Personal Training/Group Exercise Training for Older Adults

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Personal Training and Group Exercise Training for Older Adults Career Training Program

Program Description:

The Online Professional Certificate in Personal Training and Group Exercise Training for Older Adults was designed to establish a national standard to ensure the development of safe and effective exercise programs for older adults by personal trainers and allied health/medical and fitness professionals.

The program is designed to prepare graduating students for a career working with older adults at senior centers, medically-based fitness facilities, retirement communities, YMCA/JCC’s, hospitals, community wellness programs, personal training studios, physical therapy clinics, long-term care facilities, corporate fitness centers, collegiate settings, and private and commercial health clubs.


  • For adults (18 and over)
  • Students must have a GED or High School diploma to participate

Program Course List and Course Descriptions:

Socio-Physiological Aspects of Aging:

  • This course will provide the student with a solid foundation in the social and physiological aspects of aging. Topics covered include: theories of aging; physiological changes within cells, organs, and bodily systems; social implications of growing older; and common conditions and diseases associated with aging.

Designing Older Adult Exercise Programs:

  • In this course, students will gain an understanding of the role of exercise in improving health, fitness, function and quality of life in older adults. The current recommendations for cardiovascular, flexibility, resistance, mobility and balance training will be discussed. An emphasis will be given to common health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis and frailty.

Business Management and Administration for the Mature Market:

  • A contemporary view of aging in this country will be explored to better understand the current and rising aging cohorts. Through a study of age-friendly facility design, equipment selection, fitness management, marketing, administration, financial procedures and protocols, and various aspects of operations students will appreciate how to attract, serve and retain the mature market.

Exercise and Aging for Special Populations:

  • As a continuation of Designing Older Adult Exercise Programs, this course encompasses a deeper study of designing safe and effective exercise programs for older adults. Going beyond the basic exercise recommendations for this population, students will, by the end of this course, be able to design an appropriate fitness regimen taking into consideration critical information such as a client’s age, gender, health history, current health conditions and exercise history.

Optional Elective-Field Internship in Senior Fitness Training: 60 Hours

  • Prerequisite: 4 Core Courses and CPR Certification

  • NOTE: This course is an optional course and is not required to receive the Professional Certificate. Learn to work with professionals in the fitness and health industry for a hands-on experience working with older adults at senior fitness facilities and health centers. Students intern for 60 total hours in this course.

Program Materials:

  • Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults
  • Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training: An Illustrated Guide to Your Muscles in Action.

*Note: The standard shipping process usually requires 10-14 business days within the US. Weekends or holidays do not count. International/APO/ FPO/ PO Box address may experience delays. Please be aware that your materials will not be shipped until your start date.

Additional Benefits:

This program is offered in partnership with the National Posture Institute (NPI). Included with the certificate program registration, you will receive complimentary access to receive the National Posture Institute’s Certified Resistance Training Professional™ (RTP™) designation. The program is also offered in partnership with the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), the American Senior Fitness Association (SFA), the Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA), and Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness Program. Students graduating from the certificate program will receive a complimentary subscription to ICAA Research Review and an electronic copy of ICAA’s bi-monthly Journal on Active Aging. If a student wishes to upgrade to a full membership, they will receive a 40% discount on their membership fee (offer good for new members only). In addition, graduating students will receive preferred discounts for the SFA’s certification exams (Senior Personal Trainer Certification or the Senior Fitness Instructor Certification), the AEA’s certification exam (Aquatic Exercise Association Fitness Professional Certification), and for Healthways Instructor Accreditation for Older Adult Exercise.

Continuing Education Credits

The following National Organizations/Associations have approved each Personal Training and Group Exercise Training for Older Adults required course for CEC/CEU’s:

  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) / 50 CECs
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) / 2 CECs (excludes the Business Management course)
  • International Sports Science Association (ISSA) / 10 CECs
  • American Senior Fitness Association (SFA) / 2.0 CEUs
  • National Posture Institute (NPI) / 7 CECs
  • Health and Fitness Professionals Association (HFPA) / 30 CECs
  • The National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) / 10 CEUs
  • The National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT) / 1 CEC, equivalent to an entire 6 month CEC requirement.
  • The National Strength Professional Association (NSPA) / 2 CEUs

This Certificate is designed for:

  • Current allied health/medical and fitness professionals and personal trainers interested in developing safe and effective exercise programs for older adults.
  • Current fitness managers and directors wishing to manage and market new programs to older adults.
  • Education directors of multi-site facilities or chains trainings fitness professionals to work with older adults.
  • Companies that require the certificate program as a professional development program for employees to achieve key business goals, career objectives, and skills to advance beyond entry-level positions.
  • Individual senior and older exercise enthusiasts interested in seeking to stay current in exercise program design, health, and wellness would benefit from this program as well.

This is a self-paced program supported by an experienced mentor. Our mentors are subject experts with several years of experience in their respective fields and have the necessary educational training and credentials required to work as an expert. In case of any queries or questions regarding course content, course material, certifications, industry questions or on the progress of the student’s training and advancement, you can contact us on the information mentioned below.

Contact Information:
Meditec Student Support: 866-451-3854
CTP Student Support: [email protected]

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