The American Academy of Health and Fitness (AAHF), incorporated in Kansas, is a continuing education provider whose mission it is to instill quality of life. With the following study courses certified personal trainers, group fitness instructors, health and wellness coaches, sports nutrition specialists and athletic trainers holding more than one certification may obtain CECs/CEUS for all certifications for which they need continuing education.
JrFit™ Youth Fitness Specialty Certification provides training for fitness professionals who wish to safely and successfully work with youth. Comprehensive information for reversing the pervasive problem of youth inactivity and the epidemic of childhood obesity is presented. A highly effective plan for enabling young people to increase their fitness and reduce their body fat through well-researched programs of physical conditioning and nutrition is included.
SrFit™ Mature Fitness Specialty Certification provides training for fitness professionals who wish to work with Baby Boomers and beyond (mid 40's+). You will gain an understanding of how the aging process affects all the systems of the body, identify dietary changes that may be needed, and develop effective training strategies to improve flexibility, endurance, strength and optimal function in your older-adult clients. You will also learn how to individualize a training regimen that fits the physiological capabilities of mature adults.
Back Stability: Integrating Science and Therapy™ presents proven clinical approaches to stabilize the spine. It provides a foundation that will guide you in selecting the most effective exercises for each client and integrating them into a complete program to offer the best possible care in back health. You will gain the practical knowledge to help you recognize and assess inappropriate movement patterns - whether caused by injury or simple day-to-day activity - and use a process of clinical decision making to determine which exercises to use in developing effective back care programs. Assessments of posture and muscle balance are highlighted, and foundational movements for development of core stability are introduced. Information on abdominal training, resistance apparatus, speed and power, and practical functional progressions will help your patients or clients increase back stability and enhance performance.
Cancer and the Older Adult™ identifies cancer risk factors and provides cancer prevention strategies related to lifestyle. This course presents the essential materials related to cancer risk, disease states and treatment; and, guidelines for both avoiding and addressing cancer. Also, physical activity and specific diet recommendations for living productively after surviving various types of cancer are included.
NAFC CEC: 0.40
ACE CEC: 0.40
Valid for 24 months
Developing Agility and Quickness for Sport Performance™ addresses the physical and cognitive components of agility and quickness. Applicable to most all sports, this course focuses on improving quickness of foot and change of direction speed, along with perceptual and decision making factors. It includes more than 100 drills to help in the development of safe, effective and comprehensive training programs.
NAFC CEC: 0.60
ACE CEC: 0.60
Valid for 24 months
Exercise Management of Chronic Diseases and Disabilities for All Ages™ presents the research and applications for integrating exercise into the treatment of 49 chronic diseases and disabilities. A framework is established for determining functional capacity in persons with chronic diseases and disabilities and guidance in developing appropriate exercise programming to optimize functional capacity and reduce the compounding effects of exercise intolerance.
Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription for All Ages™ presents how to safely and accurately assess cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular fitness, body composition, flexibility, and balance; then design safe and effective programs for resistance training, weight management, body composition, flexibility, low back care, and balance for all ages.
Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs™ addresses the nutritional needs and issues of, and exercise prescription guidelines for children, adolescents and older adults. Methods for assessing body composition, how to calculate energy needs and dietary guidelines are presented. The role of dietary supplements in weight loss, plus the role of aerobic exercise and resistance training in promoting weight loss and managing Diabetes Mellitus are explained. The general principles of treating eating disorders and weight gain recommendations are discussed. And, ways that the body can gain or lose heat in varying environments and the physiological changes that occur are described.
NAFC CEC: 1.00
ACE CEC: 1.00
Valid for 24 months
Strength Training Older Adults™ addresses the information and tools needed to educate, motivate, and assist older adults in committing to and benefiting from individualized strength training programs. Illustrations and biomechanically sound instructions for exercises that use resistance machines, free weights, body weight, elastic bands, and balls present proper techniques with clear explanations that will help clients avoid errors that cause injury or reduce the effectiveness of the exercise. Tables, figures, and logs provide guidance in exercise program design.
NAFC CEC: 1.20
ACE CEC: 1.20
Valid for 24 months
The Janda System of Evaluation and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance™ course presents postural techniques, neurology, and functional capabilities applied to alleviate chronic musculoskeletal pain and promote greater functionality. Developed by Vladimir Janda, in contrast to a more traditional structural view; the Janda approach is functional, emphasizing the importance of the sensorimotor system in controlling movement and chronic musculoskeletal pain syndromes from sports, occupational activities and daily living. This course offers illustrations, photos, and step-by-step instructions; guiding exercise professionals in developing appropriate exercise prescription and training programs.