HK - DSW Older Adults

Balance Training

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DESERT SOUTHWEST FITNESS (DSW) Founded in 1980, Desert Southwest Fitness, Inc is dedicated to the publication and distribution of the highest quality professional development materials for the health, fitness, wellness and clinical professional. We specialize in self-directed distance learning and offer the largest selection of home study courses. Our courses are taught by outstanding industry leaders and use a variety of multimedia formats. The company has been an innovator and leader in the field of continuing education for over 25 years.

At DSW Fitness, we believe that learning is a lifelong process, and the design of our courses make learning, not just studying, the goal for the participant. Our courses allow you to upgrade specific skills that are necessary for job enhancement and give you the tools to produce positive lifestyle change in your clients by linking course offerings to applicable job-related skills, not necessarily degrees or certificates. The strength of DSW Fitness is founded on quality education, student feedback, and personalized customer service

Balance Training:

 

Maintaining balance and mobility is essential to aging successfully. This unique multidimensional CE course pioneers the use of balance training for three levels of ability in older adults and includes the innovative balance and mobility program developed at the Center for Successful Aging, California State University at Fullerton.

You will be introduced to in-depth knowledge about the various systems that contribute to balance and mobility, common age-related changes, medical conditions, risk factors and mediations that effect balance and mobility. A complete battery of assessments that measure the multiple dimensions of balance and mobility is presented and you will learn how to design a comprehensive program including center-of-gravity control training, multisensory training, postural training, gait pattern enhancement, and strength, endurance and flexibility training. Included is a DVD with video clips and forms you will need to assess your clients and monitor their progress and 24 comprehensive lesson plans that will enable you to immediately begin creating effective programs.

 

Course Includes:

  • Exam

  • Books

  • DVD

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HK - DSW Older Adult

Brain Fitness For Older Adults

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DESERT SOUTHWEST FITNESS (DSW) Founded in 1980, Desert Southwest Fitness, Inc is dedicated to the publication and distribution of the highest quality professional development materials for the health, fitness, wellness and clinical professional. We specialize in self-directed distance learning and offer the largest selection of home study courses. Our courses are taught by outstanding industry leaders and use a variety of multimedia formats. The company has been an innovator and leader in the field of continuing education for over 25 years.

At DSW Fitness, we believe that learning is a lifelong process, and the design of our courses make learning, not just studying, the goal for the participant. Our courses allow you to upgrade specific skills that are necessary for job enhancement and give you the tools to produce positive lifestyle change in your clients by linking course offerings to applicable job-related skills, not necessarily degrees or certificates. The strength of DSW Fitness is founded on quality education, student feedback, and personalized customer service

Brain Fitness For Older Adults:

This brain fitness program is based on neuroplasticity – the ability of the brain to change, adapt and even rewire itself. Gain insight into how the brain works and how to make it perform with more agility, speed and comprehension. You’ll cover brain anatomy and physiology, cognitive functioning and the aging brain, links between physical exercise and memory, the role of mental stimulation in cognitive health, social, psychological and emotional influences on cognition and activities to promote beneficial physical and functional brain change.

 

Course Objective:

  • Name and explain the seven main tenets of neuroplasticity's capacity to drive positive change within the adult brain.

  • Name and explain the four requirements that must be met in order to achieve optimal brain plasticity.

  • Understand and discuss six important turning points in the history of neuroscience that occurred between the year 1906 and the present, and name the scientists and physicians associated with those breakthroughs.

  • Locate eight major structures of the human brain on anatomical diagrams and explain their primary functions.


  • Define and possess a working knowledge of 76 medical and scientific terms related to the

  • subject of cognitive health.

  • Specify the relationship between cognitive fitness and each of 15 prevalent mental and physical health issues (including elevated or unmanaged stress levels, sleep disorders, cardiovascular disease, stroke, brain injury, depression, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, chronic pain syndrome, obsessive compulsive disorder, vision loss, hearing deficit, and postural instability.)

  • Specify the relationship between cognitive fitness and each of 11 influential lifestyle factors (including physical activity levels, social support and interaction, personal interests and hobbies, skills development and maintenance, formal and informal educational levels, life experience and lifelong learning, professional work and volunteerism, travel, the arts, pet ownership, and positive or negative mental attitudes).

  • Understand and put into use the American Senior Fitness Association (SFA) recommendations for incorporating cognitive fitness activities into physical activity programming.

  • Identify and put into use three major differences between the design and implementation of cognitive fitness activities for active, independent seniors and those for frail elderly long-term care residents.

  • Explain and put into use 12 separate criteria by which to evaluate the merit of specific activity ideas in terms of their potential effectiveness as cognitive fitness undertakings.

  • Utilize a 25-item cognitive fitness activity checklist and a 19-item activity action plan worksheet to assess and develop older adult brain fitness activity ideas for implementation in the physical fitness setting.

  • Successfully conduct 25 specific SFA Brain Fitness Project activities in the senior fitness setting in order to promote the cognitive health of older adult physical activity participants.

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Physical Activity Instructor

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DESERT SOUTHWEST FITNESS (DSW) Founded in 1980, Desert Southwest Fitness, Inc is dedicated to the publication and distribution of the highest quality professional development materials for the health, fitness, wellness and clinical professional. We specialize in self-directed distance learning and offer the largest selection of home study courses. Our courses are taught by outstanding industry leaders and use a variety of multimedia formats. The company has been an innovator and leader in the field of continuing education for over 25 years.

