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Clinical Exercise Specialist Workshop - Training the Aging Population

Training the Aging Population Rehabilitation Workshop


training the aging populationPresented by Andre Noel Potvin, M.Sc. Cardiac Rehabilitation, ACE, BCRPA-TFL, ACSM

 Course Description

Recognized by the British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) and American Council on Exercise (ACE)  for providing Continuing Education Credits (CEC), the Clinical Exercise & Rehabilitation Workshop Series (CES) are a select group of courses that are designed for Personal Trainers with an interest in expanding their knowledge about Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation. In these courses, students will learn foundational knowledge in exercise rehabilitation, training special population groups, and advanced knowledge in fitness testing and assessments.

Course Goals

The course will educate the personal trainer on the following objectives:

  • Outline the anatomical and physiological changes that occur with age
  • Explain the fitness professional’s scope of practice when working with this population
  • Teach testing protocol for balance, flexibility, functional strength and aerobic capacity
  • Provide suggestions when working with visual, auditory, neurological challenges
  • Provide suggestions working with those with Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Obesity and cardiovascular disease
  • Teach the do / don’t  of training the aging client
  • Provide you with program design strategies for balance, flexibility, resistance training and aerobic exercise.
  • The attendee will leave this session with greater confidence in your ability to work with the aging client

Course Pre-requisites

  • 18 years of age or older
  • A basic comprehension of the English language
  • A Certified Personal Trainer or equivalent


  • BCRPA 7.0 Credits
  • ACE 0.7 Credits

Course Format

This course is a total of 7 instructional hours. Schedule is below.

Course Activities

The primary instructional strategies for this course are lecture, small group cooperative learning activities, and interactive instructor presentations.

Course Text

The student is not required to have a textbook for this program, but they will be provided with handouts that details the specific course content.

Workshop Agenda

  • Introductions
  • Aging Trends
  • Classification of the Elderly Clientele and the Role of the Personal Trainer
  • Health Screening
  • Aging Physiology and Trainer Action Plan
  • Exercise Prescription for Balance, Aerobic and Muscular conditioning
  • Tests for Aerobic function, Functional Strength and Flexibility
  • Training suggestions for those with special needs
  • Motivating the Elderly

Student Evaluation

Students receive individual, constructive instructor feedback regarding their performance.


In Class workshops are $275.00 and Personalized are $495.00

Course OptionDateTimeLocationCEC's
In personTBD10am-6pmVancouver7 BCRPA
0.7 ACE
Personalized Scheduled with your availability Time to be agreed uponVancouver or Online7 BCRPA
0.7 ACE