Exercise & Physical Activity for the Older Adult Training Courses 

Our evidence-based exercise and physical activity courses have been developed through years of experience to enable attendees to upskill to deliver fun and effective group exercise and physical activity classes. Whether you are a practicing Therapist, Nurse, Activities Coordinator or Health Care Assistant, we have a course tailored to you! Please see below for individual course content.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*these courses are not current available due to Covid restrictions but we hope to have up and running by Autumn 2021

Feedback from live online 2020 courses participants:

- 'Completing the course has given me the tools I need to confidently put together exercise sessions which are appropriate to the needs of the residents in our care'.

- 'The course was delivered in such a way that it gave me a greater understanding of the specific requirements our residents have. From utilising the skills, I learned I can expand on the variety of exercise options available to the residents'.

- 'The course is practical and thorough yet communicated in such a way that simplifies the objectives of each exercise. I would highly recommend this course to other health care workers'.

- 'I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I also prefer zoom as you do not have to travel out of your comfort zone. I feel very confident that what I have learned today is transferable and I am confident to use it in my day to day work'.

- 'Found the course very good – informative, easy to navigate from Zoom to e-learning and relaxed environment for everyone. Would highly recommend to others to complete'.

- 'Tricia was very clear with her instructions and built up my confidence to try teaching a class'.

For more information on any of the above training please call (01) 213 7915 to speak to one of our team. 

 

2. Exercise Instructor for Older Adults - Qualified Therapists*


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 exercise programmes that will make a difference to older adults. Please click here for more information on this course *course not being held due to covid 19 restrictions but we hope to have all courses back up and running by autumn 2021




1. Exercise Instructor For Older Adults - Foundation Level 'Live' Online


​This workshop is suitable for those individuals such as Activity Co-ordinators, Healthcare assistants, home carers, nurses or anyone with an interest in exercise and with an enthusiasm to deliver group exercise to older adults. ​We educate you on the key principles of exercise programming, using taught programmes and equipment. They learn how to set up a class and what systems are needed to ensure its safety and continuation. ​This innovative courses consist of a mixture of live sessions and self-directed online modules that you can complete from the comfort of your workplace or home! Please click here or more information and how to book your place next course




3. Exercise Instruction for Older Adults - Foundation Level*


This 'in person' workshop is suitable for those individuals such as Activity Co-Ordinators, Healthcare Assistants or home carers with an enthusiasm to deliver group exercise therapy. We educate you or a team member on the key principles of exercise programming, using taught programmes and equipment. They learn how to set up a class and what systems are needed to ensure its safety and continuation. You/your team member will leave this course with the knowledge and confidence to run an effective exercise class and if they choose to progress into different areas, we have other courses to suit that training choice. Please click here to find out more about this course. *courses not being held due to covid 19 restrictions but we hope to have all courses back up and running by autumn 2021




5. Exercise and Physical Activity (PA) for Alzheimer's and Related Dementia*





4. Physical Activity - More Movement Training ('Live' Online) - 20/7/21


This training programme will educate you on function focused care and on how to promote movement outside of structured physical activity (PA) sessions.

With the use of focus groups, action planning and strategising you will leave the work shop with a tailored plan on how to implement ‘More Movement’ in your home.

This innovative course is interactive and evidence based. We look at a tried and tested model of implementation and also introduce the psychology of getting residents to engage. This includes physical literacy, also known as the language we use.

To find out more about this course and how to book your place pelase click here




6. Strength Training for Older Adults*


This training course was developed for Activity Co-Ordinators, Healthcare Assistants or Home Carers who have completed our ‘Exercise Instructor for the Older Adult Course’.

This course enables you to progress your knowledge and skills base to provide seated strength training classes for the older adults you work with!

Please click here to find out mroe infroamtion about this course

*courses not being held due to covid 19 restrictions but we hope to have all courses back up and running by autumn 2021




7. Home Exercise Programme Delivery (HEP) to Older Adults


This training course was developed for Activity Co-Ordinators, Healthcare Assistants or Home Carers who have completed our foundation level ‘Exercise Instructor for the Older Adult Course’.

Depending on whether you have your own in-house physiotherapist, a private physiotherapist, or a Fit For Life physiotherapist on your team, having team members trained up to deliver their individual programmes is key to goal setting.

When a team member can deliver a personal exercise programme designed by a physiotherapist, there are elements your team can support. This allows the client to carry out, for example, daily prescribed exercises, motomed programmes and mobility programmes, which help to ensure the client gets an opportunity to meet their set goals.

To find out more information about this course please click here

*courses not being held due to covid 19 restrictions but we hope to have all courses back up and running by autumn 2021