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Introduction to Strength and Balance Training for Older Adults: Instructors Course


Product Description

This course is an introduction to key concepts for people supporting older adults as they participate in physical activity and exercise. It is suitable for exercise leaders with no formal exercise qualification

A) Online teaching modules cover the following topics:

  1. Setting the scene

  2. Review of basic anatomy

  3. Changes in the body with ageing

  4. Common health issues

  5. Common medications

  6. Health & fitness screening

  7. Teaching & leadership

  8. Programme delivery


B) Practical Workshop

On completion of the online component, there is a 2 day workshop exploring practical aspects of exercise for older clients, including screening tools, assessments, exercise options and contraindications, class delivery and health and safety.

When: Online component: this will be available from Fri 8 May, 2020

Practical workshop: To be advised

Cost: $120 (Once you have paid forward your confirmation of purchase to phillipa.batts@aut.ac.nz and you will be provided a link to the online material to begin the course)

For enquires contact:

Phillipa Batts at AUT on phillipa.batts@aut.ac.nz or

Kerri Moran at Harbour Sport on kerrim@harboursport.co.nz



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