of Human Movement Program was created
with one thing in mind. To teach the personal
trainer medical and scientifically based
information enhancing their knowledge
base. To bridge the gap between physical therapists
and personal trainers.
Synergy of Human Movement, you will gain a deeper
understanding on how human movement occurs
scientifically and biomechanically. You will learn
how the various systems of the body affect one
another and understand the functional anatomy
that performs human movement. You will learn about
common neuromuscular injuries and post therapy
training programs that get results. Before you
can train any client, you need to understand
the science behind the movement, otherwise
why are you training?
This course is the only
two-day live lecture and hands on seminar with
application on truly learning and understandig
about human movement and how the human body works.
Stay current with the latest research and techniques
to train all clients' enabling them to return
to optimal health and function.
comprehensive course includes a 560 page referenced
manual, 5 DVD set featuring Chris Gellert, PT,
MPT, CSCS, CPT. The online exam and oral examination
both require a passing score of 75% to earn
CEU credit. . PTCS is there for you to answer
any questions you may have as well as provide
quizzes and additional information to help you
understand and guide you in truly understanding
the science behind the movement!
program is not intended to teach the
attendee (personal trainer) to act
nor be a physical therapist . The program does
not teach nor encourage any personal
trainer to examine joint mobility, assess muscle
strength, gait, or assess an individual's balance.
Moreover, PTCS encourages personal trainers to
practice within their scope accordingly.
of Human Movement Live Seminar Outline:
do we Move? The Biomechanics of Human Movement(L/LAB)
thoroughly provide a deeper analysis and understanding
on the biomechanics of how human movement occurs,
biomechanics of connective tissue, how structure
affects function, functional anatomy to perform
movement, as well as muscle imbalances within
the shoulder complex. Review of common static
and dynamic forces and physics terms will make
you think differently as we move.
Nuts and Bolts of the knee: from injury back to
This lecture will review the anatomy, functional
anatomy, common muscle imbalances within the knee
joint. Pathomechanics and biomechanics of movement
examining the tibiofemoral and patellofemoral
joints. Discuss of
common knee dysfunction such as ACL reconstruction,
menisectomies, total knee replacement(TKR) and
others will be reviewed with post therapy training
training: The integrated approach(L/LAB)
This lecture/workshop will examine integrative
training principles such as will examine program
design, exercise prescription, neuromuscular training,
spinal stabilization and stretching and their
effect on one another. This section will examine
exercise prescription in detail and the importance
of selecting proper exercises with any client.
Sample workout programs with
clinical rationale will be reviewed
to guide the personal trainer in mastering exercise
prescription. Performance of functional strengthening
exercises with medicine balls, physioballs and
other equipment will be performed.
Posture: The Postural vs. Phasic Pull(L)
This lecture will delve into explaining the difference
and effect of postural vs. phasic muscles. It
will also examine assessing posture, postural
dysfunctions and post therapy training principles.
This lecture will make you think not only about
how you train your clients, but more importantly
how we think about the human body and how dysfunctions
of the Shoulder: Scientific Shoulder Training(L/LAB)
This lecture/workshop will review the functional
anatomy, force-couple relationships, common imbalances
within the shoulder complex. Pathomechanics and
biomechanics of shoulder movement will be examined
thoroughly. Discussion of common shoulder dysfunctions
such as impingement, rotator cuff repair, bursitis,
instabilities, dislocations, adhesive capsulitis
and others will be reviewed with post therapy
This interactive lecture and discussion will examine
several case studies on real patients who transitioned
from physical therapy to personal training and
ultimately back to the gym safely with periodized
programming and selective exercise prescription.
Anatomy, biomechanics, program design, safety/precautions
will all thoroughly be discussed providing much
Road Map to tackling the complex Back Client(L)
This lecture will examine and discuss the most
common back conditions such as Spinal stenosis,
herniated discs, spondylosis, spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis
and other while providing clarity on each while
examining the anatomical, biomechanical differences
of each. Program design, exercise prescription
and do's and don't with all conditions as well
as practical stabilization exercises that work
will be extensively reviewed.
Truth about the Core(L/LAB)
This dynamic lecture/workshop will discuss how
to assess the core with functional assessments,
review of the key stabilizers of the spine and
core and importance will thoroughly be reviewed.
You will also learn the “neural connection” on
the relationship between the brain and the musculoskeletal
system. Learn new static, dynamic and challenging
lumbar stabilization exercises that you can add
to your exercise repertoire.
of Program Design/Periodization Training(L)
Learn the foundation about program design and
periodization training. This lecture will discuss
essential concepts pf program design that all
trainers should master when working with any client.
