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About the course

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to design and adapt exercise programmes to meet the needs of older adults.

This accredited achievement is valued and recognised by employers and can assist you in increasing or enhancing your career opportunities, progression and earning potential.

Entry requirements
  • Level 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 Matwork.

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Fees and costs

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How to apply

This course is currently only available as an internal option for specific degree pathways.

Please register your interest in potential future open courses by emailing: kevin.warrington@solent.ac.uk

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What you'll study

You'll gain the knowledge to:
  • Understand the effects of ageing on the UK population.
  • Understand the physiological and biomechanical changes associated with ageing and their implications for physical activity.
  • Understand the medical conditions commonly associated with old age and their implications for physical activity.
  • Understand the key considerations for older adults participating in physical activity.
  • Understand the communication skills required to engage with older adults.
  • Understand the principles of collecting information to plan a physical activity programme for the older adult.
  • Understand how to identify goals with older adults.
  • Understand how to plan a physical activity programme for the older adult.
  • Understand the teaching and instructing skills required when working with older adults.
  • Be able to plan a physical activity programme for the older adult.
  • Understand how to adapt exercise to meet the needs of older adults.

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