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Senior Fitness Specialization (SFS)

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CEUs: NASM 1.0; ACE 1.0 


Play a vital role in keeping seniors active! As an NASM Senior Fitness Specialist (SFS) you will be able to assist in the development of a healthier lifestyle for active older adults. Learn how to safely progress older clients through the OPT model, while being mindful of their various physiological considerations and goals.

Course Overview:

  • Module 1: Defining the Older Adult Population
  • Module 2: Physiological and Anatomical Considerations of Aging
  • Module 3: The Psychosocial Considerations of Aging
  • Module 4: Fitness Assessments for the Active Older Adult Client
  • Module 5: Exercise Safety Guidelines for Active Older Adults
  • Module 6: Flexibility Guidelines for Active Older Adults
  • Module 7: Cardiorespiratory Guidelines for Active Older Adults
  • Module 8: Core, Balance and Reactive Training for Fall Prevention
  • Module 9: Resistance Training for Active Older Adults
  • Module 10: Program Design for the Active Older Adult Client
  • Module 11: Common Medical Conditions and Exercise Modifications
  • Module 12: Nutrition for Active Older Adults
  • Module 13: Professional Development

Keep this growing segment healthy and fit! NASM Senior Fitness Specialists:

  • Boost their reputation, career, and client base by capitalizing on the growing demand for physical fitness experts for seniors
  • Meet seniors’ specific needs by designing exercise programs that use NASM’s Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT™) program
  • Enjoy the convenience of many seniors’ flexible schedules
  • Reduce seniors’ risks for falls and preserve their independence
  • Understand seniors’ limitations, common medical conditions, aging process, and frequent fitness obstacles
  • Invest in their client’s lives and futures . . . as well as their own!

Downloadable Course Manual

Downloadable Programming Manual

Online Quizzes

Exercise Library

Online exam

"I thoroughly enjoyed taking this course. It's actually one of the best and most comprehensive courses I have ever taken. I recommend this course to everyone! - Lisa S., NY

"Great course, very easy to follow along. Great for anyone who wants to help old loved ones." - H.C., IL

"I am currently training seniors and literally as I studied each chapter I was telling my clients the things I was learning about and how it applied to them. It was fun and informative to share. I seriously believe NASM is really solid in its education base so this just proved it further." - Bobbie N., AZ

"I've been training clients of all ages for the past decade. Recently, I've come to fully embrace training older populations because of the big challenges and even bigger rewards seeing them live happy and healthy. The NASM Senior Fitness Specialist course was just what I needed to grow and apply my knowledge of older populations. I feel super confident I can continue to grow my clientele using this credible specialization from a well-recognized certifying organization." - Jason J., FL

"Great course. It reinforces the original OPT model with the necessary progressions and regressions when working with an older client." - Jon B., NV

"Very informative. I especially liked the physiology information." - Liz M., CO

"This course was similar to the CPT of the OPT model, however, program design is more specific towards the aging population. I have more exercises and program design information in my arsenal. This great not only for seniors but for people who are at risk/deconditioned like some of the aging." - Liz M., CO

"As an Occupational Therapist, it also helped me a lot to learn more about fitness with geriatrics and assisted me to further improve me in my profession." - Mike K., IL

"First, I would like to thank the software developers for an excellent program to include Close Caption on the video and interactive materials. As a veteran with a hearing impairment, this is the first training program I have used that completely provided the accommodations that I needed. Great course and I highly recommend to any health professional seeking additional wisdom and knowledge in working with Active Older Adults." - Bobby G., VA

"I recommend the Senior Fitness Specialization to everyone." - Viktoriia P

"The SFS course was very well presented and provided an excellent foundation for working with older adults. I highly recommend it for anyone working with older adults" - S.F., CA

"As a non-fitness trainer who took this course to learn more about senior fitness to assist my husband and parents, I found the course material very informative, engaging and seeking additional learning." - Susan T., SC

"The videos were brief, a perfect amount to keep my interest. They were very informative and a great review of material from the CPT course." - Kimberly B., TX

"Great course that is very easy to follow and really builds on CPT. Lots of helpful info for the trainer and to teach older adults. Covered everything I was expecting and I feel like I learned and comprehended the material. And its really helpful to have tools to use from the course going forward." - Cassy O., MO

"This course is perfect for busy professionals. The bite-size learning and easy-to-understand content made concepts immediately applicable." - Sheena L., GA

"Great course I learned so much I feel more confident in training the older population. Highly recommended the senior fitness course" - Craig G., CA

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