Medical Exercise Academy

ABOUT US

Medical Exercise Academy courses were developed with three goals in mind:

  1. To provide continuing education opportunities to anyone who wants to learn more about exercise and chronic disease.
  2. To provide personalized feedback. Outside of traditional academia, this is one of only a few educational programs that provides personalized feedback, and therefore an additional level of credibility for specialization courses (via discussion and application questions).
  3. To provide a credible path for fitness professionals who want to collaborate with other health care providers.

Over the past few decades, the population of the United States, and other industrialized nations, has been sitting more, moving less; consequently, the incidence of many chronic conditions to include type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, orthopedic issues, and metabolic syndrome have dramatically increased, and unfortunately, the rise in chronic disease has been mostly ignored.

Not one sector of healthcare is trying to address it. Not physicians, not public or population health departments, not health or educational institutions?

By educating fitness professionals in chronic disease management, many conditions may be alleviated in the primary care stage, when they can be reversed. Because we know exercise and activity can help in primary, secondary, or tertiary prevention, and positively effect over 30 chronic conditions, fitness professionals trained in program design and management, who have knowledge of chronic disease, and in collaboration with clinicians, are in a prime position to help clients and patients ease the burden of chronic disease.

FOR MFN MEMBERS

MFN professional members receive 25% off the Clinical Exercise Specialist course.

CLINICAL EXERCISE SPECIALIST COURSE

This course is designed for Health and Fitness Professionals who want to learn more about helping their clients who suffer from one or more chronic disease including cardiopulmonary, metabolic, or orthopedic dysfunction.

By educating fitness professionals in chronic disease management, many conditions may be alleviated in the primary care stage, when they can be reversed. Because we know exercise and activity can help in primary, secondary, or tertiary prevention, and positively effect over 30 chronic conditions, fitness professionals trained in program design and management, who have knowledge of chronic disease, and in collaboration with clinicians, are in a prime position to help clients and patients ease the burden of chronic disease.

The Clinical Exercise Specialist course is approved for 1.9 CEUs for NASM and 15 CEUs for AFAA

Topics covered in the Clinical Exercise Specialist program:

  • The Benefits of Exercise for Chronic Disease
  • Scope of Practice and Health Risk
  • Rapport and Psychology
  • Postural and Movement Assessments and Corrective Strategies Assessments
  • Cardiorespiratory Assessment
  • FITT
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Body Composition, overweight, and obesity
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • COPD and Asthma
  • Balance and Gait
  • Common Shoulder Injuries
  • Injuries of the Elbow, Wrist, and Hand
  • Common Hip Injuries
  • Common Knee Injuries
  • Common Injuries of the Lower Leg, Ankle, and Foot
  • Low Back Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cancer
  • Pregnancy
  • Business