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Personal Trainer's Toolkit: Developing Fitness Programs for Older People

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Course Features

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Duration

2 weeks

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Delivery Method

Online

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Available on

Lifetime Access

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Accessibility

Mobile, Desktop

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Language

English

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Subtitles

English

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Level

Intermediate

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Effort

2 hours per week

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Teaching Type

Self Paced

Course Description

This short course online provides an overview of prescreening, testing, and programming for older adults to develop health and fitness goals. The physical and mental effects that ageing has on chronic health issues are discussed. This population is discussed in relation to the possibility of working with or referring an Allied Health Professional. This course will prepare you to:

Describe the recommended physical activity guidelines for older adults. Prescreening and fitness testing for older adults is recommended. Identify fall prevention strategies for the fitness setting. Explain the program of exercise for older adults, including strength, conditioning, and progression programs. You should also consider safety issues for older people in the fitness environment. Examine the referral routes for Medical and Allied Health Professionals to manage fitness programs for older adults with health concerns.

Fitness Australia has accredited this course, which is a world leader in best practices for trainers.

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Instructor-Moderated Discussions

Skills You Will Gain

What You Will Learn

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Explain the physical activity guidelines recommended for older adults

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Describe recommended prescreening and fitness testing in the older adult

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Identify strategies in falls prevention in the fitness setting

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Describe the programming of exercise for the older adult including cardiovascular, strength and conditioning and progression programs

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Identify additional safety concerns to address in the older populations in the fitness setting

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Assess referral pathways for Medical and Allied Health Professionals in managing fitness programs for older people with health considerations

Target Students

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Fitness trainers will often be faced with clients of different ages and abilities

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Knowing how to responsibly train older people will equip trainers with the skills and safeguards to protect themselves and ensure positive outcomes for their clients

Course Instructors

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Sonya Barber

Instructor

As a career health and fitness advocate and educator, I want to share the Personal Trainer Toolkit for fitness businesses from start up to existing, and looking to grow your fitness community.
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Ashlee Battersby

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I have been running my own personal training business for 13 years. Experience in personal training, group training, outdoor training, group exercise and management. I now love teaching Fitness at CQU

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