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Expand your career with 40-hour certificate programs

DSWFitness and Human Kinetics offers 40-hour certificate programs that will help you gain valuable knowledge and tools to work with two quickly growing populations: older adults and people with disease-specific conditions. The certificate programs are for personal trainers, group exercise instructors, activity directors, therapeutic recreation specialists, physical therapists, nurses, and exercise specialists working with or interested in working with older adults and people with disease-specific conditions.


These programs will help you do the following:
• Train clients with specific needs
• Diversify your knowledge about clients
• Attract new clients
• Create new revenue streams


*Price applies to new purchases only and cannot be combined with other offers. Available only for customers in the U.S. for $399 and Canada for $579. These programs are not available in regions outside the U.S. and Canada. After applying for one of the programs below, a certificate program coordinator in your area will contact you.

Only $399 US for 40 hours
Physical Activity Instruction for Older Adults Certificate Program

Gain an understanding of the aging process, predictors of successful aging, and psychological and sociocultural aspects of physical activity for older adults. You will also learn the benefits of an active lifestyle in disease prevention, health promotion, and quality of life.

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Physical Activity Instruction for Disease-Specific Condition Certificate Program

Learn the effects of specific diseases, including diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, COPD, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and a variety of musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions.

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How to apply for a certificate program:

  1. Select a certificate program above to meet your professional development needs.
  2. Complete and submit the program application for enrollment.
  3. Select your elective coursework from more than 25 CE courses.
  4. Receive a call from our Certificate Program Coordinator to complete your registration.
  5. Call us at 1-800-873-6759 if you have questions.
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