Understanding how a golfer moves is a prerequisite for effective coaching, training and treatment. Rather than guess what they do, we believe you should assess what they do.

Level 1 Certification teaches the foundational concept that drives everything at TPI: how efficiency and common swing characteristics are directly related to how the body is functioning. We call this the Body-Swing Connection.

This course teaches students to quickly evaluate a player’s physical capabilities using the TPI Level 1 screen and to understand how the results of that assessment are correlated with the technical elements in the player’s swing. This helps a coach, trainer, or medical therapist to quickly identify the key area that can be holding a golfer back from playing their best.

Once TPI Level 1 Certified, you have immediate access to a full suite of benefits, including promotion on the TPI site, deep discounts to Alliance Network partners, interactive webinars with the co-founders, and the ability to audit future seminars for free. With over 25,000 Certified professionals in 63 different countries, TPI is as much a community as a credential.

TPI Certification isn’t just designed to provide knowledge, but to teach you a system, and a pathway for your professional development, that can propel your business working with golf athletes. By understanding the unique physical demands of golf, you’ll be better prepared to help your clients enjoy the game they love.

Stop guessing and start assessing.

Level 1 Certification

$995.00 *

*Check the seminar schedule to confirm price in the location near you.

Bundling Discounts Available

Bundle two or more Certification courses and receive $100 off Level 1, $200 off each Level 2 and $300 off each Level 3. Examples below:

  • L1 ($100 off) + L2 ($200 off) = $300 Discount
  • L1 ($100 off) + L2 ($200 off) + L3 ($300 off) = $600 Discount
  • L2 ($200 off) + L2 ($200 off) = $400 Discount
  • L2 ($200 off) + L3 ($300 off) = $500 Discount

The option to add a qualifying Certification course will be available in your checkout cart. Upon selection, the bundling discount will be applied automatically.

Level 1 Certification is achieved by watching a 4.5 hour online prerequisite course (see previews below) and attending a live class in one of the two formats:

A one-day, live webinar hosted by TPI co-founders Dave Phillips and Dr. Greg Rose.
An in-person, two-day seminar at one of the dozens of cities all over the world.


*Number of instructors at each seminar can vary depending upon location. For both North America and International seminars, refer to the seminar’s registration page for the instructors scheduled to teach.

Online Prereq



The Team Approach

TPI’s Level 1 online prerequisite course is taught by TPI co-founders Dr. Greg Rose and Dave Phillips.

The course begins with a discussion on why the nature of golf instruction has changed and why it’s so important to include physical assessment and conditioning as part of a player’s performance plan.

The Kinematic Sequence

Dr. Greg Rose takes the student through TPI’s philosophy of the golf swing and introduces 3D biomechanics. One of the fundamental concepts of the Body-Swing Connection™ is interpreting the kinematic sequence to determine swing efficiency. This section of the course leaves the student with a clear understanding of how the body efficiently generates power during the golf swing.

The Big 12 Swing Characteristics

In this section, Dave Phillips explains and demonstrates the most common swing characteristics TPI has identified in the world’s top players and amateurs alike. Being able to identify how certain swing characteristics are directly connected to physical characteristics such as instability, lack of mobility or weakness is the core of the Body-Swing Connection™.

TPI’s Physical Screen

Learn how to take a golfer through TPI’s physical assessment screen and identify limitations in the body that may be affecting the player’s golf swing. This sixteen-part screen is simple, quick and the foundation for all higher-level courses of study at TPI. The TPI physical screen is the fundamental concept that changed the course of the golf fitness industry and what it means to be fit to play golf.

Rotation Corrections

Learn corrective drills and exercises for those players who failed any of the rotational assessment screens.

Flexion and Extension Corrections

Learn corrective drills and exercises for those players who failed any of the flexion or extension assessment screens.

Stability Corrections

Learn corrective drills and exercises for those players who failed any of the stability assessment screens.

Online Class Language Translations (Closed Captions)





Chinese (Simplified)




Portuguese (Brazilian)

Seminar Outline

At the Level 1 seminar, students spend two days learning how to apply what was learned in The Body-Swing Connection online class through hands-on practical application. TPI instructors work with students to demonstrate how to become proficient in the TPI physical screen and how to integrate these assessments into your coaching, training or rehabilitation practice.

Students learn the value of the TPI team approach by working directly with other golf, fitness and medical experts in real life body-swing evaluations. For many students, they leave the Level 1 workshop deeply embedded into the culture of golf fitness while having developed new lifelong friends and business associates.

Day 1

During the first day of the Level 1 seminar, students will gain a much deeper understanding of the Body-Swing Connection™ by observing how we evaluate a player at TPI using the Level 1 physical assessment screen.

TPI instructors lead students in a thorough discussion of each Level 1 assessment screen with multiple examples of what to look for. Students then breakout into small groups to practice each assessment screen in order to obtain proficiency and comfort with the assessment protocols.

Day 2

The second day of the Level 1 seminar is all about mastering the Body-Swing Connection. TPI instructors take students through a detailed analysis of the Big 12 Swing Characteristics and kinematic sequence while students practice filming and identifying actual golf swings.

Students are then shown exercise and drill corrections to attack restrictions or issues found during the Level 1 physical assessment screens. In the final session, TPI instructors discuss building your business, marketing ideas and advanced Level 2 certification options.


PGA Members may claim 18 MSR "Required Education" credits for 2-day Level 1 seminars or 10 MSR "Required Education" credits for 1-day Level 1 webinars. A Certificate of Completion must accompany any application for MSR Credits.

PGA Professionals (Great Britain & Ireland)
PGA Professionals can use the Certificate of Completion as evidence of class attendance when submitting it as a structured formal learning opportunity on their CPD records.

LPGA Members may claim a total of 8 Non-LPGA Continuing Education Units for participating in this approved program. CEU submissions must be accompanied with a Certificate of Completion.

The American Council on Exercise has approved the TPI course, Level 1 Body-Swing Connection, for 1.20 Continuing Education Credits. Upon successful completion of the course, enter CEP171665 into your MyACE account to redeem CECs towards your ACE certification.


All students who successfully pass the Level 1 examination will receive a TPI Certified Level 1 designation.

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