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Strength Training Older Adults™
Home Study Course

Electronic format - The Strength Training Older Adults™ certificate package with online test includes the e-book version of the 344-page Fitness Professional's Guide to Strength Training Older Adults by Thomas R. Baechle and Wayne Westcott (accessed through Human Kinetics using Adobe Digital Editions/BlueFire Reader with instructions for downloading provided) and an 80-page workbook provided 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.

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Hard copy format - The Strength Training Older Adults™ certificate package with online test includes the 344-page book Fitness Professional's Guide to Strength Training Older Adults by Thomas R. Baechle and Wayne Westcott and an 86-page workbook. Instructions for completing the 50 question multiple-choice online test and obtaining CECs are also included. Note: Course materials for this hardcopy format program are sent through USPS Priority Mail.

This course is approved for
the following CECs/CEUs:
ACE 1.2 (ACSM and the YMCA accept
AFAA 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
PTA Global 13.0
SFA 1.2
WITS 12.0

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.

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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.


Hard Copy Format

United States:

$189.00 USD
plus $8 shipping & handling

$189.00 USD
plus $42 shipping & handling**


Return Policy

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.

* 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.

** Orders shipped to other countries may be subject to customs charges and/or other taxes and fees charged by authorities in the destination country. Any customs charges and/or other taxes and fees charged by the destination country are the responsibility of the customer. We are unable to advise the exact charges that may occur as they vary from country to country. If you have questions, please contact us and we will share our experience for your specific country.

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