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Power Training for Older Adults, The Relationship Between Heart Disease and Gender, and Working With Diabetic Clients Course

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Type: Online Course

Item: CIFJ1107


Expand your knowledge on three different subjects with the special populations–specific topics in this course. Explore the research and techniques for assessing, testing and training for power in older adults, with an end-focus on safely applying high-speed techniques. Get a primer on how cardiovascular disease develops in women; how the condition differs in women as opposed to men; how to recognize the risk factors and signs and symptoms in women; and how to understand and apply the latest recommendations and lifestyle modifications that will benefit your female clients. You’ll also get practical tips and recommendations that will empower you to take action within your scope of practice. Learn the mechanisms of diabetes; risk factors; signs and symptoms; complications of the condition; exercise considerations and contraindications; and recommendations for daily care.

Articles and the test from the November-December 2007 CEC Special Populations Issue of IDEA Fitness Journal.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the patterns of change in power across ages from 20 through 100 years of age and explain the impact of these changes during the aging process.
  2. Distinguish between metabolic and mechanical power and how each affects the aging process.
  3. Explain how the force-velocity and power curves influence one another and how the ability to train at any point in the force-velocity curve is important to effective exercise program design.
  4. List the current methods for quantifying power and explain the pros and cons of each.
  5. Explain the concepts of momentum and inertia and why they are important during power training.
  6. Describe why cardiovascular disease is the leading threat to women’s health.
  7. Identify the factors that put women at risk for developing cardiovascular disease (CVD).
  8. Explain how CVD affects women differently than men and how doctors treat the genders differently.
  9. Apply the most up-to-date and scientifically sound lifestyle recommendations to lower a female’s risk of CVD.
  10. Calculate CVD risk factors using the Framingham Heart Study Point Scores.
  11. Contrast and describe the signs and symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
  12. Explain the mechanism of action of diabetes.
  13. List risk factors for type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
  14. Identify the signs and symptoms and exercise contraindications of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia.
  15. Design safe or effective exercise programs for clients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, exercise-induced hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia.

Course Content

Power Training for Older Adults
Research supports testing and training techniques that challenge seniors to move muscle more quickly.
Heart Disease: Is There a Gender Divide?
How fitness professionals can educate their female clients about the benefits of heart health and preventive care.

Working with Diabetic Clients
A look at the exercise implications and contraindications when working with clients who suffer from type 1 and type 2 diabetes, hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia.


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