Exercise for Older Adults

Help older adults to maintain or develop functional fitness to enhance the ageing process !

Funding for Fitness Professionals

Fitness Instructors who are members of REPS Ireland are eligible for 25% funding from Leisure Health Fitness Skillnet for CPD courses. For more information contact Leisure Health Fitness Skillnet.

Exclusively available to qualified fitness professionals

This programme provides qualified fitness instructors with the knowledge and skills to help older adults maintain and develop functional fitness and age ‘successfully’.

Course Details

The National Qualification in Exercise for the Older Adult course covers all relevant areas to ensure that you offer safe and effective exercise prescription to help your clients age successfully.

  • OVERVIEW
  • On successful completion you will have the knowledge and skills to:

    • Correctly prescribe exercise programmes specifically for the older adult
    • Integrate and embrace altered programme design protocols for older adults
    • Plan and design effective training programmes for mixed fitness levels specific to the goals of the participants
    • Explain the benefits of exercise programmes that can improve the older adults’ ability to efficiently accomplish activities of daily living
  • Syllabus
  • The Exercise for the Older Adult covers all relevant areas including:

    • Benefits of exercise and the older adult
    • Explore the objectives of the older adult
    • Understand the key physiological considerations in developing comprehensive exercise programs for older adults
    • Understand a variety of acute and chronic adaptations in relation to exercise and the older adult
    • Develop screening and evaluation methodsBe aware of the current research on exercise and the older adult
    • Appreciate the need for appropriate exercise prescription for the older adult
    • Develop optimal training methods
    • Explore nutritional needs of the older adult
  • FEES
  • The standard cost of the National Qualification in Exercise for the Older Adult course is €145.00.

    The discounted rate for graduates of the National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training is €125.00.

  • eligibility
  • This course is a continuing professional development course for qualified health fitness professionals and it is the responsibility of each individual applying for the course to check whether their primary fitness instructor qualification meets the eligibility requirements and is approved by REPS Ireland.

    A copy of your primary fitness qualification must be scanned and emailed to info@ntc.ie prior to the course starting date.

    Professional Indemnity Insurance cover is only valid if you hold a valid, industry recognised primary qualification at minimum EQF Level 3 in fitness instruction.

On successful completion you will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Correctly prescribe exercise programmes specifically for the older adult
  • Integrate and embrace altered programme design protocols for older adults
  • Plan and design effective training programmes for mixed fitness levels specific to the goals of the participants
  • Explain the benefits of exercise programmes that can improve the older adults’ ability to efficiently accomplish activities of daily living

The Exercise for the Older Adult covers all relevant areas including:

  • Benefits of exercise and the older adult
  • Explore the objectives of the older adult
  • Understand the key physiological considerations in developing comprehensive exercise programs for older adults
  • Understand a variety of acute and chronic adaptations in relation to exercise and the older adult
  • Develop screening and evaluation methodsBe aware of the current research on exercise and the older adult
  • Appreciate the need for appropriate exercise prescription for the older adult
  • Develop optimal training methods
  • Explore nutritional needs of the older adult

The standard cost of the National Qualification in Exercise for the Older Adult course is €145.00.

The discounted rate for graduates of the National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training is €125.00.

This course is a continuing professional development course for qualified health fitness professionals and it is the responsibility of each individual applying for the course to check whether their primary fitness instructor qualification meets the eligibility requirements and is approved by REPS Ireland.

A copy of your primary fitness qualification must be scanned and emailed to info@ntc.ie prior to the course starting date.

Professional Indemnity Insurance cover is only valid if you hold a valid, industry recognised primary qualification at minimum EQF Level 3 in fitness instruction.

Schedule & Location

This course is delivered online and is available to you no matter where you’re located.

Everywhere
Evening Course
2 Evenings
Online Learning
March 25, 2022
Online

Good Availability

Everywhere
Evening Course
2 Evenings
Online Learning
June 24, 2022
Online

Good Availability

Everywhere
Evening Course
2 Evenings
Online Learning
November 4, 2022
Online

Good Availability

Our Exercise for the Older Adult Team

Only fully qualified tutors deliver the National Qualification in Exercise for the Older Adult, with each tutor having recognised industry and educational experience in their individual fields.

Laura Connick
Michelle O’Melia, MSc

What our graduates say

The reviews and testimonials shown here are unsolicited and from NTC graduates.

