This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 12.0

BOC Category A 5.00

NASM 1.2

CPTN 7.0

PTAG 13.0

NSCA 1.0

YMCA 12.0

BCRPA 13.0

ISSA 12.0

SFA 1.2

NFPT 1.5

KIPS 1.2

NETA 12.0

HFPA 12.0

NAFC 1.2

WITS 12.0

VBPT 5.0 - Type 1

Strength Training Older Adults

$119.00$189.00

The Strength Training Older Adults program 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.

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

(+ $8 for US Shipping or $43 for International Shipping)

Buy your own textbook: $119

This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 12.0

BOC Category A 5.00

NASM 1.2

CPTN 7.0

PTAG 13.0

NSCA 1.0

YMCA 12.0

BCRPA 13.0

ISSA 12.0

SFA 1.2

NFPT 1.5

KIPS 1.2

NETA 12.0

HFPA 12.0

NAFC 1.2

WITS 12.0

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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 December 2017 – December 2020. Providership # 817430

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

Hard Copy Format + Human Kinetics textbook: $189 (+ $8 for US Shipping or $43 for International Shipping)

Electronic format with HK ebook: $169

Buy your own textbook: $119

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And, if your program includes an ebook, you will receive a separate email containing your keycode to access your ebook. In this case, the original email with access to your workbook and test will also include instructions for using your keycode to access your ebook.

If you don’t see these emails after purchase, please check your spam folder for emails from the American Academy of Health and Fitness.

This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 12.0

BOC Category A 5.00

NASM 1.2

CPTN 7.0

PTAG 13.0

NSCA 1.0

YMCA 12.0

BCRPA 13.0

ISSA 12.0

SFA 1.2

NFPT 1.5

KIPS 1.2

NETA 12.0

HFPA 12.0

NAFC 1.2

WITS 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 December 2017 – December 2020. Providership # 817430

Description

The 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.

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.

The 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.

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Course Objectives

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

  • Discuss the benefits of strength training for older adults.
  • Explain and apply the training principles to designing safe and effective strength training programs for older adults.
  • Explain and apply exercise execution procedures and instruction to incorporate into safe and effective strength training programs for older adults.
  • Create a safe and effective basic strength training workout program appropriate for older adults.
  • Modify a basic strength training workout program for more intermediate and advanced older adults.
  • Identify and describe alternative exercises and programs, which are appropriate for strength training older adults.
  • Explain the exercise modifications that may be needed when strength training older adults with certain conditions.
  • Design sport-specific strength training programs for older adults.
  • Discuss the nutritional needs of older adult clients.

Course Features

Electronic Format

This option includes:

  • The ebook version of the 344-page Fitness Professional’s Guide to Strength Training Older Adults by Thomas R. Baechle and Wayne Westcott
  • 80-page workbook in PDF format
  • Online test with two free retakes

Buy your own textbook

This option includes:

  • 80-page workbook in PDF format
  • Online test with two free retakes

You provide the 344-page Fitness Professional’s Guide to Strength Training Older Adults by Thomas R. Baechle and Wayne Westcott

ISBN-13: 978-0736075817
ISBN-10: 073607581X

This ISBN/barcode number lets you verify that you’re getting exactly the right version or edition of a book.

Hard copy format

This option includes:

  • The 344-page hardcopy book Fitness Professional’s Guide to Strength Training Older Adults by Thomas R. Baechle and Wayne Westcott
  • 86-page hardcopy workbook
  • Online test with two free retakes
  • Course materials for this hardcopy format program are sent through USPS Priority Mail with tracking.
  • $8 for US Shipping or $43 for International Shipping

Online test

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

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

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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