Strength Training Older Adults
$119.00 – $189.00
This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:
|ACSM 12.0||BCRPA 13.0||BOC Category A 5.00|
|CPTN 7.0||HFPA 1.2||ISSA 12.0|
|KIPS 1.2||NAFC 1.2||NASM 1.2|
|NASN 1.2||NETA 12.0||NFPT 1.5|
|NSCA 1.0||PTA Global 13.0||SFA 1.2|
|WITS 12.0||YMCA 12.0|
Virginia Board of Physical Therapy 5.0 (Type 1)–Please check with your state board for approval as most physical therapy boards will reciprocate approval for continuing education.
The American Academy of Health and Fitness (BOC AP#: P3645) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 5.00 Category A hours/CEUs.
The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “American Academy of Health and Fitness” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2017 – December 2020). Providership # 817430
Pricing and Format Options For This Program:
Electronic Format with HK eBook : $169.00
Buy your own textbook: $119.00
Hard Copy Format: $189.00 + $8 for US Shipping or $43 for International Shipping
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- Course Objectives
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- Table of Contents
- Return Policy
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- Evaluations Prior 2018
Strength Training Older Adults™ addresses the information and tools needed to educate, motivate, and assist older adults in committing to and benefiting from individualized strength training programs. Guidelines for senior strength training provide a basis for program design, and recommendations for program modifications that construct strength training programs that meet each client’s needs, abilities, and limitations. Illustrations and biomechanically sound instructions for exercises that use resistance machines, free weights, body weight, elastic bands, and balls present proper techniques with clear explanations. Unique teaching scripts offer strategies for communicating information that will help clients avoid errors that cause injury or reduce the effectiveness of the exercise.
Strength Training Older Adults™ home study course is offered to you in a distance-learning format provides principles, protocols, and adaptations you need for designing and directing sensible strength training programs for seniors. Numerous references for each topic offer starting points for further study, and tables, figures, and logs provide guidance in exercise program design and education for your clients. Use the information and tools included in this course to help your senior clients understand the benefits of strength training, overcome their intimidation, and commit to a training program that will enable them to enjoy a more vibrant and active lifestyle.
Certified health and fitness professionals holding more than one certification may obtain CECs/CEUS for all approved certification organizations (see list above) for which they need continuing education at no additional cost.
1. Discuss the benefits of strength training for older adults.
2. Explain and apply the training principles to designing safe and effective strength training programs for older adults.
3. Explain and apply exercise execution procedures and instruction to incorporate into safe and effective strength training programs for older adults.
4. Create a safe and effective basic strength training workout program appropriate for older adults.
5. Modify a basic strength training workout program for more intermediate and advanced older adults.
6. Identify and describe alternative exercises and programs, which are appropriate for strength training older adults.
7. Explain the exercise modifications that may be needed when strength training older adults with certain conditions.
8. Design sport-specific strength training programs for older adults.
9. Discuss the nutritional needs of older adult clients.
Electronic Format – The Strength Training Older Adults™ certificate package with online test includes the eBook version of the 344-page Fitness Professional’s Guide to Strength Training Older Adults by Thomas R. Baechle and Wayne Westcott (accessed through Adobe Air with instructions for downloading Adobe Air*) and an 80-page workbook provided in PDF format. Instructions for completing the 60 question multiple-choice online test and obtaining CECs are also included in PDF format. Note: This course package is made available for immediate access and download after purchase. All materials for this electronic format course are available electronically. Nothing is mailed.
