Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Identify the key age-related changes in physiology and fitness levels
  • Demonstrate safe and effective exercises for older adults
  • Perform fitness assessments for older adults
  • Design exercise prescriptions for older adults
  • Market exercise programs to older adults


This is an intermediate level course for students with experience or education in fitness training.

Methods of Instruction: 

Lecture, demonstration, hands-on practice, practical skills assessments and final examination. Registered students receive course workbook and student study guide.

Completion Requirements: 

Students must earn a score of 70% or higher on the written and practical exams.  Attendance is also required and students are only allowed one excused absence.  Students with an excused absence must schedule a make-up session and complete any work assigned. Adult CPR is required for the certification to be issued.

2 Certification Levels (Test Vouchers Included):

Level 1 – Have a current Adult CPR/AED Certification and pass both Written Exam & Practical Skills Exam (Test Vouchers Included)

Level 2 – Obtain a Level 1 Certification and complete the optional 20 Hour Internship

Register Online - CANCELLED

DATES: 8 meetings Wed/Thu: Apr 25 - May 17, 2018

TIME: 6:00 - 9:00pm

FEE: $549

# FT0902.118

LOCATION: San Luis Obispo Campus Rooms 1103 (lecture) and 1200 (practical)

INSTRUCTOR: Coral Minton