Corrective Exercise Practitioner

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Become a better Trainer by Preventing Injuries BEFORE they Happen!

Become a Better Trainer by Helping Clients with Joint Pain and Muscle Imbalance.

ActiveOne of the main reasons people hire fitness professionals is to help them move BETTER.  Clients are more educated today and seek out trainers who are able to analyze how they move.

Clients trust NASN Professionals to push them, but not break them!

NASN CEP’s prevent and even alleviate musculoskeletal pain so clients can workout and enjoy an active lifestyle. The NASN Certified CorrectiveJoints Exercise Practitioner course gives you all the assessment, anatomy, corrective exercise and program design protocol you need. NASN Certified Corrective Exercise Practitioners successfully help clients prevent kinesthetic problems before they happen.  NASN CEP’s are the solution for clients suffering from muscle and joint pain caused by musculoskeletal imbalances.


Who is this course for?

The NASN is highly regarded in the fitness and sports performance fields. All students are required to complete the NASN home study course prior to workshop or Long Distance Learning Course so as to be prepared for the board exam.   Recommended study time: minimum 1 months (depending on prior experience and education.) In order to be certified through the National Association of Sports Nutrition the following criteria must be met:

The NASN Certified Corrective Exercise Practitioner course was created for current qualified health and fitness professionals by world renowned corrective exercise experts Pete Koutrouba and Bobby Cox.  Based on their practical and extensive knowledge in corrective exercise education, the course is ideal for those who want to help themselves and their clients eliminate pain and improve function. Professionals who have earned this corrective exercise credential are sought after for their unique ability to help people minimize and eliminate pain and regain or continue active lifestyles.

Modern Lifestyle is Setting us up for Injury



In order to be certified as a  Corrective Exercise Practitioner through the National Association of Sports Nutrition the following criteria must be met:

1. Experience as a certified health professional directly involved in fitness or performance training, health promotion or healthcare. This includes all regulated health disciplines, such as massage therapist, certified holistic health practitioners, certified personal trainers and certified fitness instructors. A firm  If you do not meet these prerequisites consider first obtaining your personal training certification through our special certification.


2. An associate or baccalaureate degree in nutrition or equivalent science/health degree and one year experience as a certified health professional directly involved in nutritional counseling, health promotion or healthcare.


3. An advanced professional degree in a healthcare field that incorporates a four year degree with sufficient science and nutrition hours.


If you do not meet these prerequisites consider first obtaining your personal training certification through our special course.

Textbook and Study Materials

All necessary study materials are included with registration.  This includes practice tests at the end of each chapter.

Click here for a partial view of the text and study materials.

Recommended reference text:

This book provides a straightforward look at human anatomy and its relation to movement. The text identifies specific muscles and muscle groups and describes exercises for strengthening and developing those muscles. The Manual of Structural Kinesiology makes important information readily available to students through a combination of logical presentation and concise writing style.

It is availabe on here.

About the Course Authors:

Bobby Cox

Robert (Bobby) Cox has worked in the Fitness industry for over 12 years, starting in San Diego and is currently in the greater Seattle area. His credentials include a BS in Kinesiology, National Strength and Conditioning Association-Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine-(NASM) Corrective Exercise Specialist, and NASM-Performance Enhancement Specialist. Bobby continues his development of his training method at Freedom Fitness in Burien, WA as a Manager/Head Trainer. Freedom Fitness is booming and is currently expanding with new locations.
Bobby has had a passion for outdoors and athletics from a very young age growing up on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. As a college soccer player he continued with his passion for fitness and athletics while studying kinesiology. He found himself in San Diego at the age of 20 working with some of the best trainers in the industry including Pete Koutrouba (Co-author of NASN-CEP), Andrew Jacobs, and Ben Deluca. Working alongside these brilliant and innovative minds pushed him to learn as much as possible. He found his niche in a method of training that combined Corrective Exercise, Post-Rehab training, and functional movement training. With his training method becoming so successful he decided to co-create the NASN-CEP.
As Bobby’s client base and business exploded he began teaching other trainers in the San Diego area the importance of corrective exercise as relates to today’s growing numbers of sedentary individuals and an overall mechanically dysfunctional population. Bobby has hosted numerous educational seminars and workshops, and continues to educate trainers and health and fitness enthusiasts about corrective exercise, myofascial/trigger point release, and kinetic chain balance. Bobby Cox and Pete Koutrouba know that corrective exercise techniques are paramount in any effective training program for today’s, and future populations.

Pete Koutrouba

Peter Koutrouba jr has worked as a Certified Personal Trainer for over 16 years.  His credentials include CPT, National Association of Sports Nutrition-LPSN, National Posture Institute Certified Posture Specialist, and he is an Arizona and California state Licensed Massage Therapist. Peter continues to build on his vast skillset and is currently studying Gua Sha to compliment his massage therapy background.
Peter has been a health and fitness enthusiast since his teen years and naturally gravitated towards teaching his philosophies to others. His passion for learning is a result of his desire to help give his clients and colleagues the tools they need to achieve their goals. Peter mentioned, “I’ve had the privilege to work alongside brilliant personal trainers that shared the same enthusiasm for teaching as myself. Personal Trainer Andrew Jacobs and CSCS/co-author Bobby Cox inspired me to grow as a Fitness professional and co-create the NASN CEP program”.
From the start of his career Peter recognized the importance of proper posture and body mechanics inside and outside of the gym. He used his philosophies to create unique and effective training techniques to restore his client’s posture and achieve their overall goals. One of Peters proudest moments was his recognition by Men’s Journal Magazine (04,05,06) as one of the “Top 100 Trainers in America” for Integrating corrective exercises into his programs.