Dit online E-learning programma (zelfstudie) is Engelstalig!
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
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.
With the STAP budget you can follow this training, if it costs
less than 1000 euros, completely free of charge. The next subsidy round
starts Friday 1 July! Register on time and after registration you will
receive your STAP registration certificate from us with which you can apply
for your STAP budget.
We will register your registration in the STAP portal and
notify you by email when you can complete your subsidy application in the
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