Certification in Applied Functional Science®
The first certification of its kind, CAFS gives you the tools to develop custom assessments, treatment plans, and training programs that are tailor-made for each individual patient or client.
Payment Plans available!
Plans starting at only $50 a month.
What Are the Benefits of CAFS?
CAFS gives you the tools to develop custom assessment, treatment, and training programs tailor-made for each individual patient or client. It's the first certification to empower you with the knowledge and skills you need to create a treatment plan based on an individual abilities and goals.
Develop custom assessments that are faithful to the truths of human movement
Overcome plateaus in progress through individualized corrective exercises
Connect with like-minded movement professionals from all over the country and world
Gain ongoing access to exclusive resources and course materials
The online option gives you the experience of an in-person event and a wealth of content accessible from any internet-connected device — all at your own pace.
Learn alongside other movement professionals and immediately apply what you’ve learned when you return to the office, clinic, or gym.
*All Live Events include the Online Course!
Interested in taking CAFS as a team? Group rates are available! Contact our team to learn more.
What Other Professionals Are Saying
“CAFS is a wealth of knowledge that has added clarity to years of experience, and allowed me to retain clients with individualized programs.”
“The CAFS material provided to the movement professional is equivalent to “drinking from a fire hose” relative to all the variables from assessments to movements in the human body. The CAFS Instructors explain how to take the complex and beautiful systems of the human body and its local and/or global function/dysfunction and break it down so you can explain it and deliver it to every individual you work with.”
Explore the CAFS Course Webinar, Available at Your Fingertips
Ready for more course content, resources, and strategies? We explore all this and more in our CAFS webinar, available free through the Gray Institute App. Explore strategies you can take back to your office, practice, or gym tomorrow, including:
- Understand the "Global to Local" progression to add greater purpose to movement and corrective exercise.
- Become empowered by CAFS’s 10 Observational Essentials (Action, Environment, Position, Driver, Direction, Height, Distance, Load, Rate, Duration)
- Relate the “Global to Local” progression specific to the all-important Hip Complex.
- Apply the 10 Observational Essentials to progress – with purpose – the Hip Complex.
Experience CAFS virtually through the app and feel the difference.
Earn CEUs & Empower Your Dreams
CAFS is approved for Continuing Education Credits by the following:
ACE 2.5 CECs
ACSM 25 Contact hrs
AFAA 15 CEUs
CanFitPro - 4.0 CECs
NASM 1.9 CEUs
NAFC 2.5 CECs
NATA-BOC 25 CE hrs (Category A)
PROCERT - 12 CCUs
PTA Global 25 CECs
CAFS is approved through the FSBPT/ProCert which is recognized by the following 32 states:
AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, DE, DC, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MS, MN, MO, MT, NE, NC, ND, OR, PA, PR, RI, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WY
Physical Therapy Associations
Ohio (25 contact hours)
New Jersey (10 contact hours)
New York 30 CEH
Texas (25 CCUs)
Wisconsin - (25 CEUs)
Application to Redefine Health Education is pending.
States accepting RHE approval are as follows:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
If you do not see your State or Organization listed, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.
Interested in Learning More About CAFS?
Simply fill out the contact form on this page, and we’ll be in touch to answer any questions and provide more information right away.
Who Should Enroll in CAFS?
CAFS is designed for any and all movement science practitioners in the movement industry. We encourage movement professionals to enroll who want to enrich their assessment and treatment skills, especially for corrective exercises.
There is power in learning together! We are proud to offer group rates that make group learning even easier. Learn more about course group rates.
CAFS is Designed for All Movement Professionals
We encourage anyone invested in developing custom assessment, treatment, and training programs to enroll in CAFS, including:
Physical Therapist Assistants
Occupational Therapy Assistants
Strength and Conditioning Coaches
Is CAFS Right for You?
CAFS is designed for any movement professional, from physical therapists, personal trainers, and physicians to strength & conditioning coaches and athletic trainers.
Are your clients unique in their needs?
Are you settling for a treatment programs that approaches every case the same?
Do you want to earn a certification that sets you apart in your field?
Are your treatment or training plans the same as others in your profession?
Are your clients experiencing plateaus in their progress?
Have you considered all the different scenarios you might encounter with a client?
CAFS is the perfect complement for any movement professional. If you learn better in person, register for a two-day live event near you.
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Other CAFS Resources
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