Accreditation points

  • 1 DAY

    Self-paced, take as long as you like
    - Videos, Audio & Reading materials -


Many resistance training programmes are designed with aesthetics in mind. Whilst improving a person's muscular tone and density may be necessary for various health benefits, unfortunately for many, this can be done at the expense of posture and muscular balance and could increase the risk of injury, particularly to the shoulder.

This course will introduce you to the science of upper back training with considerations of the anatomical and biomechanical factors that influence excellent shoulder health and performance.

You'll learn a range of upper back progressions that you can integrate into your existing resistance training programmes while ensuring there is an appropriate balance in the upper back and shoulders; in addition, an corrective exercise therapy model that will allow you to develop corrective exercise programmes to address muscle imbalances in the upper back and shoulders.

  • Assessments & progressions on video

  • Easy to view video content of all exercise progressions

  • Self-paced learning

  • Accreditation points are available immediately on successful completion

  • 20% OFF Muscle & Motion Strength Anatomy App/Software

  • Presented & developed by one of Australia's most credentialed sports scientists,
    Dr Luke Del Vecchio

  • Interview with Mark Kenna: Specialist Sports Physiotherapist with over 40 years experience. 4 x US Olympic team and Professional sports Physio

  • Learning Support Avaialble


  • Upper back anatomy and biomechanics

  • The benefits of upper back training on health and performance

  • Upper Back & Shoulder Assessments & Progressions

  • Approaches to corrective exercise therapy for injury prevention

  • Programming considerations for the upper back

  • Self-Myofascial Release & Mobility Exercises

  • Mobility and activation progressions for the upper back

  • Functional Kinetic link progressions for the upper back

  • Coaching cues to focus clients attention on correct technique


  • How long does the course take?

    The course is approximately one day of work, with about 5 hours of video footage. It's split into short modules to make it easy. Reading material is also available.

  • Can I log into the course any time?

    Absolutely, it's self-paced; you can continue any time you want. Simply log back in. You have 12 months of access from when you pay.

  • What type of assessment is involved?

    The assessment is a multiple-choice exam. This will test your understanding of the exercises and the science that we teach. There is no video assessment. Once you pass, you can download the certificate of completion.