FMT Performance Specialist September 24th-25th, 2022 Orlando, FL

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FMT Performance Specialist is designed to help health and fitness professionals learn safe, simple, and effective systems and tactics to enhance human performance potential. Attendees will learn about the complex interactions of multiple different sensorimotor and cognitive systems that influence how we move under physical and psychological stress.


A variety of interventional performance tools (mobility balls, exercise bands, foam rollers, novel brain-based agility, and conditioning equipment) will be used to tackle an evidence-informed, multisystem-based approach to functional performance programming.


This course is intended for health and fitness professionals with all levels of prior movement training. All supplies needed for the course and lab experiences are provided.


Functional Movement Training (FMT) Certification courses are taught by industry leading experts in movement assessment, performance and rehabilitation.



  • Saturday September 24th, 2022 8am-3pm 
  • Sunday September 25th, 2022 8am-3pm


Active Living Health Center

8257 Narcoossee Park Drive

Suite 516

Orlando, FL 32822


Jen Dieter, PT


FMT Performance Specialist - $679 

  • Early Bird Discount - use code "EBPSFL0924" at checkout for 10% off until August 24th, 2022. 
  • 30% Student Discount - discount is available for current fulltime students. Email a copy of your current student ID (must show a year) or class registration to


25% fee for registration cancellations made less than 2 weeks before scheduled class date.

Training may be canceled if a minimum number of trainees is not reached two weeks prior to training. All registrants will receive a full refund or immediate transfer to a future training.

We do everything possible to ensure our events will go on as planned, but Mother Nature can choose to not cooperate. If it looks like a class will have to be cancelled, we will do our very best to contact you and give you as much notice as possible. With that said, please make your travel plans accordingly, knowing that we are not responsible for acts of God and cannot refund travel expenses related to cancelled/rescheduled seminars.


in light of the pandemic of 2020 and its impacts on travel, we may have to cancel or postpone a class due to gathering changes at either the local or national level. If this occurs you will receive notice as soon as we are able to provide it and be offered a transfer to a webcast the same days, a future live course, or a full refund.




This course is valid for continuing education credit through NUHS in the following states, so long as it falls within the scope of practice as outlined by the corresponding state board: CA

*NUHS makes no representation either directly or indirectly that the substantive matter being presented is approved or within respective scope of licensing. It remains the attendees' responsibility to contact the state board(s) from which they seek continuing education credits for purposes of ensuring said board(s) approves both the delivery method and content as they relate to this event. 





AK, AZ, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, MI, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, PA, SC, RI, TN, VA  - FMT Basic/Advanced meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards by virtue of California PTA Approval #22-94 (FMT Performance Specialist 1.2 CEUs) 


AL, CO, CT, IA, MA, ME, NE, NH, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY - FMT Basic/Advanced meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards   


CA - Approval #22-94 (FMT Performance Specialist 1.2 CEUs) approved by the California Physical Therapy Association    



IL - FMT Performance Specialist (12 contact hours)  meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards by virtue of a National University of Health Sciences approval. NUHS is recognized by the Secretary of States Department of Education.   



KY- FMT Performance Specialist has been approved by the APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 12 Category 1 contact hour(s). Approval Number 149-APTA-KY-2021. 



NJ- FMT Performance Specialist is approved by NJ Board of PT Examiners Approval 2203-48 for 12 contact hours. 



TX - Approval #75648 (FMT Performance Specialist 12 CEUs) approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Association 






(BOC Approved provider # P8570) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of (6 hours/CEUs FMT Performance Specialist Category A). ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.  





FMT Performance Specialist (1.2 CEs) has been approved by NASM. Provider #922  



Educational Objectives of FMT Performance Specialist (Day 1):

At the conclusion of the course, attendees will be able to:

·       Outline and understand the components of the FMT Performance Pyramid

·       Define and discuss the central theme of the ‘Athlete Enrichment Training’ system.

·       Define and discuss 3 theoretical constructs related to an ecological approach to movement practice: Complex Systems, Dynamical Systems, and Ecological Psychology.

·       Define and discuss the ICD (Intent, Connect, Deliver) system of ‘purposeful’ coaching

·       Define and apply screens to evaluate athlete psychological/personality readiness and traits that influence human movement. 

·       Define and compare the primitive movement patterns required for typical performance-based movement signatures.

