Breath AS Medicine

Fitness E-Learning Course Curriculum

Train With Ed on the art, science and application of yogic breathwork strategies for improving health, wellbeing and exercise performance.

NOTE:  Ed's LIVE 15-Hour Breath As Medicine Training can be found on our Upcoming Events page.  The 15-Hour Training includes CE's with National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches (NBC-HWC) AND CEC's with ACE Fitness  In addition, both an Intro To Breath AS Medicine & the 15-Hour Breath AS Medicine for Fitness Professionals can also be found at PTOnTheNet.  Discounts apply for members of PTN AND CEC's.  

Program Description

Respiratory physiology is a dynamic way of not only improving a client’s level of fitness, it’s improving their overall level of health and well¬being. Ed Harrold’s Breath AS Medicine training focuses on nasal dominance in respiratory muscle training by applying the principles and philosophy of yoga breathing (or pranayama) as inspiratory and expiratory muscle training.  In this 15-Hour Distance Learning, we’ll learn the science of learning to control the breath for various physiologic and psychological outcomes overlooked in current fitness & athletic training.

Keeping in mind that the goal of exercise is to improve our health, reduce inflammation and reduce stress, we'll learn the art & science of incorporating mindful breathing strategies into fitness and athletic training.  Give your clients a cardiovascular, flexibility, strength & meditation-in-motion experience all in one training session. Improve their biomechanics, biochemistry, physiology and psychology with optimal breathing protocols.  

Learning Objectives

  • Introduce basic, intermediate and advanced breathing technique

  • Health benefits and contraindications for breathing technique

  • How to sequence the breath for speed, interval and steady state training

  • How to use breathing techniques to “biohack” into flow states 

  • Warm-up & cool-down strategies

  • Respiratory anatomy & physiology


Learning Format

  • Online

  • Includes videos & reading materials

Exam Details

Exam 60 questions - Exam Time Allowed 75min - Total Test Attempts: 3.  The passing score of this course is 80%.

Continuing Education

12 credits with National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches (NBC-HWC) CEP #: 100133

1.5 continuing education credits with American Council on Exercise (ACE Fitness)



1.5 CEC's ACE Fitness

For Personal Trainers, Fitness & Exercise Professionals



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