Exercise Programming for Active Older Adults
This course is sold off-site at PTontheNet.com
Author: Dr. Christian Thompson, Ph.D.
The newest cohort of older adults, the Baby Boomers, see themselves very differently than those that came before them. In many ways, the Baby Boomers are redefining what it means to get older. In fact, most people now define being old not as a chronological age, but instead as the time when they can no longer live independently or fully take care of themselves. So, what does this all mean for fitness professionals working with the active older adult? Who are these people? What should guide the choice of fitness/functional assessments to determine current level of function? How rigorous of a training program should be delivered and what components should be included? How much should we worry about diseases and chronic conditions? How do we build rapport with our older clientele? This training course is devoted to answering these questions.
This course qualifies for 4 hours of continuing education with PTA Global. Instructions for completing the online examination and obtaining credit are included in the course. This course also includes a 1-year membership* into the MedFit Network (MFN), a $169 value! An MFN membership includes, but is not limited to the following:
- A full-page profile on fastest growing directory of fitness and allied healthcare professionals
- Free educational webinars and access to MedFit TV
- Exclusive discounts on continuing education, products and services
- Learn more about the MedFit Network and the benefits you’ll get with your membership: https://medfitnetwork.org/welcome/
*Membership is for new members only. You will be sent access instructions after course purchase.