American Academy of Health and Fitness (AAHF)

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The American Academy of Health and Fitness (AAHF) is a provider of specialty certifications and continuing education home study programs. These research-based fitness education programs, available in a convenient distance-learning format, offer continuing education and professional development for health and fitness professionals (personal trainers, group fitness instructors, health/wellness coaches, sports nutrition specialists, athletic trainers and certified nurse aides) who wish to specializ... more less
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DescriptionOur Cancer and the Older Adult™ Specialist Home Study Program is approved by all major personal training, sports nutrition, group fitness certification organizations, and BOC for athletic training (2 - 7 continuing education hours). It offered to you in a distance-learning format providing advanced continuing education for health and fitness professionals (personal trainers, group fitness instructors, health/wellness coaches, sports nutrition specialists and athletic trainers) who wish to specialize in training cancer survivors. This home study program is available for immediate download after purchase. Trainers will learn research-based guidelines for both avoiding and addressing cancer. This resource identifies cancer risk factors and provides cancer prevention strategies related to lifestyle. It is an ideal continuing education program for any fitness professional who wishes to work safely and effectively with mature adults who have experienced cancer.
Course Material Price $89.00
Exam Price $0.00 Note: Test included in course price.
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam RequiredNo
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
CategoryPersonal Trainer, Special Populations
DescriptionDeveloping Agility and Quickness for Sport Performance continuing education home study course addresses the physical and cognitive components of agility and quickness. Applicable to most all sports, this course focuses on improving quickness of foot and change of direction speed, along with perceptual and decision making factors. It covers the essential components of developing rapid force high power output and explosive movement that allow athletes to achieve high-level performance. It includes more than 100 drills to help in the development of safe, effective and comprehensive training programs.
Course Material Price $119.00
Exam Price $0.00 Note: Test included in course price.
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam RequiredNo
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
CategoryPersonal Trainer, Sports Conditioning
DescriptionExercise Management of Chronic Diseases and Disabilities for All Ages home study continuing education course presents the latest research and applications for integrating exercise into the treatment of 49 chronic diseases and disabilities. The text book was developed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). A framework is established for determining functional capacity in persons with chronic diseases and disabilities and guidance in developing appropriate exercise programming to optimize functional capacity and reduce the compounding effects of exercise intolerance. The text format allows quick access to the pathology of interest, training and response to exercise, management of medications, and recommendations and special considerations of exercise testing and programming. Within the text, diseases and disorders are organized into seven sections: cardiovascular diseases; pulmonary diseases; metabolic diseases; immunological and hematological disorders; orthopedic diseases and disabilities; neuromuscular disorders; and cognitive, psychological, and sensory disorders. Exercise is presented as a viable component in the care and treatment of chronic disease and disability that can positively affect functional capacity and slow or prevent exercise intolerance.
Course Material Price $269.00
Exam Price $0.00 Note: Test is included in course price.
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam RequiredNo
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
CategoryPersonal Trainer, Special Populations
DescriptionNutrition for Special Dietary Needs home study continuing education course addresses the nutritional needs and issues of, and exercise prescription guidelines for children, adolescents and older adults. It identifies the impact of nutrition and physical activity on the physiological changes with menopause and during pregnancy and lactation. It distinguishes different types of vegetarianism and explains the pros and cons of vegetarianism. It also distinguishes between overweight, obesity and healthy weight. Methods for assessing body composition, how to calculate energy needs and dietary guidelines are presented. The role of dietary supplements in weight loss, plus the role of aerobic exercise and resistance training in promoting weight loss, are addressed. The impact of nutrition and the importance of exercise and physical activity in managing Diabetes Mellitus are explained. The general principles of treating eating disorders and weight gain recommendations, along with nutrition and exercise prescription for the treatment of eating disorders are discussed. And, ways that the body can gain or lose heat in varying environments and the physiological changes that occur are described.
Course Material Price $139.00
Exam Price $0.00 Note: Test included in course price.
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam RequiredNo
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
CategoryNutrition, Personal Trainer
DescriptionStrength Training Older Adults addresses the information and tools needed to educate, motivate, and assist older adults in committing to and benefiting from individualized strength training programs. Guidelines for senior strength training provide a basis for program design, and recommendations for program modifications that construct strength training programs that meet each client’s needs, abilities, and limitations. Illustrations and biomechanically sound instructions for exercises that use resistance machines, free weights, body weight, elastic bands, and balls present proper techniques with clear explanations. Unique teaching scripts offer strategies for communicating information that will help clients avoid errors that cause injury or reduce the effectiveness of the exercise.