·       Compare and contrast methods to deconstruct performance-based shapes to establish baseline/foundational movement criteria

·       Evaluate and justify the importance of triplane control of the body to improve effectiveness and efficiency of target performance shape

·       Discuss and apply 3 phases of movement/performance preparation: Tissue Prep, Bridge Prep (Body/Brain Connection), and Brain Prep.  

·       Outline factors that contribute to effective movement performance preparation including 1. movement shapes (patterns), 2. movement vectors (planes), 3. body zones approach, and 4. 4 step serial performance sequencing.

·       Critique, demonstrate and apply performance-based movement sequence to adequately prepare the body and the brain for high level movement. The sequence will cover a targeted warm-up, dynamic linking, movement integration, and neural priming phases.


FMT Performance Specialist (8AM – 3PM)

HOUR ONE (8am-9am)

Who is a Performance Specialist (Ch 1)

Historical evaluation of typical performance coach’s understanding and application of human movement

Introduce the concept of stress as it pertains to human performance

Define the role of the FMT trained Performance Specialist

Introduce and discuss the concept of the ‘Athlete Enrichment Training’ system


The Performance Paradox (Ch 2)

Complex vs complicated movement dynamics

Variability concepts as they apply to human movement performance

Complex, Dynamical, and Ecological based theories

Blended, ecologically influenced, approach to performance training


Complex Performance Paradigm (Ch 3)

Organizational flow of the Performance Pyramid

Define each sequence within the Paradigm

Define and discuss key FMT PS language and terminology


HOUR TWO (9am-10am)


Purpose (Ch 4)

Purpose components – Emotional and Volitional aspects of performance paradigm

Key ingredients to the Purpose equation – Intent, Connection, and Delivery

Intention Component – How to create the best platform for behavior change

Connection – How to connect with your athlete

Personality and Readiness Screens

Deliver – How to set the environment to foster ‘positive’ change


Break – 10 Mins (10am-10:10am)


HOUR THREE (10:10am-11am)


Primitive Patterns (Ch 5)

Foundational Movement – defined and discussed

Define and Discuss Movement Fluency and its roll to Performance Specialist

Foundational movement ingredients

Performance Shape



Adaptation to Environment

Phase 1 Movement Prep – Tissue Prep, Bridge, Brain Prep


HOUR FOUR (11am-12pm)


Primitive Pattern Workshop – each prep phase

Tissue Prep – Body Locator

Bridge – Body/Brain Communication

Brain Prep – Brain Based Prep


LUNCH ON YOUR OWN 60 mins (12pm-1pm)


HOUR FIVE (1pm-2pm)


Control (Ch 6)

Control Layer of FMT Performance Pyramid

Phase 2 of Movement Preparation

Definition of performance prerequisites – Movement Fluency and Performance Control

Performance Factors – Shapes, Vectors, Zones, Serial Prep

Serial Shape Prep components:

Targeted Warm Up – Goals

Dynamic Linking – Goals

Movement Integration – Goals

Neural Priming – Goals


Break – 10 Mins (2pm-2:10pm)


HOUR SIX (2:10pm-3pm)

Control – Serial Shape Preparation Workshop – each prep phase

Targeted Warm Up – Application

Dynamic Linking – Application

Movement Integration – Application

Neural Priming – Application


Educational Objectives of FMT Performance Specialist (Day 2):

At the conclusion of the course, attendees will be able to:

·       Outline and understand the components of the FMT Performance Pyramid

·       Define and discuss the extension of the FMT Performance Pyramid with the addition of the physical/cognitive training concepts as well as restoration.

·       Define and discuss the term Athletic Intelligence and how it relates to human movement.

·       Define and discuss the biomechanical bias that exists in traditional performance training practices and how this impedes the overall development of the athlete.

·       Define and discuss the idea of ‘flow state’ and how we can apply measures into the training cycle to influence similar outcomes.

·       Compare and contrast traditional physical (Hardware) with cognitive-based training concepts.

·       Define and discuss the ‘cognitive agility performance loop’

·       Understand and apply 3 different modes of perception to optimize the information provided to the brain.

·       Discuss and apply 3 phases of movement/performance preparation: Tissue Prep, Bridge Prep (Body/Brain Connection), and Brain Prep.  

