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Older Adults: Aging and the Body's Response to Exercise

Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise Type: Self-Paced / Home Study Approved By: ACE 0.2 CECs , ACSM 2.00 CECs Included in Course:Online Content Online Quiz $39.95 Add To Cart

Older Adults: Aging and the Body's Response to Exercise

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  • 4 Reviews
  • Based on content from the ACE Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist Manual, this online course explains how various aspects of the aging process affect the body’s response to exercise. After discussing the physical changes associated with aging, the course walks the fitness professional through the assessment and programming processes used when working with older adult clients, including appropriate progression and special considerations.

    Course Objectives

    • Define the difference between quality and quantity of life
    • Explain the physical changes associated with aging, as seen in each of the body’s major systems
    • List the balance and gait challenges seen in older adults, including both static and dynamic balance
    • Assess an older adult client, taking into consideration any medications or special needs
    • Create an exercise program for a older client, including appropriate rates and types of progression
    • Explain the biomechanical and nutritional considerations that are specific to this population

    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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    Customer Reviews

    Eleanora (ACE Certified Professional)

    5/20/16 4:16 PM

    Great course I learned so much from it.


    4/19/14 10:14 AM

    It seemed disorganized and repetitive. The quiz questions were poor- should focus on more practical application. I got one question wrong and I went back and clearly found where it stated in the material the answer that I had provided that was supposedly incorrect.


    ACE RESPONSE: Thank you for the feedback on this course. An ACE representative will be in contact with you shortly, via email, to address your specific concerns.

    Jeanne (ACE Certified Professional)

    10/17/11 5:38 AM

    In my opinion, to describe this course as being advanced, is a stretch. The material was not very in-depth and seemed to only scratch the surface of what happens physiologically as we age. To truly apply the information, one would have to go beyond what this course offers. That being said, the information presents a broad overview of the subject matter.


    The American Council on Exercise reserves the right to discontinue the sale and/or support of any continuing education course at any time, in order to cancel, correct, or update content based on current industry standards, guidelines, and/or technological advances. Notification will be given 6 months prior to expiration to allow for course completion and no refund will be given for expiring courses.