Author: Sandy Stoub MA BA
Provider: Fitness Learning Systems
The aging process is something individuals cannot escape; however, lifestyle choices can improve the quality of this process. A prominent theory describes aging as an inability to cope with stress and sees impairment as due to weakness of the immune system. While this theory has support, other gerontologists look at a more composite theory of aging; looking at factors contained in the environment.
This course provides an overview of aging through physiological, psychological, and sociological perspectives. With a thorough understanding of the aging body, a fitness professional can design effective programs to meet the needs of students. Programming ideas and exercises are given for both land and water formats.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Understand key expectancy statistics and implications to today’s aging population
- Identify key changes in each physiological system of the body
- Discuss importance of balance and equilibrium
- Design multi-functional programs to meet a variety of needs
- Discuss necessary adaptations
# of Hours: 3-4
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