This course offers an excellent physical-therapist-based approach to planning an exercise program for the older adult through the integration of assessment tests, exercises, and daily tips for the 5 domains of fitness: posture, strength, balance, flexibility, and endurance. Attention is also given to the benefits of each domain of fitness as well as the age-related changes and health conditions that can affect these domains over time.
Textbook (TO BE MAILED): Age-Defying Fitness: Making the most of your body for the rest of your life by Marilyn Moffat, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA and Carole B. Lewis, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA.
Course Includes: Course packet with instructions, textbook, access to online exam, and certificate of achievement upon successful completion.
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"While I train (mostly) younger people, a great deal of my clients are in the older generation. So this gave me ideas in all aspects of training them." - Stephanie C.
"I learned a lot of stretches and exercises to help the population I am going to work with." - Cynthia F.
"It was exactly relevant to my field of interest. The exercises were excellent." - Melinda T.
"I liked it because it challenged my understanding of exercise, like when I was in undergrad, since I do not work with older adults as much in this capacity anymore." - Christina M.