Clinical Exercise Specialist
This course is sold off-site from Medical Exercise Academy
This course is designed for Health and Fitness Professionals who want to learn more about helping their clients who suffer from one or more chronic disease including cardiopulmonary, metabolic, or orthopedic dysfunction.
By educating fitness professionals in chronic disease management, many conditions may be alleviated in the primary care stage, when they can be reversed. Because we know exercise and activity can help in primary, secondary, or tertiary prevention, and positively effect over 30 chronic conditions, fitness professionals trained in program design and management, who have knowledge of chronic disease, and in collaboration with clinicians, are in a prime position to help clients and patients ease the burden of chronic disease.
Course Length: 81 Lessons / 19 hours
Approved for 1.9 CEUs for NASM and 15 CEUs for AFAA
Those purchasing this course via our button (below) will receive a 1-year professional membership on the MedFit Network (MFN) with their course purchase. MFN membership is a $169 value! Instructions for setting up your MFN membership will be provided to you.
If you are already a MedFit Network member, you receive 25% off this course! CLICK HERE to access discount instructions via MFN.
Topics covered in the Clinical Exercise Specialist program:
- The Benefits of Exercise for Chronic Disease
- Scope of Practice and Health Risk
- Rapport and Psychology
- Postural and Movement Assessments and Corrective Strategies Assessments
- Cardiorespiratory Assessment
- Coronary Heart Disease
- Body Composition, overweight, and obesity
- Metabolic Syndrome
- COPD and Asthma
- Balance and Gait
- Common Shoulder Injuries
- Injuries of the Elbow, Wrist, and Hand
- Common Hip Injuries
- Common Knee Injuries
- Common Injuries of the Lower Leg, Ankle, and Foot
- Low Back Pain