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.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
  • International
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

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

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.

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.

Course Structures
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

Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
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2018 Intakes
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