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Autism Fitness Certification Level 1

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Course Overview

The Autism Fitness Certification® Level 1 is a blended learning program. The course curriculum is divided into two parts.
Part 1 - Academic Lecture material will be delivered online through our Learning Management System (LMS)
Part 2 - Practical/Hands On Learning Applications will be held in a regional location/host site. (see the regional map below)

Through videos demonstrations featuring real-world examples of our concepts and practices in action, along with the interactive online course taking YOUR questions in real-time, the Autism Fitness Certification Level I has been designed with your best learning and mastery in mind.

In Level 1, you’ll develop a strong working knowledge of the concepts and strategies necessary to meet the fitness needs of the autism population. You will become fluent in the PAC Profile®, a validated, proven system for delivering optimal fitness and Adapted PE (APE) programs to the autism population.

Regardless of age or ability levels, through learning about and understanding the PAC Profile® method, you will leave the program confident, with a working knowledge of physical, adaptive, and cognitive abilities as they relate to exercise and movement. Additionally, you will know how to implement programs in nearly any environment; home, schools, gyms, therapy and recreational centers.

There is no other training like this in the world and a must if you’re planning or already are bringing fitness programs to those with autism. Eric Chessen’s Autism Fitness Certification is the culmination of Autism Fitness programming strategies tested, implemented, and refined for nearly 20 years.

Who is this for: Fitness Professionals, Behavior Therapists, Special Educators, Occupational and Physical Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Totally Rad Parents, and other professionals working with the ASD population.

Approved By

The Autism Fitness Certification® Level 1 content is CE Pre-Approved by NCTRC and relates to the Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities areas of specialization”.

Actionable Insights For

  • Fitness Professionals - Everything you need to activate an enriching career as a medical fitness specialist.
  • Therapists - An evolved approach to improving development, health and overall well-being in those with autism.
  • Educators - Create adaptive programming solutions that eliminate barriers to learning faced in the modern classroom.
  • Parents / Caregivers - Play a critical role in developing vital independence and socialization skills across the lifespan of those you love.

You Will Learn

  • Why Fitness is Essential for the ASD Population
  • Common Physical and Motor Deficits
  • Understand Physical, Adaptive & Cognitive Abilities
  • Addressing Challenging Behavior
  • PThe BIG difference between Can't vs. Won't
  • Assessment of Physical, Adaptive, and Cognitive Skills via the PAC Profile®
  • Goal Setting in each of the 3 Areas of Development
  • Positive Behavior Support
  • Progressions and Regressions of Exercise
  • Program Development for Individuals and Groups
  • And Putting it ALL together during the live, full-day hands-on practical!

What's Included

  • The Autism Fitness Toolbox ($149 value)
  • The Autism Fitness Guidebook
  • PAC Profile® & Assessment Tools
  • Exam & Certificates of Completion
  • Post Certification Support; Our Monthly Call for Certified Level I Pros Only
  • Access: Certified Professional Facebook Group
  • Searchable Certified Professional Listing
  • Marketing Support & Materials
  • Mentorship Program Pre-qualification for Level 2
  • Discounted Equipment Package ($130+ savings)
  • Download the Course Syllabus

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