Designing physical activity programmes for older adults

The VTCT Level 3 Award in Designing Physical Activity Programmes for Older Adults is a specialist vocational qualification focused on developing the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for working with this specialist population. Throughout this qualification you will develop an in-depth understanding of the physical, physiological and biomechanical changes that occur with ageing and the impact these factors can have on individuals. You will explore the benefits of, and barriers to physical activity and the importance of nutrition, hydration and fluid replacement. You will develop your communication and screening skills and those required to design and adapt programmes to meet the specific needs of older adults. You will also develop the ability to provide relevant and appropriate support and advice.  


Course Tutors

All our course tutors are highly knowledgable and have extensive expereince in their chosen fields. You will expereince a very learner centred approach in your journey of kowledge with us.


Certification Awarded

VTCT Level 3 Award in Designing Physical Activity Programmes for Older Adults


Ideally candidates should be:

Candidates must hold a relevant Gym Instruction qualification to participate in this course.


Career Progression

This qualification will further enhance your career in the health and fitness industry and enable you to specialise in working with Older Adults.

Course Content

Modules for this course include: Designing physical activity for older adults and the principles of physical activity for older adults.

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100% of this course is delivered online.

Contact Details

Maltings Training Ltd. Maltings House, Coote Street, Portlaoise, Co Laois

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