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Over 23 Hours of video content along with supporting documents. VIDEO DEMO

Certification in Applied Functional Science® (CAFS) gives movement professionals the skills and knowledge to approach each individual according to their unique goals and daily function. There are no pre-requisites or requirements to enroll in CAFS.

Combining the principles of Applied Functional Science® with your existing skill sets and experience, learn how to take an individualized approach to program design and create truly functional programs for your clients.

Utilizing the Local to Global spectrum method, learn how to identify common dysfunction, create mobility and progress to stability and strength for any range of functional needs and for any population.

Whether you are just starting on your journey of Applied Functional Science® or are looking to continue growing, CAFS will provide a new experience by delivering the authentic truths of biomechanics and enforcing your understanding with clinical examples of how to apply these principles.

CAFS is a lockstep course meaning that the participant must complete each section in order and pass each exam before progressing on to the next section. Participants must score 70% on each exam to pass but may retake the exam in the event they fail. Exams are Multiple choice and True or False format.

CAFS Presenters

  • Lenny Parracino
  • Pat McCloskey
  • Gary Gray
  • Doug Gray
  • Dave Tiberio

Presenter Bios

Continuing Education Approvals

ACE-2.5 CECs,

ACSM-25 Contact Hrs.

CanFitPro - 4.0 CECs

ISSA - 25 CEU Hours




PTA Global-25 CECs

NATA-BOC-25 CE hours (Category A)

Physical Therapy

  • Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, **Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming. (26.5 Contact Hours through Redefine Health Education)

  • Ohio (25 Contact Hrs)
  • New Jersey (10 Contact Hrs.) (*Maximum allowed for an online course)
  • New York (30 Continuing Education Hrs.)
  • Texas  (25 CCUs)

**For Florida approval go to CE Broker (use approval# 20-891773) - Course will be listed on CE Broker under Redefine Health Education as the sponsor

Gray Institute is able to supply participants with specific information pertaining to this course if the participant would like to petition for Contact Hours / CEUs in any organizations not pre-approved.

Refund Policy
Gray Institute offers a refund in the form of a credit to use for other Gray Institute Courses, only if the course material has not been started. Once the course material has been started, no refund will be issued.

Available Course Credits

ACSM 25.00
AFAA 15.00
canfitpro 4.00
NAFC 2.50
NASM 1.90
PTAG 25.00
REPS-Skillz Active 3.00
SCW 25.00

Learning Objectives

What you will learn:

  1. The Process of Applied Functional Science®
  2. 10 Observational Essentials of All Movement
  3. The 8 Fundamental Movement Patterns
  4. Endless Movement Variables
  5. The Local/Global Movement Continuum
  6. Individualized program design using a four step process.
  7. Functional Movement Assessments
  8. Utilize Local and Global assessments and corrections for the following areas: Foot/Ankle, Knee, Hip, Lumbar Spine, Thoracic Spine, Cervical Spine and Shoulder.

Course Procedure

  1. Enroll in the course.
  2. View the course content.
  3. Take the test. (You must score 70% to pass. If you do not pass, you may retake the test.)
  4. Print your certificate of completion.

Course Content

CAFS - Introduction (Module 1)
CAFS - Foundations of Movement Science (Module 2)
CAFS - Assessment and Programing Strategies (Module 3)
CAFS - Global (Fundamental) Movement Techniques (Module 4)
CAFS - Local Movement Techniques (Module 5)
CAFS - Program Design & Programming Variables (Module 6)
CAFS - Conclusion and Bonus Material (Module 7)
CAFS Virtual (On-Demand)
CAFS Evaluation

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