*This e-book requires the installation of Adobe Digital Editions. For information about e-books and Adobe, click here and read the access instructions.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Why Seniors Should Strength Train
Chapter 2: Training Principles and Teaching Strategies
Chapter 3: Exercise Execution Procedures and Instruction
Chapter 4: Basic Workout Programs
Chapter 5: Intermediate and Advanced Workout Programs
Chapter 6: Alternative Exercises and Programs
Chapter 7: Progress Assessment
Chapter 8: Working With Special Populations
Chapter 9: Sport-Specific Strength Training
Chapter 10: Nutrition for Senior Clients
If you’re not completely satisfied with your prepaid purchase, contact AAHF at 800.957.7348 to discuss a return. The return must be within 30 days of the date of receipt of your shipment. Study materials and educational resources must be received in original condition. All return shipments must be sent via USPS Priority Mail for tracking purposes to 7205 Sampal Place, Springfield, Virginia 22152. Upon receipt of the returned materials, the American Academy of Health and Fitness (AAHF) will refund full credit, excluding shipping/handling. Credit will be applied to the appropriate credit card via PayPal. We do not accept returns on online products, e-books, videos, CD/DVD-ROMs, and DVDs.
The American Academy of Health and Fitness reserves the right to discontinue the sale and/or support of any of its continuing education courses. Notification of such will be given six months prior to discontinuance to allow for course completion and testing. No refund will be given for courses that are discontinued.
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Different professional organizations offer continuing education credits, most commonly called CECs (continuing education credits) and CEUs (continuing education units). Most CECs/CEUs require one contact hour of professional activity for one credit. Example conversions are: ACE, NSCA and NASM: 0.1 = 1.0 contact hour; ACSM, BOC, ISSA, WITS and YMCA: 1.0 = 1.0 contact hour.
Evaluations Prior 2018
|Submission Date||First Name||Last Name||Enter the certification organization(s) for which you are seeking credits:||Promotional materials were accurate and complete.||Administrative instructions were complete and understandable.||The course content met my expectations.||How will you apply the content of this course to your work?||What recommendations and/or general comments do you have?||How did you hear about this course?||Would you recommend this course to a friend?|
|2018-04-12 14:30:34||Vada||Rubino||NASM||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|2018-01-25 18:33:52||Tanya||Sawrie||AFAA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Working with seniors to improve overall quality of life||none||AFAA website||Yes|
|2017-12-31 20:41:38||Bryant||Meeks||NSCA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|2017-12-09 18:54:20||Katherine||Cusack||CSCS||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||strength training||none||website||Yes|
|2017-11-20 21:46:02||NSCA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I work as a PT and serve mostly older patients. The resistance training percentages and progression plans will be implemented immediately.||None. Format and testing was excellent!||NSCA website||Yes|
|2017-11-15 11:04:57||National Strength and Conditioning Association||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I currently run a workout class for older adults and am applying many things that I learned in this book.||Some of the content was very repetitive. I did like the charts that gave a recommended load assignment based off of age. That was very helpful.||I was running a workout class for older adults and needed CEU's to maintain my CSCS through the NSCA and this class was on the list. I felt it could help be better myself as a coach and improve the quality of my classes and I believe it did.||Yes|
|2017-11-01 12:08:03||Michelle LeConte||Agree||Agree||Agree||NAFC||Yes|
|2017-10-30 16:53:40||witts||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||it will really help me with training my older adult clients||This course was really helpful!||Through Witts!||Yes|
|2017-10-16 15:45:49||NSCA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|2017-10-14 17:41:19||W.i.T.S||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I really learned a lot from this course. Challenging and enjoyable. I will definitely use and apply to client workout programs. Thank you.||Read the textbook and workbook - you will definitely pass if you study. Not that easy of a course||W.I.T. S website||Yes|
|2017-10-09 12:46:36||NSCA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|2017-10-08 13:43:35||National Council of Strength and Fitness(NCSF)||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|2017-09-28 09:18:12||nsca||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|2017-09-25 20:49:16||AFAA||Agree||Agree||Agree||I will continue to teach but with more tool and info on how to teach my older clients.||Love that this was online!||AFAA||Yes|
