Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
Type: Online Course
Online Content
Online Quiz
CEC Credits: ACE 0.1 CECs , ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine 1.0 CECs, NBHWC 1.0 CECs

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:

ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine
1.0 CECs

ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine 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

1.0 CECs


Loved that the presenter has first-hand knowledge of what it’s like to live with arthritis. I could tell that she is passionate about helping her clients AND making sure we are well-educated about working with clients who have arthritis. The examples she presented were clear and on point! One of the best CECs I’ve done!

I felt the course provided useful information. I have to say I was somewhat distracted by the choice of words used at the beginning of the presentation to inform the audience on which gender tends to have arthritis more often. It almost sounded like it was too bad that the other gender didn't have that issue more or that it wasn't more equally divided between genders, which I'm sure/hope wasn't the intent of the presenter. Just something to think about.