Exercise for Older Adults Certification Course

Help older adults to maintain or develop functional fitness to enhance the ageing process !

Successful completion of this exercise for older adults training course will give qualified health fitness instructors and personal trainers the knowledge and skills to help older adults maintain and develop functional fitness and age ‘successfully’.

CPD Approved

Course Content

The National Qualification in Exercise for the Older Adult covers all relevant areas to ensure that you offer safe and effective exercise prescription to older clients.

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Overview

On successful completion you will have the knowledge, skills and qualification to:

  • Correctly prescribe exercise programmes specifically for the older adult
  • Integrate and embrace altered programme design protocols for older adults
  • Plan and design effective training programmes for mixed fitness levels specific to the goals of the participants
  • Explain the benefits of exercise programmes that can improve the older adults’ ability to efficiently accomplish activities of daily living
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Fees

The standard cost of the National Qualification in Exercise for the Older Adult course is €180.00.

The discounted rate for graduates of the National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training is €150.00.

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Eligibility

The National Qualification in Exercise for the Older Adult course is open to fitness professionals who hold a recognised, valid and current primary fitness instructor qualification which is accredited or mapped at EQF Level 3 or higher.

Not all primary fitness instructor qualifications meet the minimum standard required. If your primary fitness instructor qualification does not meet the requirements NTC will be unable to award a certificate for this programme, even if you have completed it, so if you have any doubt about whether your qualification meets the requirements please submit a copy of your primary fitness instructor qualification for approval at least two weeks prior to the start date, or contact the NTC prior to enrollment.

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Syllabus

The National Qualification in Exercise for the Older Adult covers all relevant areas including:

  • Benefits of exercise and the older adult
  • Explore the objectives of the older adult
  • Understand the key physiological considerations in developing comprehensive exercise programs for older adults
  • Understand a variety of acute and chronic adaptations in relation to exercise and the older adult
  • Develop screening and evaluation methodsBe aware of the current research on exercise and the older adult
  • Appreciate the need for appropriate exercise prescription for the older adult
  • Develop optimal training methods
  • Explore nutritional needs of the older adult
  • Assessment

OVERVIEW

On successful completion you will have the knowledge, skills and qualification to:

  • Correctly prescribe exercise programmes specifically for the older adult
  • Integrate and embrace altered programme design protocols for older adults
  • Plan and design effective training programmes for mixed fitness levels specific to the goals of the participants
  • Explain the benefits of exercise programmes that can improve the older adults’ ability to efficiently accomplish activities of daily living

FEES

The standard cost of the National Qualification in Exercise for the Older Adult course is €180.00.

The discounted rate for graduates of the National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training is €150.00.

ELIGIBILITY

The National Qualification in Exercise for the Older Adult course is open to fitness professionals who hold a recognised, valid and current primary fitness instructor qualification which is accredited or mapped at EQF Level 3 or higher.

Not all primary fitness instructor qualifications meet the minimum standard required. If your primary fitness instructor qualification does not meet the requirements NTC will be unable to award a certificate for this programme, even if you have completed it, so if you have any doubt about whether your qualification meets the requirements please submit a copy of your primary fitness instructor qualification for approval at least two weeks prior to the start date, or contact the NTC prior to enrollment.

SYLLABUS

The National Qualification in Exercise for the Older Adult covers all relevant areas including:

  • Benefits of exercise and the older adult
  • Explore the objectives of the older adult
  • Understand the key physiological considerations in developing comprehensive exercise programs for older adults
  • Understand a variety of acute and chronic adaptations in relation to exercise and the older adult
  • Develop screening and evaluation methodsBe aware of the current research on exercise and the older adult
  • Appreciate the need for appropriate exercise prescription for the older adult
  • Develop optimal training methods
  • Explore nutritional needs of the older adult
  • Assessment

Schedule and Location

This course is available as a one day advanced certification programme in Dublin at the National Training Centre in Dublin’s city centre and in Cork at the Mardyke Arena, UCC, Cork.

