PEP008: Optimal Functioning

45 CE Hours / $750

Instructor: Curtis Wildes PhD, MS,ATC, CSCS, PES, Do (EU)

Curtis M. Wildes

Curtis M. Wildes


Dr. Curtis Wildes brings over 18 years of expertise in human performance optimization within sports medicine and sports physiology as a Certified/Licensed Athletic Training, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialist, integrative Osteopathic wellness practitioner, and Applied Psychophysiologist. With experience working for various elite organizations such as the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, USA-National Governing Bodies -  Volleyball, Speedskating, Luge, and Bobsled/Skeleton, International performers as a therapist with Cirque du Soleil, and professional teams such as the Baltimore Orioles and Real Salt Lake FC– his career has been focused on the continued development, optimization, and innovation of athletes, organizations, and sport. Dr. Wildes has developed an eclectic, multidisciplinary approach to sports performance medicine, holistic wellness, and integrative mind-body therapies he uses clinically and lectures on to this day. Dr. Wildes holds a doctorate in Applied Psychophysiology from Saybrook University (Pasadena, CA), an international clinical doctorate in Osteopathic Manual Practices from National University of Medical Sciences (Madrid, Spain), and a Master of Science in Athletic Training and Kinesiology from the University of Hawai’i (Honolulu, HI).  His interests include integrative performance optimization using biofeedback and neurofeedback based optimization training focusing on the biomechanics needs, physiological requirements, and cognitive performance demands placed on elite performers; as well as how technological innovations such as sEMG can change the outcome of injury management. Currently, Dr. Wildes is a member of the US Air Force 58th RQS Human Performance Optimization team at Nellis AFB (Nevada) and holds adjunct faculty positions at Logan University (Chesterfield, MO), Saybrook University (Pasadena, CA), University of New England (Portland, ME), and EDUKAN (Overland Park, KS).

Learning Objectives:

Students will develop a better understanding of psychophysiology, sport psychology, and biofeedback, as these disciplines relate to optimal performance. Students will learn about applications of these concepts across different performance settings.
Required Text: Case Studies in Applied Psychophysiology: Neurofeedback and Biofeedback Treatments for Advances in Human Performance [Hardcover] by W. Alex Edmonds (Editor), Gershon Tenenbaum (Editor)Hardcover: 342 pages, Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (December 12, 2011), ISBN-10: 0470971738, ISBN-13: 978-0470971734

Optional Recommended Text:

Biofeedback & Neurofeedback Applications in Sport Psychology Paperback –by Benjamin W. Strack (Author) , PhD (Author) , BCB (Author) , Michael K. Linden (Author) , BCN (Author) , Vietta Sue Wilson (Author). Paperback: 414 pages. Publisher: Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback ,
ISBN-10: 098429791X, ISBN-13: 978-0984297917


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Duration of course validity:

There is one year to complete the course. Courses not completed by that time are void and must be repurchased if still available. No refunds are provided for courses not completed within one year of purchase.

CE Credit:

These are continuing education, not university accredited, courses. The Behavioral Medicine R&T Foundation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Behavioral Medicine R&T Foundation maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


This course is accepted by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance for recertification.

Payment, Refund, Scholarship, and cancellation policies:  

Full payment for each course is required before access to the course web site is provided. Payment is by credit card though our web site’s secure ordering section (www.biofeedbacktraining.org) or by check in US dollars made out to the Foundation and sent to the letterhead address. Full refund will be made until students are given access to the course web site. After getting access to the course web site, there is no refund at all as the Foundation have committed their resources to you and you have access to all of the course materials. A course would only be cancelled due to an extreme emergency on the part of the course instructor or the Foundation. In the highly unlikely event a course is cancelled, you would receive a full refund.


The Foundation give scholarships consisting of 25% off the cost of the course(s) to (a) students and professionals (e.g. clinicians, coaches, teachers) from emerging nations and (b) full time graduate students in developed nations.

Course updates:

Updates to all courses are placed on the course web site as they are made. Students are informed when updates are available. 

Questions / further information?

Contact Dr. Richard Sherman (director of the psychophysiology CE and doctoral programs) at admin@behavmedfoundation.org or 1.800.530.6658.

Administrative Information

Conflict of Interest: Neither the Behavioral Medicine Research & Training Foundation, its staff, nor the course instructor have any conflict of interest involving materials presented in this course.

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