Here are the details of your online training program:
- Science Review
- General Adaptation Syndrome
- Energy Systems
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Muscular System
- Skeletal System
- Nervous System
- Cardiovascular System
- Respiratory System
- Endocrine System
- Basic Biomechanics
- Types of Movement
- Describing Human Movement
- Linear Kinematics
- Angular Kinematics
- Forces on the Human Body
- Linear Kinetics
- Angular Kinetics
- Training Science
- Health Assessments
- Fitness Assessments
- Biomechanic/Movement Assessments
- Cardiovascular Assessments
- Metabolic Assessments
- Skill (MMA Specific) Assessments
- Program Design Theory
- Maximizing Performance
- Proper Progression
- Minimizing Injury
- Program Design Application
- Progression for Mixed Martial Artists
- Advanced Training Protocols
- Olympic Lifting
- Clean and Jerk
- Bench Press
- Speed, Agility and Quickness Drills
- Lower Body Drills
- Upper Body Drills
- Full Body Drills
- Turkish Get Up (and variations)
- 2-Arm Swings (and variations)
- Front Squat (and variations)
- Bodyweight Training/TRX
- High Intensity Circuits
- Medicine Ball Training
- Stability Training
- Olympic Lifting
- MMA Specific Drills
- Striking Drills
- Stand-up Grappling Drills
- Ground Grappling Drills
- Safety and Injury Prevention
- Basic First Aid Principles
- Sports Medicine for the MMA Conditioning Coach
- Anatomy and Biomechanics of Common Injury Sites in MMA
- low back
- Nutrition Science
- Nutrition for the Mixed Martial Artist
- Sports Psychology for MMA
- MMA Coaching Business
Then you get very specific conditioning information, business strategies and money-making tactics in The Inner Circle (100% digital online access).
Inner Circle Membership
As a “Certified MMA Conditioning Coach” you will be taught the following: Exercise physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, sports nutrition, sports psychology and conditioning program design (all as it pertains to MMA). In addition, you will also learn Olympic weightlifting techniques, powerlifting techniques, bodyweight exercises, TRX, and kettlebell training specific to MMA. And, finally, you will learn the most effective and proven sport-specific conditioning drills for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai, Kick Boxing, Wrestling, Judo, Sambo, Vale Tudo, K1 and others.
And, if this wasn’t enough, you will also be taught the most effective ways to make it big as a Certified MMA Conditioning Coach. You will learn traditional and Internet marketing, how to leverage social media, how to create multi streams of revenue, passive income models, how to run camps, clinics, and highly profitable one-on-one MMA conditioning programs, and so much more. If you work at an established MMA training center, you will become the most valuable asset they have!
You will learn all of this information, and earn your professional designation online via HD videos, demonstrations, manuals, audios, lectures and a comprehensive test. If you think this is going to be easy, think again. The MMCA certification curriculum is over 70 hours of comprehensive study. You will have to EARN this high level designation. The Inner Circle is 100% online.
Images of program materials are graphic representations. No physical products will be mailed. Program is 100% online.
Designation you will earn: Certified MMA Conditioning Coach (CMMACC)
Educational materials delivery format: High-tech, in-depth 100% online learning featuring detailed video demonstrations, video lectures, online Powerpoint video lectures, 300+ page digital manual, audio lessons, and much more. No physical materials will be sent to you.
Duration of course: 70+ hours of study
Start dates: Open entry – You can start now and complete the course work at your own pace.
Prerequisites: Suggested, but not required – Personal trainer, group exercise or sports conditioning certification, degree in exercise science, credential/designation in the martial arts
Duration of certification: Your CMMACC certification is valid for 2 years. Over the course of those 2 years, you must complete 20 hours of approved continuing education to maintain your certification. You will be given information about continuing education after you enroll.
Recertification: The MMACA requires its certified Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Coaches to complete 2.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) over a two year period. Each 0.1 CEU is worth one hour of study time or one contact hour in a live training format. Click here to download the recertification guide.
Continuing Education Units
The MMA Conditioning Coach training program is approved and recognized by these leading fitness organizations:
NASM approved for 1.9 CEUs
NESTA approved for 4.0 CEUs
ISSA approved for 20 CEUs
Approved for 2.0 CEUs for CSCS & NSCA-CPT
Yes! I want to become a Certified MMA Conditioning Coach!
Two payment plan
1st payment of $278.50
2nd payment of just $248.50 due 30 days from now
+ $17/month (starting 30 days from now) for your Inner Circle membership (Cancel any time for any reason. No questions asked.)
You will be directed to check out through the secure NESTA cart (our parent company).
Important Notes: Make sure you use the correct address associated with your credit card. Mismatched addresses cannot be processed. No phone registration is permitted. Read the policies page prior to registering. Following your order, you will be directed to create your personal account. At that time, you can access the program. You will also receive an email within 15 minutes with further instructions. Your monthly membership can be cancelled at any time.
Do you have a specific question you’d like to ask prior to registering? If so, ask here.
MMA Conditioning Coach Certification FAQ
How does the initial process work?
When you register, you will be immediately directed to create your personal membership account.
You will watch 2 short introduction videos officially welcoming you to the MMACA, letting you know what to expect, and giving you step-by-step instructions how to successfully complete your certification program. You will also receive an email confirming your order.
If you decide to enroll using the 2-payment option, you will also start your training immediately. You will likely get about 80% through your test preparation prior to the 2nd payment. There is not specific timeline, this is just an estimate.
