Certification in Applied Functional Science (CAFS) | Gray Institute

Who, What, and Why CAFS?

CAFS gives you the tools to develop custom assessment, treatment, and training programs tailor-made for each individual patient or client. It's the first certification to empower you with the knowledge and skills you need to create a treatment plan based on an individual abilities and goals. Ask yourself...

  • Are your clients unique in their needs?
  • Are you settling for a treatment programs that approaches every case the same?
  • Do you want to earn a certification that sets you apart in your field?
  • Are your treatment or training plans the same as others in your profession?
  • Are your clients experiencing plateaus in their progress?
  • Have you considered all the different scenarios you might encounter with a client?

Is CAFS Right for You?

CAFS is designed for any movement professional, from physical therapists, personal trainers, and physicians to strength & conditioning coaches and athletic trainers.

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Earn CEUs & Empower Your Dreams

CAFS is approved through the FSBPT/ProCert (12 CCUs) which is recognized by the following states:

  • AK
  • AZ
  • AR
  • CA
  • CO
  • DE
  • DC
  • GA
  • HI
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • MI
  • MN
  • MS
  • MO
  • MT
  • NE
  • NC
  • ND
  • OR
  • PA
  • PR
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • UT
  • VT
  • VA
  • WI
  • WY

Also approved Florida, Louisiana and New York (30 hours).

ACE 2.5 CECs
ACSM 25 hrs
NASM 1.9 CEUs
AFAA 15 CEUs
NAFC 2.5 CECs
PTA Global 25 CECs
NATABOC 25 CE hrs

  • “CAFS is a wealth of knowledge that has added clarity to years of experience, and allowed me to retain clients with individualized programs”


    John Grogan

    John Grogan

  • “The CAFS material provided to the movement professional is equivalent to “drinking from a fire hose” relative to all the variables from assessments to movements in the human body. The CAFS Instructors explain how to take the complex and beautiful systems of the human body and its local and/or global function/dysfunction and break it down so you can explain it and deliver it to every individual you work with.”


    Doug Aylesworth

    Doug Aylesworth

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Live Events

CAFS is the perfect complement for any movement professional. If you learn better in person, register for a one-day live event near you.

Start Date - End Date Topic City, State Location Brochure Price Register
Dec 14th, 2019 - Dec 15th, 2019 CAFS - Live Alexandria, LA Elite Physical Therapy SOLD OUT
Nov 14th, 2020 - Nov 15th, 2020 CAFS - LIVE Madison Heights, MI Team Rehab SOLD OUT