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Exercise Instructor for Older Adult Course - for Qualified Therapists



The evidence has never been stronger in the value, importance and benefits of appropriately prescribed exercise for older adults at all levels of capabilities both physically and cognitively.


Since 2001, Fit For Life have been delivering progressive group and individual exercise programmes using best practice outcome measures to older adults in the community and long-term residential care. These programmes have been delivered by our multi-disciplined team of Chartered Physiotherapists, Physical Therapists, Certified Athletic Therapists and Exercise Physiologists.


Our group exercise sessions have always been at the core of our services and have enabled us to interact with thousands of older adults on a weekly basis in an enjoyable, beneficial and cost-effective manner. If you enjoy working with older adults as much as we do, this two-day course will give you the knowledge and know how to design and deliver seated exercise programmes that will make a difference to older adults.


  • Introduction to FFL and course content

  • Review benefits of exercise and Physical Activity guidelines for older adults.

  • Introduction to group exercise – Safety, Structure, Location set up, Group profiles

  • Review of all components & equipment used in group session appropriate for older adults – Warm Up & Cool down, Stretching, Flexibility, Endurance, Resistance and Posture exercises

  • Exercise guidelines for those living Alzheimer’s and related Dementia

  • Review common conditions & specific guidelines

  • Introduce functional tests and review exercise prescription guidelines and development and progression of exercise programmes.


Duration: 2 day course. Certified 16 CPD points.

Location: 'Live' online courses (from your workplace or home); And, In-person courses at Fit For Life Training Centre, 2-3 Sandyford Village, Dublin 18; and locations nationwide.


  • Up to date and best practice knowledge of the positive effects of exercise prescription for healthy aging.

  • In depth theory and practical demonstrations from experienced therapists who have expert knowledge on effective exercise delivery.

  • You have continued support from Fit For Life if your team need a refresher or upskill session on exercise delivery.

  • Certification from Fit For Life to deliver our specialised programmes.

  • Credits towards becoming a Fit For Life Certified Therapist.


To book please call us on (01) 213 7915 or click on the button below!

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