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It’s Never Too Late!

When are we considered an 'older adult'? Sonya gives us the lead on ageing, and how to modify programs for your clients.

Welcome to Personal Trainer’s Toolkit: Developing Fitness Programs for Older People!

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the physical activity guidelines recommended for older adults.
  • Describe recommended prescreening and fitness testing in the older adult.
  • Identify strategies in falls prevention in the fitness setting.
  • Describe the programming of exercise for the older adult including cardiovascular, strength and conditioning and progression programs.
  • Identify additional safety concerns to address in the older populations in the fitness setting.
  • Assess referral pathways for medical and allied health professionals in managing fitness programs for older people with health considerations.

How you will be assessed

To complete the course and receive your certificate you need to complete the course material (videos, readings and activities), marking 90% of steps complete, and achieve a required grade on the final assessment at the end of the course.

The final assessment is a 10 question multiple choice test which you must receive a score of 70% or above to pass. If you complete the course material and take notes you will be well prepared for the assessment.

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