MAT® Mastery Program

MAT®  Online Mastery Modules

These 6 week, self-paced modules conclude with a required 2- day lab at the MAT® Headquarters in Denver, Colorado. All online coursework must be successfully completed to attend the 2-day lab and test for certification. Included in these modules are lecture videos, muscle test explanation videos, course assignments and quizzes to better help with course content retention, e-book access, and live instructor feedback. A certificate of completion for the online modules will be provided by Broadview University and the MAT® certifications are granted by MAT® .

MAT Mastery Students Learning

We sent out a community survey to hear feedback directly from our students and are excited to announce these new upcoming course offerings based off that feedback!

In our survey, 88% of our student base said that they would have benefited from having remote access to CAMs, Muscles Tests, and MAT® Methodology during their Specialist Program coursework. Responses also showed that 92% of our practitioners said they would benefit from having an instructor-led forum to understand the CAMs, Muscles Tests, and MAT® methodology. While we can’t go back in time and give you this experience in the Specialist program, we can provide this to you in your Master level courses!

Module Start Dates

Mastery SubjectStart DateLab Date
Foot FunctionApril 6May 15-16
Upper Body May 18July 10-11
Wrist & Hand July 6August 14-15
Lower BodyAugust 17October 2-3
Trunk and Spine October 5November 13-14

Benefits of MAT®  Mastery Modules

  • Fulfill MAT® Continuing Education Requirements
  • Fine tune your practical skills
  • Advance your skills and obtain MAT® Mastery Specialist Certification enabling you to expand your techniques.
  • Explore the specific divisions of the body and fine tune the appropriate muscle tests.
  • Gain exposure to the most progressive MAT® research, development, and muscle tests.
  • A greater understanding of the complexities that exist when treating clients with acute muscle dysfunction challenges
  • Learn an expanded set of information as it relates to the neuro muscular system and additional context around the MAT® processes.
  • Further expand your skill set in an effort to be able to address the most acute muscle dysfunction situations.

MAT®  Mastery Module Descriptions

Foot Function

Prerequisite: Participants must be MAT Specialist certified or MAT Specialist Cervical, Hand and Foot certified for one year .

Description: The course is vitally important for any MAT Specialist. This course will focus on the correlation between the MAT thought process and how it relates to lower leg and foot mechanics. A conceptual overview will be combined with practical application, in order to attain the specific skills required to effectively address lower leg and foot imbalances.

Wrist & Hand

Prerequisite: Participants must be MAT Specialist certified or MAT Specialist Cervical, Hand and Foot certified for one year.

Description:This course will focus on the correlation between the MAT thought process and how it relates to wrist and hand mechanics. A conceptual overview will be combined with practical application, in order to attain the specific skills required to effectively address wrist and hand imbalances.

Trunk & Spine

Prerequisite: Participants must be MAT® Specialist Certified or MAT® Trunk and Spine Certified for a minimum of one (1) year.

Description: This course will place an emphasis on the advanced evaluation of the trunk and spine along with the cervical spine. A brief review of the advanced lower and upper body concepts will be addressed, however the focus of this class is on the spinal musculature. Come gain a better understanding of how important the evaluation process is in your practice. We will reinforce the importance of how the “checks and balances” approach is the key to gaining success with MAT thought process. You will also gain an understanding on how to stress the body in order to duplicate the stresses that may result in recurring injuries. You will gain a better understanding of why many people leave feeling better only to have their symptoms return quickly.

Cervical Spine

Prerequisite: Participants must be MAT® Specialist Certified or MAT® Cervical, Hand and Foot Certified for a minimum of one (1) year.

Description: Students will gain an advanced level of skills in Muscle Activation Techniques® for the cervical spine and explore the relationship of muscle function to joint stability, relating to joint mobility. Students will learn an advanced evaluation process for range of motion in movements of the cervical spine and use this advanced assessments to identify areas of muscle weakness in the cervical spine. Further study includes applications of isolated muscle strength testing, palpation of muscle attachment points along with corrective isometrics, and reinforcement exercises for the cervical spine. Students will review and gain a better understanding of the importance of the evaluation and assessment process in their MAT® practice. Successful completion of the prelab module, the lab weekend workshop, and passing the certification exam at the workshop, will allow participants to become certified in MAT® Mastery Cervical Spine.

Lower Body

Prerequisite: Participants must be MAT® Specialist Certified or MAT® Lower Body Certified for a minimum of one (1) year.

Description: Students will learn advanced skills in Muscle Activation Techniques® for the lower body and continue to explore the relationship of muscle function to joint stability, relating to joint mobility. Students will learn an advanced evaluation process to assess range of motion in lower body movements and use the advanced assessment to identify areas of muscle weakness. Study includes a stronger emphasis on the applications of isolated muscle strength testing, palpation of muscle attachment points along with corrective isometrics, and reinforcement exercises. Students will review and gain a better understanding of the importance of the evaluation and assessment process in their MAT® practice. Successful completion of the pre-lab module, the lab weekend workshop, and passing the certification exam at the workshop, will allow participants to become certified in MAT® Mastery Lower Body.

Upper Body

Prerequisite: Participants must be MAT® Specialist Certified or MAT® Upper Body Certified for a minimum of one (1) year.

Description: Students will gain advanced skills in Muscle Activation Techniques® for the upper body and continue to explore the relationship of muscle function to joint stability, relating to joint mobility. Students will learn an advanced evaluation process to assess range of motion in upper body movements and how to use this advanced assessments to identify areas of muscle weakness within the upper body. Study includes a stronger emphasis on the applications of isolated muscle strength testing, palpation of muscle attachment points along with corrective isometrics, and reinforcement exercises for the upper body. Students will review and gain a better understanding of the importance of the evaluation and assessment process in their MAT® practice. Successful completion of the pre-lab module, the lab weekend workshop, and passing the certification exam at the workshop, will allow participants to become certified in MAT® Mastery Upper Body.

A Few Things you Should Know

  • MAT® Specialist certification is a REQUIRED to participate in the online mastery modules
  • Cost is $1,200 for this upgrade in curriculum and opportunity to become certified.  
  • To become a MAT® Master Specialist the following courses are required and can be completed in any order:
    • Mastery Wrist & Hand
    • Mastery Lower Body
    • Mastery Upper Body
    • Mastery Trunk & Spine
    • Mastery Foot Function
    • Mastery Cervical