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Exercise and Osteoporosis

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

Exercise and Osteoporosis

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  • 16 Reviews
  • Labeled as the “Silent Disease,” osteoporosis is quickly becoming a national public health threat for approximately 44 million American men and women age 50 and older. This course provides information on bone physiology throughout one’s life span and the causes of osteopenia and osteoporosis. Current research regarding the effects of nutrition, physical activity, and medication on osteoporosis is reviewed. Finally, specific exercise program guidelines for adults at each stage of the disease are covered.

    Course Objectives

    • Define osteoporosis and recognize the prevalence of the condition in the United States
    • Explain the importance of nutrition and physical activity for bone growth and maintenance of bone mineral density (BMD) throughout one’s life span
    • Identify established guidelines for osteoporosis prevention, including key nutritional elements, specific bone-building exercises, and commonly used medications for the prevention of bone breakdown and the stimulation of bone-building
    • Explain the training principles important for optimal bone health and design exercise programs for individuals with osteopenia and osteoporosis

    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

    Christina (ACE Certified Professional)

    12/29/16 6:51 PM

    The content of material was to quick and not explained to the full extent of product. The questions on quiz were worded purposely to mislead ones answer. I would not recommend this to my fellow trainers..

    Anne (ACE Certified Professional)

    1/4/16 4:15 PM

    Wish there were hard copies to keep to refer to.


    2/4/15 1:26 PM

    Horrible. Some of the questions were not in the material. Other questions had two correct not buy this!

    Dawn (ACE Certified Professional)

    3/30/14 10:13 PM


    Hannah Shields (ACE Certified Professional)

    10/22/13 4:01 AM

    too time consuming in taking down notes. loss of patient and concentration. should provide notes like course Boomers and Beyond.


    1/24/11 12:37 PM

    A good solid introduction. The only thing wrong was the link to the BEST study was not to correct website.

    Dorothy (ACE Certified Professional)

    8/1/09 5:36 PM

    The verbal course and online instruction by Sabrena Newton was good, but it would have been better if she had mentioned specific foods that contribute to excess protein (too much red meat) and phosphorus (soda pop). The handout was poorly assembled and proofread. The last 5 points of Lesson 2 were presumably from a diabetes course and need to be eliminated. The second point of Lesson 6 ends with "Teaching Portion Control"--also probably from a diabetes course. The 8th point of Lesson 6 "Contraindications for Osteoporotic Clients" is a repeat of the 4th point. Many times when taking the course I saw "[type Function]" repeated, instead of the course content, even after downloading Adobe Flash 10 and rebooting. I would have more confidence in the accuracy of the course if the handout were proofread better, and I would have more confidence in taking the course if it didn't keep saying "[type Function]". Otherwise the course was good. FROM ACE: Thank you for your feedback. We located and removed the diabetes course information that was mistakenly appended to this course handout, so this has been corrected.


    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.