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PDC54057 - Developing Fitness Programs for Older Adults

Course Details

Course Summary

This online micro-credential 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.

This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

 


Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this micro-credential are expected to have successfully completed a fitness professional qualification of Certificate IV in Fitness or greater.


Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • International
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $90
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply
For direct access to the micro-credential, visit our Learning Management Site: Be Different
 
Simply set up an account on the site to pay and access the micro-credential you wish to study.

 

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

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the micro-credential, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a 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 3 Fitness Australia CECs on the successful completion of this micro-credential. On successful completion of the quizzes your Certificate will be available. You will be required to upload that certificate into your CEC diary on your Fitness Australia account and you will be able to select your approved course (micro-credential). This will apply the CECs to your account. A team member from Fitness Australia will review the uploaded certificate as soon as possible to verify that it matches the selected 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 Micro-credential 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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