The BioMechanics Method Corrective Exercise Specialist (TBMM-CES) course is the industry’s top-rated CES credential with specialists in over 70 countries. It consists of five distinct but interrelated educational modules that teach fitness professionals how to assess clients for musculoskeletal imbalances that can cause muscle dysfunction, joint discomfort and movement limitations and explains how to use corrective exercise to remedy those problems simply and effectively. Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive your CES credential and be recognised worldwide as a Specialist in The BioMechanics Method®.



To earn your TBMM-CES credential, you will complete a comprehensive online course that consists of the following five educational components:

The Fundamentals of Structural Assessment teaches you a step-by-step process for conducting musculoskeletal assessments to help you identify common musculoskeletal imbalances that can cause muscle dysfunction, joint discomfort and movement limitations. You will learn verbal, visual, and hands-on techniques for assessing the feet and ankles, knees, lumbo-pelvic hip girdle, thoracic spine and shoulder girdle, and the neck and head. You will also learn how musculoskeletal imbalances in one area of the body can cause problems in other areas.

Understanding Muscles and Movement explains in easy-to-understand terms how the whole body moves together as an integrated series of muscles, tendons, bones, ligaments, and fascia; information that is essential for understanding the root causes of musculoskeletal imbalances. It will teach you about major muscle groups in detail, as well as specific muscle origins, insertions, and functions. You will also discover the unique approach of The BioMechanics Method® in regard to understanding how gravity and ground reaction forces change the way the body moves — knowledge that is imperative for designing effective corrective exercise programs.

The Fundamentals of Corrective Exercise builds upon the knowledge and skills learned in Modules 1 and 2 and introduces you to the most effective types of exercises for eliminating lower back, hip, shoulder, knee, neck, foot, and ankle dysfunction caused by common musculoskeletal imbalances. You will learn about self-myofascial release techniques that will enable you to alleviate restrictions in muscles and fascia, stretching exercises to help increase a client's mobility and range of movement, and strengthening exercises to help people begin to move correctly and without limitations. You will also learn valuable strategies for regressing exercises when necessary, and then progressing exercises as your client's abilities improve. Specific contraindications for each exercise type are also included to ensure safety and effectiveness.

The Complete Corrective Exercise Library contains explanations and demonstrations of almost 200 of the most effective corrective exercises for addressing musculoskeletal imbalances (including progressions and regressions). The fundamental principles of each corrective exercise category are highlighted as well as the key teaching tips for every exercise. This comprehensive collection of techniques serves as an exercise guide to help you to create programs that are most appropriate for your clients’ needs.

Corrective Exercise Program Design guides you through the corrective exercise program design process from start to finish, teaching you how to develop and use effective communication strategies when working with clients that have corrective exercise needs. Real-life case studies are also included to fully demonstrate the step-by-step nature of The BioMechanics Method process with an actual client. This learning module is the fifth and final module of TBMM-CES course. In addition to tying together the skills obtained in Modules 1-4, it focuses on developing client communication skills, and allied networking and referral strategies, so you can apply your skills within your scope of practice in the real world.

What Will I Be Able to Do Upon Completion of This Course?

  • Implement a step-by-step process for conducting musculoskeletal assessments that can be utilized with any client to identify underlying imbalances that may cause or contribute to muscle dysfunction and/or movement restrictions.
  • Evaluate the root cause of a client’s dysfunction by determining which muscles and soft tissue structures have been affected by musculoskeletal imbalances and movement limitations
  • Explain how gravity and ground reaction forces affect muscle function.
  • Compare the differences between three major types of corrective exercises: self-myofascial release, stretching, and strengthening and identify how and when to utilize, progress, and regress each exercise type when working with clients.
  • Identify and choose the most appropriate corrective exercises for a client’s condition from a library of exercises.
  • Design effective corrective sessions and programs for clients to correct musculoskeletal imbalances.

CPD/CEC Information

The BioMechanics Method Corrective Exercise Specialist (TBMM-CES) course is CEC-approved by the following:

  • CIMSPA – 40.5 (total for all TBMM – CES course modules)
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) – 8.0 CECs
  • National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA) – 80.0 CECs
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) – 80.0 CECs
  • PTA Global (PTAG) – 80.0 CECs
  • REPs UAE – 40 CPDs (total for all course modules)
  • Fitness Australia – 37 CECs (total for all course modules)
  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) – 15 CPDs
  • International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) – 20 CEUs
  • National Pilates Certification Program (NPCP) – 12 CECs
  • BOC – 32 Cat A CEUs
  • Virginia Board of Physical Therapy – 32 Type 1

The course is also eligible for continuing education credits from IFPA, NESTA, NFPT, WITS, YMCA, NASM, and many other certifying organizations upon petition.

Additional Information

  • You have 12 months to complete the course. Upon successful completion you will receive your TBMM-CES certificate.
  • This step-by-step course contains online lessons, digital text material, video instruction and demonstrations, assessment forms, self-check activities, and online tests. A list of printable downloads is available for each course lesson under the course downloads tab. Digital material not itemized in the downloads tab of a course is not printable.
  • Purchase price includes all online materials, unlimited free test retakes if necessary, and 3 years access to the course itself.
  • Paid course extensions are available if needed.
  • By purchasing The BioMechanics Method courseware through FitPro, users agree to receiving email communications from The BioMechanics Method regarding their courseware purchase.
  • Online courseware is non-refundable.

Benefits of Completing The BioMechanics Method Corrective Exercise Specialist (TBMM-CES) Course

  • The BioMechanics Method Corrective Exercise Specialist (TBMM-CES) course is the highest-rated corrective exercise specialist credential in the fitness industry with Specialists in more than 70 countries.
  • A certificate recognizing your TBMM-CES Status.
  • Inclusion on The BioMechanics Method Online Specialist Referral Register.
  • Verification of TBMM Specialist Status on IDEA Fitness Connect, Sparkpeople.com, Fitstudio, and Fitnessmagazine.com.
  • Automatically eligible for TBMM Advanced Corrective Exercise Specialist course (Ad-CES).
  • Earn valuable continuing education credit with major health and fitness certifying organizations.
  • Eligible to apply for Corrective Exercise Specialist of the Year® Award.

About The BioMechanics Method

The BioMechanics Method® (TBMM) educational courses are the fitness, exercise and health industry’s preferred choice for corrective exercise education. TBMM courses combine musculoskeletal assessments, functional anatomy information, corrective exercise techniques and life coaching strategies to create a simple system that makes it easy for professionals to help clients exercise effectively and move without pain and limitations.

The BioMechanics Method Corrective Exercise Specialist (TBMM-CES) course is the highest-rated corrective exercise specialist certification based on independent reviews by verified professionals. It is the most comprehensive training program in the field of corrective exercise and related specialty areas such as orthopedic exercise, injury prevention, pain reduction and functional training.

Personal trainers, fitness professionals, coaches, athletic trainers, Pilates instructors, yoga teachers, physical therapists, massage therapists, doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors, professional sports teams, coaches and college and university professors in over 70 countries use The BioMechanics Method.