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 home study continuing education course provides advanced training for experienced, certified health and fitness professionals who wish to safely and successfully work with youth. In this course, compelling reasons and comprehensive information are presented for reversing the pervasive problem of youth inactivity and the growing epidemic of childhood obesity. This course offers a highly effective plan for enabling young people to increase their health and fitness through well-researched, safe, effective and enjoyable programs of physical conditioning, sport-specific training and nutrition. These practical recommendations include guidelines for sensible strength training and healthy eating for ages 7 to 18.
The SrFit™ Mature Fitness home study continuing education course provides advanced training for experienced, certified health and fitness professionals who wish to work with older adults (mid 40's+). With this course, 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 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
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
Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription for All Ages™ is a home study continuing education course for health and fitness professionals 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
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
The Exercise and Cancer Survivorship™ continuing education home study course presents the science behind the benefits of exercise for cancer survival and survivorship as well as the application of that science to the design or adaptation of exercise programs for cancer patients and survivors. This course provides evidence-based information to assist health and fitness professionals in using exercise to help cancer survivors with recovery, rehabilitation and reducing the risk of recurrence.
NAFC CEC: 1.10
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.