Hosting APTA Geriatrics Courses
Do you have what it takes to be a CEEAA Host Site?
Thank you for your interest in hosting the Certified Exercise Experts for the Aging Adult Course Series provided by APTA Geriatrics. The CEEAA course series is particularly exciting, and all of the information in the courses can be applied immediately in the clinic, thus the great draw for clinicians!
Since we cover a large number of special tests and review a lot of information with all three courses, there are some specific requirements that a site must meet in order to host this course series. Please see the list below of specific equipment needed. Please pay special attention to the requirements in Course 2 concerning the necessary number and type of aerobic and resistance equipment. Generally, sites with fitness centers nearby have been able to easily meet these requirements. If the fitness center is not within walking distance for the participants, we encourage participants to arrange car pools to travel to fitness center (up to 15 minutes away by car). Please see the sample facility contract in this packet for further details regarding specific requirements and comps, etc. Here is a short synopsis of the courses:
We expect an audience of anywhere from 60-72 people. Nearly every course has been sold out. The 12 faculty of the three courses rotate and may include any of the following individuals: Jill Heitzman, Bill Staples, Richard Bohannon, Kathy Brewer, Lucy Jones, Tamara Gravano, Myles Quiben, Greg Hartley, Linda Eargle, Cathy Ciolek, Larry Hochreiter, Ken Miller, Sue Wenker, Larurel Abruzzi, Brad Abrams and Robin Brandt. Faculty arrive Friday afternoon by 3 pm to set up the night before each course. For Course 2 and 3, in addition to set up, faculty will administer practical examinations from 4-7 pm Friday and Saturday evenings.
The general space and equipment needs include:
- A lecture hall, classroom, or lecture space for 60-75 participants.
- An LCD projector, with audio/video viewing capabilities, tables, chairs, etc.
- A large walkway/hallway (for six-minute walk test so will have to be approximately 35 meters in length, it does not have to be perfectly straight, a curved pathway or even outdoor areas have been used in the past).
- Lab/open spaces near by the lecture space. During the course, instructors will frequently break into a 20-30 minutes lab for immediate practice of a skill. In order to limit time wasted traveling between lecture and lab locations, the closer these breakout areas are, the better.
- See the equipment list for additional course needs.
If you are interested in having your facility host a CEEAA course series, please complete this request form. One of our faculty leaders will connect with you upon receipt.