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 AUTHOR: Dr. Karl Knopf, EdD

LENGTH OF COURSE: 21 Units

PREREQUISITE: Certified Fitness Trainer certification

Course Index:

Fundamentals of Exercise Therapy
  1. Therapeutic Exercise
    • History
  2. Understanding the Disabled
    • Evolution of Adaptive Physical Education for Adults with Disabilities
    • Changing Attitudes Towards Disabled Persons
    • Role of Exercise for the Disabled
  3. Fitness as Therapy
    • Proper Exercise Is Therapeutic
    • Designed for Action
    • Fitness as Medicine
    • Use It or Lose It
    • Exercise and Disease
  4. Functional Fitness
  5. Fundamentals of Fitness Therapy
    • Benefits of Fitness Therapy Programs
    • Designing a Fitness Therapy Program
    • Exercise Participation Flowchart
    • Fundamental Terminology for Fitness Technician
    • Proper Body Mechanics for the Instructor
    • Effective Teaching Considerations
    • Effective Communication Skills
  6. Muscles and Movement
    • Anatomy for the Fitness Therapy Educator
    • Fitness Therapy Kinesiology
    • How Muscles Work Together
  7. Contraindicated Exercises
    • Doing It Right
    • Facts and Myths about Exercise
    • Risks vs. Benefits
    • Beyond the Core
    • Exercises to Avoid
    • Fitness Therapy Exercise Considerations

    Part 2: Fitness Therapy for Chronic Conditions

  8. Overview of Chronic Conditions
    • Exercise Is for Everyone
    • Common Physical Health Problems Seen Among Older Adults
    • Thoughts to Share with Clients
  9. Cardiorespiratory Conditions
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Low Blood Pressure
    • Heart Disease
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    • Asthma
  10. Metabolic Conditions
    • Diabetes
    • Obesity
  11. Neurological Conditions
    • Acquired Brain Injury
    • Cerebral Vascular Accident
    • Epilepsy
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Parkinson's Disease
  12. Orthopedic Conditions
    • Arthritis
    • Fibromyalgia Syndrome
    • Neck Problems
    • Low Back Problems
    • Shoulder Problems
    • Hip Problems
    • Knee Problems
    • Ankle Problems
    • Osteoporosis
    • Amputations
  13. Sensory Impairments
    • Auditory Disorders
    • Visual Impairments
  14. Other Health Conditions
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Cancer
    • Pregnancy

    Part 3: Adaptive Programming

  15. Programming for Ambulation
    • Transfers and Ambulation Aids
    • Progressive Mobilization
    • Ambulation Aids
    • Gait Training
  16. Programming for Aquatics
    • Water Exercise for Special Population
    • Fitness Aquatics: Hydrogymnastics
    • Assessment of Aquatic Skills
  17. Programming for Balance and Perceptual Motor Skills
    • Balance Progressions
    • Perceptual Motor Skills
    • Fine Motor Tasks
  18. Programming for Cardiovascular Fitness
    • Cardiovascular Exercises
    • Karvonen's Formulas
    • How to Take a Pulse
    • Determining Target Heart Rate
  19. Programming for Flexibility and Range of Motion
    • Flexibility
    • Range of Motion
    • Programming for Flexibility
    • Range-of-Motion Exercises
    • Active Range of Motion Worksheet
  20. Program for Muscular Strength and Endurance
    • General Progressive Resistance Guidelines
    • Strength Training
    • Terminology
    • General Guidelines for Adaptive Weight Training
    • Sample Strength Training Program and Exercises
  21. Programming for Posture
    • Assessment of Posture
    • Procedures for Spinal Screening
    • Posture Exercises

    Part 4: Fitness Therapy Support Materials

    • Appendix
    • Abbreviations
    • Support Materials
    • Forms
    • Glossary
    • Index
Last Updated on Sunday, 15 February 2009 02:55