Reason 6 - Why Do We Need Medical Exercise Program Directors?


The Future of Medical Exercise Training: Understanding Insurance Reimbursement

As we stride into the next two decades, the landscape of medical exercise training (MET) is poised for remarkable growth, and a key driver of this expansion will be insurance reimbursement. This evolving trend is not just a prediction but a reality we're witnessing today. More and more clients are receiving insurance coverage for MET services, through private insurance, or even via health savings accounts. This shift is monumental, signaling a new era where MET is increasingly recognized and valued within the health, wellness, and insurance sectors.

But with great opportunity comes great responsibility. Navigating the complexities of insurance reimbursement requires not just knowledge, but a deep understanding of the procedures, ethical standards, and legalities involved. This is where our Medical Exercise Program Director (MEPD) Training Series steps in as a game-changer.


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Reason 5 - Why We Need Medical Exercise Program Directors?


"Medical Exercise Program Directors: Pioneering Evidence-Based Training in Medical Exercise"

Embracing Evidence-Based Practice in Medical Exercise

The concept of 'evidence-based' practice has become fundamental in healthcare, and now it's reshaping the world of medical exercise. This approach emphasizes the importance of backing up medical procedures, exercises, or treatments with valid research to ensure they produce positive outcomes for patients.

The Role of Medical Exercise Specialists

As Medical Exercise Specialists, it's our responsibility to contribute to this evidence-based landscape. We must move beyond subjective assessments like improved feelings or increased energy. Our focus should shift towards producing our own research, which will serve as the cornerstone for medical exercise guidelines, protocols, and the future of our profession.

Medical Exercise Program Director Training Series

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Reason 4 - Why Do We Need Medical Exercise Program Directors?!


Celebrating 25 Years of Medical Exercise Program Directors

In 1994, the Medical Exercise Training Institute (METI) introduced the groundbreaking concept of the Medical Exercise Specialist. Fast forward to 2023, and the landscape of fitness and healthcare has transformed dramatically. Medical Exercise Training (MET) isn't just a fleeting trend; it's a crucial, growing field in health and wellness management.


Why Medical Exercise Training is More Than Just Fitness

Medical exercise training has carved out its niche, distinct from traditional personal training. It's a field that demands precision, a deeper understanding of medical conditions, and a comprehensive approach to exercise as a functional restorative tool. MET isn't just about physical fitness; it's about contributing to the health and wellness of individuals with specific medical needs.


The Role of the Medical Exercise Program Director (MEPD)

Navigating the complexities of MET requires a specialized skill...

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Reason 3 - Why Do We Need Medical Exercise Program Directors?!


Embrace the Future of Healthcare and Wellness with the Medical Exercise Program Director Training

The Intersection of Healthcare and Fitness

In today's rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, the integration of exercise into medical management plans is becoming increasingly important. The Medical Exercise Program Director (MEPD) Training Series offers a unique opportunity for medical exercise professionals to step into a pioneering role at this intersection.

Why Become a Medical Exercise Program Director?

Being a Medical Exercise Program Director is not just about understanding exercise science; it's about becoming a vital liaison in the healthcare system. This role involves bridging the gap between medical management and fitness programs, ensuring that exercise regimens are not only safe but also effective for various medical conditions. As the Program Director you communicate directly with the medical community to ensure safety and positive outcomes. 


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Reason 2......Why We Need Medical Exercise Program Directors


Attention Medical Exercise Professionals! The Baby Boomer generation is rapidly becoming your most essential client group. Why? Because they're the largest consumer of healthcare services globally. As medical experts increasingly recognize exercise as key in managing chronic conditions, the demand for skilled Medical Exercise Program Directors (MEPDs) is soaring, especially because of Baby Boomers.


Target Market Insight: Baby Boomers need specialized exercise programs for conditions like hip/knee replacements, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and neurological conditions such as stroke, MS, and Parkinson's. They also require exercise routines to maintain functionality in osteoarthritis.


The Role of MEPDs: Every Medical Exercise Training (MET) or post-rehab facility needs a competent MEPD for not just survival but growth. MEPDs play a crucial role in developing, managing, marketing, and administering MET programs, acting as a bridge to medical referral sources.

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Reason 1......Why We Need Medical Exercise Program Directors


The Medical Exercise Program Director (MEPD) Training series enhances the skill and knowledge of the medical exercise professional who manages a medical exercise or post-rehab facility. The number 1 reason to enroll in the MEPD program is the enhancement and the growth of professionalism of all MEPD participants. The MEPD increases your ability to better manage medical conditions using ONLY exercise. This raises the professionalism of our new industry - medical exercise training. A higher professional standard is vitally important in the integration of medical exercise training into the health care system. If you want to become a Medical Exercise Program Director go to

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Why We Need MEPDs?!


There are 7 reasons Medical Exercise Program Directors (MEPD) are needed to lead the growth of our new profession…..medical exercise training. METI announces the launch of our revised Medical Exercise Program Director Training Series (MEPDTS). This program teaches you how to develop, manage, market, and administrate a medical exercise/post-rehab program in any setting as well as serving as the liaison to medical referral sources. The “7 Reasons Why We Need MEPDs” include:

1. Professionalism
2. Baby Boomers
3. Liaison
4. Management
5. Evidence
6. Insurance Reimbursement
7. Leadership

The MEPD Training Series includes a series of MEPD comprehensive education modules that cover clinical aspects, MED-Fit assessments, and MET practice management. These modules range from advanced post-rehab guidelines for all joints and regions to the essentials of ergonomics, pharmacology, and senior fitness, and from medical exercise documentation to...

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Medical Exercise Program Directors are Needed!!


The Medical Exercise Program Director Training Series (MEPDTS), offered by the Medical Exercise Training Institute (METI), represents the highest-level certification in the field. It addresses the increasing demand for specialized medical exercise programs for baby boomers and those with chronic medical conditions. The Medical Exercise Program Director’s (MEPD) role is pivotal in developing, and marketing medical exercise facilities, acting as a liaison between these facilities and the medical community as well as leadership and management of the medical exercise/post-rehab program/facility.

The MEPD certification equips candidates with advanced knowledge and skills in various areas including ergonomics, senior fitness, pharmacology, and advanced medical exercise assessment and progression. The program entails two major projects and 20 hours of observation in a rehab setting. It goes beyond the expertise provided by the Medical Exercise Specialist (MES) or Post Rehab...

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Medical Exercise Specialists......More Choices to Renew Your Cert!!


Hello everyone. We know it is hard to find CEC workshops on medical exercise and post-rehab topics. So, we have added several new workshops you may use to renew your MES, PRCS or MEPD certifications. We have added courses on MET assessments, MET guidelines. the MES Jumpstart to help you get your business started, MET Regional Guidelines and our classic MAPPS - Medical Exercise Assessment Protocols and Progression System workshop. 

These workshops give you detailed guidelines and review specific step-by-step procedures to help you better manage your clients and build your business. Take a look at these workshops and more at for more details. Also, each workshop is available at 50% off thru Veterans Day!!

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Medical Exercise Specialist Podcast Spotlight - Abby Dixson, MES


Good morning MedXPROs!! Check out our new podcast episode as we spotlight Abby Dixson, MES of Laurel, MD. Abby attended the first MES workshop in 1994. Since then, she has built a strong practice with referrals from physical therapists and physicians. Subscribe to our podcast at

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