F.I.T.T. June 2009 School's out for summer...Let's Rock and Roll!
|Associate Director, Amy Rauworth|
But unlike the song, school is not out forever. At least not for health and fitness professionals who want to expand their knowledge and gain a unique distinction among their peers. If you are ready to learn more and find out why Scott Hollenbeck, Director of Partnerships and Outreach for the American Association of Adapted Sports Programs (AAASP), thinks it's important to gain exposure to the world of disability and disability sports, read this month's F.I.T.T. column and get ready to "rock and roll"!
As AAASP Director of Partnerships and Outreach, Hollenbeck understands how important athletics are for students with disabilities. With more than 15 years of experience in sports marketing expertise and the world of disability sports, Scott is very passionate and driven to making disability sports a growing success. As a Paralympian himself, he knows that participation in sports makes a large impact on lives and has a positive effect on students' futures. In the video clip below, Scot talks about how important the educators (physical therapists, coaches, and professors) are to the future of disability sports and how he is just as excited about their participation in this track meet as that of the athletes.
You CAN make a difference...become an ACSM/NCHPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer!
An ACSM/NCHPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer (CIFT) is a fitness professional involved in developing and implementing an individualized exercise program for a person who may have a physical, sensory, or cognitive disability, who is healthy or has medical clearance to perform independent physical activity. CIFT certified professionals hold a current NCCA-accredited health/fitness certification and CPR and AED certifications. In addition to knowledge of exercise physiology, exercise testing, and programming, a CIFT has knowledge in inclusive facility design and awareness of social inclusion for people with disabilities and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Additionally, the ACSM/NCHPAD CIFT demonstrates and leads safe, effective, and adapted methods of exercise; writes adapted exercise recommendations; understands adapted methods of exercise; understands precautions and contraindications to exercise for people with disabilities; is aware of current ADA policy specific to recreation facilities (U.S. Access Board Guidelines) and standards for accessible facility design; and can use motivational techniques and provide appropriate instruction to individuals with disabilities to begin and continue healthy lifestyles.
Be a part of the first webinar series for ACSM's specialty certification: Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer.
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Mondays, July 13 - August 17
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