May 15-16, 2019
The Montana Disability and Health Program (MTDH) in partnership with the Rural Institute on Inclusive Communities and the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability will be holding an Inclusive Fitness Training Workshop in Missoula on May 15-16, 2019. This workshop is a great opportunity to learn about inclusivity, exercise recommendations, adaptations, and much more.
What is Inclusive Fitness?
Fitness professionals must understand how to ensure people who may have a physical, sensory or cognitive disability feel welcome and receive appropriate and individualized guidance in order to meet their physical activity and fitness goals, whether in a health club, outdoor and/ or home-based setting.
What will participants learn?
In addition to general knowledge of exercise physiology, exercise testing and programming, you will also gain knowledge of:
- Inclusive facility design
- Awareness of social inclusion for people with disabilities
- The American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Safe and effective methods and recommendations of exercise
- Appropriate adaptations to exercise
- Precautions and contraindications to exercise related to disability
- Motivational techniques and appropriate instruction for individuals with disabilities to
begin and continue healthy lifestyles
Is support to attend available?
The Montana Disability and Health Program can support up to ten people to travel to the workshop in Missoula—if you need support to attend this workshop, please contact Heather Welch. Once you have registered for the conference, you will receive an email about the room block and the finalized agenda.
Are there other opportunities available?
Some workshop participants may qualify to take the ACSM exam to become a “Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer” (CIFT). In prior workshops, MTDH offered the “Inclusive Fitness Champion” program: MTDH pays ASCM exam fees in exchange for the participant organizing a ‘champion’ activity in their community. We will try to set up an exam opportunity at the end of the workshop.
To register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PP2NLQC
Download the Event Flyer (PDF)
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Heather Welch,
Section Supervisor of the Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Bureau.