Learn how to lay an efficient and effective road map for your client and guide them to get the results they need, want, and deserve.




The way we write our programs is entirely dependent on the client and is based on years and years of vast knowledge, copious amounts of research, being in the trenches, and from a variety of experiences – not from learning a Step A, Step B, Step C, protocol. We therefore pulled our hair out trying to figure out how we would even start to condense that down into a few days course.

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We can’t. And we won’t.

Instead we released an online, 8-week intensive Program Design Course. 

This 8-week course quickly grew to a 10-week course that covers all of the things you need to take into consideration when programming, how to address those considerations, how to program progressively and effectively, and how to do this for normal, every-day, general population people (i.e., the bulk of your clients!).  It covers advanced program design, but will start right at the very crutch – Leastmode™ to Beastmode, and everything in between.


The course is delivered in video format with recommended reads per module, as well as additional resources provided.  At the end of the course, there is a final pass/fail case study.  This is because we want everyone who completes the course to truly understand and be competent in Program Design.  It not just another ‘tick and flick’ certification that people do just to say that they have done it.  You have to demonstrate that you are able to effectively apply, and truly understand the information, not just memorise it.

Registering for the program design course means you will have access to the course material forever. Therefore, you can go through it as slowly or as quickly as you like, and revisit the content as frequently as you need. You can submit your case study for assessment at any point you feel ready.

And of course, our amazing community!

You will also gain access to our highly active Facebook Forum. It is here that you will be able to ask questions, have full access to Luke and our team, and pick our brains about any of the course content, any topics you would like to discuss, or ask questions about any clients you may want some direction with.


The outcome of this course is to give you confidence and competence in your program design ability. To be able to lay an efficient and effective road map for your client and guide them to get the results they need, want, and deserve.




“The Muscle Nerds program design course has certainly set me apart from the crowd. There are a lot of people who think of program design as sets, reps and tempo but it is a lot more complex.

During the course you will learn about the Aerobic and the Anaerobic pathways, stress and stress management, Leastmode™ to Beastmode, Strength and Conditioning Protocols and how to piece it all together, which is what I think is the missing component from a lot of other courses I have attended.

The highlight of the course was the Practical Seminar at the end where we got to put a lot of the theory into practice which for me personally highlighted the importance of Aerobic Conditioning for general population clients which is my clients demographic.

The program design course has accelerated my career by years. I have gained the knowledge to be able to assess many different clients. I know exactly where I need to start them and how to guide them to becoming the “healthiest” version of themselves.”

Luke Ruthenberg, NSW


The knowledge and resources you gain access to in this course is second to none. Not only this, but you join a family of passionate and driven people here to help you succeed. Don't just take our word for it...

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Are you a coach looking to write highly specific and individualised programs for your clients? If so, getting as much relevant information upfront is always going to be step one. This is why we have created an intake questionnaire for you to use to with all of your new clients. The information you obtain from this questionnaire will be invaluable to the way you approach coaching them.

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