AFAA’s Golden Hearts®: Active at any AgeTM instructor training for certified health/fitness professionals is an interactive course that will provide you with the latest theoretical information and applied exercise tools and techniques whether you are embarking in, or continuing on, working in the wonderful and rewarding field of senior fitness. The road to becoming a Senior Fitness Specialist involves the acquisition of knowledge and skills specific to the older adult population. This course provides an overview of aging, age-related physiological changes and the role of physical activity, client safety and injury prevention, screening and assessments, and program design and management.
- Online workshop
- Workshop videos
- Online final exam (15 questions)
- 3 attempts to pass the exam
- 70% passing score
- 365 days to complete
- Overview of Terms: Life Span, Life Expectancy, Disability-Free Life Expectancy
- Demographics: Population Growth, Quality of Life, Where Americans are Today
- Health Risk and Behaviors
- Barriers to Physical Activity
- Age-Related Physiological Changes Health Screening/Pre-Exercise Assessment Tools Practical Application
- Professional Responsibilities and AFAA Standards and Guidelines Practical Application Exercise Samplers
- Fall Prevention and Practical Application
- Chronic Disease Management and Exercise Guidelines
- Marketing Strategies
- Challenges for Specialists
Upon completion of AFAA’s Golden Hearts®: Active at any Age instructor training, you will be able to:
- Explain the variables that affect life expectancy, quality of life, and successful aging.
- Describe the general demographics of the older adult population within the United States and the world.
- Understand the age-related physiological changes and the affect of exercise on the aging process.
- Select appropriate senior fitness protocols when implementing health screenings and pre- exercise fitness assessments.
- Assess general safety and injury prevention factors, and apply industry exercise standards and guidelines for older adults when developing exercise training programs.
- Gain continuing education toward all current AFAA certifications, and demonstrate the highest level of professionalism as guided by the AFAA Code of Ethics.
CEUs: AFAA (7.0), NASM (0.7)
Remarks: All online material can only be accessed using desktop or laptop computer. iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone or Android devices are not supported.