Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
Type: Online Course
Online Content
Online Quiz
CEC Credits: ACE 0.1 CECs , ACSM 1.0 CECs, NBHWC 1.0 Contact Hours

Help Clients with Arthritis Manage Their Condition and Thrive

Did you know approximately 54 million adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis according to the Arthritis Foundation, and that number is projected to be more than 78 million by the year 2040? Arthritis does not have to be a limiter for older clients, though. As an exercise professional, you can help aging adults not only manage their arthritis, but improve their quality of life.

In this video training, Dianne McCaughey, Ph.D.—a gerontology expert, international speaker and author—will share two perspectives of arthritis:  the client and the exercise professional. Having experienced life-long joint pain, Diane brings first-hand knowledge of the psychological effects of arthritis as well as expertise on designing exercise programs to keep clients moving. You will learn a variety of methods to use while training individuals with arthritis so they can feel empowered to complete their daily routines and partake in activities they enjoy.

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Define the various kinds of arthritis and review their impact on a client’s body
  • Understand diverse methods to help manage arthritis and joint pain
  • Apply coaching strategies to create client-specific exercise programs to enhance activities of daily living and improve overall function

CEC Credits

Approved by the following organizations for continuing education hours:

1.00 CECs

ACSM CEC Approval

The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that "American Council on Exercise" meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2017 - December 2020). Providership # 687637

1.00 Contact Hours


Very big help! Helping me to understand more about arthritis. As well how to better coach, assess client. Very valuable information on modifying their program to better understand and fit their needs.

more questions about exercise and treatment and less statistics

Really liked that the instructor had personal experience as well as using a model to show adaptations. Would like a progression of this topic as I felt like it was a great introduction.

This course provides some great information. Gave me more confidence to work with clients/members that have stiff joints and mobility issues caused by arthritis. Loved it!