Total CECs

0.2 CEC from ACE
0.3 CEC from NSCA
0.3 CEC from NASM
Additional credits may be available from other certifications.

CEC-Approved Articles

  • Power Training for Older Adults
  • Heart Disease: Is There a Gender Divide?
  • Working With Diabetic Clients

Learning Objectives
After reading these articles, readers should be able to do the following:

  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 an point in the force-velocity curve is important to effective exercise program design.
  4. List the current methods for quantifying power an 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. Contrast and describe the signs and symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
  11. Calculate CVD risk factors using the Framingham Heart Study Point Scores.
  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.

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