This continuing education course covers the main concerns about youth sports development. After reviewing the article, you'll understand and be able to address parents' five most frequently asked questions about youth sports development. You'll develop the ability and knowledge to refer to the proper healthcare professional for specific training concerns and be able to validate certain training methodologies for youth based on their specific needs. You will also gain insight into specific areas of concern for training youth and be able to objectively assess factual information with regard to training youth and apply this information to program design and education. View Details
In this course you'll review the current research on what motivates people to exercise. You'll gain insights into some characteristics of exercise adherents, why some people drop out of exercise programs, and the common barriers to exercise and strategies for overcoming these barriers. In the nutrition section, you'll learn about fueling athletes for training and competition. You will gain an understanding of the evidence-based science on food and fluid consumption for athletes before, during and after activity. So much great information to help your clients in this one course! View Details
Elevated stress is a risk factor for many things: cancer, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, to name a few. It can also influence our eating behaviors and lead to obesity. This course will summarize the state of the knowledge regarding how stress can lead to higher food consumption, fat accumulation in the midsection, weight gain and obesity, and how exercise can significantly mitigate the effects of stress and weight gain. View Details
This continuing education course reviews the evidence indicating how exercise can benefit cancer survivors, as well as many of the challenges specific to working with this population. You will learn how you can best support cancer survivors in finding an exercise program that meets their needs, or even get started on developing a program yourself. You’ll gain an understanding of the symptoms and side effects and how to connect with the cancer support community. Research supports the benefits of exercise for clients who have cancer, and this will show you how to leverage the research for programming. View Details
There have been many myths, truths and controversies regarding stretching, and this continuing education course will attempt to clarify these issues with existing evidence-based science. You’ll obtain an understanding of the differences between stretching and warm-up, and gain a clearer, evidence-based picture of the benefits and myths surrounding stretching. You’ll be able to describe in detail the determinants of flexibility, define the different stretching methods to increase flexibility, and design a stretching regimen for your clients that incorporates the latest research and guidelines. This course will give you further insight into the uncertainty that exists about some proposed benefits of flexibility. View Details
“The knee bone’s connected to the thigh bone; the thigh bone’s connected to the hip bone; the hip bone’s connected to the back bone..." With 206 bones in the human body, that song could go on for quite a while. Bones serve a number of important roles, and this continuing education course will give you a better understanding of what those roles are and how to maintain healthy bones.
Through this course, you’ll gain knowledge on bone architecture and growth and become familiar with the research on exercise, nutrition and bone health. You’ll also learn the roles of calcium and vitamin D in maintaining optimum bone health, as well as discover the factors that place women at an increased risk for osteoporosis and bone injuries and how an increase in bone health will decrease the chances for injury or disease in women. So much great information in just one course! View Details
If you are interested in the role of fascia in fitness training, the following continuing education quiz is for you. Research shows why taking a different approach to exercise and the movement brain is the wave of the future. Learn how fascia is the organ system of stability and that mechano-regulation is not just “plastic wrap” around the muscles. This quiz lays out the emerging picture of the fasical net as a whole and explores three of the many aspects of recent research that give us a better understanding of how best to train the fasical net. Develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of the role of fascia. View Details
After taking this continuing education quiz, you will be able to use your knowledge of muscles, machines and movement to create powerful new workouts. Expand your knowledge about strength and cardio supersets and learn the key to effective superset workouts. Learn how to design strength and cardio supersets and maximize results in minimal time. Read about how cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of mortality for U.S. men and women, and learn how to raise your HDL levels and lower your risk for heart disease. So much beneficial information for you and your client wrapped up in one quiz.
Exercise professionals are committed to maintaining and improving the functional independence and physical performance of their clients. This continuing education quiz reviews posture from a health perspective. Learn the difference between good and faulty posture, and key points to be aware of in assessing lateral, frontal and posterior posture positions. Get in on the discussion of posture as it affects health for different sectors of the population, and teach your clients how to adopt a new posture pleasure principle. This quiz has so many benefits for your clients and yourself because good posture promotes better health.
This course explores the Pelvic Core Neuromuscular System (PCNS) and problems women encounter when dealing with it. You'll learn the PCNS anatomy, the differences between men and women, the muscular support of the PCNS and its function and dysfunction. As a fitness professional, understanding functional anatomy will help you create more variety within your training programs and obtain measurable results more quickly. This course will give you a greater understanding of the PCNS and allow you to enhance your clients'quality of life.