Strength Training Older AdultsTM 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. 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.
Strength Training Older AdultsTM is approved for the following continuing education credits/units:
ACE 1.2 (ACSM and the YMCA accept
BOC Category A 5.00
NSCA (CSCS, NSCA-CPT) 1.3
PTA Global 13.0
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.
AT Level of Difficulty: Advanced
AT Domains: (1=Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection; 2= Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis; 3= Immediate and Emergency Care; 4= Treatment and Rehabilitation; 5= Organizational and Professional Health and Well‐being): 1,4
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
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.
Electronic format — The Strength Training Older Adults™ certificate package with online test includes the eBook version of the 344-page Fitness Professional’s Guide to Strength Training Older Adults by Thomas R. Baechle and Wayne Westcott (accessed through Adobe Digital Editions/BlueFire Reader) and an 86-page workbook provided in PDF format. Instructions for completing the 60-question multiple-choice online test and obtaining CECs are also included in PDF format. Note: This course package is made available for immediate access and download after purchase. All materials for this electronic format course are available electronically. Nothing is mailed.
Hard copy format — The Strength Training Older Adults™ certificate package with online test includes the 344-page book Fitness Professional’s Guide to Strength Training Older Adults by Thomas R. Baechle and Wayne Westcott and an 86-page workbook. Instructions for completing the 60-question multiple-choice online test and obtaining CECs are also included. Note: Course materials for this hardcopy format program are sent through USPS Priority Mail.
- 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.
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