Geri-Fit Instructor Training Program Receives Accreditation

Activity directors working at senior living communities can now maintain and renew their National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP) continuing education requirements by attending the newly accredited Geri-Fit Strength Training for Seniors instructor training course. Geri-Fit is an evidence-based health promotion and physical activity program suitable for older adults of all ages and fitness levels. The eight-hour Phoenix session will be held on December 3. 

NCCAP, a CMS-approved national accrediting organization, has accredited the Geri-Fit instructor training program for eight clock hours. Activity directors, evidence-based program leaders, fitness instructors, health coaches, home healthcare aides and even family caregivers can now learn the “bodybuilding” basics of free weight training in order to provide guidance to older adults that need to learn how to lift weights correctly.

Instructors must read a 200-page manual and view two training DVDs prior to attending the one-day training program and will also need to pass a practical and written examination before receiving a certificate of completion.  In addition to the NCCAP accreditation, the course is also approved by the American Council on Exercise.

Tuition is $315 and includes the training manual, two DVDs and a stretch band. To register or for more information, visit


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