NASM - Senior Fitness Specialist (SFS)

The NASM Senior Fitness Specialist (SFS) certification empowers you to inspire and assist seniors in achieving their fitness goals and enhancing their overall well-being.

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NASM - Senior Fitness Specialist (SFS)

Senior Fitness Specialists are uniquely positioned to work with older adults, offering tailored exercise programs designed to enhance their health and vitality using NASM’s Optimum Performance Training (OPT™) Model program.

Our Senior Fitness Specialization offers a comprehensive online learning experience for fitness professionals, equipping them with innovative strategies to create personalized programs that meet the diverse needs of active aging adults. By integrating evidence-based practices, this course addresses both the physiological and psychological aspects of aging, empowering trainers to foster positive relationships with their older adult clients and assist them in achieving their health and fitness goals while overcoming potential challenges.

Course overview: NASM-SFS

The NASM Senior Fitness Specialist (NASM-SFS) course provides a comprehensive overview of the principles, strategies, and techniques involved in training older adults aged 65 and above. Here’s a detailed overview of the course content:

Understanding Aging
Gain an understanding of the physiological, psychological, and social changes that occur with aging, and how these factors impact exercise programming and training approaches for older adults.
Senior Fitness Assessment
Learn how to conduct comprehensive fitness assessments specifically tailored to older adults, including assessments of functional movement, balance, flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular fitness.
Exercise Programming for Seniors
Develop the skills to design safe, effective, and individualized exercise programs for older adults, taking into account their unique needs, goals, and limitations. Explore various modalities, including strength training, cardiovascular exercise, flexibility training, and functional movement exercises.
Nutrition and Hydration for Seniors
Understand the nutritional needs of older adults and learn how to provide appropriate nutrition and hydration guidance to support their health, fitness, and overall well-being.
Fall Prevention and Balance Training
Explore strategies for fall prevention and balance training, including exercises to improve balance, stability, and coordination, and reduce the risk of falls and fall-related injuries among older adults.
Chronic Disease Management
Gain insights into managing chronic health conditions commonly seen in older adults, such as arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, through exercise and lifestyle interventions.
Cognitive Health and Brain Fitness
Learn about the importance of cognitive health and brain fitness for older adults, and discover exercises and activities that promote cognitive function, memory, and mental acuity.
Behavioral Coaching Techniques
Develop effective coaching and communication skills for working with older adults, including motivational interviewing, goal setting, and behavior change strategies to promote adherence to exercise programs and healthy lifestyle habits.
Senior-Specific Training Modalities
Explore specialized training modalities and equipment designed for older adults, such as chair exercises, resistance bands, stability balls, and low-impact cardio machines, and learn how to integrate these tools into exercise programs.
Business and Marketing Strategies
Discover how to market your services as a Senior Fitness Specialist, differentiate yourself in the market, and build a successful career in senior fitness, whether in fitness centers, senior living communities, rehabilitation facilities, or private practice.
Entry requirements
While a fitness or wellness credential or a bachelor’s degree is advisable, it’s not obligatory. This course targets certified personal trainers, wellness professionals, nutrition coaches, group fitness instructors, and physical education teachers
Accreditation
The Senior Fitness Specialist course is fully endorsed by NASM (1.5), AFAA (15)

Why Become a Senior Fitness Specialist

  • Tap into a Growing Market:

    With millions of seniors in the US, becoming a NASM Senior Fitness Specialist meets a rising demand.

  • Transform Lives:

    Help older adults enhance their health and independence through tailored exercise programs.

  • Personalized Approach:

    Learn to design individualized workouts that address the unique needs of seniors.

  • Evidence-Based Methods:

    Gain expertise in proven strategies for safe and effective senior fitness training.

  • Build Trusting Relationships:

    Develop skills to establish supportive connections with older clients.

  • Overcome Challenges:

    Equip yourself to address aging-related obstacles and promote lasting results.

  • Expand Career Opportunities:

    Open doors to diverse job prospects in fitness centers, senior communities, and more with specialized training.

What are the Objectives of this course?

To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to:

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NFE strives to be supportive to all registered students. We care about helping you reach your goals. We strive to be readily available to you (within certain parameters) throughout your studies. Throughout the Nordic Fitness Assistant, you may be able to communicate with your support tutor via one the following possible options:

  • Phone

  • email

  • Video Call

Considering a career as a registered Fitness Professional? Already working in fitness and seeking to upskill?

Now is an excellent time to consider embarking on a fresh, new career as a Certified Personal Trainer. The European fitness industry has exhibited steady growth for many years. Following the Covid19 pandemic the industry has stabilised and is now growing strongly once again. 

There are numerous benefits to embracing a new career as a professional Personal Trainer:

  • Experience a very high level of job satisfaction

  • Enjoy a career in a field you are passionate about

  • Work in a gym, as a mobile trainer, or as an online coach

  • Build a successful network of health & fitness professionals

  • Work with a diverse range of fascinating clientele

  • Specialise in a unique or niche area of expertise

  • Adapt your earning potential to your needs and circumstances

  • Manage your own business

  • Mentor a team of personal trainers as your business grows

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Join us at Nordic Fitness Education and embark on an inspiring journey toward becoming a NASM-certified fitness specialist. Your gateway to a thriving career in the fitness industry begins right here, right now. Let’s make your fitness dreams a reality together.

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