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©2014 - 2018 by Stress Management Institute for Health and Fitness Professionals™. No information from this website or our courses may be copied, reproduced or used without exclusive written permission.  Our courses are part of our registered awareness "August World Stress Management Month" the " Mind/Body Zone Assessment" and Functional Meditative Movement are trademarks of the Stress Management Institute for Health and Fitness Professionals™ 

Welcome to the Stress Management Institute.. Here, you can explore our rich course offerings in Mind/ Body Medicine. and  begin helping individuals  who have acute, severe and chronic stress. Your goal as a fitness professional is to set appropriate goals, develop customized programs, and work with the medical community in helping your clients to decrease risk factors for developing obesity, diabetes, heart disease and chronic illness.. Our program can also be used for preventative measures to help individuals before they become chronically stressed and then ill.​

We use "Functional Meditative Movement" ™

(coined by the Stress Management Institute for Health and Fitness Professionals™) when working with clients. You must understand the mind/body connection physically and biologically before prescribing exercise and other stress management modalities. By connecting the dots you can develop programs for the specific needs of each client. 

We also have an annual conference/retreat as well as community events!





Your Journey Starts Now!


Holistic Stress Management


When you pass the  Stress Management Exercise or Holistic Stress Management Specialist course you may take our Exero Specialist Course. Learn how to incorporate this piece of equipment into your stress management training.

Cancer Exercise Specialist®  Advanced Qualification


It takes a special person, both empathetic and compassionate, to work with cancer patients. One must have a deep understanding of exercise oncology and how to safely and effectively create an exercise program with proper modifications and progressions. The Cancer Exercise Specialist® (CES) program will give you the tools and confidence that you need to work safely and effectively with cancer patients and survivors at all stages of the recovery journey.


Who is it best suited for?


This CES program was developed for health and fitness professionals seeking to gain a complete understanding of the entire cancer process from diagnosis and treatment to reconstruction and survivorship. This program was designed to help and encourage fitness professionals to attain a higher level of mastery and work with cancer patients during and after cancer surgery and treatment and into survivorship.


How do I earn the CES qualification?


To become a Cancer Exercise Specialist® you will complete four modules. Each of the modules requires reading a handbook, watching the accompanying videos, and passing a 125-question exam with a score of 80% or better. Upon completion, you will be recognized as a Cancer Exercise Specialist® by the Cancer Exercise Training Institute.


In order to help you grow your business and make it easy for cancer patients and survivors to find you, upon completion of the exams you will be added to the International Cancer Exercise Specialist® Directory for the length that your specialist designation remains current. If you live in  the United States, you will receive a one-year membership to the Medical Fitness Network that includes a listing on their directory as well.


To maintain your Specialist designation, you will be required to re-qualify every two years. This ensures that all Cancer Exercise Specialists®  maintain a high level of proficiency within the ever-changing field of cancer treatments and procedures.

Approved for:

16.00    AAAI-ISMA

16.00    American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

16.00    American Fitness Professional Association (AFPA)

PEND    Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA)

PEND    Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institution (ATRI)

PEND    International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)

PEND    National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF)

16.00    National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA)

16.00    Sara's City Workout (SCW)

16.00    YMCA

If a course you are interested in is not approved by your certifying organization use the easy petition form.

If you need questions or guidance, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.



Professional Certifications we offer

By  choosing a career path in Mind/Body Medicine you will be studying many different modalities. We currently offer several certifications, The Stress Management Institute for Health and Fitness Professionals™ gives you the tools to gain an advantage through specialized training. Learn more about your options below, and feel free to reach out with any questions you may have.. Anyone who purchases one of our certifications will have access to our advanced " Mind/Body Zone Assessment".™ Our state of the art assessment is the only thorough Mind/Body assessment in the fitness industry. today!

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Mind/Body Medicine Specialist™

Our Mind/Body Medicine Specialist™  course is for health professionals and personal trainers. You will learn how to customize stress management programs for each client. Click here for more information!

The Holistic Stress Management Specialist™ Course is for health professionals and group fitness instructors. Learn how to instruct classes that will help to control cortisol levels and to prevent disease. Click here for more information!

Mind/Body Medicine  Consultant™

Our Mind/Body Medicine Consultant™ course is for anyone who would like to become a stress management coach. Click here for more information!

Mind/Body Exero System™ course


Unlock Your Capabilities

Ever since opening our doors, we’ve helped individuals achieve their career and life goals. We are committed to providing excellent education, training and resources so that our students will thrive in today’s competitive world. With flexible program options and great instructors, we’re sure you’ll be satisfied with your education at Stress Management Institute for Health and Fitness Professionals.