Older Adult Fitness Specialist Certification
This 24-hour certification class is for health and fitness professionals wanting to gain knowledge, training, and competency to assess fitness levels, design fitness programs and provide motivating exercise instruction for older adults. You can purchase the required text, “GAMUT: The AAHF Training Series: SrFit” by calling 1-888-330-9487 or WITS’ (World Instructor Training Schools) website at www.witseducation.com.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Identify the key age-related changes in physiology and fitness levels
- Demonstrate safe and effective exercises for older adults
- Perform fitness assessments for older adults
- Design exercise prescriptions for older adults
- Market exercise programs to older adults
This is an intermediate level course for students with experience or education in fitness training.
Methods of Instruction:
Lecture, demonstration, hands-on practice, practical skills assessments and final examination. Registered students receive course workbook and student study guide.
Students must earn a score of 70% or higher on the written and practical exams. Attendance is also required and students are only allowed one excused absence. Students with an excused absence must schedule a make-up session and complete any work assigned. Adult CPR is required for the certification to be issued.
2 Certification Levels (Test Vouchers Included):
Level 1 – Have a current Adult CPR/AED Certification and pass both Written Exam & Practical Skills Exam (Test Vouchers Included)
Level 2 – Obtain a Level 1 Certification and complete the optional 20 Hour Internship
DATES: 4 Sat: Oct 7-28
- 8:00am - 12:00pm - Lecture
- 1:00 - 5:00pm - Practical
LOCATION: San Luis Obispo Campus Rooms 1103 (lecture) and 1200 (practical)
INSTRUCTOR: Coral Minton