Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults
Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults is the first book to detail the fundamental knowledge and skills associated with the training modules outlined in the International Curriculum Guidelines for Preparing Physical Activity Instructors of Older Adults. The curriculum guidelines, published in 2004, were developed by an international coalition of senior fitness specialists.
Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults presents the competency-based objectives that fitness instructors should know and be able to perform to lead safe and effective physical activity programs for older adults with diverse functional capabilities.
A comprehensive blend of theory, practical content, and detailed instruction, the text is organized into five parts:
Application activities at the end of each chapter help the reader to synthesize the information and prepare them to design well-rounded physical activity programs for older adults. Other student-friendly elements include chapter objectives, introductions, summaries, study questions, key terms, and key points. In addition, numerous photos, figures, and tables make the book not just interesting, but visually appealing as well. This book is ideal for undergraduate students, and it is an excellent reference for physical activity instructors of older adults, fitness specialists, personal trainers, and activity directors.
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This was the perfect textbook for kinesiology students. It provides all the necessary information for planning a physical activity program for seniors. It covers a wide range of physiological, sociological, and mental aspect of the aging seniors. It provides detail procedural description the different types of possible assessments used to measure seniors. The description of the type of exercises used for seniors with different type of disease and disorder were up to date, practical and effective. Most of which have scientific evidence supported by experts. To me, this is a textbook that can be used for a lifetime.