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FITNESS SPECIALTY CERTIFICATIONS AND CONTINUING EDUCATION HOME STUDY PROGRAMS

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GENERAL

Disability Advisor
http://www.disabilityadvisor.com/

Michael Scott Scudder –Fitness Industry Group (FIG) and MyKeys Crowd
http://www.aahf.info/sec_resource/section/PDFs/MyKEYS_Crowd.pdf

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
Official Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine
http://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/pages/default.aspx

Health and Wellness Across the GAMUT of Life!
http://digital.turn-page.com/t/6153/0

MATURE ADULT

How to choose an age-friendly personal fitness trainer
http://www.icaa.cc/consumer/icaapftguide.pdf

How to select an age-friendly fitness facility
http://www.icaa.cc/consumer/facility-checklist.pdf

Choosing Age-Appropriate Exercise Equipment
http://www.ideafit.com/fitness-library/older-adults-1

Finding Funds for Older Adult Wellness Programs
http://kioa.keiser.com/ffoa/Finding%20Funds%20for%20Older%20Adult%20
Wellness%20Programs.pdf

Facility Design: Creating a space that is usable and inviting for the senior market
http://kioa.keiser.com/facility.html

Keiser Research Pages
http://kioa.keiser.com/research.html

International Council on Active Aging (ICAA)
http://www.icaa.cc

AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives.
http://www.aarp.org
http://www.aarpinternational.org/
www.taichiforhealthinstitute.org

Nifty After Fifty
http://www.niftyafterfifty.com/

SrFit™ Senior Fitness Specialty Certification
http://www.aahf.info/sec_programs/SrFit/index.php

Cancer and the Older Adult™ home study continuing education course
http://www.aahf.info/sec_programs/CanFit/index.php

Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription for All Ages™
Specialist Home Study Course

http://www.aahf.info/sec_programs/Fitness_Assessment/index.php

Exercise Management of Chronic Diseases and Disabilities for All Ages™
Specialist Home Study Course

http://www.aahf.info/sec_programs/Exercise_Management/index.php

Arthritis Foundation: arthritis exercise and education programs;
The Arthritis Foundation offers 4 programs: Walk With Ease, Tai Chi, Exercise, and
Aquatics. Each exercise program is evidence-based, backed by research proving their
effectiveness and safety.
http://www.arthritis.org/program-leader.php

Tai Chi for Arthritis proven by studies to relieve pain, improve balance and is safe,
and supported by Arthritis Foundations worldwide. >>more

Tai Chi for Osteoporosis is designed to slow down bone loss; improve balance and
quality of life. Supported by Osteoporosis Australia. >>more

Tai Chi for Falls Prevention - based on the Tai Chi for Arthritis program, is shown to
prevent falls, improve balance and health. >>more

The below information is made available for your use by the American Academy
of Health and Fitness (AAHF).

Training clients to improve their game in the Lifetime Sport of Golf
http://www.aahf.info/pdf/Golf_Training_clients_to_improve_their_game.pdf

Training clients to improve their game in the Lifetime Sport of Tennis
http://www.aahf.info/pdf/Tennis_Training_clients_to_improve_their_game.pdf

Training clients to improve their game in the Lifetime Sport of Swimming
http://www.aahf.info/pdf/Swimming_Training_clients_to_improve_their_game.pdf

YOUTH

JrFit™ Youth Fitness Specialty Certification
http://www.aahf.info/sec_programs/JrFit/index.php

Developing Agility and Quickness for Sport Performance™ certificate package
http://www.aahf.info/sec_programs/Developing_Agility/index.php

Champions Youth Fitness (CYF)
http://championsyouthfitness.com/index.php

CYF is offering a "Youth Fitness Center" License Program that includes the
Champions Kids Fitness System, BeeFIt Strength Circuit, Top Exergaming products
like iDance DDR System, Lightspace Play Floor & Play Wall and Interactive Gaming Bikes,
plus a Nutrition & Diet Training Program.

International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA)
http://iyca.org

Parisi Speed School
www.parisischool.com

Tai Chi 4 Kidz is a fun activity to develop children's concentration and coordination.
>>more

LHT Revolution - Leaner Healthier Teens
Future Licensee or Preferred Gym
http://www.lhtrevolution.com/licensee-opportunity/

MEDICAL FITNESS/WELLNESS

Exercise is Medicine
www.exerciseismedicine.org

Exercise is Medicine area for fitness professionals
http://www.exerciseismedicine.org/fitpros.htm

Exercise is Medicine: Health and Fitness Professionals’ Action Guide
http://exerciseismedicine.org/documents/HealthFitnessProActionGuide.pdf

Additional Resources for Health and Fitness Professionals

Special needs & guidelines for training a client with Heart Disease http://www.aahf.info/pdf/SN_Training_clients_with_Heart_Disease.pdf

Special needs & guidelines for training a client with Diabetes
http://www.aahf.info/pdf/SN_Training_clients_with_Diabetes.pdf

Special needs & guidelines for training a client with Osteoporosis
http://www.aahf.info/pdf/SN_Training_clients_with_Osteoporosis.pdf

