Medical Fitness Specialist Certificate Program
Alzheimer's Disease Prevention and Intervention:
A Guide to Working with Seniors and People at Risk



Progrma ImageFitness Learning Systems in collaboration with the Medical Fitness Network and Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation are excited to bring you this unprecedented Specialist credential!

This is a real credential you can have confidence will take you to higher places in your profession. This credential has everything you need to succeed!

  • 11 hours of focused study and practical application on the disease
  • A disease update from ARPF when there are disease breakthroughs to keep you highly qualified
  • Clients and employers will be able to verify your credential on the MFN website
  • First year free membership to the MFN with a membership page listing your credentials for people to find you. (current MFN members click here for course discounts.)


Be one of the elite professionals to achieve this credential! Start stepping up the professional ladder and positioning yourself for better jobs and higher pay.


ARPF Seal of ApprovalDescription
At this time, there is no cure for fatal Alzheimer’s disease and prevention is key to avoiding this 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. Fitness has been found through research to be instrumental in prevention. As the world population continues to grow and live longer, the issues of accompanying cognitive decline, dementia, and fatal Alzheimer's disease are becoming more prevalent, significantly impacting quality of life, health care systems, and the economy of many countries. This specialist certificate prepares you to provide valuable intervention for clients with the disease, and to help others prevent and delay cognitive decline.

Education Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Prerequisites: Approved (accredited) Health/Fitness Certification or Licensure, or Higher Education Degree in related field.

Target Audience: Health-Fitness Professionals, Allied Health and Medical Professionals.

Course 1: Introduction to Alzheimer’s Disease (5 Hours)

By Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.
Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation

Course 1 provides important evidence-based information to help you understand cognitive decline and Alzheimer's relevant to anyone working as a health-fitness professional. It focuses on causes, risk factors, diagnosis, care partners, The 4 Pillars of Alzheimer's Prevention™, and preventive mental exercise. The course contains educational handouts for clients.

Course 2: Exercise Prescription for Alzheimer’s Prevention and Intervention (6 Hours)

By Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.
Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation

This course reviews statistics, definitions, risk factors, and stages of disease progression. The primary focus of this course is evidence-based preventive physical exercise for prevention and intervention. Exercise guidelines and considerations are provided and sample exercises and programs are included.


Please see individual course product pages to see Course Objectives.

Continuing Education Approval
Continuing Education credit approved by most certifying organizations is included in the price of this specialist certificate program. Successful completion of both courses and course quizzes is required to receive continuing education for each course and to be awarded the Medical Fitness Specialist Training Certificate of completion.

The 2 courses together are approved for the following CE credit:

11.0     AAAI-ISMA
1.0     Action Personal Trainer Certification
11.0     American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
1.1     American Kinesiotherapy Association (COPS-KT)
11.0     Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA)
1.1     Aquatic Therapy & Rehabilitation Institute (ATRI)
11.0     International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
1.1     National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC)
5.5     National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF)
2.0     National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT)
11.0     National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA)
11.0     Sara's City Workout (SCW)
11.0     World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.)
11.0     YMCA

Maintaining Your Certificate Credential

This certificate program qualifies you to provide exercise programs focused on prevention and intervention for cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease.

  • You will be required to complete a Disease Update course every 2 years and 2 related hours of continuing education approved by most certifying organizations to maintain your qualification. (Please see the Certificate Handbook for more information.)
  • A one-year membership to the Medical Fitness Network is bundled with this program. A Specialist “badge” will be placed on your MFN membership page to help clients and employers identify this credential.
  • You will be listed on a credential verification database where your credential can be identified and verified as current.
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This course is tablet enabled and can be viewed on an iPad or Android tablet as well as a PC or MAC Computer
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