CPD: Exercise prescription in older adults at risk for functional decline
Third Party Event
|Dr. James Timmons is an Assistant Professor of Strength and Conditioning at the School of Public Health, Physiotherapy, and Sport Science, University College Dublin, and an Exercise Specialist with 13 years of Strength and Conditioning experience working with clinical populations. He received his BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from the University College Dublin in 2012, MSc in Strength and Conditioning from the University of Edinburgh in 2013, and PhD from University College Dublin in 2018. His doctoral studies focussed on exercise training and dietary strategies to support improvements in body composition and physical function in older adults. During his PhD studies, he also worked in Medfit Proactive Healthcare where his focus was on improving muscle mass, strength and function in adults over the age of 65. He is the founder and owner of Youagewell, which is an exclusively online training platform for adults where the principal goal is to move better, feel better through a variety of strength, balance and cardiovascular training.
Dr. Brendan Egan is Associate Professor of Sport and Exercise Physiology at the School of Health and Human Performance, Dublin City University. Brendan received his BSc Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Limerick in 2003, MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition from Loughborough University in 2004, and PhD from Dublin City University in 2008, and post-doctoral training with the Integrative Physiology group at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden. He joined the faculty in the School of Public Health, Physiotherapy, and Sports Science at University College Dublin in 2011, where he spent five years before moving to Dublin City University to his current position. His research investigates the molecular regulation of skeletal muscle function and adaptation across the life course with special interest in nutrition and exercise interventions to attenuate declines in muscle mass and function in older adults.
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|15 Mar 2024 09:30 - 15 Mar 2024 16:30
This one day course (Friday 15th March 2024 from 09:30AM to 4:30PM) is aimed at healthcare professionals who are involved in the exercise training component and management care of older adults and individuals at risk for functional decline. The content will be delivered online (Zoom) with a combination of lecture-style presentations, practical demonstrations, and small group case study discussions that will cover:
• The importance of mitigating declines in skeletal muscle mass and function for healthy aging and its consequences for sarcopenia
• Principles of exercise training and prescription in older adults and individuals at risk of functional decline
• Current guidelines and contemporary research on emerging approaches for exercise prescription in older adults
• The interaction of exercise and nutrition in skeletal muscle health in older age
• Planning single exercise training sessions and programming exercise training interventions targeting improved muscle function in older adults
Learning will be supported by a pre-course reading and resources pack, and all presented materials will be provided to attendees upon completion of the course.