Personal Training and Group Exercise Training for Older Adults

Developing safe and effective exercise programs for older adults
Temecula, CA P.O. Box 760,, Temecula, CA 92593
(951) 9723600

Course at a Glance

Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)

Domain / Subject : Medical/Healthcare/Pharma

Function : General

Trainer name : Natalie Johnson

Duration : 200 Hours

Difficulty : Medium

Personal Training and Group Exercise Training for Older Adults

If you're interested in developing safe and effective exercise programs for older adults, the Personal Training and Group Exercise Training for Older Adults Online Program is for you! The certificate program incorporates standards from the International Curriculum Guidelines for Preparing Physical Activity Instructors of Older Adults, in collaboration with and endorsed by the World Health Organization.

The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that Educational Fitness Solutions, Inc, who works with us to bring you this program, meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2010 – 2013). Providership # 672784. This program is approved for 50 Continuing Education Credits through ACSM.


Upon completing the Personal Training and Group Exercise Training for Older Adults Program, you'll:

  • Be prepared to work as a fitness trainer, manager or owner in the older adult market
  • Identify and define predictors of successful aging and characteristics that relate to individual participation in physical activity programs
  • Be able to design exercise programs for preventive health
  • Understand how factors have converged to make the 50+ market extremely desirable for the fitness industry
  • Know how to conduct an in-depth health history interview
  • Be able to identify medication-related interactions during physical activity and know when to refer clients to a health professional


This program can be taken from a PC.  It is not recommended for MAC users.  It is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers.  Technical requirements include, but are not limited to, having Internet access with a 56K modem (but it's highly recommended that you have DSL or high-speed cable Internet access), 64 MB system RAM, 200 MB free hard-disk space memory or sufficient storage, reliable e-mail account access, CD-ROM/DVD capabilities, and a reliable Internet provider. Some individual programs may have additional software or hardware requirements.

These materials will be provided by ed2go:

  • Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults
  • Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training: An Illustrated Guide to Your Muscles in Action


There are no specific prerequisites to enter this program, other than an Internet connection, an e-mail address, and basic computer knowledge. Students do need to receive CPR certification and approval by the program coordinator prior to beginning the Optional Field Internship Program.

This program is for you if you're interested in developing safe and effective exercise programs for older adults or training your staff to do so, and if you want to manage and market new programs to older adults. This program is also suitable for companies that require the certificate program as a professional development program for employees . And this program is definitely for you if you're a senior or older adult exercise enthusiast who wants to learn more about exercise program design, health, and wellness.

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace.

Course Content

  • Socio-Physiological Aspects of Aging
    • Psychosocial Aspects of Aging
    • Musculoskeletal, Cardiovascular, and Metabolic Changes that Accompany Aging
    • Nervous System, Cognitive, and Sensory Changes that Accompany Aging
    • The Association Between Aging, Activity, and Disease
  • Designing Older Adult Exercise Programs
    • Exercise Recommendations and Guidelines for Apparently Healthy Older Adults and Those With Chronic Diseases and Conditions
    • Principles of Cardiovascular and Resistance Exercise and Flexibility
    • Principles of Functional Exercise, Balance, Mobility, and Water Training
    • How to Design Exercise Programs for Apparently Healthy Older Adults
  • Business Management and Administration for the Mature Market
    • Business Opportunities in the Mature Market
    • Marketing and Customer Service Principles
    • Business Development Through Member Programs and Services
    • How to Administer and Manage Age-Friendly Fitness Facilities or Wellness Centers
  • Exercise and Aging for Special Populations
    • Screening, Health Assessments, and Fitness Testing
    • Cardiovascular and Metabolic Chronic Disease Considerations for Exercise Program Design
    • Musculoskeletal and Neurological Chronic Disease Considerations for Exercise Program Design
    • Common Medications for Chronic Disease Conditions
  • Elective Program: Optional Field Internship in Senior Personal Training
    • Intern for a total of six weeks/60 hours for a practical experience working with members at fitness facilities and health centers
    • Network and interact with professionals in the health and fitness industry
    • Develop a professional goal statement and review career opportunities
    • Improve your ability to obtain employment or operate your own health and fitness facility


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