• Exercise Prescription for the Older Adult

    • Date(s): November 17, 2018  –  November 18, 2018
    • Times: Saturday, 8:30AM - 5:30PM; Sunday, 8:30AM - 12:30PM
    • *Registration and breakfast are 30 minutes before advertised start time.
    • Location:

      Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital
      Assembly Room 1 & 2
      3599 University Blvd South
      Jacksonville, FL  32216

    Course prerequisite: Therapeutic Exercise Dosing   

    This course assumes that a foundational knowledge of exercise dosing has been acquired and implemented in a clinical setting. This course will apply the principles of exercise dosing to the older adult through active demonstration and participation in a case and discussion based format.

    At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

    • Recognize normal age-related change that could affect exercise doing in the older adult.
    • Demonstrate the ability to dose an older adult to achieve gains in muscular:
      • Strength
      • Endurance 
      • Coordination
      • Aerobic capacity
    • Apply the appropriate outcome tools to measure these gains in older adults.
    • Recognize how to alter exercise dosing for an older adult with:
      • Pain
      • Cardiac Disease
      • Diabetes Mellitus
      • Frailty
      • Cognitive impairment
    • Demonstrate the ability to dose an older adult to achieve an increase in balance and decrease in falls.
    • Apply the appropriate outcome tools to measure these gains in older adults.
    • Apply the principles of exercise dosing for the older adult to a home exercise program designed to increase strength, endurance, coordination, aerobic capacity, or balance.

    Jacqueline Osborne, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
    Brooks Rehabilitation
    Coordinator, Brooks Geriatric Residency Program

    Intended Audience:

    The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for Physical Therapist (PT), Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), Occupational Therapist (OT), and Occupational Therapist Assistants (OTA) practitioners.


    This course has been approved for 12 hours (1.2 CEUs) by the following boards:

    • Florida Physical Therapy Association
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

    Based on the criterion provided by the AOTA this is a category 2 advanced course that falls into the group of general practice/health/medical.

    Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. See Brooks IHL Course Policies and Procedures for details. If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email info@BrooksIHL.org and we will be happy to help clarify!

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    • If you would like to pay by check, cash, or department*, please print this registration form, and send it to us with your payment. Checks should be made out to Brooks Rehabilitation.
    • The Brooks Institute of Higher Learning will provide reasonable accommodations for learners with special needs. Please contact the Brooks IHL at info@BrooksIHL.org for more information and/or for a special needs accommodation request.
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