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Certificate in Psychobiomechanics and Postural Therapy

This program is designed for personal trainers, massage therapists, psychotherapists, educators, physiotherapists, osteopathic physicians, and mature adults seeking to broaden their working knowledge of contemporary mind and body therapy approaches in the 21st century global health. These modules offer research-based applied techniques for future holistic therapists.
The Psychobiomechanics & Postural Therapy Certificate Program comprises a powerful and intensive curriculum of interactive learning that will enhance participants’ abilities to:
1) Make accurate Biomechanical evaluation and prescribe therapeutic exercise.
2) Develop therapist and patient communication skills for focus and purpose with practical applicability to real-world situations.
3) Make the link between posture and personality and pain.
4) Acquire priority therapeutic skills for helping patient improv


Each participant must complete thirty-five (35) quarter units of coursework in Psychobiomechanics and Postural Therapy. In addition to the five (5) required Exercise Science core courses, participants select one (1) course from the Assessment elective courses and one (1) course from the Kinesiology elective courses to become an effective and certified Psychobiomecanical and Postural Therapist.

By approval of the program director.
Course titles that satisfy certificate requirements:
Required Exercise Science Core Courses (25 units)
Course Units
BIO 731 Human Physiology 5
BIO 732 Anatomy / Limbs and Back 5 BIO 733 Exercise PsychoPhysiology 5
BIO 735 Psychobiomechanics 5
BIO 738 Muscle Mechanics of Posture

Assessment Elective Courses (5 units – choose 1 from the following):
Course Units
BIO 736 Advanced 5
BIO 739 Biomechanics Instrumentation 5
BIO 741 Cardio-Respiratory Exercise 5

Kinesiology Eelctive Courses (5 units – choose 1 from the following)
Course Units
BIO 734 Exercise PsychoPhysiology 1 5
BIO 737 Exercise PsychoPhysiology 2 5
BIO 740 Scientific Principle of 5
BIO 742 Psycho/Nerve/Muscle 5
Exercise Response


1) All residential courses, other than independent study, are taught in a classroom setting. Each instructor provides students with a syllabus that contains an outline of the course objectives, the course content, student performance expectations, textbooks and related study materials, and evaluation methods used for grading purposes.
2) Courses are traditionally taught in lecture style with group discussions, student presentations and written assignments.
3) Instructional methods also include research projects and experiential components such as internship and practicum requirements. Faculty provide individualized academic advising as needed and encourage ongoing student dialogue in class and online. The University’s grading criteria are presented to students in the course syllabus provided at the beginning of class. The University’s grading policy is designed to meet the highest professional standards of objectivity, fairness, and accuracy.
4) Independent study courses are an in-depth study of a topic and directed by SDUIS faculty or an equally qualified mentor who is approved by the Chief Academic Officer.
5) Student learning performance outcome evaluations include essay and objective examinations, research, reports, and experimental activities


Online Distance Education

1) The Certificate in Psychobiomechanics and Postural Therapy program is also offered through distance education. Direct education is delivered to students via e-mail. Students submit their assignments to the instructor and class weekly. The instructor reviews the work and prepares a feedback to be sent to the students and class weekly.
2) Each student is provided with a syllabus that contains an outline of the course objectives, course content, weekly assignments and student performance expectations.
3) Instructors work closely with students to monitor their progress.


“Notice to Prospective Students

This institution approved by the Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education to offer degree programs. To continue to offer degree programs, this institution must meet the following requirements:
• Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one degree program.

• Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by July 1, 2017, and full accreditation by July 1, 2020.

If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, it must:

• Stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and
• Provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund.
An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended. “