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International Curriculum Guidelines for Preparing Physical Activity Instructors of Older Adults.  

National Standards for Preparing Senior Fitness Instructors

Exercise: A guide from the National Institute on Aging and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 

An on-line version of this classic resource for older adults that includes general fitness information, exercises (some with animations) and a foreword by former Senator John Glenn.  weboflife.ksc.nasa,gov/exerciseandaging/cover.html

The International Council on Active Aging is dedicated to changing the way we age by uniting professionals in the retirement, assisted living, fitness, rehabilitation, and wellness fields to help dispel society's myths about aging. We will also help these professionals to empower aging baby boomers and older adults to improve their quality of life and maintain their dignity.

Age Dynamics Inc. (formerly John Rude & Associates) is a company dedicated to transforming the perceptions of age/aging in America! We accomplish this by engaging organizations that are committed to effectively serving the consumer needs of the mid-life and older adult population. We work in the context of product development, consumer services and marketing communications. Our expertise has served a wide range of industries however; ADI's chief focus is the retirement housing industry.

1430 Pearl Street, Suite A
Eugene, OR 97401
800-929-2719,  541-344-7165, FAX: 541-343-3697 ,

Educational Fitness Solutions, in partnership with the College-University Partners Network™, industry experts, internship affiliates, our board of advisors, and national organizations, has created innovative, Web-based certificate programs in Nutrition, Fitness, and Health. These online programs provide an interactive educational experience that allows students from around the world to fit courses into their busy work and home schedules and go on-line wherever they are to complete coursework.  For a complete list of the Organizations that are affiliated with the programs click on the "Our Partners" link.  To locate a school that offers the programs, click on "REGISTRATION".

NOTE: Continuing education courses appropriate for older adults are approved for over 2.0 (20+ Hours) CECs by the American Senior Fitness Association.

Desert Southwest Fitness, Inc. specializes in self-directed, home study education for health and fitness professionals. We provide an excellent course selection written by industry leaders. We believe that learning is a life-long process and the design of our courses make learning, not just studying, the goal of the participant. The strength of DSWFitness is founded in quality education, student feedback and personal customer service.

NOTE: Continuing education courses appropriate for older adults are approved for CECs by the American Senior Fitness Association.







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SIT AND BE FIT is committed to improving the quality of life of older adults and/or physically limited individuals through safe, effective exercises that are available through television, videos, personal appearances, classes, seminars, books, and the Internet.

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About Senior Health with Marian Eure, R.N. 

A guide to numerous web sites and pages addressing a broad range of senior health issues. The site includes direct links to numerous articles related to senior health and fitness.


The American Association of Retired Persons

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The Keiser Institute on Aging is dedicated to enhancing older adult wellness by uniting professionals with the common vision of changing the perceptions of aging and improving the quality of life of older adults.
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IDEA offers access to liability insurance for fitness professionals as part of IDEA membership. Visit or call 800.999.4332, ext. 7 to learn more.

  Health, Fitness and Sports related publications

  The International Society for Aging and Physical Activity (ISAPA) promotes research, clinical practice, and public policy initiatives in the area of aging and physical activity. 

The Center for the Study of Aging / IAPAAS

The Center for the Study of Aging (Albany, NY) was chartered in 1957 to promote education, research and training, and to provide leadership in the field of aging. The Center formed the International Association of Physical Activity, Aging and Sports to support this mission.



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American Chiropractic Association-Council on Sports Injuries and Physical Fitness
2444 Solomons Island Road, Suite 218
Annapolis, MD  21401

Phone:  1-800-593-3222 / FAX:  410-266-8124

The Sports Council works closely with athletic organizations, as well as allied health professionals, to promote better understanding of the value of chiropractic care in athletic training and treatment. provides in-depth information and resources to understand, prevent and seek appropriate treatment for back and neck pain.  The site is written by an interdisciplinary group of spine specialists and meets all of the quality criteria of the US National Institutes of Health.  Popular features include interactive animations of spinal anatomy, conditions and procedures, a directory of spine specialist web pages, and multi-specialty case reviews.

Sections that relate specifically to senior health and fitness include water therapy, physical therapy, and causes and treatment options for conditions that affect seniors such as osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis.

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Selected Seniors' Health Organizations
  • AGS Foundation for Health in Aging
  • Administration on Aging
  • American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
  • American Federation for Aging Research
  • American Geriatrics Society
  • Geriatric Mental Health Foundation
  • Gerontological Society of America
  • National Council on Aging
  • National Institute on Aging

Selected Health Related Organizations

  • American Cancer Society
  • American College of Lifestyle Medicine
  • American Dietetic Association
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Public Health Association
  • National Osteoporosis Foundation
  • Society for Nutrition Education

Selected Government Agencies

  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention
    • National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    • Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
  • National Institutes of Health
    • National Cancer Institute
    • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    • National Library of Medicine
    • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Disorders and Kidney Diseases
  • Department of Agriculture (USDA)
    • Food and Nutrition