Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
Type: Online Course
Online Quiz
Recorded Video
CEC Credits: ACE 0.1 CECs

Average life expectancy has increased by 30 years in the last century. This remarkable shift means a growing population of older adults and more opportunities for you to cater to their well-being. To do this successfully, having a comprehensive understanding of aging as a distinct part of the lifecycle is key. 

Older adults possess a range of physical abilities and aspirations—all to be celebrated. Adopting an “age-appropriate” mindset, meaning projecting yourself into an age for context, will serve you and your clients best. By understanding their physical changes, motivations and how they differ from their younger counterparts, you will be equipped to create effective, fulfilling exercise experiences.  

Led by Anthony J. Wall, MS, Senior Director, Global Business Development for ACE, this course will help you explore the importance of health and exercise for the aging population, gain a new perspective on older adults and their unique needs, and learn to create appropriate programming for this population.   

Upon completion, you will be able to: 

  • Understand various concepts of aging and the general physiological characteristics of aging 
  • Recognize cardiovascular and strength-related changes associated with aging 
  • Explore strategies for exercise in the aging population 


Nice review for time spent working with older adults.