make a difference working with a special population

Learn how to design workout programs and get easy step-by-step tactics for motivation and challenge behaviors with this self-study, online course

CBSE Training Model

CBSE Training Model for Special Needs

NASM + ACE Accredited

Our certifications are recognized by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (up to 2.4 CEUs) and American Council on Exercise (Up to 0.5 CEUs) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider.

Flexible Payment Plans

When you proceed to checkout online, we offer a flexible 3-month payment plan on all of our programs.  The best part is no interest and no credit check.

Tested on 1,000+ Clients

These tools and methods are some of the latest, tested effectively on over 1,000 clients across special populations.

High Adaptability

Teaches universal methodologies effective for every population, whether your client has Down’s, autism, or has a rare condition. Non-condition specific.

Easy to Learn

Course-takers learn effective tools and methods they can start using right away. It’s easy to gain a command of these tools for yourself with access to insightful lessons, engaging videos and demanding assessments.

Evidence-based study

Science meets empirical evidence. Course-takers experience over 10 hours of continuing education broken down into easy to understand lessons.

Special Strong Certification - Helping you Achieve Your Potential

| Helping you Achieve Your Potential

Are you concerned about staying accountable? Because we believe in helping each course-taker honor their commitment to themselves, we’ve built helpful accountability tools into the course. 

Course-takers get access to an exclusive private Facebook group open only to movement specialists and fitness pros who have made an investment in their continuing education. 

| Which option is right for me?

Our passion for unlocking potential led to the creation of three options for course-takers.

Scroll down for help discovering which continuing education option is right for you. And since our certifications are recognized by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, you can get CEUs!  See course details below for more information.

Designed for your goals!

Special Strong Trainer Certification

For Service Providers

Special Strong Private Trainer Certification

If your goal is to work privately and 1-on-1 with special needs clients, then our Special Strong Trainer Certification is a great fit for you! 

Primarily designed for service providers who already work 1-on-1 with patients and wish to improve their skills and/or add new, improved methods to their toolbox. 

If you work 1-1, this is the certification for you because the tools we share in this certification are designed to help you in 1-1 settings. Get helpful, effective and newer methods for meltdown management, motivation and challenge behaviors for the individualized setting.

Special Strong Group Class Instructor Certification

For Group Facilitators

Special Strong Group Class Instructor Certification

If your goal is to gain the capabilities to lead a group class for special needs, then our Special Strong Group Class Instructor Certification is a great fit for you! This certification is designed to teach you a group model for special needs. This certification equips service providers with the tools to lead groups of up to 30 special needs individuals in physical exercise and coordinated movement. 

In these lessons, our effective methods for improved meltdown management, motivation and challenge behaviors are applied to the group setting. Service providers who want to lead groups should choose this course, as the lessons significantly differ from our other offerings.

Special Strong Corporate Training

For Parents & Educators

Special Strong Certifications

If you are a parent, educator, or a professional who is looking for a career change or simply wants to enhance their knowledge, our course is for you.

Even without any fitness experience, you’ll learn how to implement practical techniques to help the special needs population. 

In all of our courses, you will get helpful, effective and newer methods for meltdown management, motivation and challenge behaviors.  You’ll also learn how to perform specialized exercises that you can do at home or in gym settings.

| How it Works

When you purchase the course, an email arrives within minutes. In this email, find steps to create your online profile, e-sign the terms & conditions. 

You also (optional) get to send us your info for inclusion in our online database of local service providers, popular with special needs parents and other caregivers looking for providers in their area. 

Within 24 hours, you will get an email with your downloadable PDF course syllabus and a unique username and password to our online training platform.

Learn better, more effective techniques for working with the special needs population

We’ve used these techniques to successfully work with over 1,000 special needs individuals, ranging from rare 1-in-a-million disease to common conditions like autism. Now, you can too.

What You get!

Text lessons, video demonstrations and assessments for the two online options. Designed for service providers, employees and owners. Read the description below to find out which option is right for you.

Private Trainer Certification

For Trainers, Service Providers, Parents, & Educators
$497
$ 397
  • Get 1.2 CEU’s with NASM and 0.5 CEU's with ACE
  • Get access to course demonstration videos
  • Get education for 1-1 training (in-home or on-site) to work with autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other disabilities
  • Get the scientific training and research on our CBSE Training Model™ (tested on hundreds of conditions)
  • Get professional applied behavior analysis training on how to prevent meltdowns and motivate clients
  • Get access to our customized mobile evaluation tool with live video demonstrations
  • ADDED BONUS
  • Get flexible payments options by selecting our 3-month payment plan upon checkout (no interest and no credit check) or simply pay in full.
  • Get included in our database, a popular search destination for parents and caregivers looking for local providers!
  • Get a full 12 months of access to the course online, plus all updates!
  • Get the training manual PDF file (never expires)
  • Get access to the exclusive, industry-only private Facebook group to ask questions and get help from founder Daniel Stein and other certified pros
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Group Instructor Certification

For Group Facilitators, Service Providers, Parents, & Educators
$497
$ 397
  • Get 1.2 CEU’s with NASM

  • Get education to host group classes for up to 30 participants (in-home or on-site) to work with autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other disabilities
  • Get access to our time-tested group class equipment list that can be used in almost any setting
  • Get a beginner and advanced level workout template to use in your own group glass
  • Get training for each group station (Dynamic Warm-Up, Fun, Core, Strength, Endurance, & Balance, Cool-Down & Flexibility)
  • ADDED BONUS
  • Get flexible payments options by selecting our 3-month payment plan upon checkout (no interest and no credit check) or simply pay in full.
  • Get included in our database, a popular search destination for parents and caregivers looking for local providers!
  • Get a full 12 months of access to the course online, plus all updates!
  • Get the training manual PDF file (never expires)
  • Get access to the exclusive, industry-only private Facebook group to ask questions and get help from founder Daniel Stein and other certified pros
Online Sale

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F A Q

Our course is an educational certification, so there are no prerequisites for enrollment.   If at any point you plan to use our certification to work with others, you must have a valid CPR/AED certification and any other credentials required by your governing service provider agency.

Absolutely. We designed this certification to help anyone with a passion for the special needs population.

Yes.  Additionally, you could have the ability to implement certain components of our certification into your current profession. Please check the requirements of your governing service provider agency.

You have one year from the purchase date to access the online course and take the test.

It depends. To do any type of personal training, you must first be an accredited certified personal trainer. Our certification is an educational certification that can be combined with personal trainers and other types of service providers.

Yes! Our certifications are recognized by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. Get up to 2.4 NASM CEUs.

Once you pass, you are certified for life!

In addition to NASM, other agencies may allow you to submit the course as a continuing education credit.  Please contact your governing agency for more information.

Of course! Many employers have continuing education slated into their budget. 

No, you’ll never pay a fee to stay listed on our website database.

Yes, we encourage you to refer to the content while taking the test.

You can take the test up to three times.  We require a score of 90% to pass. After 3 failed attempts, it costs $99 to retest.

We’ve tested our program with many different service providers and clients with a 100% success rate!

When you add a program to your cart, you’ll be offered to pay in full or select a payment plan. We offer three-month recurring payment plans. A recurring payment is linked to your Paypal, debit or credit card. There is no interest and no credit checks.

Refunds aren’t offered at this time.

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