COURSE LISTINGS AND INFORMATION

Prerequisites: The distinction of the IWA courses and certifications begins with the prerequisites for registration. All registrants must be a Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Athletic Trainer, or have earned a Bachelors Degree in the field. (Third year PT/OT students allowed.) We will also accept an Associates Degree in the field with 2 years work experience, a licensed Massage Therapist, a Registered Nurse or a Physical Education Teacher.

CWT = Weight Training Certification
STS = Strength Training Program Design
Pilates = Introduction to Pilates
POB = Pilates on the Ball
Yoga = Yoga for Health Care Professionals
Senior= Strength Training for Seniors
IRT= Integrative Resistance Training

Cost: $265 per person, ($285 per person for Integrative Resistance Training course)

Deadline for registration: The deadline for registration for all courses is 21 days prior to the date of the course! Be advised that all IWA courses fill quickly and it is not recommended that you wait until the deadline to register.

Course: Weight Training Certification
The Weight Training Certification course teaches proper techniques for weight training exercises with advanced exercise analysis as well as therapy concerns about traditional exercises and applications for several different special populations. This course is a nationally recognized certification. The Weight Training Certification carries with it the designation of CWT or Certified Weight Trainer.

Massage Therapists: The IWA is an NCBTMB approved provider (provider #301388-00) and this course meets the NCBTMB criteria for 12 Continuing Education Hours. Please note that the IWA course content can only be used as self care by massage therapists and that teaching specific exercises to your client is beyond the scope of practice per the NCBTMB Standards of Practice.

Course: Strength Training Program Design Certification
The Strength Training Program Design course teaches how to implement weight training exercises into specific programs for both the healthy and injured populations. Proper sets, reps, loads and rest intervals are discussed for various fitness goals along with progressive theories such as designing periodization systems. This course is a nationally recognized certification. The Strength Training Program Design Course carries with it the designation of STS or Strength Training Specialist.

Massage Therapists: The IWA is an NCBTMB approved provider (provider #301388-00) and this course meets the NCBTMB criteria for 12 Continuing Education Hours. Please note that the IWA course content can only be used as self care by massage therapists and that teaching specific exercises to your client is beyond the scope of practice per the NCBTMB Standards of Practice.

Note: Both of the above courses compliment each other very well and do not "overlap."

Course: An Introduction to Pilates
This course will educate therapists in the basic Pilates principals along with clinical applications that show how this alternative body conditioning program can be integrated into a physical therapy setting for both injury rehabilitation and prevention.

Course: Pilates on the Ball
This course will teach you how to incorporate a therapy ball into your Pilates practice. We will also go into resistance training and stretching techniques used on the ball. 2003 will feature 16 dates for this new course. We will expand that offering to 35 cities in 2004. A therapy ball is required to attend this course.

NEW! Course: Integrative Resistance Training
This course will provide therapists with the knowledge and expertise needed to understand and implement functional training into personal rehabilitation fitness programs.

Course: Yoga for Health Care Professionals
This course will provide health care professionals with the handouts and skills needed to perform, teach and modify over 30 yoga postures for healthy individuals as well as patients in aclinical rehab setting.

Course: Strength Training for Seniors
Become a Certified Senior Strength Trainer (C.S.S.T.) through the IWA. As our population ages, it is important to educate your clients on how to maintain strength and independence. This course will teach you about strength training programs, exercise and current research specifically for older adults. The physiological changes that occur with aging will be discussed and incorporated into exercise selection and program design. Exercise modifications for rehabilitation applications will be demonstrated and training protocols for specific conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease will be discussed.

Massage Therapists: The IWA is an NCBTMB approved provider (provider #301388-00) and this course meets the NCBTMB criteria for 12 Continuing Education Hours. Please note that the IWA course content can only be used as self care by massage therapists and that teaching specific exercises to your client is beyond the scope of practice per the NCBTMB Standards of Practice.



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