The FMS Level 1 Online Course provides an introduction to movement principles and how they can assist in the training process. The focus of this course is to provide an overview of the Functional Movement Screen and how to administer it. The Functional Movement Screen is a rating and ranking system that captures mobility and motor control in seven fundamental movement patterns. During this course you will learn how to accurately perform and score the screen.
The core focus of the Functional Movement Screen is to set a movement baseline in order to assist in your ability to create more effective training and programming decisions. This screening tool and approach has been effectively utilized in a variety of training settings from traditional fitness to elite professional sports.
One year of access to the FMS Level 1 Online course.* This course includes access to over 5 hours of video content and a downloadable manual. The 19 Chapters included in this course are as follows:
Chapter 1: Introduction to the FMS 1
Chapter 2: History of the Screen
Chapter 3: Understanding the "Why" of the FMS
Chapter 4: Overview of the Screen
Chapter 5: Deep Squat (DS)
Chapter 6: Hurdle Step (HS)
Chapter 7: Inline Lunge (ILL)
Chapter 8: Big 3/Little 4
Chapter 9: Shoulder Mobility (SM)
Chapter 10: Active Straight Leg Raise (ASLR)
Chapter 11: Trunk Stability Push-Up (TSPU)
Chapter 12: Rotary Stability (RS)
Chapter 13: FMS Scoring
Chapter 14: Reporting
Chapter 15: Programming
Chapter 16: Case Study #1
Chapter 17: Case Study #2
Chapter 18: Course Conclusion
Chapter 19: Additional Resources
Appendix #1: The Motor Control Screen (MCS)
Appendix #2: The Modified FMS (FMS-M)
Languages: Taught in English and subtitled in Korean, Chinese and Spanish.
Once you have viewed and studied the online material, you will be prepared to take the FMS Certification Exam ( included in the course and available online). Upon passing the exam, you will earn one complimentary year of FMS Certified Membership. FMS membership unlocks the entire FMS website including:
- FMS Pro exercise library
- Listing on the Certified Member Map,
- Networking opportunities with exercise professionals who share the same principles as you.
After purchasing the FMS Level 1 Online Course, you will receive an email outlining how to access your course.
*After certification, professionals who maintain their membership will continue to have access to this course.