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.
For a more comprehensive and practical introduction into the Functional Movement Screen, FMS recommends the Movement Experience, a two day live seminar that outlines the importance of mastering movement quality before transitioning into movement competency.
The FMS Level 1 Online course includes access to over 100 minutes of video content and a downloadable manual. The 4 Units included in this course are as follows:
Unit 1: History of the Screen and Understanding Why
Unit 2: Overview, Set-up and Scoring of the 7 Tests
Unit 3: FMS Scoring Report and using the Light System
Unit 4: How results impact programming and corrective exercise strategies
Appendix 1: Introduction to the Motor Control Screen (MCS)
Appendix 2: Modified FMS
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.