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Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults

ISBN-10: 0736045139
ISBN-13: 9780736045131
Edition: 2005
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $88.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 11/24/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.322

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:Part Iintroduces the new field of gerokinesiology; provides an overview of the aging process; and discusses the benefits of an active lifestyle in disease prevention, health promotion, and quality of life.Part IIprovides information and guidelines for preexercise screenings and assessments, client feedback, and goal setting.Part IIIfocuses on the core fitness and skill components of a well-rounded physical activity program for older adults, including warm-up and cool-down, flexibility and resistance training, aerobic exercise, and balance and mobility training.Part IVintroduces specialty program and training methods, including exercise such as yoga, aquatic exercise, and master athlete training.Part Vcovers how to apply principles of motor learning to program design; teaching, leadership, and motivational skills; special considerations for specific medical conditions; and legal and professional ethics and standards for instructors.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.

Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
Overview of Aging and Physical Activity
The Field of Gerokinesiology
Demographics of Older Adults
Benefits of Physical Activity
Defining Old Age
Gerokinesiology: A New Field of Study
Curriculum Development
Summary
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Study Questions
Application Activities
Predictors of Successful Aging
Biological Theories of Aging
Psychological Theories of Aging
Sociological Theories of Aging
Physical Activity As a Determinant of Successful Aging
Summary
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Study Questions
Application Activities
Psychological and Sociocultural Aspects of Physical Activity for Older Adults
Aging Stereotypes
Physical Activity, Psychological Well-Being, and Quality of Life
Social Implications of Regular Physical Activity
Promoting Physical Activity
Summary
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Study Questions
Application Activities
Physiological Aspects of Aging
Cardiovascular and Respiratory Function
Muscle Function
Joint Mobility
Bone Mass
Neurological Function
Summary
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Study Questions
Application Activities
Screening, Assessment, and Goal Setting
Preexercise and Health Screening
Preexercise Screening
Screening Steps
Additional Screening Tools
Implications for Program Design and Management
Summary
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Study Questions
Application Activities
Field-Based Physical and Mobility Assessments
Functional Fitness Framework
Considerations for Test Selection and Evaluation
Recommended Assessment Tools
Guidelines for Group Testing
Interpreting Test Results
Summary
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Study Questions
Application Activities
Laboratory-Based Physiological Assessment of Older Adults
Cardiorespiratory Function
Muscular Strength
Body Composition
Balance
Summary
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Study Questions
Application Activities
Goal Setting and Behavioral Management
Factors Influencing Older Adults' Exercise Participation
Strategies for Behavior Change
Physically Active Lifestyles
Implications for Program Design and Management
Summary
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Study Questions
Application Activities
Core Program Principles and Training Methods
A New Approach to Designing Exercise Programs for Older Adults
Heterogeneity of Older Adults
Optimizing Physical Function Through Exercise
Exercise Principles for Program Design
Specific Exercise Principles for Older Adults
Summary
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Study Questions
Application Activities
Principles of the Warm-Up and Cool-Down
Physiological Changes Associated With Warm-Up
Physiological Changes Associated With Cool-Down
Guiding Principles of the Warm-Up
Developing the Warm-Up
Developing the Cool-Down
Summary
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Study Questions
Application Activities
Flexibility Training
Age-Associated Changes in Flexibility
Types of Stretching Techniques
Incorporating Flexibility Training Into the Exercise Program
Examples of Flexibility Exercises
Summary
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Study Questions
Application Activities
Resistance Training
Benefits of Resistance Training
Principles of Resistance Training
Training Components and Variables
Resistance Training for Older Adults
Summary
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Study Questions
Application Activities
Aerobic Endurance Training
Benefits of Aerobic Endurance Training for Older Adults
Principles and Considerations for Aerobic Endurance Training
Variables for Aerobic Endurance Training
Types of Aerobic Exercises
Training Precautions
Implications for Program Design and Management
Summary
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Study Questions
Application Activities
Balance and Mobility Training
Age-Associated Changes in Balance and Mobility
Balance and Mobility Exercises
Manipulating the Challenge in a Group Setting
Summary
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Study Questions
Application Activities
Specialty Programs and Training Methods
Mind-Body Exercise Training
Mindful Exercise
Mind-Body Exercise Programs
Implications for Program Design and Management
Mindful Exercise Precautions
Yoga and Tai Chi Teacher Training Resources
Summary
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Study Questions
Application Activities
Aquatic Training
Benefits of Aquatic Exercise
Considerations Unique to Aquatic Exercise
Aquatic Training Components
Summary
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Study Questions
Application Activities
Training Master Athletes
Master Athletes
Principles of Training
Components of Master Athlete Training Programs
Training Precautions
Summary
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Study Questions
Application Activities
Program Design, Leadership, and Risk Management
Applying Motor Learning Principles to Program Design
Nervous System Changes and Motor Skill Learning
Movement Analysis of Skills
Motor Learning Principles for the Physical Activity Instructor
Summary
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Study Questions
Application Activities
Teaching and Leadership Skills
Teaching Skills
Leadership Skills
Summary
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Study Questions
Application Activities
Designing and Managing Group Conditioning Classes
Key Principles of Group Dynamics
Making Group Activity Fun
Records Management
Marketing Considerations
Summary
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Study Questions
Application Activities
Exercise Considerations for Medical Conditions
Cardiovascular Conditions
Pulmonary Disorders
Diabetes
Musculoskeletal Conditions
Neurological and Cognitive Conditions
Summary
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Study Questions
Application Activities
Legal Standards, Risk Management, and Professional Ethics
The Law and the Physical Activity Instructor
A Risk Management Plan
Ethical Guidelines for the Physical Activity Instructor
Summary
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Study Questions
Application Activities
International Curriculum Guidelines for Preparing Physical Activity Instructors of Older Adults, in Collaboration With the Aging and Life Course, World Health Organization
Professional Ethics for Personal Fitness Trainers
Professional Ethics for Group Fitness Trainers
Study Questions Answer Key
References
Index
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