CourseDurationStart DateTimesVenueCPD ApprovedAvailabilityBOOKING
DUBLIN

One Day Course

1 Day

April 19th 2020

Sunday
10am to 5pm

NTC
Dublin

Good Availability

DUBLINOne Day Course
CORK

One Day Course

1 Day

July 26th 2020

Sunday
10am to 5pm

Mardyke Arena
Cork

Good Availability

CORKOne Day Course
DUBLIN

One Day Course

1 Day

October 4th 2020

Sunday
10am to 5pm

NTC
Dublin

Good Availability

DUBLINOne Day Course

Our Exercise for the Older Adult Team

Only fully qualified tutors deliver the National Qualification in Exercise for the Older Adult, with each tutor having recognised industry and educational experience in their individual fields.

Michelle O’Melia, MSc

Michelle has been delivering educational excellence at the National Training Centre since 2000. She is passionate about all aspects of fitness and health and holds a Masters Degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science from the University of Chester.

Michelle teaches exercise to music, anatomy and physiology, fitness assessment and exercise physiology on our primary health fitness programmes and also delivers suspension training and indoor cycling.

Laura Connick BSc

In addition to the National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training, Laura holds a BSc in Sports and Exercise Management from UCD and has worked in some of Dublin’s most established gyms.

Laura specialises in helping clients to achieve and maintain optimal body weight and ensures they achieve their goals in a healthy and sustainable fashion.

Laura is dedicated to continuing professional development and constantly expands her knowledge base and training to ensure she can provide the best advice to her clients.

Noeleen Gregory, MSc

Noeleen Gregory is expert in a variety of modules on various NTC courses including:

  • Resistance Training
  • Exercise Principles
  • Fitness Assessment
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Pilates
  • Stability Ball Training
  • Exercise for Older Adults

Her knowledge and wisdom is impeccable and is backed up by a life dedicated to exercise and nutrition – both personally and professionally. Noeleen has an innate ability to transfer knowledge to students in an informative yet relaxed atmosphere. Her enthusiasm and passion for fitness has influenced thousands of students to pursue a career in the health fitness industry.

Noeleen is also the National Training Centre’s examinations coordinator and is a highly respected member of the tutoring team for the Dundalk Institute of Technology’s B.Sc (Hons) in Health and Physical Activity.

Ray Lynch BSc, MA

Since graduating with the National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training in 2001, Ray has worked in the health fitness industry with various gyms and corporate health facilities, such as Ulster Bank and University College Dublin, mainly facilitating group exercise classes, indoor cycling classes and personal training.

In 2002 Ray was awarded his honours degree in Health Services Management from the Dublin Institute of Technology and went on to complete a Masters in Management with the IPA/University College Dublin in 2006.

Michelle O’Melia, MSc

Michelle has been delivering educational excellence at the National Training Centre since 2000. She is passionate about all aspects of fitness and health and holds a Masters Degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science from the University of Chester.

Michelle teaches exercise to music, anatomy and physiology, fitness assessment and exercise physiology on our primary health fitness programmes and also delivers suspension training and indoor cycling.

Laura Connick BSc

In addition to the National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training, Laura holds a BSc in Sports and Exercise Management from UCD and has worked in some of Dublin’s most established gyms.

Laura specialises in helping clients to achieve and maintain optimal body weight and ensures they achieve their goals in a healthy and sustainable fashion.

Laura is dedicated to continuing professional development and constantly expands her knowledge base and training to ensure she can provide the best advice to her clients.

Noeleen Gregory, MSc

Noeleen Gregory is expert in a variety of modules on various NTC courses including:

  • Resistance Training
  • Exercise Principles
  • Fitness Assessment
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Pilates
  • Stability Ball Training
  • Exercise for Older Adults

Her knowledge and wisdom is impeccable and is backed up by a life dedicated to exercise and nutrition – both personally and professionally. Noeleen has an innate ability to transfer knowledge to students in an informative yet relaxed atmosphere. Her enthusiasm and passion for fitness has influenced thousands of students to pursue a career in the health fitness industry.

Noeleen is also the National Training Centre’s examinations coordinator and is a highly respected member of the tutoring team for the Dundalk Institute of Technology’s B.Sc (Hons) in Health and Physical Activity.

Ray Lynch BSc, MA

Since graduating with the National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training in 2001, Ray has worked in the health fitness industry with various gyms and corporate health facilities, such as Ulster Bank and University College Dublin, mainly facilitating group exercise classes, indoor cycling classes and personal training.

In 2002 Ray was awarded his honours degree in Health Services Management from the Dublin Institute of Technology and went on to complete a Masters in Management with the IPA/University College Dublin in 2006.

Reviews

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