Boost your reputation, career and client base by capitalising on the growing demand for physical fitness experts for seniors.
- 5 NASM CEUs
- 13 In-Depth Chapters
- 12 High-End Videos
- Programming Manual (PDF Download)
- 90+ Infographics & Charts
- High-End, Easy-to-Use Digital Portal
- 1 Year to Complete the Final Exam
- Specialization Certificate Upon Completion
Play an important part in keeping active older adults healthy! There are currently over 54 million adults over the age of 65 living in the United States, and that number is projected to continue to grow.
Senior Fitness Specialists have a unique opportunity to work with the growing older adult population and help them improve their health by providing safe and effective exercise programs that use NASM’s Optimum Performance Training (OPT™) Model program.
Our Senior Fitness Specialization provides an immersive online learning experience for fitness professionals, teaching innovative ways to design individualized programs to meet the needs of active aging adults through evidence-based practices. Addressing physiological and psychological needs, this course will provide the application needed to create a positive, comfortable trainer-client relationship and help older adult clients achieve their goals and overcome obstacles.
Requirements & Accreditation
The Senior Fitness Specialist programme is fully-accredited by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), a globally-recognised sports and fitness institution.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Senior Fitness
Chapter 2: Scope of Practice
Chapter 3: Physical and Physiological Considerations of Aging
Chapter 4: Psychological Considerations of Aging
Chapter 5: Fitness Assessments for the Active Older Adult
Chapter 6: Flexibility Guidelines for Active Older Adults
Chapter 7: Cardiorespiratory Training Guidelines for Active Older Adults
Chapter 8: Core, Balance, and Plyometric Training Guidelines for Active Older Adults
Chapter 9: Resistance Training Guidelines for Active Older Adults
Chapter 10: Program Design for the Active Older Adult
Chapter 11: Common Medical Conditions and Programming Modifications
Chapter 12: Nutrition Guidelines and Considerations for Active Older Adults
Chapter 13: Professional and Business Development
You will have 365 days from the date of enrollment to take your final exam, which consists of 100 multiple-choice questions. There is a time limit of 90 minutes, and you must pass with a 70% or higher. You will have 3 attempts to pass.
So you’re passionate about fitness, but can’t commit to lectures – we have taken this into account and designed a comprehensive distance learning course, allowing you the flexibility to study in your own time without compromising on the quality of your learning experience.
The Senior Fitness Specialist course includes a downloadable course manual and programming manual, online quizzes, exercise library and online exam.