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Understanding and Motivating Midlife and Older Adults

Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise Type: Self-Paced / Home Study Approved By: ACE 0.1 CECs , ACSM 1.00 CECs Included in Course:Online Content Online Quiz $19.97 Add To Cart

Understanding and Motivating Midlife and Older Adults

0.1 Customer Reviews
  • 128 Reviews
  • As your clients age, their needs and abilities change. Find ways to connect with them personally through workouts that take their age and fitness level into account. Develop an awareness of stereotypes of mid-life and older adults, and how to work toward building healthy habits. This course will help you with effective communication, leadership, and motivation techniques to use for this special population.


    You will learn:

    • Effective communication and motivation techniques for mid-life and older adults
    • Theories of behavior change and how to effectively work with a variety of clients
    • Techniques to empower clients to facilitate behavior change

    Customer Reviews

    Delicatina (ACE Certified Professional)

    4/2/17 7:33 AM

    Because this is the population I generally work with, I found it very informative and useful for working with this group.

    Kris (ACE Certified Professional)

    10/20/15 5:35 AM

    Important information to know when working with older adults. You cannot use cookie cutter training programs!

    Adly Almanzo (ACE Certified Professional)

    2/17/15 9:17 AM

    Crucial info for Personal Trainers training the older generation.


    ACE RESPONSE: Than you Adly for your feedback!  We are glad you enjoyed the course and found it educational.


    1/10/15 2:12 PM

    Common sense, useful for trainers new to working with older adults.

    Cori (ACE Certified Professional)

    2/11/14 1:08 PM

    Great information to serve a growing population!


    2/9/14 9:24 AM

    The material is written in an easy-to-read style and covered more topics than I had expected. I particularly appreciated the situational examples as reinforcement to the theory.


    ACE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great feedback!

    Eleanora (ACE Certified Professional)

    12/27/13 12:45 PM

    I have a great interest in this area. I have been around in some form or another the older adults since the age of 19. I enjoy my time with them and would like to someday work specifically with them. Great course work. Eleanora Reeves ACE Certified Personal Trainer


    ACE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback! It is wonderful to know that our professionals are receiving the education they desire through our online courses. Happy New Year!


    6/26/12 5:43 AM

    The content is good and well written, however as with previous comments my only annoyance is with the layout of the words, paragraphs would have made reading, digesting, and taking notes far easier.

    Travis (ACE Certified Professional)

    4/21/12 12:53 PM

    Unable to open course material to study, other test were fine this one would not open.


    3/18/12 8:17 PM

    insightful and thorough, beneficial to anyone working with older clients

    Carly (ACE Certified Professional)

    2/26/12 6:28 PM

    It was pretty boring and common sense information. If your completely new to older adult then this will be helpful. However, if you currently work with older adults then I would not recommend this.

    Carol (ACE Certified Professional)

    4/17/11 10:12 AM

    This course was very redundant.

    Patricia (ACE Certified Professional)

    3/29/11 10:53 AM

    The material was informative and especially appreciated now that I am part of the target population. I wish I had taken a course like this years ago when I was just starting out, healthy and young. I dread taking classes from the young instructors these days because I don't think they are sensitive to the needs of the older/midlife students. Thanks for offering this. My only suggestion would be to present the material in an easier to read format. Scrolling down the columns and back up again was difficult and distracting.

    Michelle (ACE Certified Professional)

    3/7/11 5:18 PM

    Very informative with good examples.

    Laura (ACE Certified Professional)

    1/4/11 7:18 PM

    easy to follow instructions, nice certificate print convenient! I will do this again.

    Jacqueline (ACE Certified Professional)

    8/30/10 11:10 AM

    Quick and easy to comprehend... for .10 cecs everybody should take it.


    8/24/10 6:06 AM

    It was effective at allowing the student to understand the way the older adult thinks, and to build empathy when working with them is crucial.

    Nadja (ACE Certified Professional)

    8/6/10 12:45 PM

    Not bad, easy CEC's. Very little new information though.

    Thomas (ACE Certified Professional)

    6/15/10 6:03 AM

    excellent class, good information


    1/19/10 7:16 PM

    The course introduces a lot of helpful strategies and concepts that can be used to better motivate older adults. Some of the things that are discussed seem like common sense, some are already introduced in the ACE Personal Trainer Certification, but overall I think it is a very good course that doesn't take very long and that offers a lot of useful material on motivating clients.

    Erin (ACE Certified Professional)

    10/20/09 6:00 PM

    Slow read at times but wonderful reminder of where the focus should be when working with clients.

    Shane (ACE Certified Professional)

    9/20/09 12:28 PM

    Seemed overly long and repeated the same concepts over and over agian. Otherwise most of this is common sense and it is good to be reminded of it.

    Mark (ACE Certified Professional)

    8/12/09 6:10 AM

    This course was very comprehensive in the issues that older adults face regarding exercise.

    Karen (ACE Certified Professional)

    7/24/09 3:39 PM

    I thought it was very short but covered the most critical components.

    Nancy (ACE Certified Professional)

    7/21/09 9:35 AM

    Really enjoyed material..great addition to my fitness library..current material a plus..


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