This course is intended to provide therapists and fitness trainers with the knowledge and skills to develop and implement comprehensive exercise strategies for the aging adult. Utilization of these concepts and techniques will help the fitness professional guide individuals to help them safely and effectively reach their goals by increasing their neuromuscular coordination and stability, as well as their strength and cardiorespiratory fitness.
As a result of this education, more therapists and fitness professionals will have the ability to execute properly progressed fitness programs for the aging adult that have the potential to help their clients to safely achieve and exceed their goals.
With heightened success in desirable outcomes, this could raise the standard for therapists and strength and conditioning coaches to follow a health based approach which could result in more functionally fit individuals as well as offset the likelihood of injury.
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- Physical Effects of Aging
- The Continuum of the Aging Adult
- Coronary Heart Disease
- Coronary Arterial Heart Disease Risk Factors
- Behavioral Risk Factors
- Awareness Through Movement
- Age Related Considerations
- Lifestyle Coaching
- Balance and Stabilization
- Resistance Training
- Arthritis and Exercise
- Cardiorespiratory Fitness Training
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on knowledge and skills to develop and implement comprehensive exercise strategies for the aging adult
- Identify the physiological effects of aging
- List and Explain the health implications of aging that 40-50 year olds may be faced with.
- Identify the Baby Boomer population
- Recognize the changes in health challenges, priorities and fitness goals as we age.
- List and explain CAD Risk Factors
- Identify behavioral risk factors that may affect health.
- Recognize appropriate heart rate training intensities for moderate and low risk clients
- List and Explain Age related exercise considerations for different age groups.
- List and explain the dimensions of wellness
- Identify emotional factors that can impact longevity
- List and Explain common mistakes that the elderly can make with medications
- Recognize the concerns regarding nutrition in the aging adult
- List and explain the components of a warmup
- List and explain mobility exercises for all joints of the body
- List and explain the acute variables for each phase of exercise.
- Identify the differences between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- List and Explain considerations for exercise and the arthritic client
- Recognize considerations for cadio-respiratory fitness training in the aging adult
- List and explain target heart rate training zones
- List and explain the components of a comprehensive recovery program
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
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Contact Hours: 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant and Certified Athletic Trainer
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Financial – Eileen Yard is employed by National Personal Training Institute and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service