Course series

Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism 

PT/PTA CEUs

  • PT/PTA CEUs applied for in all 50 states. See details below.

Access

  • Immediate Access
  • Lifetime access

Audience

  • Personal trainers, physical therapists, and other health practitioners
  • No pre-requisites
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Learn the connections between voice and pelvic floor function. 

What to Expect:

Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism is an introductory - intermediate online certification course that equips personal trainers, physical therapists and other health practitioners to support pregnant and postpartum athletes. This certification helps coaches and practitioners bridge the gap between rehab to athletic performance while taking core and pelvic health symptoms and athlete behavior and mindset into consideration. The course consists of 10 modules of content that educates students on how to understand the motivations of their clients, recognizing the client’s mental and physical needs before, during, and after pregnancy, as well as how to adjust training to accommodate the changing needs of the athlete. 
This course teaches the practitioner how to assess clients, prioritizing a biosocial model of coaching. Students will learn how to use exercise progression and prescription of exercise according to their client’s symptoms and needs during pregnancy and postpartum. 
Additional material is also provided to support student learning (movement glossaries and demonstrations, interviews from experts in various health fields, and instructional guides on how to recognize common concerns from pregnant and postpartum athletes). 
Lesson series

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We will help you unlock your inner potential so you can excel in your professional field. Boost your confidence, master the field, become a certified professional

     

What people are saying about this course:

I’ve been focused on pre/postpartum for 14 years and this was the best course I’ve taken on it by far! 
Solid gold for anyone who cares about women's LONGTERM health and performance.
Quality coaching and information based on science and experience. One of the best things I did to invest in myself this year was to take the coaches course, “Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism”. I highly recommend it for anyone who trains moms (of all ages).
Apply anatomy and neurophysiology to treat difficult cases. 

What You Will Learn:

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to: 
  • Explain the importance of supporting female athletes in all stages of life and apply that knowledge through safe and proven training methodology. 
  • Apply their understanding of athlete mindset, fitness culture, and effective communication to build connections and trust with the women they will be helping. 3. Explain the scientific foundations of the core pelvic health and performance strategies taught and be able to apply these principles to the client or patient. 
  • Recall core and pelvic health considerations common among pregnant and postpartum women. 
  • Determine the best way to address different injuries, assess athletic readiness, and progression for coaching clients.
  • Design program and exercise adjustments for pregnancy and managing symptoms and considerations postpartum. 
  • Assess and effectively coach a pregnant athlete beyond modifications using cue adjusted core and pelvic health strategy, positioning, periodization, and training applications. 
  • Assess postpartum symptoms and help clients manage them with informed fitness coaching. 
  • Create programming that will lead clients toward improved function and performance through progression, regression, and adaptation. 
  • Model holistic understanding of mothers and how to guide conversations around weight loss/gain, mental health, social media, hormones, and body image within your given scope of practice. 
  • Summarize different implementation options that resonate with the student’s interests, vision, and comfort (ie: group classes, workshops, remote coaching, personal training, etc.) 

     

More reviews!

I took Brianna Battles’ “Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism” coaching course and was absolutely blown away. By far the best course I’ve ever taken. I’m beyond proud and grateful to be part of this family. 
Thanks Brianna for organizing and delivering such an amazing course!! I want to watch some of the videos again for I had a lot of “AH-HA” moments from my own personal journey as I was going through the material.
Thank you for all of the knowledge, insight, and inspiration from P&PA! I was passionate about postpartum health/fitness prior to taking the course - but after finishing it, I’m even more fired up to serve as an advocate, educator, and trainer for women!
Meet the instructor