Special needs & guidelines for training a client with Low Back Pain
http://www.aahf.info/pdf/SN_Training_clients_with_Low_Back_Pain.pdf

Special needs and guidelines for training a client with Arthritis
http://www.aahf.info/pdf/SN_Training_clients_with_Arthritis.pdf

Exercise Is Medicine (EIM) Credential Program: A New Opportunity For
Health Fitness
Professionalsacsm2012ExerciseisMedicineCertificateProgramPresentation.pdf

EIM Professional Designation Workshop 1
acsmEIMProfessionalDesignationWorkshop1.pdf

EIM Professional Designation Workshop 2
acsmEIMProfessionalDesignationWorkshop2.pdf

EIM Professional Designation Workshop 3
acsmEIMProfessionalDesignationWorkshop3.pdf

EIM Professional Designation Workshop 4
acsmEIMProfessionalDesignationWorkshop3.pdf

EIM Informed Consent For Participation In A Health And Fitness Training Program
acsminformedconsentB_ExPrescripReferral_pdf.pdf

PARmed-X for Pregnancy: Physical Activity Readiness Medical Examination
acsmparmed-xpreg.pdf

The below listed forms (http://www.aahf.info/pdf/SrFit_0B.pdf) are made available
for your use by the American Academy of Health and Fitness (AAHF). They are
presented in a format that you may modify/personalize for your use by adding
things such as your logo or company name:

Medical Questionnaire
Exercise Profile
Activities Questionnaire
Physical Activities Index
Overview and Consent/Release Form
Statement of Medical Clearance for Exercise
Cover Letter to Physician

Follow this link to access the forms: http://www.aahf.info/pdf/SrFit_0B.pdf

ACSM White Papers
acsmwhitepapersimg-327023929-0001(1).pdf

Exercise Management of Chronic Diseases and Disabilities for All Ages™
Specialist Home Study Course

http://www.aahf.info/sec_programs/Exercise_Management/index.php

Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription for All Ages™
Specialist Home Study Course

http://www.aahf.info/sec_programs/Fitness_Assessment/index.php

Cancer and the Older Adult™ home study continuing education course
http://www.aahf.info/sec_programs/CanFit/index.php

Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs™ certificate package
http://www.aahf.info/sec_programs/Dietary_Needs/index.php

The NASM Solution to Weight Management
http://www.nasm.org/1/shop/con_ed/The_NASM_Solution_to_Weight_Management/

Move More, Eat Better—YOU Matter!™ a turnkey fitness education program designed
for health and fitness professionals to teach the basics of lifestyle change in a classroom
setting.
http://www.aahf.info/sec_programs/mayo/index.htm

The Exercise is Medicine Credential for Health & Fitness Professionals
http://certification.acsm.org/exercise-is-medicine-credential

Wellcoaches Coach Certification Course
13-Week Health Coach And Wellness Coach Certification Course

Arthritis Foundation: arthritis exercise and education programs;
The Arthritis Foundation offers 4 programs: Walk With Ease, Tai Chi, Exercise, and
Aquatics. Each exercise program is evidence-based, backed by research proving their
effectiveness and safety.
http://www.arthritis.org/program-leader.php

Tai Chi for Health Institute
http://www.taichiforhealthinstitute.org

Tai Chi for Health Programs:

  • Tai Chi for Arthritis proven by studies to relieve pain, improve balance and is safe,
    and supported by Arthritis Foundations worldwide. >>more
  • Tai Chi for Diabetes is designed to improve the control of and prevent type II
    diabetes, it enhances relaxation and reduces complications from diabetes. >>more
  • Tai Chi for Beginners - the 6 Easy Steps will bring you better health and enjoyment
    of tai chi. >>more
  • Tai Chi for Back Pain enhances the stabilisers (core) muscles; to reduce pain, prevents recurrence and improves relaxation. It is also suitable for people who are wheelchair
    bounded or with a variety of chronic conditions. >>more
  • Tai Chi for Osteoporosis is designed to slow down bone loss; improve balance and
    quality of life. Supported by Osteoporosis Australia. >>more
  • Tai Chi 4 Kidz is a fun activity to develop children's concentration and coordination.
    >>more
  • Tai Chi at Work shows the secret to managing work stress and turning it into a
    source of strength. >>more
  • Qigong for Health includes breathing exercises especially beneficial for relaxation
  • and inner energy. >>more
  • Tai Chi for Falls Prevention - based on the Tai Chi for Arthritis program, is shown
  • to prevent falls, improve balance and health.>>more

How to become an Instructor of Dr Lam's programs:
http://www.taichiforhealthinstitute.org/articles/individual_article.php?id=39

ACAC Fitness and Wellness Centers
http://www.acac.com/about/

SPORTS PERFORMANCE
 
PES | Performance Enhancement Specialist
The Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) credential teaches you how to design
innovative strength and conditioning programs using NASM’s proprietary Optimum
Performance Training™ (OPT™) model. With the PES credential you’ll learn cutting-edge
training techniques to maximize your athlete’s potential. PES Exam Con-Ed approved:
NASM 1.9, ACE 2.0, NSCA 2.0; BOC 30.0
http://www.nasm.org/train/

Twist Conditioning
http://www.aahf.info/sec_resource/section/PDFs/Twist_Conditioning.pdf

Certified Triathlon Coach Program
http://triathloncoachcertification.com/certified-triathlon-coach-program-information/

Sports Nutrition Specialist Program
http://www.nestacertified.com/sports-nutrition-training-course/

Developing Agility and Quickness for Sport Performance™ certificate package
http://www.aahf.info/sec_programs/Developing_Agility/index.php

The below information is made available for your use by the American Academy
of Health and Fitness (AAHF).

