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Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults

The skill of effectively teaching movement and exercise to older adults is often overlooked in training programs. This is the first home study CE course to detail the fundamental knowledge and skills outlined in the International Curriculum Guidelines for Preparing Activity Instructors of Older Adults developed by an international coalition of senior fitness specialists. The text, edited by Jessie Jones, PhD and Debra Rose, PhD, presents competency-based objectives for fitness instructors and personal trainers to be able to lead safe and effective activity programs for older adults with diverse abilities. Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults Print CE Course will help you understand various predictors of successful aging and explain the benefits of physical activity for body, mind, and spirit. The course identifies and dispels some of the common myths about physical activity and aging and discusses initiatives to promote more physical activity among older adults. Coverage of risk factors that determine the health, physical activity, and disability status of older adult participants helps you design safe, effective programs. You will also be able to incorporate simple mind–body exercises into a well-rounded exercise program.

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