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Older Adult Fitness Course

Fitness for the Older Adult

A minimum 20 hour course covering topics specific to leading fitness classes for the aging population. This course provides an overview of the changes which occur in the body as it ages and the considerations required when planning and leading fitness classes for older adults. Topics covered include: nutrition, physiology of aging, sociology of aging, common disorders, and risk management.
Please contact the agency directly to register for a course.

For AFLCA Certification Information

Date Location Contact Phone Fee
August 23 – 25, 2019 Mount Royal University (Calgary) Registration 403–440-6517 $225.00
September 27 – 29, 2019 Heavens Fitness (Calgary) Brenda Stroud 403–828-0598 $225.00
October 25 – 27, 2019 U of A Campus Community Recreation (Edmonton) Register 780–492-2231 $240.00
November 1 – 3, 2019 Red Deer College Registration (School of Con Ed) 403–356-4900 $299.25
November 1 – 3, 2019 Lethbridge College Tiffany Wideen 403–382-6919 $252.00
November 15 – 17, 2019 Mount Royal University (Calgary) Registration 403–440-6517 $225.00
November 29 – December 1, 2019 Medicine Hat College Amy Risk Richardson 403–504-3548 $336.00
February 7 – 9, 2020 Heavens Fitness (Calgary) Brenda Stroud 403–828-0598 $225.00

NEW Functional Independence Training Program for Older Adults

This course is for leaders of older adult exercise programs within the community and seniors’ facilities. Learn adaptable, functional exercises to enhance your current programming.

Course content includes:
* Guidelines for practical, safe and appropriate movements
* Equipment recommendations
* Endurance, strengthening, flexibility, and balance activities
* Falls Prevention strategies
* General safety for older adult physical activity programs

This certificate course qualifies as an AFLCA re-certification course.

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For further details contact lesley.mcewan@ualberta.ca



For more information on your scope of ability as an exercise professional access the AFLCA Performance Standards.