SrFit™ Mature Fitness Specialty Certification home study continuing education course provides advanced training for experienced, certified personal trainers who wish to work with Baby Boomers and beyond (mid 40's+). With this course, you will gain an understanding of how the aging process affects all the systems of the body, identify dietary changes that may be needed, and develop effective training strategies to improve flexibility, endurance, strength and optimal function in your older-adult clients. You will learn how to individualize a training regimen that fits the physiological capabilities of mature adults. This will become even more important as the industry sets standards for personal training, and as the medical community and insurance companies begin to recognize personal trainers as an available option for referring patients who need help with lifestyle change.
All major personal training, sports nutrition, group fitness certification organizations and BOC for athletic training approve our SrFit™ home study course. Certified personal trainers, group fitness instructors, health and wellness coaches, sports nutrition specialists and athletic trainers holding more than one certification may obtain CECs/CEUS for all certifications for which they need continuing education with this single home study course at no additional cost.
Course Materials: This course includes the 330 page SrFit: The Trainer's Resource for Senior Fitness, Second Edition, 60-page study guide, 2 1/2 hour DVD set featuring Wayne Westcott and a one hour audio CD featuring Tammy Petersen and her husband Mark, a geriatrician. The 60 question multiple-choice online test, which requires a passing score of 80% to earn CEU credit, is also included. Note: Course materials are sent through USPS Priority Mail.
Additionally, a wealth of information (more than 300 pages) is provided in cooperation with the National Institute on Aging, which is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health (www.nih.gov/nia). This material is accessible through a "virtual appendix" in printable pdf file format. This NIA material is also provided in Spanish.