Online L3 Adapting Exercise for Older People
This qualification is suitable for fitness professionals which already work with, or would like to work with, older adults (65+ years). The demand for physical activity and exercise suitable for older adults is continuously increasing with an emphasis being placed on it helping to maintain independence and wellbeing. The Department of Health (2011) released exercise guidelines specifically for older adults which supports the importance of physical activity and exercise in this demographic group. If you would like to expand your knowledge, skills and competence to safely plan and adapt exercise for independently active, older people in an unsupervised manner then this is the course for you.
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for anyone with the drive and passion to improve the health, fitness and wellbeing of individuals aged 65+. Regardless of whether you are a personal trainer, yoga teacher or gym instructor, the age spectrum of your clients will be broad; therefore, it is essential to understand what exercises can and cannot be performed by different age groups. This qualification enables you to expand on your current roles and is a potential way to earn more money.
Learners must hold one or more of the following:
Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing or equivalent
Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Walking
Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates
Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga
During this course you will cover:
• Anatomical, physiological and biomechanical changes associated with ageing
• Considerations for safe and effective exercise for independently active, older people
• Plan and adapt exercise programmes for independently active, older people
This course is offered as blended online learning with the support of a mentor. You can study at a time and place that is suitable for you, making the course more accessible.
Studying will take place within our Online Learning Environment. The information is taught via a series of video presentations to replicate the classroom experience. Interactive activities and quizzes are used to check on your learning progress as you move through the units. The online learning environment is compatible with all modern devices.
You are required to attend a venue to complete the theory paper assessment and as an opportunity to discuss information delivered through online learning, including the remaining assessment tasks. You can select your theory paper assessment date from the list of dates on our website.
You will have a personal mentor who will get in contact with you and they are there for support and guidance throughout the course.
Length of Course
The assessments include:
1 theory paper
Case study and progressive programme
Cost of Course
This course costs £280
This fee includes the cost of a hard copy manual, learner achievement record plus resources and certificate.
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How Do I Enrol?
As long as you have the correct pre-requisite qualification, you can pay online and gain immediate access to the course materials. Just following these steps:
- Click ‘register to take this course’ and create an online account.
- Once logged in, navigate back to this page and select ‘Take this course’ to be taken to the payment window.
To complete your official enrolment, you will need to download the application form below (see ‘Helpful Documents’) and then send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once your application form has been received, you will be contacted within 24 hours by your personal mentor and an admin member who will confirm your suitability for the course and finalise confirmation. Ensure you read the terms and conditions. By purchasing this course you are agreeing to our Full Terms and Conditions and Online Booking Terms.
REPs Points & Accreditation
By the end of this course you will be a fully qualified instructor for Older Adults, receiving a Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Independently Active, Older People (YMCA Awards). You will be awarded 20 CPD points for completion. This course does not give you entry as a Level 3 Fitness Professional.
What will I gain by completing this course?
As well as the accreditation stated above, you will have the knowledge and competence to plan and instruct exercise programmes for independently active, older people, opening doors to a new and exciting career in the fitness industry. You will have gained the knowledge to work in an unsupervised manner with clients and will be able to continue to improve the health of your community.
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