Provider: Healthy Learning
Type: Online Course
Online Content
Online Quiz
CEC Credits: ACE 0.3 CECs

Incorporating Medical Fitness into the Continuum of Care

Beneficial for exercise and medical fitness professionals of all levels, this dynamic course covers the development of the medical fitness industry and how you can help impact its future.

Created in partnership with Healthy Learning, you will explore the history, development and future role of medical fitness within the healthcare space. Starting from the origin of the industry, you will trace the medical fitness movement through its struggle for legitimacy, its incorporation into the continuum of care and its future role in population health.

Based on the research series “ACE Health and Wellness Reports,” you will have a better appreciation for the variety of medical referrals you may see, which can guide your professional development with specific special populations. You’ll also gain an understanding of the importance of measuring clinical outcomes and testing/retesting members so that facilities can prove their health impact on those they serve as well as provide clinically relevant and actionable data to the physicians that refer patients to them.

This course includes digital access to a 114-page online document (viewable only) and an online quiz.

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Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Understand the development of the medical fitness industry
  • Recognize the value and opportunities for building strong physician referral relationships
  • Identify opportunities to impact the implementation of population health strategies in health systems
  • Gain an appreciation for the importance of measuring clinical outcomes to be relevant in physician referrals


Honestly, this material was not what I hoped for. Little actionable information was conveyed about serving medical/special populations in an ethical and efficient manner. Instead it was a review of the Medical Fitness Center niche from the vantage point of 30,000 feet, or, to be more accurate Low-Earth Orbit. Material was also highly repetitive and burdened by acronyms and industry-speak. Took this because I work with individuals with chronic conditions. I try to do so in as ethical an "in-scope" manner as I can. None of this info really supports me in this. Ironically took this to help get my Ethics CEC requirement complete.