Brianna Battles

Brianna Battles is the Founder of Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism and CEO of Everyday Battles LLC. She specializes in coaching pregnant and postpartum athletes, as well as educating coaching professionals on how to help athletes navigate the physical and mental considerations of training during these chapters in a woman’s life. She is a relentless advocate and relatable resource for women who want training during pregnancy and make a sustainable return to performance, lifestyle, function, career, and activity postpartum (and postpartum is forever)! This effort is what led to her creating a curriculum for her colleagues coaches and practitioners- who also want to support athletes through this process. 
Brianna has well established, successful online education, programs, and resources for both fitness professionals, practitioners, and athletes. She has built an international team of P&PA Coaches who are equipped to work with pregnant and postpartum athletes in their communities and online. Brianna has a local strength and conditioning program, but has shifted her focus to online education and regional seminars in an effort to reach a broader audience. 
She has experience coaching a variety of athletes, ranging from professional and collegiate athletes to the recreational exerciser. This is how she cultivated a top-down approach to her coaching culture. She has helped many athletes manage core, pelvic health, orthopedic and other physical challenges while still encouraging their athletic goals and pursuits. 
Brianna has her Master’s Degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration and her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. She is an active member of the NSCA where she is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and a USAW Sports Performance Coach. She has completed multiple continuing education courses and mentorships in the women’s health and strength and conditioning realm.
Patrick Jones - Course author
Pelvic Guru, LLC has partnered with CIAO Seminars to provide state board approved continuing education for PTs and PTAs. At the conclusion of all recorded videos, participants will receive instructions to take the quiz, complete the evaluation and print a certificate.

CE Credit Provided by: CIAO Seminars www.ciaoseminars.com 850-916-8886 phone / 850-916-8885 fax Course transcripts and certificates available through CIAO
PT/PTA CEUs applied for in ALL 50 STATES.
CE Hours:  27 Hrs.

  • CIAO is recognized as an Approved Provider for PT/PTAs by the NYSE Dept State Board for PT 
  • CIAO is an Illinois Approved Provider for PT/PTA Continuing Education 
  • This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider # #2202009#TX
  • This activity meets the continuing competence requirements for PT/PTA license renewal in TX
  • The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes CIAO Seminars as an Approval Agency to Approve Providers Offering Continuing Competency Courses. The Physical Therapy Board of California has determined that CIAO meets the standards set forth in section 1399.95 of the CA Code of Regulations.

Pre-Approved for: 27.0 Hrs PT/PTAs in CA (#CIAO21-15), IL, LA, TX (27 CCUs; TPTA#2202009)
32.4 Hrs PT/PTAs in NY

Applied for: PT/PTAs in  AR, FL, MD, MN, MS, NV, NJ, NM, OH, OK, TN, WV 

Meets Requirements for:
 PT/PTAs in  AK, AL, AZ, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, MD, ME, MA, MI, MO, MT, NE, NC, NH, ND, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY

Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply that the entities approving this continuing education support the views of the presenter or the sponsors.

FAQs

What is the Cancelation & Refund Policy?
Individual GPHAM webinars are non-refundable. 
For other courses, the option for a full refund is available within 48 hours of purchase, however it is non-refundable upon either of these conditions:
  • You have viewed more than 50% of the course material
  • You have already claimed your CE certificate
If you need additional assistance with a refund or course concern, please email courses@pelvicguru.com.
Will there be any part of this live course where I could be recorded?
Live participation parts of courses may be recorded live and screenshots maybe be taken by the instructor or the host. If your camera is on, your microphone is on, or you type comments in the comment section, your participation will be part of that recording. If you do not wish to be part of this recording, you will be responsible for keeping your video and audio recording OFF during any live recorded sessions. 
How can I use the handouts, videos, and course supplemental material?
You will be provided with online content and recordings of the course as well as slides and material related to the course. This material is for your personal use only.  Please do not use clips of video, screen captures, screenshots, or copying in any way, that you might be presenting it as your own (whether or not it is for financial gain). Sharing a screenshot to social media that is credited to the instructor and/or Pelvic Guru, LLC is acceptable. If you would like to use any of this content for an independent project, you need to discuss this directly with Pelvic Guru and the instructor of the course. 
Will I have to exercise or have a space to move for this course? 
Some of the Pelvic Guru Academy courses have sections in them in which you will have the option of doing movement at various levels. Understand that all physical therapy, rehabilitative, and strength training instruction and use of all facilities and equipment shall be done at you own risk, and please be physically and medically able to undertake any and all physical therapy, rehabilitative, and strength training instruction provided in the course.