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Youth Fitness Guidelines and Program Design

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  • Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
  • Credits: ACE 0.1 CECs , ACSM 1.0 CECs
  • Course Type: Self-Paced / Home Study
  • Course Contains: Online Content Online Quiz
  • American Council on Exercise American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Working with children and teenagers requires special knowledge of leadership and instruction methods as well as guidelines for aerobic exercise, muscle strength and endurance drills. Learn in-depth strategies to building fitness programs and cues to help you better explain and demonstrate fundamental movement for children.

You will learn:

  • To explain the benefits of youth fitness to parents and potential youth clients
  • Fitness assessments appropriate for youth
  • Youth fitness guidelines for aerobic, flexibility, muscle strength and endurance exercise
  • To design a basic exercise program for children and teenagers
  • Appropriate leadership and instruction techniques including adding variety, alternating exercise intensities, offering feedback, and enlisting parent support
  • Nutrition and hydration guidelines for children and teenagers
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