Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging Seniors' Fitness Instructor Course
SFIC course dates: Sat. Sept. 8, Sun. Sept. 9, Sat. Sept. 22 & Sun. Sept. 23 2012 from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm. Donway Place, Don Mills. ON.
To register for the course please contact Toni Johnston at 905-579-4135 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Seniors' Fitness Instructor Course (SFIC) was developed to address a need for training and information about appropriate physical activity programs for older adults. The course consists of 36 hours of in-class training including class observation, practice teaching and guest speakers.
What will you learn?
Effects of aging and the benefits of physical activity for older adults, class design and exercise techniques, leadership skills, exercise principles for individuals with a variety of special conditions including; arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, stroke and osteoporosis.
Who should take the SFIC?
Anyone (older adults, young adults and volunteers) who wants to learn how to design and lead effective fitness classes for community dwelling older adults.
After completing the SFIC, you have the option of becoming a certified seniors' fitness instructor. This certification requires:
achieving 80% on a take-home assignment; obtaining CPR at the heart saver level; arranging and completing a 16 hour practicum in a community program; successfully demonstrating your skills during a practical evaluation (there is an additional fee for the practical evaluation)