How long will it take to complete the program?
Seventy (70) hours of study is average. If you have extensive experience in martial arts and/or exercise science, you can likely complete certain aspects of the program more quickly. When you enroll, you will be given immediate access to the first part of your curriculum. Each day (over the course of a month) you will be given access to more course materials. You are not required to keep pace with the rate the materials are made available to you. You can always go back through the materials to review as much as needed.
After 30 days, you will be given access to take your certification exam online. There are no additional fees to take your test. If you are not yet ready to test after 30 days, that is okay. You have a total of 120 days following your enrollment in the course before you must test. You are given two attempts to pass the test. You will have 2 hours to take the test. It is 100 questions, primarily multiple-choice, however there is the possibility of getting fill-in-the-blank or a matching questions as well. If the student fails the exam after two attempts, the student can purchase two (2) more attempts for $95. To purchase a retest, please click here. The pass rate is approximately 79% on the first attempt.
31 days following your initial enrollment, you will also be given access to the MMACA Inner Circle Membership and all its benefits. This is where the very best member benefits really begin.
Are any study materials mailed to me?
No. The course is 100% online.
When do I receive my certification?
After you successfully pass your test, we will register you in our global database as a Certified MMA Conditioning Coach. It can take up to two weeks for your certification to be mailed to you.
What does the certificate look like?
It is printed on high quality paper with the title of “Certified MMA Conditioning Coach”. It has all the professional markings from the MMACA, official signatures and the official seal.
Do I have to be a NESTA (parent association) member to qualify to become an MMA Conditioning Coach?
No. In fact, we are going to give you a free NESTA membership for joining the MMACA and becoming certified.
Can I download the video lessons or do I have to watch them within the Inner Circle?
You can either watch the videos within your account, or download them to your computer to watch later. Some videos are not formatted for iphone. Most are viewable on all devices.
Does it matter where I live? Can I complete the program regardless of my time zone or country?
Students are accepted from around the world. Due to the advanced online learning system, you will complete your studies at your own pace, at a time of the day that works best for you. Lessons and lectures do not require you to watch or listen at any specific time. As a note, our parent association, NESTA, has graduates from over 45 countries. There are now Certified MMA Conditioning Coaches in over 20 countries.
Do I need liability insurance?
All fitness and martial arts businesses need liability insurance. It is usually very inexpensive. If you are only teaching fitness and conditioning (with no combat), fitness professional insurance provides coverage. If you are teaching any martial art in conjunction with the fitness and conditioning, additional insurance is needed. Details and insurance options are provided with your program.
Can I read testimonials/reviews from members?
Yes, click here!
What if I teach traditional martial arts (kung-fu, karate, tae kwon do)?
You are absolutely welcome to enroll and benefit from this program. Our intent is to help traditional martial arts schools increase business and profits by offering MMA conditioning programs. We also have many Krav Maga schools who are working with the MMACA. 33% of all members come from traditional martial arts backgrounds.
How would the MMACA coaching curriculum work with my existing programs like IMPACT, boot camp, Crossfit, kettlebells, etc?
Your MMA Conditioning Coach Certification is the perfect complement to these types of programs. You will find some similarities and many differences. You will find that some exercises are done in a new way (frequency, technique, intensity). You will also learn dozens of new workouts that are never taught in these types of programs. When you add MMA conditioning to these business models, you will also double your income options.
What if I already have a sports conditioning certification?
This will help you. However, it is important to know that “sports conditioning” is not the same as sport specific conditioning for MMA. The training and conditioning we teach you is highly specific and not taught anywhere else.
Can I receive a group discount for several coaches/trainers at my facility?
We cannot offer any bundle orders. Our program is already at a very low price and we cannot discount it any further.
How much will it cost to start an MMA Conditioning Coach business?
This depends in numerous variables. If you have an existing martial arts school (but no equipment), it could be $200 – $800. If you have an existing business like IMPACT, Adventure Boot Camp, Crossfit, etc, you may not need any additional equipment. If you have a traditional fitness center, you may need to invest in specialized equipment ($300- $1,200). Or, you may already have all that is needed. There are endless ways to conduct your business, and decide what equipment you will use. As for start-up expenses such as a web site, flyers, business cards, etc, this also varies quite a bit. If you have an existing fitness or martial arts business, the costs may be zero to get started. It’s just a matter of redesigning and changing your offerings.
The Inner Circle is where you learn how to drastically reduce business expenses, create multiple revenue streams, and leverage your time. The end result is a business that runs on auto-pilot, more free time, and more money in your pocket each week.
How does a fitness professional benefit from having an MMA Conditioning Coach Certification and business?
There are several benefits. First, you create a brand new revenue stream. Second, you will have skills that few other fitness trainers have. Third, you can offer “MMA type” conditioning workouts in a group setting and massively increase your income. Fourth, you will be the “IT” trainer because of your cutting edge techniques, business and skills. You will become a stand out!
Is this program only for training elite level athletes?
No! Although you will learn a volumes of information about training high level amateur and pro fighters, much of the program is also dedicated to beginner MMA athletes, as well as those individuals who simply want a great unique, high-level workout. Program design is a big component of the curriculum.
Is the CMMACC program more about coaching or training?
We define coaching as providing guidance, motivation, mentorship and support. We define training as the development and implementation of the physical conditioning program. The MMACA will teach you both.
The MMACA certification does not cover coaching of specific fighting strategies or styles. Fighting demonstrations are given in videos to show application of a specific training/conditioning technique or theory.