Designing effective programs is not just a science, but an art. In program design you learned a lot about the science of program design and the manipulation of acute exercise variables. In Advanced Program Design we take this craft to a new level, diving into a multitude of factors that influence the art of effective program design.

We cover key areas such as how to:

  • integrate motivational factors into program design
  • identify and adapt your program to match your client’s physiological load
  • perform an effective needs analysis
  • understand and calculate biomotor profile
  • assess, ascend and descend Primal Patterns™
  • progress from base conditioning into specificity phase conditioning
  • apply the success formula across rehabilitation & performance conditioning

To create a truly effective program it must match the needs and conditioning of the individual. You could write the best program in the world, but if your client doesn’t do it, or can’t do it, or gets injured doing it, it loses all its value. Advanced program design teaches you how to consider all key elements of the client’s health, performance and motivational status so that the programs you design are among the most effective and thorough on the planet.


15 lessons
15 Quizzes + Final exam with 2 Case histories
PDF manual
Downloadable Program Design templates
Certificate of


How to complete this course

Click the appropriate lesson name on the right to get started.

Mark each video as finished by clicking the “Mark as Complete” button. Once you’ve done so, you will be directed to the next video or lesson.

A green check mark will indicate where you left off in completing the course

After you have completed all eleven lessons, you will be directed to take the final exam. You need to score 80% or better in order to pass the course.

Once you have completed all lessons and passed the final exam, you will have completed the course and will receive a certificate of completion.

Total estimated time for completion: 5.5 hours + final exam

Learning Objectives

1. Learn how to tailor programs to clients’ physiological needs and goals

2. Learn to design an effective base, transition and performance program

3. Identify gender differences essential to effective programming

4. Understand science of exercise selection

5. Learn how to rate and design effective program based on biomotor abilities

6. Understand how to apply the Primal Pattern® screening approach in assessment and program design

7. Practical progression techniques for developing specific conditioning programs

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