This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 10.0

BOC Category A 6.00

NASM 1.0

CPTN 7.0

PTAG 10.0

NSCA 1.0

YMCA 10.0

BCRPA 10.0

ISSA 10.0

NFPT 1.0

KIPS 1.0

NETA 10.0

HFPA 10.0

NAFC 1.0

NESTA 1.0

Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise Prescription

$159.00

The Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise Prescription home study continuing education course offered to you in a distant-learning format presents what every fitness professional working with pre- and postnatal women should know about designing safe and appropriate exercise.

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 10.0

BOC Category A 6.00

NASM 1.0

CPTN 7.0

PTAG 10.0

NSCA 1.0

YMCA 10.0

BCRPA 10.0

ISSA 10.0

NFPT 1.0

KIPS 1.0

NETA 10.0

HFPA 10.0

NAFC 1.0

NESTA 1.0

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.

Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise Prescription

$159.00

The Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise Prescription home study continuing education course offered to you in a distant-learning format presents what every fitness professional working with pre- and postnatal women should know about designing safe and appropriate exercise.

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

Hard Copy Format: $159

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This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 10.0

BOC Category A 6.00

NASM 1.0

CPTN 7.0

PTAG 10.0

NSCA 1.0

YMCA 10.0

BCRPA 10.0

ISSA 10.0

NFPT 1.0

KIPS 1.0

NETA 10.0

HFPA 10.0

NAFC 1.0

Virginia Board of Physical Therapy 6.0 (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 6.0 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 December 2017 – December 2020. Providership # 817430

Description

Learn the effect of exercise on maternal and fetal health and how to set intensity levels and modify exercise based on guidelines from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOCG). 

This course covers the latest research; demonstrates appropriate core strengthening and pelvic floor exercises; and includes suspended body-weight, flexibility, relaxation, and breathing exercises. 

It also suggests guidelines for strength training, water exercise, and competitive sports during pregnancy.

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.

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Course Objectives

Upon succesfully completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Identify the current research and the effects of exercise on maternal and fetal health.
  • Describe anatomical and physiological changes that occur during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the current American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and international guidelines for exercise during pregnancy and postpartum.
  • Outline safe and appropriate exercise design for prenatal and postpartum women and discuss considerations for training during pregnancy and postpartum.
  • Identify specific and appropriate exercises and activities for prenatal and postpartum women.
  • Explain the benefits and guidelines of water exercises for pregnant clients.
  • Outline suggestions for initiating or enhancing a prenatal and postpartum exercise program.
  • Identify postnatal exercise goals and program design considerations for recovery from both vaginal birth and cesarean delivery.
  • Identify complications and common conditions of pregnancy and postpartum and management strategies.
  • Discuss fitness practitioners’ professional responsibilities, including health screening, monitoring exercise, record keeping, and emergency procedures.
  • Identify available resources that can be used in prenatal and postpartum exercise instruction and programming.

Course Features

Hard copy format

This is the only available option and includes:

  • Online test
  • 189-page Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise Design, Fourth Edition by Catherine Cram and Gwen Hyatt
  • 266-page Exercising Through Your Pregnancy by James F. Clapp and Catherine Cram.
  • No time limit for completion
  • $8 for US Shipping or $43 for International Shipping

Study from home

A continuing education home study course offered in a distance-learning format with no time limit to complete.

Access

  • This program is only available in hardcopy format
  • Course materials for this hardcopy format program are sent through USPS Priority Mail with tracking.
  • $8 for US Shipping or $43 for International Shipping

Course overview

Covering 10 comprehensive chapters from how exercise affects pregnancy, benefits of maternal exercise, fitness guidelines: postpartum and much more.

Online test

Immediate results. Two free retakes. Print your own certificate.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1. How Exercise Affects Pregnancy
Chapter 2. Exercise Effect on Fertility and Early Pregnancy
Chapter 3. Exercise Effects on Fetoplacental Growth
Chapter 4. Exercise Effects on Fetus and Early Childhood
Chapter 5. Benefits of Maternal Exercise
Chapter 6. Fitness Guidelines: Preconception and First Trimester
Chapter 7. Fitness Guidelines: Second and Third Trimester
Chapter 8. Fitness Guidelines: Postpartum
Chapter 9. Exercise Effects on Breastfeeding and Infant Growth
Chapter 10. Developing a Personalized Maternal Fitness Program

Resources
References
Index
About the Authors
Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise Design CE Course-4th Edition
By Catherine Cram, Gwen Hyatt
Introduction

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