The benefits of proper exercise dosing are multiple for older adults across the aging spectrum, and extend beyond physical functioning. This course examines the evidence pertaining to exercise prescription: it begins with a review of aging physiology and several screening methods; continues with a discussion of general exercise recommendations for older adults; and concludes with a look at either end of the aging spectrum, moving from frailty on the one hand to senior athletes on the other.
By the end of this course, learners will
- Recall physiological changes relevant to the aging process
- Recognize assessments used to determine the functional ability of older adults
- Distinguish between evidence-based findings supporting flexibility exercise, strength training, power training, and endurance training, as well as multi-component exercise programs
- Identify evidence pertaining to exercise recommendations for older adults across the aging spectrum
3 CE HOURS