The American Board of Human Performance
The American Board of Human Performance™ (or ABHP) is a neurological specialty certification board in the subspecialty of Human Performance. The ABHP is a sub-agency of the American College of Functional Neurology® (ACFN), a non-profit certification organization dedicated to serving and protecting its stakeholders, which consist of the public and its health care members, by certifying excellence in practice. The ABHP administers certification examinations and maintains certification renewal processes. The ABHP issues a Certificate of Qualification and a Fellowship in Human Performance.
The ABHP standards are consistent with The Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (AERA, APA, & NCME, 1999). It accepts health care professionals that have completed an agency recognized training or residency program in Human Performance. The content validity of its certification examinations is demonstrated by a comprehensive job analysis conducted and analyzed by experts, with data gathered from stakeholders in the neurological subspecialty of Human Performance.
The certification program of the ABHP provides impartial, third-party validation that the meets recognized national and international credentialing industry standards for development, implementation, and maintenance of certification programs.
The ABHP embraces and emphasizes a current, comprehensive, and research-based understanding of the interplay between neurological, cardiovascular, metabolic, and musculoskeletal systems, as it pertains to maximizing human physical potential. ABHP Fellows are healthcare professionals that have trained and are well-versed in biomechanics, biophysics, biochemistry, neurology, and cardiovascular function. They commonly act as team physicians, trainers, consultants, and specialists in the assessment and optimization of Human Performance in athletes, both amateur and professional. ABHP certificate of qualification holders are often educators, health trainers, or individuals that may act in a role to facilitate healthcare practitioners in the delivery of healthcare to individuals with the desire to improve their human potential.
ABHP Advisory Board
- Advisory board appointed by the ACFN
- Sets educational requirements for certification
- Develops examinations
- Regulates the usage of credentials
- Performs regular job analysis
- Defines membership criteria
The ABHP Advisory Board consists of 4 ACFN-nominated members that may serve unlimited staggered 2-year terms. Appointments are by a nomination and vote of support by two or more of the ACFN Board of Directors. The Board is governed by the executive director and expert board of the American College of Functional Neurology®. Their responsibility is to represent and protect the registry by defining, regulating, assessing, and communicating with its members and the public.
The advisory board is responsible for communicating with the sub-committees and registry and to perform numerous functions included but not limited to: regular job analysis, defining educational requirements and standards for membership, creates and approves board and certification examinations, defines and regulates acceptable usage of board credentials, defines communication with the public about board policy and positions.
Neuro-musculoskeletal: Freddys X. Garcia, MS, DC, DACNB, FACFN, FABHP
Biophysics, Cardiovascular, Musculoskeletal: Kenneth Jay, MSc, PhD, CABHP
Functional Medicine: Michael Nelson, PhD, CABHP
Neurology: Matthew M. Antonucci, DC, DACANB, FACFN, FABCDD, FABVR. FABNN, FABBIR, FABHP, FICC
FABHP™: Fellow of the American Board of American Board of Human Performance. Both FABHP™ and the term Fellow of the American Board of Human Performance are federally protected terms to describe the highest level of certification by the ABHP. Fellows must be a licensed healthcare professional in a health care professional field (MD, DO, DC, DPT, ND, PhD, etc), that has completed a minimum of 150 credit hours of training in clinical neuroscience, and 150 hours in Human Performance, in an ACFN and ABHP approved educational program. Fellows must also have completed a minimum of 2 years of clinical experience in the field of Human Performance and have successfully passed an approved and psychometrically-validated board examination.
The ABHP requires that throughout the initial certification and maintenance of certification processes, health care providers must have a valid, unexpired, and unencumbered license to practice a primary care discipline in their jurisdiction.
The ABHP demands a recertification process that is necessary to maintain Fellowship Status with the Registry. Fellows must re-certify by July 1 of odd number years with a demonstration of competency including a minimum of 25 hours of continuing education in a board-approved educational program; submitting an annotated bibliography of 6 peer-reviewed article that falls in the biennium period prior to the renewal period; paying recertification dues, and completing a job analysis survey. Fellows must also recertify by examination every 10 years.
Certificate of Qualification in Human Performance: The Term CABHP™ is a federally protected certificate. These certificate holders are health care professionals that have completed a board recognized training program in Human Performance and who have passed the certification examination of the ABHP.
Notice of Trademark:
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American Board of Human Performance™, FABHP™, CABHP™ are trademarks that are actively used in commerce by the American College of Functional Neurology, Inc.