The US, in recent times, has seen an increase in population that suffers from heart diseases, obesity, diabetes, arthritis and other such longstanding health conditions. There is also a rising need for health programs that are cost effective and help in Medicare qualifications of adults. All these factors have given birth to a new branch in fitness learning called specialized populations training.
The certification is usually structured in collaboration with healthcare experts and enables the fitness trainers to work with individuals with diverse fitness and health needs. These specialized trainers become distinguishable in the fitness industry by being able to scientifically design effective and safe preventive exercise programs for your fitness center members with unique needs.
Trainers with Special Populations Certification are professionals who use individualized approach to educate, motivate, assess, and train their clients among the special population. These include people with chronic as well as temporary health conditions. These conditions are categorized by body systems and psychological implications and involve cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, immunologic, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cancer as well as behavioral/psychological impairments.
Special population also includes people who are not necessarily affected by disease conditions and can include women who are menopausal, pregnant or postpartum. They could also be older adults, adolescents, or children.
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