The Post Rehab Conditioning Specialist certification is for the fitness professional looking to offer services to medical exercise clients. The PRCS works with clients with medical conditions after their discharge from physical therapy or chiropractic. PRCS’ typically work in health clubs, personal training studios, physical therapy and chiropractic clinics, and sports medicine centers, as well as in clients’ homes. This is METI's entry level medical exercise training certification. Get started "Bridging the Gap" with the PRCS.
The Medical Exercise Specialist is a fitness professional with the knowledge and skills to develop safe and effective exercise programs for clients with musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, metabolic and neurological disorders. MESs work in hospital-based wellness centers, physical therapy clinics, chiropractic offices, health clubs and clients’ homes. The MES is not trained to offer any professional rehab services provided by physical therapists, chiropractors or physicians.
The Medical Exercise Program Director (MEPD) acts as the liaison between the medical community and the fitness facility. The MEPD certification prepares you to develop, manage and market a post rehab program in any setting. The MEPD is the highest-level certification METI offers. As health, fitness and medical facilities implement medical exercise programs to address the growing needs of baby boomers and those with chronic medical conditions, the need for Medical Exercise Program Directors will grow.
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