Physical Activity for Older adults

This course looks to build on existing knowledge and enables learners to be aware of certain common medical conditions.

3 points

CPD Points

100% Online Learning

Delivery Method

Overview

The course component covers:
• An overview of physical activity and specifically levels of older adult physical activity
• The anatomy of the various conditions (as above)
• The different types of conditions and their diagnosis
• The various guidelines for the treatment of each condition (ACSM, 2016)
• How to work as part of a multidisciplinary team in the management of age-related
disease
• The functional assessment of various conditions
• The prescription of general exercise and specific back exercises for each condition in
the qualification
• The motivational processes, models and techniques used with older clients to
encourage adherence to long term beneficial lifestyle changes

Learning

The course is delivered entirely online via e-learning on our Flex LMS.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

This course is assessed via questions at the end of each part of the learning.

Modules

The course component covers:

  • An overview of physical activity and specifically levels of older adult physical activity
  • The anatomy of the various conditions (as above)
  • The different types of conditions and their diagnosis
  • The various guidelines for the treatment of each condition (ACSM, 2016)
  • How to work as part of a multidisciplinary team in the management of age-related disease
  • The functional assessment of various conditions
  • The prescription of general exercise and specific back exercises for each condition in the qualification
  • The motivational processes, models and techniques used with older clients to encourage adherence to long term beneficial lifestyle changes

Useful Information

What's the benefit to my organisation?

  • Increase knowledge of working with older adults

  • Expand offering to include training specifically for older clients

  • Increase scope of practice within GP Referral

  • Open up opportunities to gain new members in your facility

  • Retain members through a well rounded offering

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