|2017-09-24 21:21:08||CPTN||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Will be altering training plans for my older clients||Great in-depth course||Website||Yes|
|2017-09-24 14:22:17||NSCA, Spinning||Agree||Disagree||Agree||I train and teach older adults and will be able to better meet their needs.|
|2017-09-19 17:45:17||NSCA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|2017-09-05 12:44:59||NETA and ACE||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I teach Seniors||na||NETA||Yes|
|2017-08-19 19:48:17||NASM||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Training senior clients and in teaching group fitness classes.||Great info.||NASM.||Yes|
|2017-08-02 15:39:46||NSCA CSCS||Agree||Agree||Agree||I work with many clients and groups over 60 years of age. This will help keep me mindful of the best approaches to safely maximize there results.||I enjoy the material from AAHF, and look forward to doing future courses with the organization.||PTonthenet||Yes|
|2017-07-06 14:24:05||NASM||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I work with seniors both at a gym and a Senior Center so I hope to help them achieve greater fitness levels||Online||Yes|
|2017-06-26 15:24:05||NASM||Agree||Agree||Strongly Agree|
|2017-06-03 02:46:32||NCSA Japan Member *CSCS certified||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Try use as basis for finding and training older adults as clients||None. But check your Q12, there is a spelling mistake: You have, "...too any...", should be TOO MANY||NSCA referred||Yes|
|2017-05-01 17:47:41||Certified Professional Trainers Network||Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I work with an older population, so this material has and will continue to come in handy.||There were many spelling errors in the workbook!||CPTN website.||Yes|
|2017-03-16 14:43:21||NETA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||The majority of the population I work with in training and class work is the older population. The information will help with programs and progressions for training.||NETA||Yes|
|2017-02-25 20:26:42||NETA||Agree||Agree||Agree||instruct seniors in resistance training benefits.||NETA catalog||Yes|
|2017-02-21 18:21:10||BCRPA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||As I begin to personal train with older adults I will implement the knowledge learned into daily practice.||The course was great!||Online.||Yes|
|2016-11-14 14:54:11||NASM||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Will use it every day for both myself and my clients!||None||online||Yes|
|2016-10-14 07:57:11||NSCA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Working with seniors on a daily basis, I can apply these principles to their program design||More of an emphasis on power/elastic training - there was a paragraph about its importance, but nothing further||Previous participant||Yes|
|2016-10-06 10:28:50||Action||Strongly Agree||Neutral||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|2016-09-11 10:27:12||WITS||Agree||Agree||Agree||Working with older adults, this course gave me more of a foundation to build on.||WITS||Yes|
|2016-09-10 12:30:01||WITS||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I would use my knowledge of what I learned in this course||I think that the course was very helpful||by Email send to me from AAHF||Yes|
|2016-08-13 14:52:42||NETA||Neutral||Strongly Agree||Disagree||Yes|
|2016-08-12 14:08:27||ISSA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I am not currently working as a trainer, but plan to be in the near future. I will refer to the course textbook and use the new information I learned to help older adults, especially those with disabilities, get healthy and fit safely.||ISSA Continuing Ed website||Yes|
|2016-06-17 11:28:47||NSCA||Agree||Agree||Agree||I'm targeting the aged population for most of my clients.||NSCA website||Yes|
|2016-05-29 22:04:06||ACE||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||New Business||Thank you Tammyand Pete!||My husband Michael Arbagey||Yes|
|2016-05-29 21:38:16||ISSA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||New Business||I thought there was a problem with completion and not seeing a printable certificate. Sorry, I completed the test twice so it's not your system its user error.||PT on the Net||Yes|
|2016-05-29 21:16:17||ISSA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Home training mobile business.||Keep up the good work, you guys are great!||Have used you in the past. Believe it was PTonthe Net originally||Yes|
|2016-03-25 20:09:45||NETA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I teach Silver Sneaker classes, so will use this information daily.||I missed one, but I don't know which one. I would like to know where my thinking is incorrect.||NETA||Yes|
|2016-03-10 10:58:01||World Instructor Training School WITs||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|2015-12-29 17:07:03||NAFC||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|2015-12-25 14:36:15||NATA and NSCA||Agree||Strongly Agree||Agree||Yes|
|2015-12-21 11:50:16||BOC (athletic trainer)||Agree||Neutral||Agree||Yes|
