The aim of the National Qualification in Exercise and The Older Adult is to provide the health fitness instructor with skills that will assist them to help older adults maintain and/or develop functional fitness and age “successfully”.
In order to achieve this goal current program design protocols must be altered to better address the needs of the older adult. Suggestions and recommendations for exercise programs that can improve the older adults’ ability to efficiently accomplish activities of daily living are explored.
The National Qualification in Exercise and the Older Adult is open to application from all professionals who hold a recognised, valid and current primary fitness instructor qualification which is accredited or mapped at EQF Level 3 or higher.
Not all primary fitness instructor qualifications meet the minimum standard required. If your primary fitness instructor qualification does not meet the requirements NTC will be unable to award a certificate for this programme even if you have completed it so if you are in any doubt whether your qualification meets the requirements please submit a copy of your primary fitness instructor qualification at least two weeks prior to the start date or contact the NTC prior to enrollment.
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