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Exercise for Adults with Special Needs Instructor Certification Course

recent graduatesDesigned to train students, certified personal fitness instructors, activity coordinators, recreational therapists, and occupational therapists interested in becoming certified fitness/wellness leaders specializing in exercise with the frail elderly and adults with special needs.

Special needs include disorders ranging from Parkinson’s Disease, Arthritis, Cardiac Issues, COPD, Physical and Sensory Deficits, and Dementia Specific Needs.

Certificate Requirements
The course is a two-part training. Students may choose to take only Part One and receive a College of Marin Certificate of Completion. Upon successful completion of both Part One and Two, students may become certified trainers for Exercise Leader for Adults with Special Needs with the Senior Fitness Association. (There is an additional $35 fee for the SFA certification, and current CPR and First Aid are needed for certification.)


Certificate


College of Marin
Certificate of Completion
Certified Trainers for
Exercise Leader for Adults with Special Needs with the Senior Fitness Association
Part One
Successful Completion
Successful Completion
Part Two
Not required
Successful Completion
Additional Requirements
n/a
Current CPR and First Aid Required
Additional Fees
n/a
$35.00

Adults with Special Needs and Frail Elders Class, Spring, 2012

Text and Course Materials
Exercise for Frail Elders, Best-Martini & Botenhagen (currently Jones), Human Kinetics, 2003, ($36) is available at the college
bookstore. The materials fee covers a 150-page syllabus to be distributed in class.

Instructors
Betsy Best-Martini, MS
(Recreational Therapy), SFA certified

Upcoming Schedule - Winter 2014
4 Saturdays, 9am-5pm
Feb 8 & 22 and Mar 1 & 15
Kentfield Campus
Physical Education Center 91 (9am-5pm)
Physical Education Center 22 (12-5pm)
Fee $117 (Includes $2 materials fee)
CRN# 15155

Apply and Register
For more information on how to Apply and Register Online, click here.

Contact Us
Community Education, Lifelong Learning and International Education
Telephone: (415) 485-9305

 

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Technical Contact: Cheryl Lynn Carlson, Program Specialist, Community Education, Lifelong Learning and International Education, 415.485.9311
Content Responsible:
Dr. Jason Lau, Director, Community Education, Lifelong Learning and International Education, 415.485.9316