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Ongoing Active Aging Instructor Online Courses

December 31, 2022 - December 10, 2024

Ongoing Active Aging Instructor Online Courses

Equivalencies to CFES Active Aging Instructor Course
Offered by CFES-recognized presenters Brenda Adams, Melanie Galloway and Bill Luke

PREREQUISITE: CFES certified Fitness Instructor in any designation or CFES Personal Trainer certification.
CREDITS: These courses are recognized for 16 CFES Continuing Education Credits (CECs).

Candidates completing course exam and skills assessment and CFES certification application also receive CFES Active Aging Instructor certification designation.

Dates: Ongoing. These courses are done at your convenience. The recommendation is to complete it within 90 days.

How: Computer. You can receive all the notes and lecture material for each section by email or on a usb.

Older Adults Instructor Online Course

Course Conductor
: Melanie Galloway, B.Sc., A.C.E. Certified Medical Exercise Specialist

This course can be started at any time and covers the same content as the classroom course.

It offers 20 CECs.

The course prepares students to write the CFES exam and skills assessment.

All reading materials are provided.

Course Content:

  • Overview of Aging and Physical Activity

  • Psycholo
    gical, Sociological and Physiological aspects of activity for Older Adults

  • Screening, Assessment and Goal Setting

  • Program Design and Management for Older Adults With Stable Medical Conditions

  • Teaching and Leadership Skills
    Communication and Marketing Guidelines

  • Client Safety and First Aid

  • Ethics and Professional Conduct

Cost: Contact Melanie 

Expectations: There are nine (9) sections; each with a quiz and four (4) assignments to complete. CFES Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers must complete an exam and instructor skills assessment for certification designation.

Contact Melanie directly by email: Melanie@growingstrong.ca

Website: growingstrong.ca

Older Adults Fitness Leader Home Study/Online Course


Course Conductor: Dr. Bill Luke

This Home Study/Online Course will look at the special factors which influence 3rd age physical fitness and health.

This course prepares  fitness leaders for successful expansion of their fitness business to include older adults.

Course Content: Anatomical, physiological, emotional, social , nutritional, program design, exercise modifications, health impact on activity and  much, much more.

The workbook  and quizzes must be completed and returned for assessment.

A 80% mark on all quizzes and workbook must be attained in addition to successfully passing the CFES examination and Active Aging Instructor Skills Assessment for certification.

This course can be started at any time and uses the same textbook as in the classroom course and offers 16 CECs and additional CFES certification designation


(This fee includes workbook, quizzes & exercise modification assignment.)*

Registration: online at www.DrLukeFitnessandHealth.ca

bluke@twu.ca or

Phone: 604-785-7621

Aging Actively Instructor Online Course

This course will prepare you to work with the older adult population in all of those settings.

Course Conductor: Brenda Adams, M.Ed., B.Sc. (kinesiology), CPCC


While this is an online course you will have the ability to tailor how you apply what you learn to the specific areas where you teach/train. No generic, cookie cutter course here my friends!

Individual Attention — We use a combination of an online platform with individual video conferencing so there is truly a personal experience.

Industry Leading Content — We use the ACE Senior Fitness Manual in this course (you will need to purchase this directly from ACE – don’t worry we will give you the link – $59.99 USD). We went this route instead of writing our own manual as we wanted to ensure that the manual was always up to date with the latest research and best practices. Who better to do that than an international organization with an entire academic team behind them?

The other amazing part? You can choose to purchase an old school paper manual or an e-book. We do everything we can to provide options for all learning styles.

Contact Brenda directly by email: brenda@brenda-adams.com
Phone: 778-822-6224|
Website: Older Adults Instructor Course Brenda Adams




Canadian Fitness Education Services
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