Personal Training and Group Exercise Training for Older Adults

George Mason University

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Career Training Program
Program Code: GES116
Hours: 200
Fees: $2695.00 USD


This program can be taken from a PC.  It is not recommended for MAC users.  It is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers.  Technical requirements include, but are not limited to, having Internet access with a 56K modem (but it's highly recommended that you have DSL or high-speed cable Internet access), 64 MB system RAM, 200 MB free hard-disk space memory or sufficient storage, reliable e-mail account access, CD-ROM/DVD capabilities, and a reliable Internet provider. Some individual programs may have additional software or hardware requirements.

These materials will be provided by ed2go:

  • Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults
  • Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training: An Illustrated Guide to Your Muscles in Action


There are no specific prerequisites to enter this program, other than an Internet connection, an e-mail address, and basic computer knowledge. Students do need to receive CPR certification and approval by the program coordinator prior to beginning the Optional Field Internship Program.

This program is for you if you're interested in developing safe and effective exercise programs for older adults or training your staff to do so, and if you want to manage and market new programs to older adults. This program is also suitable for companies that require the certificate program as a professional development program for employees . And this program is definitely for you if you're a senior or older adult exercise enthusiast who wants to learn more about exercise program design, health, and wellness.

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