Learn how to manipulate exercise variables such
as reps, sets, loads, and rest periods. Periodization
concepts with sample sport training program will
be thoroughly discussed in detail.
that hurt more than help(L/LAB)
This interactive lecture and demonstration will
review several key exercises, stretches, and functional
strengthening exercises that can create or lead
to dysfunction and should be avoided. Anatomy,
biomechanics and clinical rationale will all be
discussed as with attendance participation. This
session will make you really think about exercises
that you teach and why they are utilized in training
and Bolts of Neuromuscular Training(L/LAB)
This lecture/workshop will discuss the foundation
or motor control and motor learning which are
the foundation of learning any new exercise, retraining,
improving balance, etc. This in depth lecture
will examine integration of body systems reviewing
the connection between the neurologic and musculoskeletal
system. The physiology of balance and movement
will be examined in great detail. Come prepared
to really learn and understand complex information
made simple. Learn new static and dynamic balance
exercises to add to your exercise repertoire.
L=Lecture LAB= workshop/hands on practice
**CEC's are earned for completing the course, quizzes
and assignments accordingly.
||Kinect Australia CODE KAP1752
||1 credit fulfilling 6 month requirement
Pre-requisites for Synergy Live seminar course:
- Possess a national personal training certification from ACE, ACSM, AFAA, NSCA, NASM, NCSF or NFPT and have a minimum of 2-5 years of experience
or possess a Bachelor's degree in health related field such as exercise science, movement science, kinesiology, etc and an advanced certification (ie. NSCA-CSCS, ACSM-CHFI, others can be discussed with PTCS).
- CPR certification is mandatory.
- Synergy of Human Movement course
- Synergy of Human Movement Live
Course Description (PDF)
- Synergy of Human movement Application
To earn the credentials of Advanced Personal Trainer(A.P.T.), the trainer must pass two examinations as listed below.
recommends studying for minimum of 3 months
prior to taking the written and practical examination.
The Synergy of Human Movement examination consists of two parts. The first part is a written 125 question multiple choice examination which consists of questions to test the student's understanding with emphasis on; functional anatomy, functional biomechanics, biomechanics, exercise prescription & progress, movement dysfunctuions, periodization training, post therapy training principles that must be completed in a three hour time frame.
The second part is an oral examination, whereyou will be asked three case study questions similarly in the course manual or the live seminar you attended.The questions will be focusing on anatomy, functional anatomy, biomechanics, pathophysiology,movement dysfunctions, periodization training as seen in the sample case studies in the back of the Synergy Course Manual. You will have approximately 30 minutes to complete, and if more time is needed, you won't be penalized.
The time to take the oral examination must be set up ahead of time and also be mutually convenient with PTCS. The examination will be conducted over the phone or via skye.
is a Passing score for written
and practical examinations?
You must achieve a score of 75% on each
Please allow 4-6 weeks for grading of examination
from the date
you took your exam. Written notification will
be mailed accordingly. Do not call PTCS.
What will I be asked for my written examination?
You will be asked questions pertaining to all
six units of the course with heavy emphasis
functional anatomy, biomechanics, periodization
training, and post therapy training principles.
You will have timed three hours to
complete the exam via online after receiving a
What will I be asked for my oral/practical examination?
will be asked 3 case study questions.
A case study represents a hypothetical client
you might encounter. Within each question you
will be asked to define the anatomy, functional
anatomy, biomechanics, physiology that pertains
accordingly. You will also be required to list
that is contraindicated (avoided) from
teaching with scientific rationale. You will also be
asked to describe a sample periodized program
If someone does not pass a section, what happens?
are only required to re-take the portion you did
not pass. A maximum of 3 attempts is
allowed for re-testing purposes.
How much will it cost to re-take my exam?
retaking both examinations is$150.00
for retaking the written examination
for retaking the oral examination
is $100.00 Payment needs to be sent in a
form of a check
to Pinnacle Training & Consulting Systems,
questions, please call PTCS accordingly
**Those who successfully complete
the two-day course, all quizzes, assignments,
and pass the Synergy of Human
Movement final examination(written and pactical)
earn a certificate of Advanced Personal
program is not intended to teach
the attendee (personal trainer) to act nor
be a physical therapist. The program
does not teach nor encourage
for any personal trainer to examine joint mobility,
assess muscle strength, gait, or assess an individual's
balance. Moreover, PTCS encourages personal trainers
to practice within their scope