After completing and passing post-course tests for Level 1: Fundamentals and Level 2: Upper Quadrant, Lower Quadrant and Spine courses, candidates may participate in the Level III certification exam.


Level I and II Exams

Level I and Level II exams consist of a theoretical portion and a practical portion. On completion of your exam, you will receive an exam completion certificate and the grade of your exam.

THEORETICAL EXAM FORMAT – LEVEL I AND II

  • Each exam consist of 30 multiple choice questions

  • Questions are presented randomly

  • Each correct answers earn 2 points with a total of 60 points

  • There is no penalty for omitted questions or questions answered incorrectly

  • The scope of the exam relates to the content of each course. Level II exams may have questions pertaining to level I course material.

  • Each exam has a time limit of 90 minutes

  • You may retake each exam 2 times on written request

PRACTICAL EXAM FORMAT – LEVEL I AND II

  • An oral practicum is conducted at the completion of each course

  • The oral practicum is conducted in a small group format and usually takes 90 to 120 minutes

  • Grading is a pass / fail with a total of 40 points

  • Participants are scored on participation level and clinical reasoning skills pertaining to the presented course content

SAMPLE QUESTIONS:

A Clinical Fatigue Test is considered “invalid” when the test is stopped due to:
a.    An increased movement speed
b.    A decreased movement speed
c.    A change in movement pattern due to local muscular fatigue
d.    An increased pain level

You have performed a manual therapy technique to improve right shoulder flexion. You follow up with a mobilization exercise supine for shoulder flexion using internal force to create the movement and an arthro-kinematic set-up. The result of your Clinical Fatigue Test (CFT) is 50 repetitions with 2.0 kg. The appropriate initial dose for this exercise is:
a.     40 reps; 1.8 kg; 3 sets; 30-45 sec rest
b.     40 reps; 2.0 kg; 3 sets; 30-45 sec rest
c.      50 reps; 1.8 kg; 3 sets; 30-45 sec rest
d.      50 reps; 2.0 kg; 3 sets; 30-45 sec rest

Register for Level 1: Fundamentals

After completing and passing post-course tests for Level 1: Fundamentals and Level 2: Upper Quadrant, Lower Quadrant and Spine courses, candidates may participate in the Level III certification exam.


Level I and II Exams

Level I and Level II exams consist of a theoretical portion and a practical portion. On completion of your exam, you will receive an exam completion certificate and the grade of your exam.

THEORETICAL EXAM FORMAT – LEVEL I AND II

  • Each exam consist of 30 multiple choice questions
  • Questions are presented randomly
  • Each correct answers earn 2 points with a total of 60 points
  • There is no penalty for omitted questions or questions answered incorrectly
  • The scope of the exam relates to the content of each course. Level II exams may have questions pertaining to level I course material.
  • Each exam has a time limit of 90 minutes
  • You may retake each exam 2 times on written request

PRACTICAL EXAM FORMAT – LEVEL I AND II

  • An oral practicum is conducted at the completion of each course
  • The oral practicum is conducted in a small group format and usually takes 90 to 120 minutes
  • Grading is a pass / fail with a total of 40 points
  • Participants are scored on participation level and clinical reasoning skills pertaining to the presented course content
SAMPLE QUESTIONS:

A Clinical Fatigue Test is considered “invalid” when the test is stopped due to:
a.    An increased movement speed
b.    A decreased movement speed
c.    A change in movement pattern due to local muscular fatigue
d.    An increased pain level

You have performed a manual therapy technique to improve right shoulder flexion. You follow up with a mobilization exercise supine for shoulder flexion using internal force to create the movement and an arthro-kinematic set-up. The result of your Clinical Fatigue Test (CFT) is 50 repetitions with 2.0 kg. The appropriate initial dose for this exercise is:
a.     40 reps; 1.8 kg; 3 sets; 30-45 sec rest
b.     40 reps; 2.0 kg; 3 sets; 30-45 sec rest
c.      50 reps; 1.8 kg; 3 sets; 30-45 sec rest
d.      50 reps; 2.0 kg; 3 sets; 30-45 sec rest

Register for Level 1: Fundamentals

Level III Certification Exam

REQUIREMENTS

  • Successful completion of all Level I and Level II courses

  • Successful completion of all Level I and Level II theoretical and practical exams with a passing grade of 80% for each theoretical and practical combined.

