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Senior Fitness Specialization

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CEUs: 1.5 NASM, 15 AFAA

Learn how to become a helping hand and a guiding force for aging adults looking to stay fit and active in a safe environment. As a Senior Fitness Specialist, you’ll play a vital role in keeping active aging adults moving, motivated, and healthy. Pick up the skills necessary to safely progress active older clients through the OPT™ Model, while being aware of their physiological considerations and physical goals.

Keep this growing segment healthy and fit! NASM Senior Fitness Specialists:

  • Boost their reputation, career, and client base by capitalizing on the growing demand for physical fitness experts for active older adults
  • Enjoy the convenience of many adctive older adult's flexible schedules
  • Reduce risks for falls and preserve their independence
  • Understand limitations, common medical conditions, aging process, and frequent fitness obstacles
  • Invest in their client’s lives and futures . . . as well as their own!

✔ 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

13 In-Depth Chapters
NASM’s Senior Fitness Specialization course contains 13 in-depth chapters covering everything from program design for older adults, assessment strategies, nutrition considerations and so much more!

12 Learning Videos
Dispersed through the 13 chapters are 12 high-quality videos to aid in your learning.

Fully Interactive Learning Platform
Our online course portal brings everything you need to provide the best insight and guidance available on any device.

In-Depth Glossary
This course includes a fully interactive digital glossary so that you can look up terms and see what page you're on.

Downloadable Handouts
Access the handout library to download PDFs so that you can easily access or print them at any time.

Chapter Quizzes
There are quizzes throughout the course, which can be taken as many times as you need. A practice exam is provided to help you prepare for the final exam.

"I thoroughly enjoyed taking this course. It's actually one of the best and most comprehensive courses I have ever taken. I recommend this course to everyone! - Lisa S., NY

"Great course, very easy to follow along. Great for anyone who wants to help old loved ones." - H.C., IL

"I am currently training seniors and literally as I studied each chapter I was telling my clients the things I was learning about and how it applied to them. It was fun and informative to share. I seriously believe NASM is really solid in its education base so this just proved it further." - Bobbie N., AZ

"I've been training clients of all ages for the past decade. Recently, I've come to fully embrace training older populations because of the big challenges and even bigger rewards seeing them live happy and healthy. The NASM Senior Fitness Specialist course was just what I needed to grow and apply my knowledge of older populations. I feel super confident I can continue to grow my clientele using this credible specialization from a well-recognized certifying organization." - Jason J., FL

"Great course. It reinforces the original OPT model with the necessary progressions and regressions when working with an older client." - Jon B., NV

"Very informative. I especially liked the physiology information." - Liz M., CO

"As an Occupational Therapist, it also helped me a lot to learn more about fitness with geriatrics and assisted me to further improve me in my profession." - Mike K., IL

"First, I would like to thank the software developers for an excellent program to include Close Caption on the video and interactive materials. As a veteran with a hearing impairment, this is the first training program I have used that completely provided the accommodations that I needed. Great course and I highly recommend to any health professional seeking additional wisdom and knowledge in working with Active Older Adults." - Bobby G., VA

"I recommend the Senior Fitness Specialization to everyone." - Viktoriia P

"The SFS course was very well presented and provided an excellent foundation for working with older adults. I highly recommend it for anyone working with older adults" - S.F., CA

"As a non-fitness trainer who took this course to learn more about senior fitness to assist my husband and parents, I found the course material very informative, engaging and seeking additional learning." - Susan T., SC

"The videos were brief, a perfect amount to keep my interest. They were very informative and a great review of material from the CPT course." - Kimberly B., TX

"Great course that is very easy to follow and really builds on CPT. Lots of helpful info for the trainer and to teach older adults. Covered everything I was expecting and I feel like I learned and comprehended the material. And its really helpful to have tools to use from the course going forward." - Cassy O., MO

"This course is perfect for busy professionals. The bite-size learning and easy-to-understand content made concepts immediately applicable." - Sheena L., GA

"Great course I learned so much I feel more confident in training the older population. Highly recommended the senior fitness course" - Craig G., CA

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