SFMA Level 1 - Online Prerequisite

Written by Brandon Bennett Tuesday, May 26, 2015 SFMA Assessments

Functional Movement Systems is excited to announce the launch of the SFMA Level 1 - Online Prerequisite.

The SFMA Level 1 - Online Prerequisite introduces professionals to the SFMA’s background, logic, top tier screens and breakouts.

An understanding of the SFMA logic and breakouts will allow the healthcare professional to provide the proper intervention to the dysfunctional movement. The SFMA Level 1 - Online Prerequistite does not include certification, but will familiarize you with the basics of the SFMA.

About SFMA

The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is a comprehensive movement based diagnostic system used to classify movement patterns and direct manual therapy and therapeutic exercise interventions. Click Here for more information about SFMA.

SFMA Certification

The SFMA Level 1 Certification track now consists of two components:

  1. Online Prerequisite (View in Online Store)
  2. Live Course (Find an Event)

Completion of the SFMA Level 1 - Online Prerequisite is the first step in becoming SFMA Certified. Eligible healthcare professionals should the check schedule of events for a live event near you to complete the SFMA Certification process.

As a professional, the choice is yours: you can start with the Online Prerequisite and register for a live course at a later date, or register for a live course, which will include online course access if you have not already purchased.

What's Included

The SFMA Level 1 - Online Prerequisite includes access to over 5 hours of video content. To check your understanding, you will also receive access to the SFMA Level 1 - Online Prerequisite exam. 

Continuing Education Information

To view a full list of organizations that have approved this course for continuing education please click here.

Who's Eligible

Anyone interested in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment can take the SFMA Level 1 - Online Prerequisite. The online course is a great opportunity for non-medically licensed professionals to learn about the SFMA, to help improve their communication with those in their referral network.

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    shawn leonce 5/29/2015 5:09:51 PM

    i'm now joining and i will like to take one of the coourses

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    Joe DeLeo 5/29/2015 5:09:29 PM

    Good Afternoon,

    Is it possible to take the online course now and take the live event down the road once you complete school for massage therapy?


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    FMS Support 5/29/2015 5:35:04 PM


    The SFMA does not come in an online course unfortunately. The SFMA online prerequisite is received once you register for a live seminar. The purpose of the prerequisite is to prepare you for the seminar. 
    Hope this clears up your question and if not please email us at support@functionalmovement.com

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    BJ WilliamsPTMS 6/1/2015 3:41:41 PM

    I have an e-mail stating that since I have already taken SFMA level 1 and I have not certified yet, I can take it free online, but the website is not allowing me to do that.  I want to review it and then take certification before I sign up for one of the summer SFMA 2 courses. Why can't I get onto the course!!

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    FMS 6/1/2015 3:51:44 PM


    We always recommend that you use Google Chrome for best results on our website. We also suggest that you turn off any pop up blockers. 
    If you have any other questions please contact us at support@functionalmovement.com 
    Thank you,

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    FMS Support 6/4/2015 4:59:53 PM


    I just wanted to correct myself from my previous comment answer. You can purchase the SFMA online prerequisite for $645.00 for now then when you decide to attend a live seminar for SFMA you will only have to pay the difference of $300. 
    If you still have other questions, feel free to email us at support@functionalmovement.com  

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    Kara Drewke 6/29/2015 2:44:21 PM


    How long do we have to finish the course once we have begun it?

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    FMS Support 6/29/2015 2:48:55 PM


    The SFMA Online Prerequisite is meant to be reviewed/completed before you attend the SFMA Level 1 seminar. We have also made it avaiable to those who have already attended the SFMA Level 1 in the past therefore they can have it as review material if they wish. 
    Please let us know what other questions you have! 
    You can always email us at support@functionalmovement.com.
    Thank you,
    FMS Support 

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    Tony 8/4/2015 3:57:04 PM

    Good morning,

      Is there a certain timeframe in which the live course must be completed if you were to purchase the online prerequisite and just have to pay the $300 difference?  For example, I am unable to attend a live course until probably 2016 but am interested in beginning to review the material.
    Thank you,