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Exercise and Osteoporosis

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  • Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
  • Credits: ACE 0.2 CECs , ACSM 2.0 CECs
  • Course Type: Self-Paced / Home Study
  • Course Contains: Online Content Online Quiz
  • American Council on Exercise American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Labeled as the “Silent Disease,” osteoporosis is quickly becoming a national public health threat for approximately 44 million American men and women age 50 and older. This course provides information on bone physiology throughout one’s life span and the causes of osteopenia and osteoporosis. Current research regarding the effects of nutrition, physical activity, and medication on osteoporosis is reviewed. Finally, specific exercise program guidelines for adults at each stage of the disease are covered.

Course Objectives

  • Define osteoporosis and recognize the prevalence of the condition in the United States
  • Explain the importance of nutrition and physical activity for bone growth and maintenance of bone mineral density (BMD) throughout one’s life span
  • Identify established guidelines for osteoporosis prevention, including key nutritional elements, specific bone-building exercises, and commonly used medications for the prevention of bone breakdown and the stimulation of bone-building
  • Explain the training principles important for optimal bone health and design exercise programs for individuals with osteopenia and osteoporosis

Course contents include:   

Steps to completing this course

  1. Go to and log in.
  2. Click on "Online Learning Courses" in the "My Account" section.
  3. Choose your course and complete as necessary.
  4. After successful completion of the quiz your CECs will automatically be added to your ACE account.

Please note: This online only course does not include a book/DVD/CD. You will not receive any additional items by mail when making your purchase.

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