Land Senior Sit & Stand Chair Exercise Instructor Certification




Although everyone can benefit from exercise, perhaps no other segment of the population will benefit as greatly from regular, consistent exercise as will the older adult. It is important to understand the relationship between age-related physical changes and exercise when planning a land or water exercise program for older adults.

The ideal goal is overall physical improvement. WaterART’s Gentle Sit and Stand program can improve quality of life by decreasing pain, swelling and stiffness and increasing joint range of motion, agility, balance and strength. Because so many people of differing abilities fall into a general residential class, the level of activity in each program must be geared to individual needs rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. Providing variety in general group exercise program with emphasis on mobility and working on their own pain free range of motion is the most important requirement for this population.


Course materials

  • WaterART Comprehensive Land Seniors Sit & Stand Chair Instructor Manual (230 pages)
  • Online streaming of the following videos:
    • DVD101-Tutorial: Intro to Sit & Stand Gentle Senior Program,
    • DVD102-Tutorial: Learning Range of Motion for Mobility
    • DVD103-Tutorial: Learn Your Muscles – Stretch and Strengthen using a Chair
    • DVD104-Basic Sit and Stand Program
    • DVD105-Fit Tips for Designing a Safe and Effective Sit & Stand Chair Exercise Program
    • DVD106-Functional Sit & Stand Chair Exercise Program with Fit Bands
    • DVD107-Sit & Stand Chair Exercise with Broadway and Golf Tubes
    • DVD108-Seated Chair Exercise Using with Tubing with Handles
  • Hard copies of DVDs can be purchased separately
  • Laminated pool reference cards
  • Certification Exam Process
  • E-Diploma and Online profile when successful with examination process
  • 16.0 CEC’s for WaterART

Table of Contents & Learning Objectives

Chapter 1 Introduction to Exercise
Chapter 2 The Musculoskeletal Connection
Chapter 3 Understanding Joint Action
Chapter 4 Muscles for Strength and Endurance, and Flexibility Testing in a Group Activity
Chapter 5 Gentle Program Design
Chapter 6 How to Put a Class Together
Chapter 7 Sample Program Cards and Exercises Inventory
Chapter 8 Screen Shot Notes from V106
Chapter 9 Study Questions and Answers, References
Chapter 10 How to Complete the Certification Process, Theory Exam And Practical Assessment Marking Templates

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Additional information

Weight 2.2 kg
Dimensions 3 × 3 × 16 cm
Video Option

App Video Streaming, Extra Charge: Hard Copy DVDs

DVD Access

DVD101, DVD102, DVD103, DVD104, DVD105, DVD106, DVD107, DVD108