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Resistance Training for the Older Adult (5 contact hours) (#212)

Course Level:  Advanced

Item Number:  212

Hours:  5

Price:  $68.00

Email Price:  $63.00

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*COURSE EXPIRES ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE* AOTA Category 2(OT Process)~~~~ Mail format of course material is in a 8 1/2" x 11" booklet.



We are therapists and exercise is our specialty area. As therapists, we should not be prescribing exercise without sound rationale to support every aspect of our prescription. While other wellness providers (fitness instructors, athletic trainers, etc) may be able to perform these activities in the absence of pathology, the expertise of therapists is necessary to address the special needs of older individuals or individuals with pathology to ensure safety and effectiveness. This course discusses the principles and parameters of resistance training; how to accurately assess muscle performance; how to prescribe resistance training exercises in order to increase strength, power, endurance, and hypertrophy; how to accurately prescribe a specific exercise program based on the assessment using the most up to date evidence available. This is a valuable course for both PT's and OT's who desire to safely and effectively increase muscle performance in their patients while effectively improving function in the shortest time available.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------***COURSE OBJECTIVES*** 1. Define resistance training 2. State the goals of resistance training exercises 3. Compare and contrast three methods for assessing strength 4. Describe methods of evaluating power and muscle endurance 5. Detail the principles of resistance training 6. Explain the necessary parameters for prescribing resistance training 7. Prescribe strength, power, endurance, and hypertrophy exercises accurately and effectively for their older patients.

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Course(s) are mailed within 2 business days by first class, priority mail USPS, or UPS (overnight delivery is also available). ALLOW 5-7 BUSINESS DAYS FOR DELIVERY. You may submit exam by mail, email or fax. Exam will be graded within 2 business days and a certificate of completion issued next day. Faxed copy of certificate available if you are pressed for time. You are automatically enrolled in the online testing program.

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Course Reviews

I will definitely use this information daily
Gale K., Dec. 15, 2018

Very informative and organized. Really enjoyed this course and I feel I have gained a better understanding of the overall topic and can implement my treatments in a more efficient way.
Megan M., Nov. 20, 2018

I learned a lot from this class and will be able to use the knowledge in the field
Mariam A., Oct. 14, 2018

Good info for aging population
Katelyn L., Oct. 10, 2018

course was great
Licata W., Feb. 7, 2018

The course was very informative with information that I was not accustomed to using in my daily work. Describing the 4 different areas of resistance training will be helpful for my patients when I put that information into their individual training programs. Giving open ended questions throughout the course was helpful in utilizing the information presented.
Ian B., Dec. 11, 2016

very informative information that will be utilized with my current job situation
Paula M., May. 2, 2016

Excellent course. Very concise and thoughtfully organized
Christine P., Apr. 18, 2016

I gained new knowledge on resistive exercises for older adults.
Shripal P., Jan. 14, 2016

I really enjoyed this course. It was well written easy to understand and very helpful to my current employment Thanks you.
Mary K., Nov. 8, 2015

Well written and presented
Bonnie C, Jun. 9, 2015

great course, definitely applicable to practice.
Pamela J, Sep. 13, 2014

All of it, a good refresh course
MA, Feb. 19, 2012

I learned how to prescribe appropriate exercises to my patients.
EG, Jan. 22, 2012



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