Category: Online on demand

Online on demand professional development opportunities

ACSM-ACS Cancer Exercise Specialist Course

2024

Online

The ACSM-ACS Cancer Exercise Specialist Course is for healthcare and fitness practitioners looking to provide safe, effective and individualized exercise programs to anyone living with or beyond a cancer diagnosis. 

Why This Course? 

Currently, there are approximately 18 million cancer survivors in the U.S., and according to the National Cancer Institute that number is expected to increase to 20.3 million by 2026.  Cancer treatments result in many acute, chronic or late-appearing toxicities that can negatively impact the quality of life of those living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis. Over the past two decades, convincing evidence has emerged on the ability of exercise and physical activity programs to provide significant physical and psychological benefits, reduce many cancer treatment side effects, and potentially reduce the risk of cancer recurrence.   

The American College of Sports Medicine® (ACSM) Cancer Exercise Trainer certification program has now been revised and expanded, in partnership with the American Cancer Society (ACS) and CanRehab®. This new ACSM-ACS Cancer Exercise Specialist Course is designed to increase the number of competent practitioners able to provide advice and deliver safe, effective and individualized exercise and physical activity programs based on the most current evidence.  

ACSM/NYSHSI Youth Fitness Specialist Certificate

On demand

Online

13 CECs

The NYSHSI/ACSM Youth Fitness Specialist Certificate online course is designed for professionals who want to better understand the unique exercise physiology and needs of children and young athletes.

The course draws from the text ACSM’s Essentials of Youth Fitness and comprises three parts divided into a total of 16 modules, with the end goal of providing course-takers with the information they need to help youth of all ages and abilities participate in evidence-based training programs.

HFJ: Jan – Feb 2024 CEC Course #4: Social Connections

On demand

Online

By Nico P. Pronk, Ph.D., FACSM, FAWHP 

The emergence of remote work has opened the talent pool for companies since access to top talent is no longer limited to local or regional workers. However, to successfully recruit top virtual talent, companies will have to make supporting remote workers a strategic priority. The challenges associated with remote work include social isolation and loneliness. To counteract such challenges, companies need to invest in structures and relationships that prioritize and optimize belonging. 

HFJ: Jan – Feb 2024 CEC Course #3: Risk Management Audit

On demand

Online

By JoAnn M. Eickhoff-Shemek, PhD, FACSM, FAWHP and Ron Betta, CFSM, ACSM-CPT 

From a safety perspective, risk management (RM) can be defined as a “proactive administrative process that will help minimize legal liability exposures facing exercise professionals and fitness facilities”. Legal liability exposures are situations that create a risk of injury or reflect noncompliance with federal, state, and local laws. RM strategies that minimize injuries from occurring in the first place are referred to as loss prevention strategies. Fitness facilities have faced negligence and wrongful death lawsuits for failing to properly carry out medical emergency procedures after an injury. To enhance safety and minimize legal liability, this article provides an RM Audit containing 10 questions designed to assess the effectiveness of your facility’s medical emergency action plan (EAP).  

HFJ: Jan – Feb 2024 CEC Course #2: Low- and High-Glycemic

On demand

Online

By Stella Lucia Volpe, Ph.D., RDN, FACSM, ACSM-CEP 

Low and high glycemic index foods seem to have different benefits for different types of exercise performance. Based on the research presented in this Nutritionist’s View column, it appears that low glycemic index foods are better to consume prior to longer duration events, while high glycemic index foods seem to fare better for shorter distances and intermittent activities. Nonetheless, these statements are broad, and even within the articles presented, there were variations. These variations certainly depended on how the food was given (bar or meal), how much was consumed, when the food was provided, and what type of activity was performed.  

HFJ: Jan – Feb 2024 CEC Course #1: Corporate Wellness 101

On demand

Online

By Sarah Johnson, B.S.

Corporate wellness can be defined as a grouping of benefits or programs provided by employers that go beyond typical medical insurance and financial benefits, aimed to improve employees’, and sometimes their families’ lives both inside and outside of work. Providing wellness programming is now considered a “must-have” rather than a “nice to have” component of benefits for retention and recruitment as employees have gained a stronger voice in demanding better work-life balance and a variety of perks to support their personal wellness. This article reviews the past, present, and future of corporate wellness.  

Industry Presented Webinar: The Female Athlete

On demand

Online

Industry-Presented Webinar | The Female Athlete: Energy and Nutrition Issues

1 CEC

Sponsored by: Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI)

This course presentation will explore the importance of carbohydrate for female athletes and the sex differences in energy metabolism. In addition, the course presentation will discuss the key energy and nutrient issues most likely to occur in the female athlete, and methods for how health professionals can monitor energy and nutrition intakes to support both health and performance. This presentation will explore the importance of carbohydrate for female athletes and the sex differences in energy metabolism. In addition, the presentation will discuss the key energy and nutrient issues most likely to occur in the female athlete, and methods for how health professionals can monitor energy and nutrition intakes to support both health and performance.

After participation, the attendee should:

Explain the importance of carbohydrate for female athletes and the sex differences in energy metabolism;
Describe the potential challenges of applying sports nutrition recommendations to female athletes; and
Identify the health and performance implications of low energy availability.

Measurement of the 24-Hour Activity Cycle

On demand

Online

Presented by Benjamin D. Boudreaux, PhD

The aim of this course is to provide fundamental underpinnings of the importance of measuring sedentary time, good quality sleep, light physical activity and moderate to vigorous physical activity in the 24-hour day and explore current technologies used to measure these behaviors, from gold standards to consumer use, the pros and cons, and different things to consider.

In the first course in this series, we considered the impact of sedentary behavior on health outcomes and in the second we explored the role of sleep in the 24-hour movement paradigm. What should now be apparent is that for optimal health all behaviors in the 24- hour paradigm, like decreased sedentary time, good quality sleep, light physical activity and moderate to vigorous physical activity, must be considered. But how do you measure these different behaviors that make up the 24-hour day?

In this course, we will explore current technologies used to measure health behaviors, from gold standards to consumer use, the pros and cons, and different things to consider.

Exercise Guidelines | Parkinson’s Disease

Online

This course provides an overview of the known etiologies of Parkinson’s disease as well as its symptoms and treatment. The course also covers the impact of exercise and reviews the most up-to-date guidelines and special considerations for exercise in Parkinson’s disease.

This course includes an online published presentation and a course evaluation. All course content will be presented to you electronically after your purchase. To earn your CECs, you must view the course content and complete the course evaluation. 

Exercising Success | Expert Perspectives

Online

This series of courses introduces you to successful professionals from a variety of exercise professions. Hear them describe how they’ve contributed to the exercise community, why they are considered successful, what actions they took to achieve success, and the advice they have for anyone interested in pursuing a similar career.

In this episode, you will hear from David Harris. Starting his wellness career in 1994 as a personal trainer in New York City, David designed and developed detailed and successful programs for clients across a range of wellness interests. David became vice president of personal training for Equinox Fitness Clubs in 2001, rising to senior vice president of health and human performance and chairman of the Equinox Health Advisory Board by the time he left the company in 2019.

Currently, David is the owner of Nexus Bespoke Consulting alongside his partner, Marybeth Weiss, a company whose focus is on organizational consulting through diagnostics and leadership development combined with service design with a particular focus on the health sector, including clinical, wellness and fitness. David has also held high-level positions at FORME; Simon Sinek, Inc.; and the Institute of Functional Medicine.