N-MAP Certification and Licensure
Target Audience: If you are a practicing athletic or physical fitness trainer, strength and conditioning coach, physical therapist, or human performance specialist, RMAX International has the optimal program for your services, clinic or club for a neuroscience-based mobility assessment procedure.
Curricula Designer: Designed by the original pioneer of the discipline of mobility, Scott B. Sonnon, through his unparalleled 25 years of mobility experience and expertise, N-MAP certification and professional licensure uses a neuroscience-based approach to reduce and prevent injuries for physical trainers, increase performance for athletic trainers and strength coaches, and accelerate recovery methods for physical therapists.
The two day in person training N-MAP experience will involve 6 courses:
A. Core Course Work: Requirements for Certification
BMOB 4500: Biomechanics of Joint Mobility I: understand a functional map of the body through the lens of the brain’s perception, and how to restore mobility through Gate Theory and the Proximodistal Trend, and Mirroring Technique.
RESP 4420: Respiratory Effects of Immobility I: understand the biochemical, psychophysiological and biomechanical effects of immobility in dysfunctional breathing patterns, and how to create interventions through practical tools to remap proper breathing.
NSMOB 4540: Neuroscience of Mobility Assessment I: understand how to isolate and correct deficits, how to track compensations throughout the myofascial chains, and how to communicate those benefits to clients facing sensory motor amnesia and fear-reactivity.
NMAP 5000: Evidence-based Practice I: how to quantify assessments of mobility and breath in a simple, effective, conservative manner so that clients can measure, track and follow their progress, and how trainers, coaches and therapists can capture data of success.
B. Capstone Exams: Requirements for Licensure
NMAP 6001: N-MAP Personal Assessment and Certification
NMAP 6002: N-MAP Capstone Examinations and Professional Licensure
These 6 courses collectively teach you to understand how increased physical training requires specific mobility assessment, how over-training progresses through stages, and how each stage is marked by certain observable features and bio-markers of health, wellness and physical and mental performance.
The curricula and delivery involve:
- The ability to reduce / prevent injuries at a corporate, institution, university and agency level.
- Flexible learning environment: our program uses a mixture of remote study books and videos coupled with weekend hands-on professional immersion.
- A world-renowned faculty, who are considered to be the science pioneers and professional leaders in mobility.
- Advanced understanding in the realm of evidence-based mobility assessment with simple, practical tools for delivering success to clients, athletes and patients.
- The capability to augment the performance of your staff by providing foundational essentials in client assessment.
Difference between Personal Certification and Professional Licensure
Personal Certification qualifies a person to self-assess and self-directed N-MAP work.
Professional Licensure, since it enables working with N-MAP clientele,
involves post-certification requirements in two Elective Courses. Elective Courses are
approved during the in-person training courses and involve written examinations submitted
within a month of attending the in-person training courses. All who pass competency will
receive Certification during the in-person training courses. Those who successfully complete
and submit the written examinations by the deadline will receive the Professional Licensure
by mail. Professional Licensure remains valid for two years after initial licensure; whereas
Personal Certification does not terminate since it is a non-teaching degree.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN AT THE CERTIFICATION
All participants - both those who are attending for purely Personal Certification as well as those seeking Professional Licensure - will experience the mobility assessment procedure. Complete assessment data collected may not be provided back to participants during the course as the purpose of the in-person training is not for the individual to be a client, but to understand the self-assessment procedure (for Personal Certification) and for assessing others (Professional Licensure).
For whom is N-MAP designed:
Fitness Trainers, Athletic Trainers, Strength Coaches, Physical Therapists, Performance Optimization Scientists, High Performance Athletes, and those seeking to optimize their longevity through simple, practical lifestyle strategies.
The benefits of N-MAP:
- Identify risks for injury, and avoid exacerbating prior injuries and issues.
- Prevent reinforcing and re-stablize structural / postural distortions and functional imbalances.
- Isolate effective and efficient, incremental corrective movement strategies.
- Assess, understand and provide interventions for dysfunctional breathing patterns.
- Determine compensations and referred issues.
- Clarify and correct motor maps to movement.
- Enhance and augment functional motor patterns.
- In any N-mapping outcome, expect one of 3 options:
1. Receive an appropriate assessment to determine if an activity is safe to perform.
2. Receive a corrective intervention for mobility and breathing, if needed.
3. Receive a referral method to offer a health care provider.
Prerequisites for the course
RMAX International has four courses which should be studied and practiced for 3 months prior to in-person training:
Mobility Ring (video), FlowFit® (video), Intu-Flow® (video) and Free to Move (book). Note: there are no course discounts for product purchases, and no product discounts for course enrollment.
|07:30 - 08:00||Registration|
|08:00 - 08:30||Introduction|
|08:30 - 09:45||Neuro Mobility Assessment Procedure - Basic Testing Process|
|09:45 - 10:00||Break|
|10:00 - 10:15||Safety Considerations|
|10:15 - 11:45||Alternating Function and Open Chain Lab|
|11:45 - 13:00||Motor Control and Compensation Lab|
|13:00 - 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 - 15:15||Respiratory Guarding Reflex Lab|
|15:15 - 15:30||Break|
|15:30 - 16:30||Visual/Auditory Assessments and Group Break-Out Sessions|
|08:00 - 08:30||Basic Test Review|
|08:30 - 09:30||N-MAP Data Capture and Quantification Methodologies|
|09:30 - 10:15||Guided N-MAP Practical Lab|
|10:15 - 10:30||Break|
|10:30 - 11:30||Self-Assessment Strategies and Evaluations|
|11:30 - 12:30||N-MAP Certification Pre-Exam|
|12:30 - 13:30||Lunch|
|13:30 - 14:30||N-MAP Certification Examinations|
|14:30 - 14:45||Break|
|14:45 - 15:30||Adapted and Specialized Testing Modifications Lab|
|15:30 - 16:30||Question and Answer Session, and Course Conclusion|
Must I “N-mapped” before arriving at the N-MAP Course?
All participants will experience an assessment at the N-MAP Course. You can be N- mapped before if you wish, as it does not interfere with the course. It may help you have an advance readiness to learn at the course.
Are there physical requirements of the N-MAP Course?
You are first and foremost your most important client, athlete, patient or subject, so don’t attempt to assess yourself before being qualified in N-mapping. This is not a “fitness” seminar. Furhtermore, do not perform any movement which causes significant discomfort or pain.
However, you should familiarize yourself with all of the material in FlowFit, Intu-Flow and Free To Move. If you neglect to be thoroughly prepared with an understanding of the physical tools, you limit your potential for Certification and Licensure. There are no physical performance requirements; however, comprehension and competency in the physical tools are paramount to your success.
Will I earn N-MAP qualification by taking this course? Is there a test?
Yes, you will be notified at the in-person training course if you have earned Personal Certification. You will receive Professional Licensure, if you complete the Personal Certification, and complete the take-home course(s) examination within one month of completion of the in-person training.
What course materials will I receive?
At check-in on Day 1 of the N-MAP in-person training course, you will receive a printed manual and a pen. You are encouraged to bring additional notebook paper.