Version Effective: 28th of May, 2018
Version Effective: 28th of May, 2018

PDC54057 - Developing Fitness Programs for Older Adults

Course Details

Course Summary

This online Short Course provides an overview of the prescreening, testing and programming for older adults in developing health and fitness goals and programs. Chronic health issues experienced by the older population are discussed in relation to the physical and mental effects of ageing. Considerations for working and/or referring to Allied Health Professional is described for this population.

The fee for this short course will be $90.00.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this course should work or study in the health and/or fitness profession.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • International
  • Domestic
Fees For detailed information on Course Fees, visit Short Course Fees
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply For direct access to the course, visit https://cpd.cqu.edu.au/
Study Area
  • Health
Skill Area
  • Fitness Sport and Recreation
  • Health

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

This course provides Professional Development for health and/or fitness professionals.

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded 4 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.

If you are a Registered Exercise Professional with Fitness Australia as a Group Exercise/Gym Instructor or greater, you will also be eligible to attain Fitness Australia CECs on the successful completion of this course.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Standard Course Structure

4 hours
  • Online
No units are associated with this course


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Outline the physical activity guidelines recommended for older adults
  2. Describe recommended prescreening and fitness testing in the older adult
  3. Identify strategies in falls prevention in the fitness setting
  4. Describe the programming of exercise for the older adult including cardiovascular, strength and conditioning and progression programs
  5. Consider additional safety concerns to address in the older populations in the fitness setting
  6. Analyse the referral pathways for Medical and Allied Health Professionals in managing fitness programs for older people with health considerations.

Assessment

Online Quiz

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