March 12-15, 2020 • Hilton Atlanta • Atlanta, Georgia
American College of Sports Medicine

Exercise Interventions for Chronic Disease or Other Health Challenges

Exercise interventions can be tailored to reach individuals with chronic disease or other health challenges such as cancer, hypertension, obesity and low back pain. Sessions increase the knowledge and competency of the health fitness professional to provide safe and effective exercise prescription for those with chronic disease and other health challenges and provide guidance regarding when to refer a client back to their physician or to more specialized exercise training with a Clinical Exercise Physiologist.

Small Adaptations for a Big Impact: Training Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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Monica Forquer

Inclusive fitness programs and practices can increase access to opportunities for healthy living and reduce health disparities experienced by individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID).  Special Olympics’ Senior Manager of Fitness, Monica Forquer, will discuss the challenges that people with ID experience in fitness settings and will present evidence-based strategies for promoting inclusion.  Fitness professionals will also be introduced to Special Olympics’ new inclusive fitness resources and training materials.

Technology and Lifestyle for Weight Management Treatment: Challenges, Gaps, and Promising Opportunities

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 Renee Rogers

Strides in technology may have enhanced our ability to communicate, self-monitor, and deliver new programming for weight management; however, many mobile health applications and wearable devices have not fully leveraged principles from theories of health behavior to elicit sustained behavior change. Dr. Rogers will bring her combined expertise in the areas of weight management, lifestyle intervention engagement, and developing technology-based programming together to identify key translational take-away components for fitness professionals, and incorporate best strategies for integrating technology as an adjunct to health coaching and training for weight control.

Workshop: Exercise Prescription for Individuals with Chronic Pain

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Cheryl King-VanVlack

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Tarey Gillard

Strides in technology may have enhanced our ability to communicate, self-monitor, and deliver new programming for weight management; however, many mobile health applications and wearable devices have not fully leveraged principles from theories of health behavior to elicit sustained behavior change. Dr. Rogers will bring her combined expertise in the areas of weight management, lifestyle intervention engagement, and developing technology-based programming together to identify key translational take-away components for fitness professionals, and incorporate best strategies for integrating technology as an adjunct to health coaching and training for weight control.

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