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There is not another certification in the fitness industry that utilizes the Functional Aging Training Model!

This program is right for you if:

  • You are you interested in working with a growing population
  • You want to be the go-to expert on training mature-adults
  • You would like to bring meaningful and long-lasting change to your clients overall health and well-being, with a total mind/body approach

When You Enroll to Become a Functional Aging Specialist You Will Learn:

  • How to properly assess the functional abilities of older clients
  • The effects of the aging process and which aspects are modifiable through exercise
  • Functional concepts that are critical to exercise program design
  • Functional training strategies and techniques that can be applied in any type of exercise environment
  • Functional exercises for a wide variety of older clients
  • How to design a safe and effective functional exercise program for low, moderate and high-functioning clients
  • Balance-specific assessments and training strategies to improve balance and reduce fall risk
  • To better understand the priorities and goals of this population
  • How to leverage the use of 1-1, small group and large group settings to improve function, client satisfaction and your bottom line

This will be the credential of choice for years to come for those specializing in the 50+ market.

What Can this Certification Do for You?

Given the large number of adults over the age of 50 you are probably already training clients in this demographic.

  • Do you sometimes find yourself wondering if you might break (hurt) an older client?
  • Are you concerned about taking on that really old client who isn’t in very good health because you might just kill them?
  • Do you second guess yourself, wondering if you are providing the most effective training program to help them improve their health and function safely?

If you don’t have these kinds of questions then you aren’t being honest with yourself. We all have those same kinds of questions even when we’ve been training for over 15 years. It is necessary because it keeps us diligent and on our toes with an eye towards safety. This course will improve your skill in designing and implementing effective programs and will significantly boost your confidence in taking on even difficult clients.

Learn More About the Functional Aging Institute

The Functional Aging Institute was founded in 2013 by leading experts Dr. Dan Ritchie and Dr. Cody Sipe. For over twenty years, Dan and Cody have been at the forefront of developing innovative, effective, evidence-based training programs for older clients. They have shared their unique philosophies, techniques, and insights with tens of thousands of trainers around the world for fifteen years.

Before Dan and Cody established FAI, they reviewed almost every senior fitness certification, education, and training program on the market. They did not find one that met their high standards, so they created three high quality certifications that would help fitness professionals be more successful with the fastest-growing client base in the world – adults 55 and over.

Statistics show that one personal trainer affects 1000 lives over the course of her career. FAI’s goal of certifying and educating 10,000 fitness professionals can ultimately impact 10 million lives. Dan and Cody have surrounded themselves with leading experts and educational partners to ensure that fitness professionals around the globe can have access to the latest knowledge and cutting-edge research in one place, the Functional Aging Institute.

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Convenient Online Program

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All FAI certifications have been developed by experts in fitness and aging with years of practical experience. The content is based on the most recent cutting-edge scientific information. Within each program is an effective blend of knowledge, theory, skill and practical application.

OUR FUNCTIONAL AGING COURSES

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW WILL THIS COURSE HELP ME?

The Functional Aging Institute is dedicated to becoming the “go-to” source for training mature clients by providing fitness professionals with the most current, up-to-date and forward-thinking techniques and strategies. From certificate programs, full-blown certifications, blog posts, videos, seminars, on-site workshops and more, FAI is leading the way.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS AND OTHER FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT COURSES?

The FAI Functional Aging Specialist is the complete certification program for the serious fitness professional who is ready to become an expert in functional aging and training of older adults. You will receive in-depth training on functional training strategies and movements; how to conduct meaningful assessments of function; how to create and develop effective exercise programs; and critical skills to be an effective professional with this client base.

HOW DIFFICULT IS THIS COURSE?

This is an intermediate level course that is designed to take your knowledge of Functional Aging and Movement to the next level.

WHY DO I NEED TO TAKE THIS ONLINE PROGRAM?

You do not need to be a Certified Personal Trainer from another organization to take this course. Whether you have been in the industry for years, or this is your first certification, this Specialist will prepare you to be the local go-to expert on training mature clients.

DO I HAVE ACCESS TO MY INSTRUCTORS IF I NEED HELP?

Yes, we have a private Facebook group where you can ask questions and you can reach out to the authors via email.

DO YOU OFFER A PAYMENT PLAN?

There is no payment plan available at this time for the Functional Aging courses.

CAN I EARN CEUs FOR TAKING THIS COURSE?

This Certification qualifies for

ACSM 10 CECs
AFAA 10 CECs
NASM 1.0 CEC
ACE 1.0 CEC
CPTN 7 CECs
CANFITPRO 4 CECs
NSFA 10 CECs

You do not need to be a Certified Personal Trainer from another organization to take this course. Whether you have been in the industry for years, or this is your first certification, this Specialist will prepare you to be the local go-to expert on training mature clients.

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GET TO KNOW YOUR INSTRUCTORS

DAN RITCHIE
PhD, Co-Founder, President

Dan Ritchie started his fitness career at Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in Fitness and Sports Medicine and then spent a year as a graduate assistant coaching Division 1 athletes. He completed his master’s degree in Health & Physical Education at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater, where he won the 2002 Thesis of the Year. Then Dan continued as a Lynn Fellow at Purdue University, completing his PhD in Kinesiology with a minor in Gerontology.

Since 2007 Dan has owned and operated Miracles Fitness in West Lafayette, Indiana, where he and his staff have trained over 2000 clients. With over 20 years of experience, he has extensive knowledge on training the mature adult market and has equipped people in their 50s, 60s, 70s, and beyond to achieve their goals and enhance their functional longevity. Dan was the 2014 PFP Trainer of the Year, and then shortly after he and Dr. Cody Sipe co-founded the Functional Aging Institute.

Dan is a sought-after expert and speaker at national and international events on topics like balance for older adults, personal training business development, the global aging phenomenon, and functional aging training models. He’s routinely interviewed for podcasts, webinars, and on-online education summits. Dan lives in West Lafayette with his wife and five kids.

CODY SIPE
PhD, Co-Founder, Vice President

Cody Sipe has an extensive background in the fitness industry with 20 years of experience as a personal trainer, fitness instructor, program director, exercise physiologist and club owner. He is currently an Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Research in the physical therapy program at Harding University.

He has spent his career researching, developing and practicing the most effective training strategies to improve function in older adults. He has completed certifications as an ACSM Exercise Specialist, ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, FallProof Balance and Mobility Enhancement Specialist and more. His secondary area of expertise is in the prevention and management of chronic disease conditions, especially those that accompany the aging process such as arthritis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoporosis. In 2005 he was honored with the IDEA Program Director of the Year award.

He has presented internationally, served on boards and committees and/or published articles for most of the top fitness organizations in the world.

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