Course Material Price $169.00
Exam Price $0.00 Note: Test included in course price.
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam RequiredNo
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
CategoryPersonal Trainer, Special Populations
DescriptionThe Janda System of Evaluation and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance continuing education home study course presents postural techniques, neurology, and functional capabilities applied to alleviate chronic musculoskeletal pain and promote greater functionality. Developed by Vladimir Janda, in contrast to a more traditional structural view; the Janda approach is functional, emphasizing the importance of the sensorimotor system in controlling movement and chronic musculoskeletal pain syndromes from sports, occupational activities and daily living. This course offers practical, evidence-based application of Janda’s theories; with illustrations, photos, and step-by-step instructions; guiding exercise professionals in developing appropriate exercise prescription and training programs.
Course Material Price $269.00
Exam Price $0.00 Note: Test is included in course price.
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam RequiredNo
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
CategoryPersonal Trainer, Special Populations
DescriptionThe Back Stability: Integrating Science and Therapy continuing education home study course presents proven clinical approaches to stabilize the spine. It provides a foundation that will guide you in selecting the most effective exercises for each client and integrating them into a complete program to offer the best possible care in back health. You will gain the practical knowledge to help you recognize and assess inappropriate movement patterns—whether caused by injury or simple day-to-day activity—and use a process of clinical decision making to determine which exercises to use in developing effective back care programs.
Course Material Price $269.00
Exam Price $0.00 Note: Test included in course price.
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam RequiredNo
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
CategoryPersonal Trainer, Special Populations
DescriptionOur SrFit Senior Fitness Specialty Certification Home Study Program is offered to you in a distance-learning format providing research-based continuing education for health and fitness professionals (personal trainers, group fitness instructors, health/wellness coaches, and athletic trainers) who wish to specialize in training adults in their mid 40’s and older This home study program presents information that will enable senior fitness trainers to gain an understanding of how the aging process affects all the systems of the body, identify dietary changes that may be needed, and develop effective training strategies for fitness levels spanning master athlete to frail and elderly. You will learn to prevent, improve and manage a multitude of chronic diseases, improve flexibility, endurance, strength and optimal function for Baby Boomers and beyond. Our SrFit™ is the only senior fitness certification approved by all major personal training, sports nutrition, group fitness certification organizations and BOC for athletic training (19-24 continuing education hours). Certified personal trainers, group fitness instructors, health and wellness coaches, sports nutrition specialists and athletic trainers holding more than one certification may obtain CECs/CEUS for all certifications for which they need continuing education with this single home study program at no additional cost.
Course Material Price $299.00
Exam Price $0.00 Note: Test included in course price.
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam RequiredNo
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
CategoryPersonal Trainer, Special Populations
DescriptionOur JrFit Youth Fitness Specialty Certification* Home Study Program is offered to you in a distance-learning format providing research-based continuing education for health and fitness professionals (personal trainers, group fitness instructors, health/wellness coaches, sports nutrition specialists and athletic trainers) who wish to specialize in youth fitness. This home study program offers a highly effective plan for enabling youth fitness trainers to improve health, increase fitness, and reduce body fat for kids and youth (age 7-17). Trainers will gain an understanding of sensible strength and power training, athletic conditioning and nutrition to safely and effectively train youth of all fitness levels spanning the star youth athlete to the kid suffering with childhood obesity and low self esteem. Our JrFit™ is the only youth fitness certification* approved by all major personal training, sports nutrition, group fitness certification organizations and BOC for athletic training (19-24 continuing education hours). Certified personal trainers, group fitness instructors, health and wellness coaches, sports nutrition specialists and athletic trainers holding more than one certification may obtain CECs/CEUS for all certifications for which they need continuing education with this single home study program at no additional cost.
Course Material Price $299.00
Exam Price $0.00 Note: Test included in course price.
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam RequiredNo
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
CategoryPersonal Trainer, Special Populations, Sports Conditioning
DescriptionOur Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription for All Ages Specialist Home Study Program is approved by all major personal training, sports nutrition, group fitness certification organizations, and BOC for athletic training (19-24 continuing education hours). It is a continuing education home study program for health and fitness professionals to safely and accurately assess cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular fitness, body composition, flexibility, and balance; then design safe and effective programs for resistance training, weight management, body composition, flexibility, low back care, and balance for all ages This home study program materials are available for immediate download after purchase. All materials for this program are available electronically. Nothing is mailed.
Course Material Price $269.00
Exam Price $0.00 Note: Test included in course price.
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam RequiredNo
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
CategoryPersonal Trainer, Special Populations

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