Qualifications matter


Your scope of practice ensures that the services you provide as an Fitness Alberta Fitness for the Older Adult leader match your training. 

Fitness for the Older Adult Leader Scope of Practice

The Fitness Alberta Fitness for the Older Adult Leader is certified to:

  1. Design, modify and lead a safe exercise group by providing effective and appropriate exercises in order to meet stated class objectives and the needs of participants.
  2. Lead exercise groups that are based on Fitness Alberta standards and NFLA guidelines.

  3. Lead exercise groups based on the principles of conditioning and aging.

  4. Incorporate the use of appropriate equipment based on identified or implied needs of the participants.

  5. Use the Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating, Par-Q+, and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health.

  6. Lead participants who are apparently healthy as indicated by completion of  an evidenced based pre-screening tool (e.g., PARQ+)

*A group is defined as a leader-facilitated session 

NFLA - National Fitness Leadership Alliance

Par-Q+ - Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire

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