Category: Online on demand

Online on demand professional development opportunities

Rethinking your 30 Minutes, is it really enough?

On demand



Presented by Benjamin D. Boudreaux, PhD

The aim of this course is to introduce the concept of the 24-hour movement paradigm, consider the impact of sedentary time on health, and take away key factors of the movement prescription to reduce sedentary behavior. 

Moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity has an established preventive role in cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and some cancers. However, recent evidence suggests that sedentary time also negatively impacts cardiovascular and metabolic effects, regardless of whether adults meet physical activity guidelines. 

In this course, we present some of the emerging evidence for the negative effects of sedentary behavior, noting that such behavior is extremely common and likely to increase with further technological innovation. 

It is vital we consider the 24-hour movement paradigm and the impact of sedentary time on health, potentially including recommendations about too much sedentary time — or too few breaks from sedentary time — in physical activity and health guidelines. 

By the end of this course learners will be able to: 

  1. Recall the 24-hour movement paradigm.
  2. Recognize the impact of sedentary time on health.
  3. Identify key factors of the prescription for sedentary behavior.

Guidelines to Exercise | An Introduction

On demand



The aim of this course is to give the foundation of general exercise guidelines, define key terminology, review current general guidelines, and give recommendations for reducing the incidence and severity of exercise-related complications for primary and secondary prevention programs. 

This course outlines the basics of exercise guidelines, which provide evidence-based recommendations for the appropriate amount, intensity, and types of exercise that individuals should perform to promote and maintain their health and well-being. 

By the end of this course learners will be able to: 

1. Recall the foundation of general exercise guidelines. 

2. Define key terminology. 

3. Identify current general guidelines. 

4. Describe recommendations for reducing the incidence and severity of exercise-related complications for primary and secondary prevention programs. 

The 24-Hour Movement Paradigm and Sleep

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Presented by Benjamin D. Boudreaux, PhD

The aim of this course is to introduce sleep into the concept of the 24-hour movement paradigm, consider the impact of sleep on health, and take away key factors of the movement prescription to improve health. 

In the first course in this series, we considered the impact of sedentary behavior on health outcomes. But in the 24-hour movement paradigm, one also must consider the role of sleep. While sleep may not seem like physical inactivity, we do not “turn off” during sleep. In fact, some brain regions are more active during sleep than while we are awake, and some hormones are secreted selectively during sleep. 

We define sleep as a reversible behavioral state involving altered consciousness and reduced responsivity to external stimuli, usually occurring with closed eyes, behavioral inactivity and while recumbent, but the exact physiology of sleep remains a mystery. 

In this course, we will review the current understanding of sleep and its part in the 24-hour movement paradigm. We will answer these key questions: 

  • How much sleep do I need? 
  • What percentage of U.S. adults meet sleep recommendations? 
  • What is one of the most common sleep disorders? 
  • Is sleep associated with risk? 
  • What are the stages of sleep? 
  • Are physical activity and sleep related? 
  • Are sedentary behavior and sleep related? 

Autism Exercise Specialist CEC Course

On demand


By David Geslak, ACSM EP-C

An ACSM/Exercise Connection Autism Exercise Specialist certificate holder is an exercise professional, physical or adapted physical education teacher, physical therapist, recreational therapist, or special education professional (see below) who understands the needs and strategies used with autism when implementing an individual or group exercise program in a gym, home, or classroom setting.

The Autism Exercise Specialist CEC course is the prerequisite to the Autism Exercise Specialist Certificate. The CEC course involves completing Online Modules, which will establish the foundational framework of understanding autism, evidence-based teaching practices, and exercise program design to prepare you to work with those on the autism spectrum.

Once you receive the Certificate of Completion for the CEC course, you have earned 6.00 ACSM CECs and are now qualified to take the in-person workshop for the Autism Exercise Specialist Certificate. More information about the in-person workshops can be found at

Learning Objectives:

The ACSM/EC Autism Exercise Specialist will be able to:

• use standard health assessment tools and when available, school-based or private assessments, to develop the foundation of client’s exercise program,

• develop exercise programs and demonstrate exercises by applying evidence-based teaching strategies for those with autism,

• lead and motivate individuals in both an individual and group setting,

• use various instructional strategies (e.g., visual supports, videos, technology) to promote physical activity,

• create a positive exercise experience and enhance social skills, and

• communicate to autism parents, special educators, and other professionals the value of exercise for the autism community.

