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Continuing Education Offers Older Adult Fitness Specialist Certification Course

Nov. 2, 2011– Collin College’s Continuing Education will host an Older Adult Fitness Specialist 24-hour certification class with the first of four sessions offered from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, in Plano.

This certification course is for health and fitness professionals who want to gain knowledge, training and competency to assess fitness levels, design fitness programs and provide motivating exercise instruction for older adults.

Upon completion of the course, you should be able to: 1). Identify the key age-related changes in physiology and fitness levels; 2). Demonstrate safe and effective exercises for older adults; 3). Perform fitness assessments for older adults; 4). Design exercise prescriptions for older adults; and 5). Market exercise programs to older adults.

For more information on healthcare certifications, call 972.985.3708 or email Kimberly Head at khead@collin.edu.

Collin College serves about 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.