Expand Your Client Base: Learn about Health Conditions and Tailored Strategies
As the American population ages and rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes rise, health conditions are more prevalent - hypertension, dementia, arthritis, cardiovascular and peripheral arterial disease, low back problems, and stroke. Expand your client base by becoming more knowledgeable about exercise and nutrition guidelines for the millions of Americans with health conditions. Students who pass the written examination will receive a Cooper Institute Certificate.
Most fitness professionals lack the knowledge and experience necessary to develop safe and effective exercise programs for a variety of special populations. This course offers a unique opportunity for fitness professionals to learn more about these conditions while gaining valuable hands-on experience. Practical sessions addressing fall prevention, balance, chair and water exercise will add to your battery of exercise tools.
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Health Conditions and Exercise is a 5-day course comprised of four courses and then a final day of lectures and an end-of-course test. The end-of-course test is on Friday. Review each link below to get a complete picture of all the Health Conditions and Exercise course topics.
- Experience in the fitness field
- A Nationally Accredited Personal Trainer Certification (CPT Credential)
Please contact a Program Coordinator at (800) 635-7050 if you would like to have your course manual shipped to you in advance (a minimum fee of $10.00 would apply). Pre-study in the following areas is encouraged:
- Exercise and Coronary Artery Disease
- Exercise and Peripheral Artery Disease
- Diabetes and Exercise
- Diabetes and Nutrition
- Functional Assessments for Older Adults
- Older Adults and Exercise
- Dementia and Exercise
- Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise
- Nutrition for Pregnancy
- Exercise and Osteoporosis
- Exercise-Induced Asthma
- Arthritis and Exercise
- Nutrition and Aging
- Postural Assessment
- Corrective Exercises for Postural Abnormalities
- Aquatic Exercise
- Chair Exercises
- Circuit Training
- Exercise for Fall Prevention using Small Apparatus
- Functional Fitness Assessment for Older Adults
- Low Back Postural Assessment and Corrective Exercises
- Walking for Health and Fitness
CPR Required: Yes
Contact Hours: 32
This is a curriculum-based testing course. Students who complete the course and pass the written exam receive a Cooper Institute Certificate.
Continuing Education Credits:
The Cooper Institute is a pre-approved CEC provider for the following organizations.
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
Texas Education Agency (TEA)
Day 1: (Check-In 7:30 am) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Day 2-4: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Day 5: 8:00 am 2:30 pm
Needed Items: Please come dressed in fitness/workout attire and bring a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, aqua socks (if you have them). You'll also need to bring a #2 pencil and notebook paper.