: The Online Professional Certificate in Personal Training and Group Exercise Training for Older Adults was designed to establish a national standard to ensure the development of safe and effective exercise programs for older adults by personal trainers and allied health/medical and fitness professionals.
The program is designed to prepare graduating students for a career working with older adults at senior centers, medically-based fitness facilities, retirement communities, YMCA/JCC’s, hospitals, community wellness programs, personal training studios, physical therapy clinics, long-term care facilities, corporate fitness centers, collegiate settings, and private and commercial health clubs.Instructor Description
: Ken Baldwin, M.ED., ACSM-H/FI, NPI-CPS, is the former Chair of IDEA’s National Personal Trainer Committee and Chair of the Senior Fitness Subcommittee for the Massachusetts’s Governor’s Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports. Ken is the Senior Editor and lead author for the American College of Sports Medicine - ACSM’s Resources for the Personal Trainer Manual (2nd Ed.) and textbook. He continues to serve on national committees for ACSM, AAHPERD (AAPAR), and the Medical Fitness Association (MFA). He has been honored with numerous awards including IDEA’s Personal Trainer of the Year Award, presented at the IDEA International Personal Training Summit.
Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training: An Illustrated Guide to Your Muscles in Action. NPI’s Resistance Training DVD Series.