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Programme Design, Planning & Leading

Aim & Learning Outcomes

Aim

The aim of this topic is to enable you to discuss and interpret health and lifestyle factors that inform physical activity/exercise programme design for people as they age At the end of the topic you should be able to adapt and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes for the healthy older adult in various environments, including care settings where appropriate.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this topic, you will be able to:

At the end of this topic you will be able to

  1. Select a battery of appropriate fitness test protocols for the older adult

  2. Administer these tests in a caring and empathetic manner

  3. Implement appropriate pre-exercise screening procedures

  4. Design exercise programmes appropriate to the needs and goals of the older adult

  5. Plan and implement a variety of classes suitable for the older adult

Lesson 3, part 1:  Fitness testing and the older adult, choosing appropriate tests and conducting the tests in a safe manner
Lesson 4:  Programme planning, screening, using FITT, medications and exercise implications,
Lesson 5:  Class structure for Health Enhancing Physical Activity (HEPA) considerations for individual needs, planning & implementing
  
Slide Notes: Slides available for notetaking
Age and Opportunity website 
 
Videos: These will provide you with extra information
Lesson 3, part 1
Lesson 3, part 2
Lesson 4
Lesson 3, part 2: Fitness testing and the older adult, choosing appropriate tests and conducting the tests in a safe manner

Soda pop coordination test

Timed up and go test

Berg balance test

Resources

Chair based exercise to music
Chair based activities with rings
Chair based activities with rubber balls
Chair based activities with sticks
Lesson 5

© NCEF National Council for Exercise & Fitness 2019