The Clinical Exercise Specialist course is approved for 1.9 CEUs for NASM, 15 CEUs for AFAA, and 20 CEUs for NESTA. View this course in the Training Portal now.
Topics covered in the Clinical Exercise Specialist program:
Over the past few decades, the population of the United States, and other industrialized nations, has been sitting more, moving less; consequently, the incidence of many chronic conditions to include type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, orthopedic issues, and metabolic syndrome have dramatically increased, and unfortunately, the rise in chronic disease has been mostly ignored.
Not one sector of healthcare is trying to address it. Not physicians, not public or population health departments, not health or educational institutions?
Medical Exercise Academy is recognized by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association, and the Athletics and Fitness Association of America as an Approved Continuing Education Provider.
Fitness can be, should be, and is the frontline of healthcare.
By educating fitness professionals in chronic disease management, many conditions may be alleviated in the primary care stage, when they can be reversed. Because we know exercise and activity can help in primary, secondary, or tertiary prevention, and positively effect over 30 chronic conditions, fitness professionals trained in program design and management, who have knowledge of chronic disease, and in collaboration with clinicians, are in a prime position to help clients and patients ease the burden of chronic disease.
Medical Exercise Academy courses were developed with three goals in mind:
Our courses are succinct and easy to navigate, with relevant videos, text, and application exercises.
By the end of this course you will:
You and your clients will benefit.
Advances in fitness, health, and medicine are constantly evolving, so it is imperative for Fitness professionals who work with clients who have one or more chronic disease to stay up to date on the latest science.
Although not required, by earning 20 (19 + one for CPR) continuing education units every 24 months in a medically focused program, we as a profession can continue to build and maintain credibility.
Recommended courses can be found at:
We will also consider relevant academic courses.
If you are not sure, please ask!
Take the free introduction section and to learn more about exercise, chronic disease, and using the online portal.
If you wish to continue and earn the Clinical Exercise Specialist designation, submit your payment so you can be enrolled.
Be on the frontline of healthcare and make a difference.