ONLINE TRAINING: Advanced Strength Training Techniques for Older Adults
Need CEUs? Our distance learning class provides 2.0 CEUs for ACE and NSCA instructors
Please note: this is NOT the course you would take in order to become a certified Geri-Fit instructor. This is the advanced course that an already-certified Geri-Fit® instructor would take for optional and additional training credit, if desired. The training program to become a certified Geri-Fit instructor is not available to the general public nor can it be purchased on our website. The Geri-Fit National Instructor Certification course is only available to facilities or instructors that have purchased a Geri-Fit® license.
This ACE and NSCA-approved online home study course has been awarded 2.0 CECs (CEUs for NSCA). This course is ideal for geriatric healthcare professionals, evidence-based program leaders or facilitators, personal trainers and group exercise instructors that are working with older adults in an exercise setting to rebuild strength and functional capacity that's been lost through the aging process. The course content will also address the exercise needs of older adults with chronic disease or medical conditions such as Parkinson's disease, strokes, balance problems, and arthritis.
For non-certified instructors, evidence-based program leaders, home health aides, and caregivers: this online course is open to anyone that wants to enroll and learn the Geri-Fit methods. If you are brand new to strength training, plan to devote up to 70 hours to learn the course content. If you are familiar with strength training and are already leading an active lifestyle, the time to learn the content will lessen dramatically.
The Practical and Written Examinations are optional and only required if you need your CEUs / CECs recorded with the organization you're certified through. If you are pre-certified, you will need to submit a copy of your ACE or NSCA certificate at the time you submit your tests.
This is an advanced course, so you should have working knowledge or experience in strength training exercises that are performed with dumbbells. Ideal candidates should be pre-certified by a nationally-recognized fitness organization such as ACE*, NSCA**, NASM / AFAA, ACSM, W.I.T.S., AFPA, IFPA, NESTA, NFPT or others and have a minimum of 3 years of experience with either teaching group exercise classes or personal fitness training. Candidates with degrees in kinesiology, nursing, exercise physiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy and other healthcare professions that work with the elderly will also benefit with this specialized training.
Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
• Identify physiological changes associated with aging and how they influence strength training programs.
• Discuss effective teaching strategies to use with senior clients.
• Understand the application of various types of strength training techniques for the older population.
• Demonstrate appropriate exercises and modifications for post-rehabilitation strength training exercise programs.
• Implement special modifications for specific medical or handicapped conditions.
• Identify when to substitute and modify a strength training exercise based on physical limitations or joint replacement.
• Learn exercises that can help clients with Parkinson's Disease, stroke victims, and those afflicted with chronic pain.
• Learn how to effectively demonstrate and describe how strength training exercises should be performed by older adults and in ways older adults will be able to understand.
• Acquire state-of-the-art personal training skills needed to effectively administer strength training exercise programs for the older population.
Over 80 different strength training exercises and 20 stretches will be taught and demonstrated online. These exercises are specifically designed for the needs of older adults especially those over the age of 75 that have lost strength and functional capacity over time. Balance and gait exercises are included in the training as well as fall prevention techniques. Additionally, guidelines in working with older adults with chronic health conditions will be addressed.
When you register for this course, you will be assigned a special log in and password that will provide access to our online training portal for one person. You will have 90 days from the date of registration in order to complete your training. All tests are optional, however, if you require CEUs or CECs or Contact Hours, enrollees must pass a video practical exam and written examination in order to have their CECs recorded. All candidates will receive a Certificate of Completion that will state that you have completed Geri-Fit's Advanced Strength Training Techniques for Older Adults course. The Certificate does not have an expiration date.
The training program fee is $315 and includes two DVDs and the Advanced Strength Training Techniques for Older Adults training manual. This training course does not include any workouts or the Geri-Fit Lesson Plans which can only be acquired by a License.
Immediate online access will be given to the training website within 24 hours of receiving payment. Hard copy materials will be sent by U.S. mail within 72 hours of payment.
During your homestudy training, free online support is available Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, if needed.
This course is open to the public provided the above criteria has been met.
Online Course Cancellation Policy:
Registration for online courses are final. No cancellation or refund is available since access is granted to online courses immediately after a purchase has been processed. All course material is copyrighted. User name and password that is assigned is for single user only and is recorded on one IP address. Any login sharing will result in a loss of online access and is a violation to our User Agreement.
* Approved by ACE (American Council on Exercise) for 2.0 CECs.
** The National Strength and Conditioning Association approved 2.0 CEU(s) for certified individuals who successfully complete this course.