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Level 3 Award in Designing Exercise Programmes for Older Adults

Learn to design specialized fitness programs for older adults that enhance physical health, mental well-being, and community cohesion.

Employee ProgressionProvide opportunities for staff progression
Client RetentionRetain clients and members
Revenue OpportunitiesIncrease revenue opportunities through new classes
Expand Your OfferingGrow or launch a group exercise offering

Course Overview

The ageing population is becoming more prominent, emphasising the need for specialised fitness programmes tailored to older adults. As physical activity impacts not just bodily health, but also mental well-being, there’s an urgent call for fitness professionals to equip themselves with the requisite skills. Tailored exercise programmes for older adults can combat feelings of isolation, enhance mental health, and improve community cohesion. write a sentence course description on this

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Course Structure

Part 1
• Course overview and how to study
• Introduction to demographics of older adults and the impact of COVID-19
• Theories of ageing and life stages
• Physiological and biochemical impact on bones, muscles, cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous systems, and metabolic conditions
Physical Activity for Older Adults
• Effects and barriers of physical activity
• Falls as a risk of inactivity
Nutrition Principles for Older Adults
• Nutrition principles tailored for older adults
Behaviour Change for Older Adults
• Behaviour change theories and models
• SMART goals and self-efficacy
Summary and Knowledge Test
• Course summary and final knowledge test
Part 2
Legal and Ethical Responsibilities
• Data protection, screening, risk stratification, and scope of practice
• Functional assessments, communication, and fall risk management
• Physical activity and falls-specific interventions
• Marketing to older adults
Summary and Knowledge Test
• Course summary and final knowledge test
Part 3
Exercise Guidelines and Session Structure for Older Adults
• Exercise guidelines, monitoring, session structure, and home-based exercise
Fatigue Management and Evaluation of Sessions
• Fatigue management, session evaluation, and onward referral
Pilates for Older Adults
• Pilates considerations and exercises
Common Medical Conditions
• Managing osteoporosis, menopause, arthritis, joint replacements, cardio-metabolic conditions, COPD, asthma, and neurological conditions
• Overall course summary

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Entry requirements and learning format

We want to ensure you select the course that best fits your team’s needs. This section outlines the entry requirements for this specific course, details the learning format, and provides any additional information necessary for making an informed decision.

Entry RequirementsLevel 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym, ETM or Aqua), or Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, or Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral, or Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga, or Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Mat work
Learning FormatOnline learning
Assessment DetailsLearners complete a portfolio based on a case study
Qualifications AchievedLevel 3 Award in Designing Exercise Programmes for Older Adults

Understanding the Buying Process

Are you considering upskilling your workforce with training solutions with Future Fit for Business? If you’re unsure about the process, follow our step-by-step guide on enrolling on our courses.

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    Download our brochure

    Please fill out our form to receive a comprehensive price guide. This guide will provide you with all the essential information you need regarding the investment in our solutions. By obtaining this guide, you’ll gain a detailed understanding of the costs and benefits associated with our offerings, helping you make informed decisions.

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    Book a call with the Future Fit for Business experts

    Once you have received your Price Guide, one of our friendly experts will be in touch to speak you through your requirements and answer any questions. They will be your assigned advisor and will be able to help you every step of the way.

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    Discuss needs

    A conversation with you consultant to define your business requirements. They will listen to your needs and develop a bespoke training plan that incorporates scalability, product bundles, add-ons, and custom options. Additionally, they will discuss payment options and collaborate with you to find a solution that fits your budget.

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    Get your team started

    After agreeing to a plan that suits your needs, you will gain access to training materials through our specially designed learning platform, Flex. This platform will provide your staff with all the content to begin your staff upskilling process.

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