” Everything was so well structured “

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to John, all the staff and tutors for their support and guidance over the past months. You all made the educational experience of doing the Personal Trainer course a terrific one. I feel much more confident about getting out there and helping people to realise their goals. Your care and respect for the class was always evident, none more so than before and during exam time. As a pretty busy parent, I was a little unsure about when I’d get the time to study and practice but because everything was so well structured, it made life so much easier.

Shane O’Neill

Personal Training Graduate
” I learned a lot in the last few months “

Thanks for everything. I feel like I learned a lot in the last few months and would like to thank the tutors for their patience. I will be back to do extra courses soon.

Natasha Duff

Personal Training Graduate
” Thanks to the motivational teachers for their enthusiasm and support “

I really did enjoy it … thanks to the motivational teachers for their enthusiasm and support … also Karen and Greg in admin … always very helpful and obliging.

Brian McConville

Personal Training Graduate
” The best learning experience I have come across “

Thanks very much to all the tutors at NTC for all your help. You all made this course very enjoyable and I’m sure the whole group had as much fun as I did. This course was the best learning experience I have come across and I thank you for that.

Iva Ramini

Personal Training Graduate
” I really found the course to be a very high standard “

Just to say thanks a lot for your excellent classes in both ETM and in particular Sports Nutrition. I really found the course to be a very high standard and the level of tuition very impressive.

John O’Carroll

Personal Training Graduate
” Your professionalism and knowledge … shines through at all times “

A very big thank you for a wonderful course. You are all very special people in different ways. Your professionalism and knowledge delivered with love fun and passion shines through at all times. I will miss you all very much. Be that body !!

Karen Reynolds

Personal Training Graduate
” The tutors are very knowledgeable, warm and welcoming “

The NTC is an excellent facility. The tutors are very knowledgeable, warm and welcoming and I always enjoy coming back here.

Orla Flynn

Personal Training Graduate
” I really am blown away by the standard of teaching on this course “

I really am blown away by the standard of teaching on this course, it is amazing… so organised.. so down to earth… so enthusiastic it is infectious. I am so lucky and so glad to be in a position to experience this. I just wanted to say and share… FANTASTIC! Thank you so much, Richelle

Richelle Daly

Personal Training Graduate
” I simply can’t wait to come back “

Fantastic facility. I simply can’t wait to come back. The tutors are great and very high standards are expected and delivered to students.

Caroline Mallon

Personal Training Graduate
” We really had a great group and we’re all keeping in touch “

I really enjoyed my time at the NTC – we really had a great group and we’re all keeping in touch.

Toni Anderson

Personal Training Graduate
” It was the NTC course that helped me get there and I just wanted to thank you for that. “

I hope you’re well! I just wanted to check in with you to say that I hope you’re doing well. I took part in the NTC PT course in the spring semester of 2017 in Cork and wanted to provide you with an update on what’s happened since qualifying. I managed to find work experience and am now happy to announce that I was offered a job as a coach in a private service in Cork and have been enjoying the experience so much and learning a lot. It was the NTC course that helped me get there and I just wanted to thank you for that. If you ever need any former students to give a reference or advice to a class, let me know and I’d be happy to do so. Thanks again for everything.

Sam Keating

Personal Training Graduate
” I’m very happy with what I got to learn with the NTC … it was totally worth it. “

Hi Michelle, I just wanted to share a recent experience and give a big thank you to you and the girls involve in group fitness class.

I went for an interview 2 days ago for a position that I really wanted to get at a gym club in London. As well as a one to one interview, it involved a group practical assessment where candidates needed to teach a class. I had prepared a circuit as my assessment but at the moment to teach my class I changed my mind and decided to teach a group fitness class to the beat. I got a called from the manager yesterday offering me the job, I was actually shocked because I didn’t expect it as I have no experience at all in the fitness industry. The manager said he was impressed with the class, he loved it that it was to the beat, how it was structured as well as the teaching points and everything, and despite the fact that there were candidates with far more experience, they were good but it’s easier to put a circuit together than doing an exercise to music class. I’m very happy with what I got to learn doing the course with the NTC and happy that investing money there was totally worth it.😃

Thank you all!!! ? Have a lovely day

Jessica Barbosa Robles

Personal Training Graduate

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