The Gray Institute Unveils New Certification Program in the Principles and Practice of Applied Functional Science®

ADRIAN, Mich., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As a resource for movement professionals everywhere, the Gray Institute ( is always seeking new ways to deliver its cutting-edge, holistic approach to biomechanics. A recently announced online certification program offers students the chance to build a solid foundation in Applied Functional Science®. More details on the course are available here:

The Certification in Applied Functional Science® (CAFS) is appropriate for both beginning and experienced movement professionals. The CAFS curriculum encompasses all the core elements, from principles to application, of Applied Functional Science®. With the launch of this course, those interested in learning a structured, practical application of Applied Functional Science® can now do so at their own pace, from their own home. Online delivery of course material has proven to be an efficient and cost-effective way to pursue professional development opportunities.

Combining 23 hours of video content with a wealth of supporting documentation, CAFS is completely self-paced, allowing busy professionals to view the course content and take the exams on their own schedule. Credits earned in this course are recognized by California APTA, NATABOC, ACSM, ACE, PTA Global and SCW. Pending approval are NASM, NSCA and several state APTA organizations. The CAFS curriculum consists of seven modules:

  1. Introduction
  2. Foundations of Movement Science
  3. Assessment and Programming Strategies
  4. Global (Fundamental) Movement Techniques
  5. Local Movement Techniques
  6. Program Design & Programming Variables
  7. Conclusion and Bonus Material

As a methodology, Applied Functional Science utilizes a process that has the principles and truths of human movement as its foundation. Rather than an approach that relies on rigid protocols or screens, practitioners of Applied Functional Science® utilize a unique philosophy of observation and application that enables custom assessment and individualized approaches to treatment and training. Complementary to movement professionals of all disciplines, the Applied Functional Science® process magnifies the experiential knowledge and enhances the existing skillsets of practitioners from all backgrounds. The goal is to tailor a safe and effective strategy that both addresses the patient or client's issues while recognizing his or her strong points.

About the Gray Institute

The Gray Institute is internationally acclaimed for its innovation, development, mastery, and delivery of Applied Functional Science®. Gray Institute professionals are called upon to consult, analyze, assess, rehabilitate, restore, train, and condition individuals of all levels and abilities, from children to professional athletes to seniors. The Gray Institute has also recently partnered with Nike Golf to deliver the performance education of the NG360 Golf Performance Specialist Certification.

The founder of the Gray Institute, Dr. Gary Gray, has developed the principles of Applied Functional Science® over the past 35 years. In addition to CAFS, the Gray Institute offers numerous online learning courses and live seminars ranging from short lessons in specific areas to in-depth explorations of Dr. Gray's practice. Also available through the Gray Institute are the acclaimed DVD series, Functional Video Digest and Fast Function. For more information on additional educational opportunities please visit

Over the past 7 years the Gray Institute has offered GIFT for individuals in pursuit of deeper knowledge and capabilities. GIFT (Gray Institute for Functional Transformation) is a 10-month mentorship program where all aspects of Applied Functional Science® are explored, explained, and applied. This comprehensive and in-depth educational program, which blends distance learning with live seminars, provides a powerful experience – professionally and personally. GIFT is an international program with representation of over 550 people from over 20 countries. 


Gray Institute
5353 West US 223 Suite B
Adrian, MI 49221
phone: 866-230-8300 

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