CERTIFICATION IN APPLIED FUNCTIONAL SCIENCE (CAFS)
There is a drastic difference between traditional education and functional learning. Functional learning is also another way of saying Applied Functional Science® (AFS). AFS is the common thread to all that Gray Institute® delivers. AFS is based on scientific truth – not theory – that strategically links to the most effective and efficient techniques for the individual. Does your Program Design change with each patient / client / individual? How do you enhance certain body parts, while integrating with the rest of the body?
WHAT IS CAFS?
Your clients are unique. Why settle for a treatment program that approaches every case the same? Arm yourself with the premier certification that gives movement professionals the tools to develop custom assessment, treatment, and training programs tailor made for each individual. CAFS® is the first certification of its kind that will empower the movement professional to create treatments and programs for the client’s specific needs based on their individual abilities and goals.
CAFS gives movement professionals the tools to develop customized prevention, training, and treatment programs tailor-made for each individual. This certification focuses on ten (10) principal body parts – Foot / Ankle, Knee, Anterior Hip, Posterior Hip, Medial Hip, Lateral Hip, Lumbar Spine, Thoracic Spine, Cervical Spine, and Shoulder-Elbow-Hand Complex. Furthermore, this certification empowers you with “Local to Global Spectrum,” which allows one to tweak functional movements in a manner that integrates tri-plane motion at a body part and integrates with the rest of the body.
When it comes to movement and Program Design, there are many variables in which to consider and leverage in creating the best movement and program for the individual. CAFS teaches the ten (10) Observational Essentials, as well as provides numerous real-life examples in how to best incorporate these variables, which are Action, Environment, Position, Driver, Direction, Height, Distance, Load, Rate, and Duration. When it comes to fundamental movement patterns (Lunging, Squatting, Jumping, Reaching, Lifting, Pushing, Pulling, and Walking), it is no wonder how and why this certification changes the way one practices, treats, and trains … for the better!
WHO IS CAFS FOR?
This 25-hour online self study and 16 hour LIVE component delivers a comprehensive course designed for anyone one who is already a movement professional or looking to become one. CAFS is the perfect complement for any movement professional, from physical therapists, occupation and massage therapists, osteopaths, personal trainers, physicians, strength and conditioning coaches, and athletic trainers.
CAFS® was developed for movement professionals from all industries and from all levels. No prerequisites required however taking the 3DMAPS will be a huge asset to your overall learning!
CAFS is the first certification of its kind that will empower the movement professional to treat and train every client as a unique individual. There are no universal protocols or screens that apply to all clients. Instead, CAFS will reveal a process of observation and manipulation to identify dysfunction and create treatments and programs for the client’s specific needs based on their individual abilities and goals.
BENEFITS OF 3DMAPS
CREDIBILITY | ADVANCEMENT | KNOWLEDGE | COMMUNITY
Are there any prerequisites for enrolling?
No, CAFS was developed for movement professionals from all industries and from all levels.
Is there a start date?
CAFS is completely online and self-‐paced so you can start and finish at your own pace.
How will I be tested?
Throughout the CAFS you will be required to periodically take an exam before moving onto the next section. Since you will be tested throughout the certification there will not be one lengthy final exam.
Will CAFS require me to maintain my certification?
CAFS is a one-‐time certification that requires no continuing educaton.
Is CAFS approved for CEU’s or CEC’s?
Approval from various organizations will be sought and published online at GrayInstitute.com.
Will I receive a certificate of completion?
Yes, you will receive a customized certificate once you have completed the content and passed all exams. This Certificate will be available on the main CAFS page of your account.
Can I utilize a payment plan to purchase CAFS?
Yes, but you must contact the Gray Institute via phone to set up a payment plan. We offer a 3 month plan that requires at least 50% down. The remaining two months will be split evenly and will be charged automatically.
How long is CAFS?
CAFS contains around 25 hours’ worth of content broken down by modules and sub-‐sections. CAFS is completely self-‐paced so overall completion times will vary from person to person.
Is there a live component?
CAFS is completely online and requires no live component to complete. There are several live opportunities offered by the Gray Institute that will help expand on the lessons from CAFS. Please visit www.grayinstitute.com
Is there a time period for me to finish?
Once you purchase CAFS you will have access to the material for 3 years. You can complete the course at any time in that three years period. Even after you finish the certification you can still go back and review the content as often as you’d like in that 3 year period.
Will there be ongoing support for CAFS?
Yes, you will have two options. One, the faculty and staff at the Gray Institute are always here to serve you and answer questions. Two, there are over 450 GIFT Graduates located throughout the world which you can find from our locator (might even be one in your area).
Is CAFS approved for CEU’s or CEC’s? (Chiropractors)
Currently the Alaska Chiropractic Board approves CAFS and we will be applying for additional States.
How does CAFS compare to other offerings from the Gray Institute?
CAFS is a product in and of itself. It was not developed as an entry level course nor is it meant to be a continuation of any existing course or program. Though the theme and principles of AFS will obviously be apparent throughout CAFS, there are many terms, processes, techniques and templates that have not yet been covered by any other offering from the Gray Institute.
Are there group discounts available?
Group discounts begin at a minimum of 5 people. No group discounts will be given on top of any other existing sale or discount (including Pre-‐Sale). Please contact us for further details