
  • Develop strategies for coaching & correcting movement efficiency
  • Program accessory movements based on determined limitations


  • Physical therapists
  • Physical therapy assistants 
  • Occupational therapists
  • Occupational therapy assistants
  • Chiropractors
  • Physicians
  • Athletic trainers
  • Fitness professionals


  • NONE


  • Entry-level

Upcoming CMFA: Live Courses