RTS3 Prerequisites & Recommendations

RTS3 Prerequisites

 

YOU MUST COMPLETE THE PREREQUISITE
ONLINE LECTURES PRIOR TO ATTENDANCE!

FOR RTS3 ADVANCED HANDS-ON LABS THIS INCLUDES:
LEVELS 1000 through 5000 (4000s specific to the respective Lab you are attending)

THESE ARE THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO ATTENDANCE!
DO NOT ATTEND CLASS POORLY PREPARED!

THIS IS THE LEVEL OF COMMUNICATION REQUIRED
IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN RTS3 LABS!

DON'T JUST WATCH IT!
KNOW IT!
ALL OF IT!

As the homepage states RTS is "ADVANCED EDUCATION..." and it requires far more preparation than any coaching or trainer certification can offer!

YOU WILL BE LOST WITHOUT IT AND WILL BE WASTING
YOUR INVESTMENT IN TIME AND MONEY!

The currently available prerequisite lectures are divided into individual courses (approximately 150 hours). These lectures are available in the Course Library of our education partner ExerciseProfessional.com. Previews of a few of these lectures can be viewed on the ExerciseProfessional.com YouTube channel.

Prerequisites: Now vs Then
RTS3 (formerly RTSm) was originally five modules (20 total days) with Science 1 and Science 2 required before the three Hands-on Labs. These two prerequisite modules, which combined totaled 56 hours of information, each required four days of travel and accommodations. Therefore, to complete both of these prerequisites domestic students spent approximately $2000 in travel/accommodations and $2000 in registration fees. International students spent approximately an additional $3000 in travel/accommodations! The current prerequisite online lectures that replace Science 1 and Science 2, total well over 100 hours of information... for the same price! They are far more detailed and offer vital perspectives never before available in live presentations... AND you don't have to travel to get those lecture classes the way thousands did in the past!

The key to the RTS3 Program is the information included in the online lecture videos. Do not underestimate or skim-through these presentations in hope that once completed, they will be behind you. This is not like the information you learned in school, never to show up or be used again. Do not mistakenly think that the hands-on modules are all you really need and are the most important sections. The people who do well and get the most for their money realize early-on that a foundation via the exercise mechanics presentations is the key. An optimal understanding of these principles of mechanics and the thought process, is the only way to maximize the Hands-on module experiences and successfully complete the exams.

Suggested Prerequisites (but not mandatory)
  • RTS2 Practical Labs
  • For personal trainers, successful completion of multiple certifications and/or CEC programs is recommended in order to develop the level of industry knowledge necessary, in addition to an entry-level personal training certification such as AAPTE.
  • Health and medical professionals will find it helpful to have, in addition to their science background, a practical working knowledge both exercise and the exercise industry (traditions as well as current trends)
Recommended Reference Texts for the Online Course Library

McMinns Color Atlas of Anatomy by Abrahams and Hutching (any edition)

  • Absolutely the best pictures of muscular attachments from all views!

Joint Structure and Function by Norkin and Levangie

  • The 1st edition is preferred. It is the best from which to learn fundamental mechanics. It has a white cover; ISBN 0-8036-6576-8
  • The 2nd edition is more commonly available. It has a green cover; ISBN 0-8036-6577-6
  • These editions can be purchased online at sites like alibris.com and AbeBooks.com
  • More recent editions is not recommended for initial exploration of basic mechanics although can certainly be utilized. Note that 3-5ed are much more in-depth than our level of study requires and for many students simply confuses many issues. It should be noted that it will be used for its numerous inaccuracies within later chapters.

Physiology of the Joints by Kapandji, Volumes 1, 2, & 3 (any editions)

  • The 5th edition was released in 2019 and is available on Amazon for $50-$60US