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Strength Training Older Adults™ Course Objectives

  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.
 
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