Fitness for Older Adults

Course Description:

This mini-course equips you with the knowledge and tools to design safe and effective fitness programs for older adults. Explore the multifaceted benefits of exercise for this population, discover modifications for common exercises to ensure safety and inclusivity, and learn strategies to keep them motivated and engaged in their fitness journey.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the physiological changes associated with aging and their impact on exercise.
  • Identify the benefits of exercise for older adults across physical and mental well-being.
  • Learn safe and effective exercise techniques for older adults.
  • Apply modifications to common exercises to make them low-impact and suitable for various fitness levels.
  • Develop strategies to motivate and support older adults in their fitness journey.

Course Completion:

This mini-course is designed for self-paced learning. While there are no formal assessments or quizzes, each module includes a downloadable document to solidify your understanding of the concepts presented. Utilize the provided resources to gain a foundational knowledge of designing safe and inclusive fitness programs for older adults.

Additional Notes:

  • The course leverages high-quality YouTube videos from certified professionals like personal trainers, exercise physiologists, and physical therapists, specializing in working with older adults.
  • Documents provide deeper dives into specific topics, offer practical exercise modifications with illustrations, and suggest additional resources for further exploration.