|2015-12-17 10:41:03||W.I.T.S||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||i have been disabled for a few years now but I help family and friends who want to stay in shape and stay healthy.||i am impressed with the way AAHF maps out everything in their materials it makes studying so much easier!||I took Nutrition for special needs as my last coarse through AAHF!||Yes|
|2015-11-23 12:03:04||WITS||Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I am a Silver Sneakers instructor||I found this very useful||WITS Cec list||Yes|
|2015-11-12 15:38:19||NETA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I teach a Cardio and Core class now at the fitness center work at. I have several older adults that attend this class. I can better judge what things I can have them do in class. Also, Iam a certified Silver Sneaker instructor and there are things I learned from this course that I can bring to that class as well.||Through NETA||Yes|
|2015-10-15 08:54:30||Cabarrus Senior Center||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I will incorporate strength training using machine for individual older adults||I would like Tai Chi for Health by Dr. Paul Lam added to approved CEUs||catalog||No|
|2015-09-08 12:08:49||NETA Personal Trainer||Strongly Agree||Disagree||Strongly Agree||I was given testing instructions from both the American Academy of Health and Fitness and NETA. I was instructed to go to two different websites to complete the exam, the instructions given by the NETA didn't work so I followed the instructions given by the AAHF to take the test. I'm hoping I not supposed to take two different tests for this one class.||NETA website||Yes|
|2015-07-31 10:38:25||W.I.T.S., AAHA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Many of my group fitness class students are older adults.||Great, informative course!||Online at W.I.T.S.||Yes|
|2015-07-25 16:33:59||WITS||Strongly Agree||Disagree||Neutral||Helps me to understand the limitations of older adults||Make this easier to download for non computer literate people||Through WITS||No|
|2015-07-10 18:28:33||NASM||Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Typically, I train older adults. The guidelines here will help me have a better foundation from which to work with my clients.||The course was fairly accurate but there were a few spelling and grammar errors such as the use of "then" rather than "than" in perhaps 1 or 2 places.||Google searching||Yes|
|2015-07-10 12:51:28||NETA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|2015-06-28 17:40:43||WITS||Agree||Agree||Agree||It is relative to personal training.||none, at this time.||The WITS website||Yes|
|2015-06-21 16:33:52||personal trainer||Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|2015-06-18 13:12:36||NETA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Working with older adults||More feedback||NETA||Yes|
|2015-06-18 12:41:56||NETA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||In my classes with strength and balance||good class||Through NETA||Yes|
|2015-06-15 23:16:13||nesta||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|2015-04-23 01:09:59||NETA||Agree||Agree||Agree||I will use this guide if I change my training population to seniors||None||NETA||Yes|
|2015-04-16 16:12:48||W.I.T.S.||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Training and information reference for clients||Yes|
|2015-04-10 17:18:37||NASM,ACSM||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||website||Yes|
|2015-04-04 02:26:11||WITS||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Through WITS||Yes|
|2015-03-26 18:40:02||NETA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Instructing a varied age group in free weight training||excellent course||NETA||Yes|
|2015-03-21 18:10:33||World Instructor Training Schools||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I work with all walks of life. Not only is this material applicable to older inidividuals it also aids in the average man or woman. knowledge is power.||I am very pleased with the information.||Through internet workshops. W.I.I.T.S.||Yes|
|2015-03-14 16:22:49||WITS||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|2015-03-05 02:16:20||W.I.T.S.||Strongly Agree||Agree||Agree||I work as a personal trainer and many of my clients are 55+ years old.||W.I.T.S. website.||Yes|
|2015-03-01 02:00:00||W.I.T.S.||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||i train older adults.||none||W.I.T.S. Website||Yes|
|2015-02-26 17:34:53||WITS||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||adding more safety protocols to training older adults||very informative||online||Yes|
|2015-02-01 20:17:34||NASM||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Group Fitness program design for Older Adults||AAHF Website||Yes|
|2015-01-29 03:54:05||NETA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I will use the information I learned to help with teaching my senior classes.||n/a||Through the organization where I am certified for teaching group fitness classes.||Yes|
|2015-01-24 15:06:39||CPTN||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|