At DSW Fitness, we believe that learning is a lifelong process, and the design of our courses make learning, not just studying, the goal for the participant. Our courses allow you to upgrade specific skills that are necessary for job enhancement and give you the tools to produce positive lifestyle change in your clients by linking course offerings to applicable job-related skills, not necessarily degrees or certificates. The strength of DSW Fitness is founded on quality education, student feedback, and personalized customer service

Physical Activity Instructor:

 

The skill of effectively teaching movement and exercise to older adults is often overlooked in training programs. This is the first home study CE course to detail the fundamental knowledge and skills outlined in the International Curriculum Guidelines for Preparing Activity Instructors of Older Adults developed by an international coalition of senior fitness specialists. The text, edited by Jessie Jones, PhD and Debra Rose, PhD, presents competency-based objectives for fitness instructors and personal trainers to be able to lead safe and effective activity programs for older adults with diverse abilities.

 

Course Includes:

  • ​Exam

  • Study Guide

  • Book

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Strength Training For Older Adult

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DESERT SOUTHWEST FITNESS (DSW) Founded in 1980, Desert Southwest Fitness, Inc is dedicated to the publication and distribution of the highest quality professional development materials for the health, fitness, wellness and clinical professional. We specialize in self-directed distance learning and offer the largest selection of home study courses. Our courses are taught by outstanding industry leaders and use a variety of multimedia formats. The company has been an innovator and leader in the field of continuing education for over 25 years.

At DSW Fitness, we believe that learning is a lifelong process, and the design of our courses make learning, not just studying, the goal for the participant. Our courses allow you to upgrade specific skills that are necessary for job enhancement and give you the tools to produce positive lifestyle change in your clients by linking course offerings to applicable job-related skills, not necessarily degrees or certificates. The strength of DSW Fitness is founded on quality education, student feedback, and personalized customer service

Strength Training For Older Adult:

Learn the training principles, protocols and adaptations from the leading authorities on strength training--Wayne Westcott and Tom Baechle! Their precise illustrations biomechanically sound instructions and specific teaching cues will help your clients to maximize performance and avoid errors that cause injury. Use the 10-week sample training plan designed for beginning clients to establish a foundation of muscle strength using resistance machines, free weights, body weight, rubberized tubing and balls. It’s all here!

 

Course Objective:

  • Identify the benefits of strength training for seniors.

  • Explain the effect of weight training on body composition.

  • Outline the beneficial relationship of strength training activities on specific chronic diseases.

  • Apply the ten components of interactive teaching strategies.

Identify essential strength training principles for older adults, including:

  1. training frequency

  2. number of sets

  3. training load or resistance

  4. number of repetitions

  5. exercise selection

  6. training progressions

  • Identify the benefits of and precautions for training through a full range of movement

  • Explain how to perform a variety of free-weight and machine strength training exercises.

  • Select appropriate strength training exercises for the major muscle groups.

  • Identify the five criteria used to assign training loads for a basic workout program.

  • Select the appropriate starting training loads for a basic workout program.

  • Adjust training loads for clients with below-average strength and above-average strength.

  • Adjust training loads and exercise progressions as clients become more conditioned.

  • Describe the components of a training log.

  • Design intermediate and advanced workout programs to emphasize muscle size, muscle strength, and muscle endurance.

  • Select appropriate bodyweight and elastic band exercises for your clients.

  • Instruct clients how to properly perform bodyweight and elastic band exercises.

  • Modify and progress bodyweight and elastic band exercises as clients become more conditioned.

  • Identify a variety of assessment tools to monitor your clients’ progress.

  • Locate normative standards for older adults for a variety of strength and flexibility assessments.

  • Identify common conditions, diseases, and disabilities experienced by older adults.

  • Describe training modifications that can be used for older adults with special conditions and abilities.

  • Design sport-specific training programs to prevent sports-related injuries.

  • Design sport-specific training programs to improve sport performance.

  • List the serving suggestions on the USDA MyPyramid.

  • Recognize the increased protein requirements of strength training seniors.

  • Identify the three steps to better nutrition.

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Training Athletes Over 50

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DESERT SOUTHWEST FITNESS (DSW) Founded in 1980, Desert Southwest Fitness, Inc is dedicated to the publication and distribution of the highest quality professional development materials for the health, fitness, wellness and clinical professional. We specialize in self-directed distance learning and offer the largest selection of home study courses. Our courses are taught by outstanding industry leaders and use a variety of multimedia formats. The company has been an innovator and leader in the field of continuing education for over 25 years.

At DSW Fitness, we believe that learning is a lifelong process, and the design of our courses make learning, not just studying, the goal for the participant. Our courses allow you to upgrade specific skills that are necessary for job enhancement and give you the tools to produce positive lifestyle change in your clients by linking course offerings to applicable job-related skills, not necessarily degrees or certificates. The strength of DSW Fitness is founded on quality education, student feedback, and personalized customer service

Training Athletes Over 50:

Competition is too much fun to be left to the kids. That is the sentiment echoed by today’s senior athletes. They want coaches who understand their desire to achieve peak performance, yet appreciate the limits of their physiology. With one person turning 50 every 8 seconds, your potential client base is exploding! Become a sought-after trainer by applying the motivation, injury prevention and training techniques you’ll learn here—in the only CE course of its kind!

Course Objective:

  •  Identify five levels of physical function in adults over the age of 50.

  •   Describe why chronological age is a poor indicator of physical condition and ability.

  •   Identify venues that provide athletic competition for older athletes.

  •   Discuss general recommendations for training athletes over the age of 50.

  •   Design a training plan to develop cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, speed, quickness, and agility.

  •   Identify safety issues and the types of injuries associated with senior athletes.

  •   List the benefits of regular and vigorous exercise training for older adults.

  •   Recognize factors that influence sport performance in older adults.

  •   Identify the market potential for training older athletes.

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