Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA®) Course Series

3 COURSE SERIES!

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All PTs with the CEEAA® credential will demonstrate expert clinical decision-making skills in:

  1. Designing and applying an effective examination and exercise prescription; and
  2. Measuring the effectiveness and reflecting the current evidence of exercise for all aging adults.

The process to attain the credential of CEEAA® is to complete formal didactic education and to participate in supervised and mentored skills development, home-based reflection and critical thinking. Three courses of two days each will address evidence-based examination and different and increasingly complex aspects of exercise design and delivery. The three courses are designed to build on each other; however, Courses 1 and 2 may be taken out of sequence.

Course Dates & Locations

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Phoenix, AZ
  • Course 1: Nov. 16-17, 2013 - Course is filled
  • Course 2: March 22-23, 2014 - Course is filled
  • Course 3: May 17-18, 2014 - Course is filled
 
Milwaukee, WI (Marquette University Schroeder Health Complex)
  • Course 1: July 12-13, 2014 - Course is filled
  • Course 2: August 16-17, 2014 - Course is filled
  • Course 3: October 11-12, 2014 - Course is filled
 
Cherry Hill, NJ (Fox Education Center)
  • Course 1: June 21-22, 2014 Course is filled
  • Course 2: July 19-20, 2014 Course is filled
  • Course 3: Sept. 20-21, 2014 Course is filled

Course 1:
Introduction and Examination (Tests and Measures)

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Course 2:
Exercise Prescription and Consensus Guidelines

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Course 3:
Special Populations, Complementary Exercises, Motivation, Drug and Nutritional Considerations, and Marketing

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"I truly enjoyed this course series - it was absolutely fantastic! I only wish I had taken it earlier so that I could have been applying some of these treatment ideas and techniques earlier in my clinical practice! I highly recommend this class, and really thank the CEEAA crew for hosting such a wonderful course series!

Thanks again!" -Sara F.

Examination/Evaluation

There will be a home-based examination for Courses 1, 2, and 3. The skills test for the content of Course 1 will be performed on site during Course 2 or 3. If a participant does not achieve a passing grade on the skills test, they will be given the opportunity to retake the examination prior to the completion of Course 3. All home-based assessments must be completed within six weeks of taking the related course. A participant must achieve minimum criteria in both the skills and didactic assessments to progress to the next level; however, a person can elect to take a course without being tested. After the successful completion of the 3 courses, 3 home-based examinations, and skills test, the participant will receive a certificate and specially designed pin to recognize the certification.

Two Instructors for Each Course

  • Mark Richards, PT, MS, CEEAA
  • Jill Heitzman, PT, DPT, GCS, CWS, FCCWS, CEEAA
  • Jill Hackney, PT, DPT, CEEAA
  • William H. Staples, PT, DPT, DHS, GCS, CEEAA
  • Danille Parker, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
  • Ellen Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, CEEAA
  • Frequently Asked Questions
    Any physical therapist or any student physical therapist
    Physical therapist assistants can attend the CEEAA® courses with a supervising physical therapist. However, PTAs will not be eligible to undergo skills and written testing, and will not be eligible to receive a Certificate of Achievement for Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA®). Student PTAs are not eligible to participate.
    Yes. The courses for the CEEAA® will provide the most up to date information on functional testing and exercise prescription for aging adults. It will allow documentation of advanced clinical abilities in evidence-based exercise prescription for employers, insurance companies, referral sources, and the community. Those earning the CEEAA® will be listed on the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy (SoG) web site stating they have completed a comprehensive set of learning requirements in functional examination and exercise prescription for the aging adult. This will allow networking and appropriate referrals for patients across the country.
    Any continuing education might prepare PTs for the ABPTS Geriatric Specialist exam. To become an ABPTS Specialist, you must meet a requirement for a number of clinical practice hours and pass an examination. How you gain your knowledge leading up to that examination is your choice. The CEEAA® courses will likely help physical therapists to better prepare for the Geriatric Specialist examination.
    The Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy is committed to providing evidence based content for competency-based education and training for PTs and PTAs. This will be provided throughout the three CEEAA® courses. These courses will provide a logical sequence of the most up to date information, allowing participants to build on skills and information received in previous courses. Each course is competency based; meaning that testing from the learning objectives will be completed for each course. This process will allow documentation of advanced clinical abilities for employers, insurance companies, referral sources, and the community. Those earning the CEEAA® will be listed on the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy (SoG) web site stating they have completed a comprehensive set of learning requirements in exercise for the aging adult. This will allow networking and appropriate referrals for patients across the country.
    An additional $75 testing fee will be charged above the cost of course registration for each of the courses, for an additional total of $225. Testing fees must be paid prior to the last course.
    1. Applicants will be required to successfully complete skills testing prior to the end of the third course. 2. Applicants will be given a written test to take home at the end of each course. Applicants must complete the test and return to SoG office within 6 weeks of the course date. Applicants will have 2 attempts to score at least 70%. Those not achieving a passing score will be required to retake the course before testing again.

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    CEEAA Cost

    Registration Type Early Bird Single Course Early Bird 3-Course Series Reg. Single Course Regular 3-Course Series
    Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy Member 475 $1,275 (save $150) $525 $1,375 (save $100)
    APTA Member 525 $1,425 (save $150) $575 $1,525 (save $100)
    Nonmember 575 $1,575 (save $150) $625 $1,675 (save $100)
    Exam Fee 75 $225 (For all 3) $75 $225 (For all 3)