Advanced (N3) Certification

Neurodivergent Individuals with Multiple Diagnoses

Description

The Advanced (N3) Certification in Neurodiversity Fitness is an in-depth program designed to equip fitness trainers with the knowledge and skills necessary to work with neurodivergent individuals who have multiple diagnoses, including severe L3 Autism, severe OCD, ADHD, Anxiety Disorder, and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). This certification builds upon the foundational knowledge gained in the N1-N2 levels and provides trainers with a deeper understanding of complex neurodivergent conditions.  

Prerequisites

Program Structure

The Advanced (N3) Certification program consists of both theoretical and practical components, with a focus on individualized fitness program development for clients with complex neurodivergent conditions. The curriculum covers the following key areas: 

  1. Advanced Understanding of Neurodiversity (Theory and Practical)
  • In-depth exploration of neurodivergent conditions, including severe L3 Autism, severe OCD, ADHD, Anxiety Disorder, and SPD.
  • Case studies and real-life scenarios to enhance understanding.
  • Practical exercises to improve empathy and communication. 

2. Sensory Considerations and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

  • In-depth examination of sensory processing difficulties and their impact on behavior and fitness.
  • Strategies for creating sensory-friendly fitness environments.
  • Practical exercises for sensory awareness and modulation techniques.  

3. Behavior Management and Communication 

  • Advanced behavior management techniques, including positive behavior support strategies.
  • Effective communication strategies tailored to individual client needs.
  • Conflict resolution and de-escalation techniques. 

4. Exercise Modification and Program Development 

  • Creating customized fitness prescriptions for clients with multiple neurodivergent diagnoses.
  • Adapting exercises to meet the unique needs and challenges of each client.
  • Creating fitness story boards.
  • Progression and regression strategies for clients with varying abilities. 

5. Practical Training and Assessment (In-Person One-on-One)

  • Hands-on experience working with neurodivergent clients in real-world scenarios.
  • Assessment and program development for individual clients.
  • Ongoing mentorship and feedback from experienced trainers. 

Certification Requirements

1. Active participation in LIVE online course and subsequent at own pace program modules.

2. Successful completion of theoretical and practical assessments.

3. Submission of a comprehensive individualized fitness prescription for a neurodivergent client with multiple diagnoses.

4. Practical demonstration of working with a neurodivergent client during a final evaluation. (Video Submission)

5. CPR and First Aid Certification (valid for the duration of the certification).

Certification Benefits

This Advanced (N3) Certification empowers fitness trainers to make a meaningful difference in the lives of neurodivergent individuals by promoting physical and emotional well-being through tailored fitness programs and support. 

Schedule a Consultation to Start The Application Process

For any questions or inquiries, please contact Certs@glassboxfitness.com or call 613-240-3074.