Sports Academy introduces online fitness course featuring FasciaMethod


DAPHNE – For the first time ever the United States Sports Academy is offering an online, video-driven personal fitness course showcasing the Finnish FasciaMethod concept to the general public around the world.

The Academy in August 2018 signed a cooperative agreement with the Finnish company ProFTraining Finland to provide educational opportunities to students in Finland, as well as to integrate that company’s health care techniques into Academy coursework. As part of the agreement, the Academy is now offering an online, video-led continuing education course featuring ProFTraining’s myofascial training concepts, called the FasciaMethod. Visit for more.

In the course, students will learn what the FasciaMethod is and how it differs from other mobility training concepts. Students will learn about its main approaches and why FasciaMethod is such an effective body maintenance concept. Students will learn why active dynamic chain mobility training like the FasciaMethod is the most recommended method to develop mobility and movement control. Video demonstrations of FasciaMethod exercises are led by technique developers and trainers Anne Puranen and Viivi Kettukangas.

After completing the course students will be able to plan and instruct their own FasciaMethod body maintenance program for themselves, their clients or for a group fitness session.

The Academy is offering the self-paced, 10-module course at an introductory price of $250, a $100 discount, for a limited time. Students can register for the course at

“This course launch is a historic event for the Academy in many ways,” Academy vice president of academic affairs Dr. Tomi Wahlström said. “It is the beginning of our new strategy to offer courses to general public, as well as the first time we offer a course developed by our partners. In addition, this course shows our new technological standard with the use of multimedia including online tutorials, videos, audio files, and digital handouts. This course is our new benchmark and vision for all of our courses, in degree programs as well as continuing education courses.”

The Academy’s FasciaMethod course is part of a new initiative by the institution to offer more consumer-targeted post-secondary, non-degree sports education courses through its Center for Professional Studies and Continuing Education.

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