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Anatomy of Movement
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
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
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.
2023 Summit – From Fitness to Wellness to Well-Being
From Fitness to Wellness to Well-Being – An evolution of Worksite Health Promotion
Presented by Reed Engel
The field of health promotion has evolved significantly over time, but never more so than in the last few decades as we’ve witnessed a movement from “fitness” to “wellness.” Now we are in the midst of another transition, this time from “wellness” to “well-being.”
This session will review the latest developments in our profession, provide real-world examples of this evolutionary process and position health promotion professionals to be at the forefront of this opportunity with programs and services to meet consumer demand.
Course-takers will be able to:
- Describe the evolution from fitness to wellness to well-being;
- Understand real-world examples of well-being programs and services; and
- Apply these growth opportunities within their existing and new markets.
2023 Summit – Rethinking Obesity Treatment with Fitness Pros as Key Leaders and Advocates
Presented by John Jakicic; Todd Galati
For years, body weight regulation has been framed in an oversimplified way: Needing to eat less (diet) and do more (physical activity) when the reality is more complex. Fortunately, the Roundtable for Obesity Solutions convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has developed a framework for identifying external factors that contribute to body weight regulation and, more importantly, factors that influence physical activity and eating behavior.
This course focuses on how health-fitness professionals can use this framework to boost their career and improve obesity treatment.
This course will:
- Provide a general description of the work that the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is doing to reduce the incidence and prevalence of obesity;
- List at least two actions that health and fitness professionals can take to provide solutions for obesity drivers in their communities; and
- Describe at least one initiative that pros can implement in their facilities or with their clientele to positively impact the obesity drivers noted by the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions.
2023 Summit – The Research, Relevance, and Reality of Brain Health
The Research, Relevance, and Reality of Brain Health: Science-Supported Strategies for Physical Activity in Older Adults
Presented by Audrey Collins
The brain is broadly and unequivocally affected by physical activity. Despite existing gaps in the literature, we have the opportunity to improve brain health in older adults through evidence-based practice. This course will describe realistic and meaningful strategies for promoting the adoption of lifestyle behaviors in older adults, ultimately aimed at maintaining and improve aspects of brain health across the lifespan.
This course will:
- Review scientific evidence about the relationship between aspects of brain health and physical activity;
- Explore the brain health-specific additions (Chapter 11) to the 11th edition of ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription;
- Translate the latest research and recommendations into evidence-based practice;
- Identify relevant considerations for exercise professionals working with the older adult population; and
- Discuss meaningful strategies to engage members of the older adult population in lifestyle behaviors that promote brain health.