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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.

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.

Rethinking your 30 Minutes, is it really enough?

On demand

Online

1 CEC

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.