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Exercise and Arthritis Online CE Course-7th Edition

Exercise and Arthritis Online CE Course-7th Edition

$99.00 USD


Product Format

    Course components can be delivered as printed products or online:

    • Workbook

    • Continuing education exam

    Half of all older adults will develop some form of arthritis in their lifetime. For this growing population, you can learn to alleviate the pain and stiffness associated with arthritis through proper exercises. Exercise and Arthritis, Seventh Edition, provides an understanding of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and spondyloarthropathy; the effect these conditions have on an individual’s well-being; and the role of exercise as part of a treatment program.

    This course prepares you to recognize symptoms and flare-ups, understand various treatments and management strategies, and identify the psychological factors associated with rheumatic disease. You will also learn how to design safe exercise programs with respect to mode, intensity, duration, frequency, and progression. This course includes land-based and water-based exercise programs that will assist you in reducing pain and minimizing inflammation and injury in your clients.

    The seventh edition of Exercise and Arthritis has been updated to include the current American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) training guidelines. It includes a new section on complementary care measures that will help your clients alleviate pain and manage their condition. An anatomy review appendix has been added, which covers the basic joint structures and how various types of arthritis affect these joints. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to assist in providing safe and effective exercise programming for individual clients and group exercise participants who have arthritis.

    Course Objectives

    • Provide a general overview of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and spondyloarthropathy.

    • Discuss the role of exercise in the treatment of arthritis.

    • Discuss the benefits of regular physical activity for clients with arthritis.

    • Outline land-based and water-based exercise program goals for clients with arthritis.

    • Identify specific guidelines and considerations for a land-based and aquatic exercise program for arthritis.

    • Design appropriate exercise for clients with arthritis with respect to mode, intensity, duration, frequency, and progression of exercise.

    • Outline methods used to assign and monitor workloads for clients with arthritis.

    • Identify criteria for referral, termination of exercise, and contraindication to exercise for clients with arthritis.

    • List various treatments and management strategies.

    • Identify the psychological factors associated with rheumatic disease.

    • Understand common classifications of medications for clients with arthritis and their effect on exercise.


    A continuing education course for personal trainers, fitness instructors, physical therapists, strength and conditioning coaches, and fitness professionals working with older adults.

    Chapter 1: Overview of Rheumatic Disease

    The Disuse Factor

    Rheumatic Diseases


    Rheumatoid Arthritis


    Psychosocial Factors of Rheumatic Diseases

    Other Arthritic Conditions

    Self-Check Quiz

    Chapter 2: Management of Arthritis

    Medical Treatment

    Therapeutic Modalities

    Complementary Care

    Lifestyle Modification Strategies

    Self-Check Quiz

    Chapter 3: Exercise Design

    Benefits of Exercise

    Exercise Guidelines and Considerations

    Exercise Program Design

    Exercise Prescription

    Strength Training

    Posture and Balance Training

    Aquatic Exercise

    Indoor Cycling

    Yoga and Tai Chi

    Clients With Joint Replacements

    Self-Check Case Study

    Chapter 4: Professional Responsibilities

    Health Screening for Physical Activity

    Medical Clearance


    Fitness Evaluations

    Monitoring Exercise

    Record Keeping

    Scope of Practice

    Criteria for Termination of Exercise

    Physician Referral

    Contraindications for Exercise

    Emergency Procedures

    Establishing Physician Contact

    Client Handouts

    Coping Strategies for Rheumatic Disease

    Does Exercise Cause Osteoarthritis?

    Principles of Minimizing Joint Stress and Pain

    Exercise Your Fingers and Hands

    What About Glucosamine Sulfate?

    Gwen Hyatt, MS, founded Desert Southwest Fitness, Inc. (DSWFitness) Center for Continuing Education in 1980 to provide continuing education for fitness, health, rehabilitation, and clinical professionals. With a double master’s degree in exercise science and gerontology, Hyatt is highly respected for her work in exercise and aging. In 2013, DSWFitness was acquired by Human Kinetics, and Hyatt currently serves as the director of continuing education for Human Kinetics.

    Hyatt is a former faculty member at Bemidji State University and the University of Arizona. She is a recipient of the 2005 ACE Fitness Educator of the Year Award, the Southern Arizona Small Business Award for Excellence as a Woman-Owned Business, the Utah Fitness Instructors Association Leadership Award, and the Arthur Anderson Small Business Award.

    To celebrate turning 50, Hyatt participated in her first century cycling event and went on to become a platinum century cyclist. At the age of 55, she jumped into multisport competitions and completed over 30 triathlons. At age 65, her goal is to cycle the world.

    For over 33 years, Hyatt has been an industry educator and role model and has served the industry with integrity, professionalism, and passion.

    David Kruse, MD, attended medical school at the University of California at San Diego after completing his undergraduate studies at the University of California at Berkeley. He completed his residency in family medicine at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. After residency, he obtained a second board certification in sports medicine with the completion of fellowship training at the University of Notre Dame. After fellowship, Dr. Kruse held dual faculty appointments at the University of California at Irvine in the departments of family medicine and orthopedics. He practices as a sports medicine specialist with the Orthopaedic Specialty Institute while maintaining a volunteer teaching appointment. Dr. Kruse is a team physician for USA Gymnastics as well as multiple sport teams in the Orange County area. His personal athletic history includes six-time NCAA Gymnastics All-American and four-time member of the USA Gymnastics national team.