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To learn more about these courses and workshops, contact Melanie.
BASICS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR SENIORS
This is an on-line course with 5 sections and an evaluation. It is a pre-requisite course for Recreation Therapists who work in assisted living, residential care or adult day centers under Fraser Health Authority. It can be a useful base course of understanding for anyone working in senior care facilities. Anatomy, physiology and exercise science are covered in a simple format.
This is a preparation course for those who wish to go on and become fitness instructors in British Columbia. The content is based on the NFLA (National Fitness Leader Alliance of Canada) guidelines. It prepares students to write the BCRPA exam. It is also a good course for anyone wishing to better understand how to get the most out of their own fitness regime.
This is a 2 section add-on course following the Basics of Physical Activity for Seniors. It has been taught as an in-class half day session thought Fraser Health but is available as an on-line course as well. It offers more specific emphasis on exercise that is directed towards senior clients. It is still mainly theory based.
CONCEPTS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR SENIORS
BCRPA FITNESS THEORY
This course is open to those who are registered through BCRPA and wish to become qualified in weight training. The pre-requisite is to have passed the BCRPA Theory exam, a first aid and cpr course and have a leader ID# through BCRPA. It can also be used by BCRPA registered instructors who want to use it for CE credits (16 CEC). This course is also based on NFLA guidelines.
This course is open to those who are registered through BCRPA and wish to become qualified in aquatic exercise training. The pre-requisite is to have passed the BCRPA Theory exam, a first aid and cpr course and have a leader ID# through BCRPA. It can also be used by BCRPA registered instructors who want to use it for CE credits (16 CEC). This course is based on NFLA guidelines.
This course is aimed at experienced fitness instructors or personal trainers who would like to work with an older population. It is an extensive course worth 20 CEC. The full qualification as an Older Adult Instructor requires an additional exam and evaluation through BCRPA. The course is also available to CFES instructors who want the Active Aging qualification. The course is based on NFLA guidelines with additional information.
OLDER ADULT COURSE IN
This is the identical course to the above one except done entirely on the computer. Open to both BCRPA or CFES instructors for credits but it may be used by other organizations also through petition for credits.
OLDER ADULT COURSE
~ the Truth
This is a 1 credit on-line workshop to update instructors on the more recent science behind stretching. Flexibility is important to movement and posture but can be achieved in many ways.
TRAINING FOR OLDER ADULTS
This 2 credit BCRPA online workshop discusses the importance of power in training older adults. Power is lost faster than strength and there are particular methods to help improve it.
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ASYMMETRY TO SYMMETRY
This is a 2 credit on-line course for personal trainers or instructors who wish to help clients correct physical asymmetries before imbalances lead to movement problems or reduce the impact of imbalance on their movement.
This 3 credit on-line workshop discusses bone health changes through life and how to keep the older adult skeleton safe during exercise.
This is a 4 credit on-line course directed at personal trainers who wish to take clients into water for training. It alerts trainers to the various effects, concerns and benefits water can offer for exercise at all levels of ability.
MOVEMENT CHALLENGES for Older Adults
This 4 credit on-line workshop is for Older Adult or Third Age instructors who have not done one of my Older Adult courses within the past five years. It reviews movement challenges and fitness testing for older adults.
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