A Nutritionist’s View CEC Course Bundle



The Nutritionist’s View column publishes three times per year (January/February, May/June, and September/October) in ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal®. This column is written by a nutrition expert and covers an important nutrition topic in each column with the intent to provide practical information the health and fitness professional can put into immediate practice.

This continuing education course combines various Nutritionist’s View columns on essential topics such as fruit and vegetable intake, intermittent fasting, food insecurity, gluten-free diets, nutrition and brain health, turmeric and osteoarthritis, gut microbiota, carbohydrate and caffeine mouth rinsing and exercise performance, and dairy protein in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Those wishing to learn more about hot nutrition topics in the industry won’t want to miss out on this continuing education opportunity.

Bioenergetics, Nutrition, Exercise, Weight Management and Performance

On demand


8 CECs

Bioenergetics is a branch of biochemistry that studies how our cells handle the energy we need to survive, perform and thrive. This first-of-its-kind course takes a look under the hood of our bodies’ metabolic functions, sharing the ways our food choices impact weight, performance, recovery and overall wellness, as well as how to develop enduring dietary habits that optimize health and well-being.

Course Outline/Table of Contents: 

Module One. Welcome to Bioenergetics, Nutrition, Exercise, Weight Management and Performance 

Module Two. Scope of Practice and Members of the Interprofessional Team 

Module Three. Human Energy 

Module Four. Bioenergetics 

Module Five. Energy Balance and Optimizing Macronutrient and Micronutrient Intake for Exercise, Weight management, and Performance 

Module Six. Optimal Food Timing and Fluid Balance 

Module Seven. Core Features of Common Diets and Supplements 

NDIS Fundamentals for Exercise Physiologists Virtual Workshop

On demand


As of 30 June 2021, there are 466,619 Australians accessing the NDIS. The main objective of the NDIS is to provide all Australians who, before the age of 65, acquire a permanent disability that substantially impacts how they manage everyday activities with the reasonable and necessary support they need to live a meaningful life.

Exercise Physiology is a relatively new service that is accessible by participants of the NDIS, with many either not understanding the role that EP’s play, or how their funding works. 

The purpose of this virtual workshop is to inform AEP’s and business owners about the role that Exercise Physiologists play within the disability sector. We will look at the NDIS as a system – where it came from and its challenges – the role of EP’s in the system, how to deliver excellent client experiences to NDIS Participants by understanding reporting and assessment requirements, and how to start building a caseload of NDIS participants by reaching out to the right professionals in your local community.

Anatomy of Movement

On demand


5 CECs

Learning to evaluate movement is key for all exercise professionals and those involved in sports performance. This interactive course covers joint movement (or “kinesiology”) and breaks down various exercises into their component parts, providing participants with a well-founded introduction to the anatomy of movement. 

The Anatomy of movement course is six modules and is designed to take approximately five hours. 

  • Module One. Welcome to the Anatomy of Movement Course 
  • Module Two. Describing Body Position and Joint Movement. Anatomy and Kinesiology 
  • Module Three. The Skeletal, Articular and Muscular Systems and Joint Movement. Anatomy and Kinesiology 
  • Module Four. Upper Extremity Anatomy and Kinesiology 
  • Module Five. Lower Extremity Anatomy and Kinesiology 
  • Module Six. Cervical and Lumbar Spine Anatomy and Kinesiology 

2023 Summit – Workout Remixes Save YOU Planning Time

On demand



Presented by Summer Sides

Developing a good workout plan takes time, so why not make it one that you can use again and again with just a few simple tweaks? This course will provide you with a step-by-step approach to developing science-backed exercise routines that you can then remix with ease. 

By the end of this session, participants will be able to: 

  • Create safe, purposeful and meaningful workouts for clients of all ages using a step-by-step approach; 
  • Choose equipment, exercise and modification methods based on a specific goal for the workout; and 
  • Utilize the simple-modification method to create one workout that can be remixed over and over again to minimize the amount of time spent writing unique and individual workouts. 

2023 Summit – Health Apps – What You Need to Know about Privacy and Security

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Presented by William Dillon

Consumers and fitness professionals regularly use fitness-related health apps. While many of these apps provide important feedback to the client, coach and sometimes to health care professionals, users should be aware of the regulatory obligations related to data privacy and security.

Participants will be able to:

  • Provide an overview of common regulatory requirements related to the use of health apps;
  • Define the responsibility of the client and the fitness or health care professional for the use and disclosure of client data;
  • Provide fitness and health care professionals with steps to comply with applicable law and limit liability; and
  • Discuss steps to be taken in the event of a breach of client data.