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. 

Older Adult Exercise Scope of Practice

The Fitness Alberta Older Adult Exercise 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 FLC 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) 2020 Global Guidelines on Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour.

  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 

FLC - Fitness Leadership Canada

Par-Q+ - Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire

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