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 emphasis being placed on it helping to maintain independence and wellbeing.
If you would like to expand on 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.
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 to earn more money.
Functional tests, exercise guidelines, considerations to address & much more.
Conditions such as arthritis, frozen shoulder, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, COPD, Diabetes and Dementia.
Anatomical & physiological adaptations which occur as a result of ageing and inactivity.
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 courses more accessible. Studying will take place within our learning platform online. The information is taught via a series of video delivered PowerPoint presentations to replicate the experience in the classroom, with interactive activities and quizzes to check on your learning progress as you move through the units. It is suitable for use with all modern devices.
You are also required to attend a venue where your theory paper assessment will take place.
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