·       Outline key components of a cognitive-based program including goal/learner (athlete) profiling, environmental switching, and the application of a representative design.

·       Define and apply 2 types of ‘Software’ training – Psychological and Cognitive Agility practice.

·       Review 2 phases of Movement Prep (Primitive Patterns and Performance Control) as presented in Day 1.

·       Understand and apply 3 domains of cognitive agility training – Decision making, focus, and reaction time.

·       Understand how to layer cognitive agility into traditional ‘hardware’ practice drills.

·       Define and discuss a holistic view of performance restoration by addressing the entire athlete physically, neurologically, metabolically, and psychologically.


FMT Performance Specialist (8AM – 3PM)

HOUR ONE (8am-9am)


Welcome & introduction of instructor and course participants

Overview of outline of the course; introduction of topics that will be covered as well as description of practical lab experience and presentation of case studies.

Review of Day 1 Content

Lab and Instructor Feedback – Phase 1&2 Prep (Primitive and Performance Control)


Flow State (Ch 1)


Define and discuss Csikszentmihalyi’s concept of the ‘flow state’ and how it can be trained

Link flow state tactics with an ecological approach to foster a more robust performance effect.


Hardware (Ch 2)


Discuss an alternative view of traditional physical (hardware) training

Define the key term of ‘affordances’ as it relates to skill acquisition

Understand and apply the idea of maximizing options to foster a ‘chameleon’ response to training stimulus.

Understand how to cultivate an ‘controlled chaos continuum’ approach to physical skill acquisition


HOUR TWO (9am-10am)


Software Training (Ch 3)


Define and discuss the differences of Motor/Cognitive skills as they relate to performance training

Define and discuss the 3 modes of perception – visual, sound, touch.

Understand and apply the 3 perceptual modes in a sport specific manner


Program Design (Ch 4)


Discuss and apply 4 components of FMT PS program design.

Goal Profiling – Foundational Shapes, Performance Vectors, Foundational Skills, Performance Skills (Speed/Agility)

Learner Profiling – What level is your athlete. Define and apply a ‘Hardware Screen’ – Box Agility

Training Environment – how to pull the right levers to obtain optimal outcome

Define and discuss concepts of task complexity, cognitive effort and open/closed skill acquisition.

Define ‘representative design’ concept and learn how to best apply into training programs.


Break – 10 mins (10am-10:10am)


HOUR THREE (10:10am-11am)


Psychological Practice (Ch 5)


Discuss how the brain can’t differentiate between thinking and doing

Discuss how imagination training is a powerful complement to traditional skill acquisition

Understand and apply three methods of psychological practice – Visualization, Self-Talk, and Subliminal Messaging.

Practice each method to gain a better understanding of how to implement in a training block.


FMT Movement Prep (Ch 6)


Review, apply, and discuss the movement preparation components of the FMT Performance Pyramid – Primitive Patterns and Performance Control

Practice each phase of the movement preparation to adequately warm up for the ‘Software’ Cognitive Agility programming.


HOUR FOUR (11am-12pm)


Cognitive Agility Practice (Ch 7)


Define cognitive domains

Discuss 3 common cognitive domains and how they relate to performance training

Understand the Software Matrix as a tool in performance programming.

Decision Making Drills – learn to apply simple and effective tactics to optimize decision making in common speed/agility drills.

Learn to use technology (SwitchedOn App) to facilitate an optimal cognitive agility experience


LUNCH ON YOUR OWN 60 mins (12pm-1pm)


HOUR FIVE (1pm-2pm)


Reaction Time Drills – understand the 3 components of perception and apply a simple and effective tactic to complement traditional speed/agility drills.

Learn to use technology (SwitchedOn App) to facilitate an optimal cognitive agility experience


Focus Drills – apply 3 focus tactics to speed/agility drills

Learn to use technology (SwitchedOn App) to facilitate an optimal cognitive agility experience


HOUR SIX (2pm-3pm)


Restore (Ch 8)


Define restoration as it pertains to the FMT Performance Specialist

Discuss the 4 different aspects of fatigue – metabolic, psychological, neurological and physical

Able to recognize key signs and symptoms of each component of fatigue

Establish quick and efficient tactics to counteract common fatigue presentations

Define and discuss 3 different breath types to down-regulate, upregulate, and improve attention/focus.





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