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NASM Senior Fitness Specialist

Play an important part in keeping active older adults healthy! 

NASM Senior Fitness Specialists have a unique opportunity to work with the growing older adult population and help them improve their health by providing safe and effective exercise programs that use NASM’s Optimum Performance Training (OPT™) Model program.

Why Become a NASM Senior Fitness Specialist?

  • Boost their reputation, career, and client base by capitalizing on the growing demand for physical fitness experts for seniors
  • Meet seniors’ specific needs of aging adults by designing exercise programs that use NASM's Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT™) program
  • Enjoy the convenience of schedule flexibility to increase clientele with active aging adults
  • Reduce seniors' risks for falls and preserve their independence
  • Understand seniors' limitations, common medical conditions, aging process, and frequent fitness obstacles
  • Invest in their client's lives and futures . . . as well as their own!


Section 1: SFS Scope of Practice
Chapter 1: Introduction to Senior Fitness
Chapter 2: Scope of Practice

Section 2: Physical, Physiological, and Psychological Considerations of Aging
Chapter 3: Physical and Physiological Considerations of Aging
Chapter 4: Psychological Considerations of Aging

Section 3: Assessment Strategies for the Older Adult
Chapter 5: Fitness Assessments for the Active Older Adult

Section 4: Program Components for the 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

Section 5: Program Design
Chapter 10: Program Design for the Active Older Adult
Chapter 11: Common Medical Conditions and Programming Modifications

Section 6: Program Design
Chapter 12: Nutrition Guidelines and Considerations for Active Older Adults

Section 7: Business Development
Chapter 13: Professional and Business Development

Pre-Requisites: There are no prerequisites for this course, although a personal trainer certification or is recommended.

Study load: approx 30 hours

Content Access: 365 days (1 year) from date of enrollment

Exam Access: 365 days (1 year) from date of enrollment

Exam Attempts: 3 times

Questions on Exam: 100 multiple-choice questions

Time limit for Exam: 90 minutes

Passing Score: 70%

Course Content: 13 In-Depth Chapters, 12 High-End Videos, Programming Manual (PDF Download), 90+ Infographics & Charts, Quizzes

Certificate: sent by USPS 4-6 weeks after passing exam

CEU values (Continuing Education Units): 1.5 NASM CEUs

Brief Summary: The Senior Fitness Specialist (SFS) course will provide a fitness aspect to assist in the development of a healthier lifestyle for the active older adult and a specialized credential for health and fitness professionals. Health and wellness professionals can safely progress older clients with various physiological considerations and goals by following the scientifically proven OPT Model.

Please note this SelfStudy course is only in English.

For substantive questions and assistance during the course or question for the tutor, please contact one of our study coaches at studiecoach@efaa.nl.

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Why EFAA courses?

  • More than 35 years of experience
  • Already trained more than 35,000 people
  • Recognized by NL Actief
  • European (EQF/eReps) recognition Europe Active
  • Official training partner NASM
  • Combination training online and practical learning
  • Locations throughout the Netherlands
  • Affordable combination and total packages
  • Payment in installments possible


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