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Fitness and Menopause

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  • Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
  • Credits: ACE 0.2 CECs , ACSM 2.0 CECs
  • Course Type: Self-Paced / Home Study
  • Course Contains: Online Content Online Quiz
  • American Council on Exercise American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

“Fitness and Menopause” is a fitness professional’s guide to training clients approaching their menopausal years and beyond. This course explains the physiology of menopause and details the four stages in a woman’s reproductive lifecycle–premenopause, perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause. The influence of lifestyle choices and exercise programming will be discussed as they relate to the reproductive stages and accompanying symptoms of menopause.

Course Objectives

  • Participants will be able to identify the four stages of a woman’s reproductive lifecycle.
  • Participants will learn symptoms associated with menopause and helpful strategies for managing them.
  • Participants will understand the affects of prolonged estrogen deficiency after menopause as it relates to an increased risk for osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.
  • Participants will gain knowledge of the results of recent research regarding the controversial topic of hormone replacement therapy after menopause.
  • Participants will understand exercise programming techniques unique to each stage of a woman’s reproductive lifecycle and the important fitness issues of women during these stages.

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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