Senior Fitness Specialization

Play a vital role in keeping seniors active! As an NASM Senior Fitness Specialist (SFS) you will be able to assist in the development of a healthier lifestyle for active older adults. Learn how to safely progress older clients through the OPT model, while being mindful of their various physiological considerations and goals.

Program Benefits

Keep this growing segment healthy and fit! NASM Senior Fitness Specialists:

  • Boost their reputation, career, and client base by capitalizing on the growing demand for physical fitness experts for seniors
  • Meet seniors’ specific needs by designing exercise programs that use NASM’s Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT™) program
  • Enjoy the convenience of many seniors’ flexible schedules
  • Reduce seniors’ risks for falls and preserve their independence
  • Understand seniors’ limitations, common medical conditions, aging process, and frequent fitness obstacles
  • Invest in their client’s lives and futures . . . as well as their own!

Course Content

✔ Downloadable Course Manual
✔ Downloadable Programming Manual
✔ Online Quizzes
✔ Exercise Library
✔ Online exam

Module 1: Defining the Older Adult Population

Module 2: Physiological and Anatomical Considerations of Aging

Module 3: The Psychosocial Considerations of Aging

Module 4: Fitness Assessments for the Active Older Adult Client

Module 5: Exercise Safety Guidelines for Active Older Adults

Module 6: Flexibility Guidelines for Active Older Adults

Module 7: Cardio respiratory Guidelines for Active Older Adults

Module 8: Core, Balance and Reactive Training for Fall Prevention

Module 9: Resistance Training for Active Older Adults

Module 10: Program Design for the Active Older Adult Client

Module 11: Common Medical Conditions and Exercise Modifications

Module 12: Nutrition for Active Older Adults

Module 13: Professional Development

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