NASM Senior Fitness Specialization (SFS)

$ 4,000.00

The NASM Senior Fitness Specialist (NASM-SFS) - Play a vital role in keeping seniors active!

Learn how to become a helping hand and a guiding force for aging adults looking to stay fit and active in a safe environment. As a Senior Fitness Specialist, you’ll play a vital role in keeping active aging adults moving, motivated, and healthy. Pick up the skills necessary to safely progress active older clients through the OPT™ Model, while being aware of their physiological considerations and physical goals.

Keep this growing segment healthy and fit! NASM Senior Fitness Specialists:

  • Boost their reputation, career, and client base by capitalizing on the growing demand for physical fitness experts for active older adults
  • Enjoy the convenience of many adctive older adult's flexible schedules
  • Reduce risks for falls and preserve their independence
  • Understand limitations, common medical conditions, aging process, and frequent fitness obstacles
  • Invest in their client’s lives and futures . . . as well as their own!

The course includes:

  • 13 In-Depth Chapters NASM’s Senior Fitness Specialization course contains 13 in-depth chapters covering everything from program design for older adults, assessment strategies, nutrition considerations and so much more!
  • 12 Learning Videos Dispersed through the 13 chapters are 12 high-quality videos to aid in your learning.
  • Fully Interactive Learning Platform Our online course portal brings everything you need to provide the best insight and guidance available on any device.
  • In-Depth Glossary This course includes a fully interactive digital glossary so that you can look up terms and see what page you're on.
  • Downloadable Handouts Access the handout library to download PDFs so that you can easily access or print them at any time.
  • Chapter Quizzes There are quizzes throughout the course, which can be taken as many times as you need. A practice exam is provided to help you prepare for the final exam.

Course Overview:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Senior Fitness
  • Chapter 2: Scope of Practice
  • Chapter 3: Physical and Physiological Considerations of Aging
  • Chapter 4: Psychological Considerations of Aging
  • Chapter 5: Fitness Assessments for the Active 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
  • Chapter 10: Program Design for the Active Older Adult
  • Chapter 11: Common Medical Conditions and Programming Modifications
  • Chapter 12: Nutrition Guidelines and Considerations for Active Older Adults
  • Chapter 13: Professional and Business Development

Remark: All online material can only be accessed using desktop or laptop computer. iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone or Android devices are not supported.

Additional information


NASM (1.5) AFAA (15)


Online Self Study