This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 20.0

BOC Category A 13.00

NASM 1.9

CPTN 14.00

PTAG 22.0

NSCA 2.0

YMCA 20.0

BCRPA 20.0

ISSA 20.0

SFA 2.0

NFPT 2.0

NETA 20.0

HFPA 20.0

NAFC 2.0

WITS 22.0

VBPT 13.0 - Type 1

SrFit: Mature Fitness Program

$279.00

Plus FREE Cancer and the Older Adult CEC program with purchase!

Value $79 – Click here for details of the program!

The SrFit™ Mature Fitness course provides advanced training for experienced, certified health and fitness professionals who wish to safely and effectively work with active agers. 

With this course, you will gain an understanding of how the aging process affects all the systems of the body, identify dietary changes that may be needed; and develop effective training strategies to improve flexibility, endurance, strength and optimal function in your mature clients. 

You will learn how to individualize a training regimen that fits the physiological capabilities of mature adults, including those who are very frail and cancer survivors.

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 20.0

BOC Category A 13.00

NASM 1.9

CPTN 14.00

PTAG 22.0

NSCA 2.0

YMCA 20.0

BCRPA 20.0

ISSA 20.0

SFA 2.0

NFPT 2.0

NETA 20.0

HFPA 20.0

NAFC 2.0

WITS 22.0

  This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs: Virginia Board of Physical Therapy 13.0 (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 13.00 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 December 2017 – December 2020. Providership # 817430

SrFit: Mature Fitness Program

$279.00

Plus FREE Cancer and the Older Adult CEC program with purchase!

Value $79 – Click here for details of the program!

The SrFit™ Mature Fitness course provides advanced training for experienced, certified health and fitness professionals who wish to safely and effectively work with active agers. 

With this course, you will gain an understanding of how the aging process affects all the systems of the body, identify dietary changes that may be needed; and develop effective training strategies to improve flexibility, endurance, strength and optimal function in your mature clients. 

You will learn how to individualize a training regimen that fits the physiological capabilities of mature adults, including those who are very frail and cancer survivors.

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

Electronic Format: $279

If you purchase a program, you will receive an email with links to your workbook, test and  instructions. If you don't see this email after purchase, please check your spam folder for an email from the American Academy of Health and Fitness.

This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 20.0

BOC Category A 13.00

NASM 1.9

CPTN 14.00

PTAG 22.0

NSCA 2.0

YMCA 20.0

BCRPA 20.0

ISSA 20.0

SFA 2.0

NFPT 2.0

NETA 20.0

HFPA 20.0

NAFC 2.0

WITS 22.0

 

This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:


Virginia Board of Physical Therapy
 13.0 (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 13.00 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 December 2017 – December 2020. Providership # 817430

Description

Nearly 77 million Americans, according to the US Census Bureau, are now entering their fifties or older and facing the physical challenges that come with aging. 

Often identified as Baby Boomers, this group more than any generation before them, are focused on fitness and health. 

They also have the time and financial freedom to afford health and fitness products and services. 

In fact, Boomers represent the largest and fastest growing segment of the fitness market and their expenditures are expected to reach more than $1 TRILLION in the next decade! 

Add to this a shortage of health and fitness professionals qualified to meet their unique needs and you have an incredible opportunity as a fitness professional if you choose to work with this population!

Information from respected experts in the field such as Wayne Westcott, Jessie Jones, Roberta Rikkli, Vivian Heyward and Debra Rose will be presented, along with how to learn more from these experts. 

In addition, with the updated third edition textbook you will have at your fingertips—by way of direct links within the textbook and also through a virtual appendices on the AAHF website that you can access anytime from anywhere–several hundred pages of informational booklets, client handouts and educational pages to order (free!) or to download and print in both English and Spanish from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), which is part of the National institutes of Health (NIH). 

The NIA also offers free presentation tool kits that include PowerPoint presentations, video content and handouts for you to create expert presentations on the topics of brain health as you age and talking to your doctor.

Click here to check out the resources you will have access to.

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:

  • Overall objective of the SrFit program: To instruct already certified and experienced fitness professionals so they are able to build upon their existing knowledge and skill to safely and effectively work with the ever-growing senior population, and more specifically teach the trainer to:
  • Learn and appreciate how the aging process impacts the organ systems, as well as understand the risk factors associated with chronic diseases.
  • Identify dietary changes that may be needed as a result of aging, and also recognize how diet is related to the different chronic diseases that become more apparent as people grow older.
  • Gain knowledge of safe and effective training techniques for the older adult, including guidelines specific to older adult flexibility, endurance and strength training.
  • Be aware of and be capable of conducting comprehensive senior health assessment and fitness testing procedures.
  • Understand chronic diseases and be able to design and modify programs for clients with specific chronic diseases.
  • Identify with what motivates the older adult and discover how to create an age friendly environment.
  • Become skilled at finding and appealing to senior clients, in addition to discovering ways to build your credibility and establish yourself as an expert in the field of senior fitness.

Course Features

Electronic Format option

This is the only available option and includes:

  • Online test
  • Access to the ebook version of the 375 page SrFit textbook in PDF format.
  • 85-page study guide provided in PDF format
  • No time limit for completion

Study from home

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

Why choose this program?

  • The only senior fitness advanced training/specialty program recognized by 16 certification organizations
  • The only senior fitness advanced training/specialty  program recognized by NSCA
  • Immediate access
  • In-depth and research based
  • Access to hundreds of pages of free resources from the National Institute on Aging

Immediate access

Available for immediate access and download after purchasing.

Course overview

Covering everything from the definition of aging to building your business as a trainer of older adults

Online test

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

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Aging – What is It?
Chapter 2: General Diet and Nutrition
Chapter 3: Lifestyle Modifications, Risk Factors and Disease
Chapter 4: Health Assessment, Evaluation, and Fitness Testing
Chapter 5: Flexibility
Chapter 6: Endurance
Chapter 7: Strength Training
Chapter 8: Chronic Diseases and Exercise
Chapter 9: Cancer and the Older Adult
Chapter 10: Low Back Pain, Posture, and Balance
Chapter 11: Lifetime Sports: Golf, Tennis, and Swimming
Chapter 12: Motivation
Chapter 13: Building Your Business as a Personal Trainer of Older Adults
References
Index
Author Bio

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I like the format of AAHF program materials. I found the workbook and quizzes supplied very helpful to learn the material and prepare for the test. Thank you!

Dennis Horton
NSCA (CSCS)

My AAHF program was straight forward, concise, and relative.

Jennifer Fleming
NASM

My AAHF course was comprehensive and well laid-out. It was also very succinct, easy to study for and very useful in day-to-day client programming.

Sharon Wortham
NASM, ISSA

I am very happy with each of the four home study CEC courses I have taken from AAHF and will be back for more!

Peter Ronai
NASM, ACSM, NSCA