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Course Descriptions

Personal Training and Group Exercise Training for Older Adults

Course 1: Socio-Physiological Aspects of Aging
Instructor:
Cody Sipe, Ph.D, ACSM-Exercise Specialist, RCEP
This course will provide the student with a solid foundation in the social and physiological aspects of aging.  Topics covered include: theories of aging; physiological changes within cells, organs, and bodily systems; social implications of growing older; and common conditions and diseases associated with aging.

Course 2: Designing Older Adult Exercise Programs
Instructor: Cody Sipe, Ph.D, ACSM-Exercise Specialist, RCEP

In this course, students will gain an understanding of the role of exercise in improving health, fitness, function and quality of life in older adults.  The current recommendations for cardiovascular, flexibility, resistance, mobility and balance training will be discussed.  An emphasis will be given to common health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis and frailty.

Course 3: Business Management and Administration for the Mature Market
Instructor:
Cody Sipe, Ph.D, ACSM-Exercise Specialist, RCEP
A contemporary view of aging in this country will be explored to better understand the current and rising aging cohorts.  Through a study of age-friendly facility design, equipment selection, fitness management, marketing, administration, financial procedures and protocols, and various aspects of operations students will appreciate how to attract, serve and retain the mature market.

Course 4: Exercise and Aging for Special Populations
Instructor:
Cody Sipe, Ph.D, ACSM-Exercise Specialist, RCEP
As a continuation of Designing Older Adult Exercise Programs, this course encompasses a deeper study of designing safe and effective exercise programs for older adults.  Going beyond the basic exercise recommendations for this population, students will, by the end of this course, be able to design an appropriate fitness regimen taking into consideration critical information such as a client’s age, gender, health history, current health conditions and exercise history. 

Course 5: Optional Elective Course

Course 5: Optional-Field Internship in Older Adult Exercise
Instructor:
Cody Sipe, Ph.D, ACSM-Exercise Specialist, RCEP
Prerequisite: 4 Core Courses and CPR Certification
NOTE: This course is an optional course and is not required to receive the Professional Certificate.  Learn to work with professionals in the fitness and health industry for a hands-on experience working with older adults at senior fitness facilities and health centers.  Students intern for 60 total hours in this course.


Program Coordinator/Instructor

Cody Sipe, Ph.D, ACSM-Exercise Specialist, RCEP
Cody Sipe is the Program Coordinator and an instructor for the Professional Certificate in Senior Personal Training for Older Adults Program.  He has a diverse background in the fitness industry including training and management in medically-based fitness, for-profit, not-for-profit and educational facilities.  His primary areas of expertise are in fitness for older adults and in the prevention and management of chronic disease conditions.  He regularly presents at national and international conferences and writes for a variety of publications.  Cody was awarded the 2005 IDEA Program Director of the Year and the 2003 Midwest ACSM Clinical Exercise Professional of the Year.  He serves as a contributing editor for IDEA and as a Committee Member for ACSM’s Strategic Health Initiative on Aging and Exercise Science. 

Contact Information:
Cody Sipe, Ph.D, ACSM-Exercise Specialist, RCEP
Program Coordinator
Professional Certificate in Senior Personal Training
IDEA Program Director of the Year Award Winner

Email Address:  seniorpft@yahoo.com


Registration Information

The cost for each course is $249. The cost for the entire certificate is $996, or $1295 with optional elective.

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Registration Information

The cost for each course is $249. The Optional Elective is $299. The cost for the entire certificate is $996 or $1295 with the optional elective.

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