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We recommend all professionals begin with our client rehab courses to fully understand The Tummy Team approach and personally experience the systematic way we train clients. However, our client rehab courses are packed with enough education that each qualifies for CEUs. So the “CEU Package” courses simply include a post-test and documentation for various medical and fitness credentialing boards if you would like to receive credit for standard rehab courses. However, our CEU Courses are designed only for professionals. They are the next step to your education and teach professionals the “why” behind everything we do with clients. The CEU Courses will take you through the training needed to implement our functional core rehab approach with your clients.
We train more than 8 different professions in over 20 countries, which makes it very difficult to maintain accreditation with the various agencies. We have found that the majority of accreditation bodies will accept courses for credits when the course content is within the scope of practice of that practitioner, and the course outline, objectives, and proof of completion has been provided. We provide the information about our courses and the instructors needed, as well as adequate testing with a certificate of completion. We ask for each practitioner to submit the required content to their credentialing agencies for credits.
Our client rehab courses are prerequisites to our CEU courses. We have found that practitioners are far more effective when they can personally experience the sequencing and timing of our approach, rather than just soaking up education. Our goal is not to simply provide continuing education credits, but to develop a well-trained community of functional rehab specialists. Completing the rehab in the same manner as clients is an essential component to fully understanding the neuromuscular re-education process that makes our approach so successful.
Part of the effectiveness of our approach is in how one component builds on the previous component. The timeline we implement in our rehab courses encourages steady progress through the rehab program, as well as ensures the optimal success for each client. All of our courses are owned by The Tummy Team, not by the client or practitioner. We are constantly updating and improving our programs as we receive feedback on the learning process. While course access expires, there are downloads you can retain and of course, any notes you take are yours to keep. One of the benefits of becoming an Endorsed Professional is receiving ongoing access to rehab courses for review.
You are allowed two attempts to obtain 80% or better on your course. If you do not pass and want to obtain credit for your test, you will need to purchase a professional training eSession with Kelly Dean to review the content and ensure that you understand the material.
We have intentionally developed all our professional training with the focus on the benefit for apprenticeship type education. The work we do at The Tummy Team is more than what can be taught in a handful of classes but is best taught partnering with us in collaboration and ongoing education. Most of our courses build on information from a previous course or build into education in the next course. It is difficult to apply the information effectively if you are not continuing to build the full picture of what is really going on with your client and learning the strategies needed to help them. A timeline motivates us to continue moving through the material and to use the clinical application with your clients as you are doing the course which we feel is the most effective way to feel clinically competent with the material. If you are having difficulty completing your course in the allotted time please reach out to us so we can help you get the support you need.
The Tummy Safe Fitness Pro course is set up slightly differently from our other continuing education courses. This course has a lot of individual modules that do not necessarily build on the other material. As fitness professionals, you may use different videos for different types of clients and it could be beneficial to have longer access to have time to use all of the education with clients than our rehab based training. In addition, TSF is the one course that does not require a rehab course prerequisite as we have included a relevant portion of rehab background to be able to do this course effectively without them. However, if this population is a focus for your practice, you would highly benefit from doing our Tummy Safe Fitness Apprentice process to get the rehab education and 1:1 eSessions for personal development.