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Older Adult Fitness: WITS

Older Adult Fitness: WITS

$48.40 USD
Access Duration: 10 Years

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    This custom ebook includes chapters from Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults, Second Edition. It has been specifically designed for students in the Older Adult Fitness Specialist program at World Instructor Training Schools.


    Custom ebook for students in the Older Adult Fitness Specialist program at World Instructor Training Schools.

    Table of Contents

    Psychological and Sociocultural Aspects of Physical Activity for Older Adults
    Kathleen S. Wilson

    Physiological Aspects of Aging
    Priscilla G. MacRae

    Preexercise and Health Screening
    Debra J. Rose

    Physical and Functional Assessments
    C. Jessie Jones and Roberta E. Rikli

    Goal Setting and Behavioral Management
    Sara Wilcox and Abby C. King

    Important Considerations When Designing Exercise Programs for Older Adults
    Debra J. Rose

    Principles of the Warm-Up and Cool-Down
    Mary Ann Kluge

    Flexibility Training
    Debra J. Rose

    Resistance Training
    Joseph Signorile

    Aerobic Endurance Training
    Susie Dinan-Young and Dawn A. Skelton

    Balance and Mobility Training
    Debra J. Rose

    Applying Movement Analysis and Motor Learning Principles to Program Design
    Debra J. Rose


    Debra Rose, PhD, is a professor in the division of kinesiology and health science and director of the Center for Successful Aging at California State University at Fullerton. She also serves as codirector of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence at the University of Southern California. Her primary research focus is on the enhancement of mobility, postural control, and the prevention of falls in later years.

    Rose is nationally and internationally recognized for her work in assessment and programming for fall risk reduction. Her research in fall risk reduction in the elderly has been published in numerous peer-reviewed publications, including the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology Report, and the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity—where she also served as an editor in chief. She was an expert contributor to Global Report on Falls Prevention in Older Age, published by the World Health Organization in 2007.

    Rose is the creator of the innovative fall risk reduction program FallProof™, which was recognized by the Health Promotion Institute of the National Council on Aging (NCOA) in 2006 as a Best Practice program in health promotion. This program is currently being implemented in numerous community-based settings and retirement communities throughout the United States.

    Rose was also the recipient of the 2013 Herbert A. DeVries Award for Distinguished Research on Aging from the American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation. She is a fellow and past president of the National Academy of Kinesiology (formerly American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education) and former executive board member of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity.

    Customer Reviews

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    getting fit

    still reading once I'm finished I will sign up for senior class