 

Certification exam consist of three parts:

Part 1: Submission of 3 Case Studies

Case Studies: Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity and SpineCase studies need to be submitted at least 3 months prior to sitting for the certification exam.Each case study should be a detailed description of the management of a clinical case and include: a. Backgroundb. Case Descriptionc. Outcomesd. Discussion Special attention is given to the rationale for exercise selection, design, dosing and progression (therapeutic exercise format). Case studies need to be presented in the “Full" Traditional Case Report format Each case study will require a passing grade of 80%.

Case studies will be graded using the following rubric:

Case studies with a grade below 80% will be returned once with recommendations for improvement. The candidate can re-submit the case study at least 1 month prior to the certification exam date.

Part 2: Theoretical Exam

  • Will be conducted on site (no study materials allowed)

  • Certification exam consist of 50 multiple choice questions

  • Questions are presented randomly and cover the content of all level I and II courses

  • Each correct answers earn 2 point with a total of 200 points

  • There is no penalty for omitted questions or questions answered incorrectly

  • Each exam has a time limit of 150 minutes

  • The certification exam has a passing grade of 80%

Part 3: Oral Practicum

Clinical discussion based on the case studies submitted by the candidate.  Candidates will be required to demonstrate 3 interventions, one for each region of the body. Each intervention may include:

  • A manual therapy intervention, if appropriate. The type of manual therapy intervention is at the discretion of the candidate. The exercise selection/design needs to match the manual therapy intervention.

  • Perform isometric HHD strength test as needed.

  • Exercise set-up

  • Instruct patient (model) in and perform Clinical Fatigue Test

  • Calculate exercise dose. Resistance may include: pulley weights, exercise bands, dumbbell weights, cuff weights, body weight and others

The oral practicum has a 80% passing grade.

Oral practicum will be graded using the following rubric:

Once the student passes all exams they are awarded the MET Seminars Certified Manual Exercise Therapist and may use the credentials CMET as part of their professional title.


Level III Certification Exam

REQUIREMENTS

  • Successful completion of all Level I and Level II courses
  • Successful completion of all Level I and Level II theoretical and practical exams with a passing grade of 80% for each theoretical and practical combined.

 

Certification exam consist of three parts:

Part 1: Submission of 3 Case Studies

Case Studies: Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity and SpineCase studies need to be submitted at least 3 months prior to sitting for the certification exam.Each case study should be a detailed description of the management of a clinical case and include: a. Backgroundb. Case Descriptionc. Outcomesd. Discussion Special attention is given to the rationale for exercise selection, design, dosing and progression (therapeutic exercise format). Case studies need to be presented in the “Full" Traditional Case Report format Each case study will require a passing grade of 80%.

Case studies will be graded using the following rubric:

Case studies with a grade below 80% will be returned once with recommendations for improvement. The candidate can re-submit the case study at least 1 month prior to the certification exam date.

Part 2: Theoretical Exam

  • Will be conducted on site (no study materials allowed)
  • Certification exam consist of 50 multiple choice questions
  • Questions are presented randomly and cover the content of all level I and II courses
  • Each correct answers earn 2 point with a total of 200 points
  • There is no penalty for omitted questions or questions answered incorrectly
  • Each exam has a time limit of 150 minutes
  • The certification exam has a passing grade of 80%

Part 3: Oral Practicum

Clinical discussion based on the case studies submitted by the candidate.  Candidates will be required to demonstrate 3 interventions, one for each region of the body. Each intervention may include:
  • A manual therapy intervention, if appropriate. The type of manual therapy intervention is at the discretion of the candidate. The exercise selection/design needs to match the manual therapy intervention.
  • Perform isometric HHD strength test as needed.
  • Exercise set-up
  • Instruct patient (model) in and perform Clinical Fatigue Test
  • Calculate exercise dose. Resistance may include: pulley weights, exercise bands, dumbbell weights, cuff weights, body weight and others
The oral practicum has a 80% passing grade.

Oral practicum will be graded using the following rubric:

Once the student passes all exams they are awarded the MET Seminars Certified Manual Exercise Therapist and may use the credentials CMET as part of their professional title.