Training clients to improve their game in the Lifetime Sport of Golf
http://www.aahf.info/pdf/Golf_Training_clients_to_improve_their_game.pdf

Training clients to improve their game in the Lifetime Sport of Tennis
http://www.aahf.info/pdf/Tennis_Training_clients_to_improve_their_game.pdf

Training clients to improve their game in the Lifetime Sport of Swimming
http://www.aahf.info/pdf/Swimming_Training_clients_to_improve_their_game.pdf

GROUP AND SMALL GROUP

Body Training Systems' (BTS)
http://www.bodytrainingsystems.com/bts_programs.htm

Les Mills™
http://www.lesmills.com/global/instructors/become-an-instructor.aspx
http://www.lesmills.com/midwest/clubs-and-facilities/clubs-and-facilities.aspx

Adventure Boot Camp - Fitness Boot Camp Business System and Adventure
Boot Camp Instructor Certification

http://www.adventurebootcamp.com/

IMPACT - Intense Mixed Performance Accelerated Cross Training:
Certified IMPACT Instructor and Fitness Boot Camp Business Model | Group Exercise
Business System | Marketing for Fitness Boot Camps Small Group Fitness Business |
Group Fitness Marketing | Group Personal Training Business System | Boot Camp
Business Plan
http://impactmethod.com/

TRX Group Suspension Training Course
http://www.trxtraining.com/products/trx-group-suspension-training-course-l1

TRX Sports Medicine Suspension Training Course
http://www.trxtraining.com/products/trx-sports-medicine-suspension-training-course-l2

SBT - Suspension Bodyweight Trainer: Suspension Exercise Systems and Education
http://www.sbtextreme.com/Home_Page.php

SBT Coach Workshop and SBT LeanAbolic Coach (Small Group Training Specialty)
http://www.sbtextreme.com/SBT_Education.html

KettleBell Concepts
http://kettlebellconcepts.com/

Total Body KB Blast-Group Ex Instructor Training
http://www.kettlebellconcepts.com/store/index.php

Arthritis Foundation: arthritis exercise and education programs;
The Arthritis Foundation offers 4 programs: Walk With Ease, Tai Chi, Exercise, and
Aquatics. Each exercise program is evidence-based, backed by research proving their
effectiveness and safety.
http://www.arthritis.org/program-leader.php

Tai Chi for Health Institute
http://www.taichiforhealthinstitute.org

Tai Chi for Health Programs:

  • Tai Chi for Arthritis proven by studies to relieve pain, improve balance and is
    safe, and supported by Arthritis Foundations worldwide. >>more
  • Tai Chi for Diabetes is designed to improve the control of and prevent type II
    diabetes, it enhances relaxation and reduces complications from diabetes. >>more
  • Tai Chi for Beginners - the 6 Easy Steps will bring you better health and enjoyment
    of tai chi. >>more
  • Tai Chi for Back Pain enhances the stabilizers (core) muscles; to reduce pain,
    prevents recurrence and improves relaxation. It is also suitable for people who are
    wheelchair bounded or with a variety of chronic conditions. >>more
  • Tai Chi for Osteoporosis is designed to slow down bone loss; improve balance and
    quality of life. Supported by Osteoporosis Australia. >>more
  • Tai Chi 4 Kidz is a fun activity to develop children's concentration and coordination.
    >>more
  • Tai Chi at Work shows the secret to managing work stress and turning it into a
    source of strength. >>more
  • Qigong for Healthincludes breathing exercises especially beneficial for relaxation
  • and inner energy. >>more
  • Tai Chi for Falls Prevention - based on the Tai Chi for Arthritis program, is
    shown to prevent falls, improve balance and health. >>more

How to become an Instructor of Dr Lam's programs:
http://www.taichiforhealthinstitute.org/articles/individual_article.php?id=39

WOMEN ONLY

Lynne Brick's Women's Health & Fitness
http://www.brickbodies.com/clubs/belvedere/

Gainesville Health & Fitness for Women
http://www.ghfc.com/gyms/for_women/

Women's Fitness Specialist (WFS)
http://www.nasm.org/wfs/

Tai Chi for Osteoporosis is designed to slow down bone loss; improve balance and
quality of life. Supported by Osteoporosis Australia. >>more

 
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Contact Information:

American Academy of Health and Fitness
Phone 800-95-SRFIT (800-957-7348)
Fax (913) 369-9378

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