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Exercise and Multiple Sclerosis Online CE Course

Exercise and Multiple Sclerosis Online CE Course

$133.95 CAD

Available As

    Online Course

    Course components are delivered online and include a continuing education exam.

    Acquire the tools and strategies to improve physical fitness and functional ability for clients with multiple sclerosis (MS) who have varying symptoms of the disease and levels of ability. Exercise and Multiple Sclerosis Online CE Course discusses exercise precautions, program design, and transfer techniques. You will be able to instruct clients to perform safe exercise, including cardiovascular exercise, strength training, flexibility training, perceptual motor and balance skill development, ambulation training, and aquatic exercise.

    Course Objectives

    • Outline the symptoms, pathology, types, and related impairments associated with MS.

    • List the benefits of physical activity for people with MS and be aware of the information needed for starting a client with MS on an exercise program.

    • Explain appropriate exercise recommendations and precautions for clients with MS.

    • Outline professional responsibilities for working with clients with MS.

    • Explain appropriate exercise monitoring techniques.


    A continuing education course for personal trainers working with clients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Understanding Multiple Sclerosis

    Symptoms of MS

    Pathology of MS

    Types of MS

    Associated Impairments

    Student Activities and Study Questions

    Chapter 2. Training Individuals with MS

    Benefits of Physical Activity for People with MS

    Tips to Keep in Mind When Getting Started

    General Exercise Recommendations

    Exercise Precautions

    How to Design Appropriate Functional Movement

    Communicating with Clients

    Teaching Tips

    Student Activities and Study Questions

    Chapter 3. Cardiovascular Exercise and Strength Training

    Cardiovascular Exercise

    Strength Training

    Student Activities and Study Questions

    Chapter 4. Flexibility Training

    General Guidelines for Stretching

    Stretching Techniques

    Tips for Stretching


    Range of Motion

    Yoga and Tai Chi

    Student Activities and Study Questions

    Chapter 5. Ambulation Training

    Ambulation Exercises

    Safety First

    Ambulatory Aids

    Student Activities and Study Questions

    Chapter 6. Perceptual Motor Training

    Kinesthetic Awareness

    Fine Motor Tasks

    Student Activities and Study Questions

    Chapter 7. Balance Training

    Activities for Developing Static and Dynamic Balance

    Student Activities and Study Questions

    Chapter 8. Aquatic Exercise

    Aquatic Exercise Guidelines

    Water Temperature

    Safety Issues

    Student Activities and Study Questions

    Chapter 9. Transfers Techniques

    How to Transfer a Person with MS

    A Dozen Tips for Performing Transfers

    Guarding Against Falls

    Student Activities and Study Questions

    Chapter 10. Professional Responsibilities

    Scope of Practice

    Screening and Evaluation for an Exercise Program

    Monitoring Exercise

    Emergency Procedures

    Establishing Physician Contact

    Student Activities and Study Questions

    About the Author

    Karl Knopf, EdD, has taught exercise to special populations for over 30 years. He is the author of several textbooks, fitness books, and articles and contributed a chapter to a book by Richard Simmons. Knopf has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and is often quoted in major newspapers such as Los Angeles Times and Washington Post. He has served as a consultant to the State of California, Stanford University, Time Life Medical, and the PBS series Sit & Be Fit. He frequently speaks on radio and at wellness events.


    “This is a great course. I gained a deeper understanding of the progressions of exercise and a clearer comprehension of the disease itself. It also gave me a deeper desire to help these individuals gain and maintain their independence.”

    S. Sarles—Napanoch, NY

    “I have learned about the different types and stages of MS and how to safely train someone with the disease. In training clients with MS, I have the knowledge to assess their limitations and to deal with any situations that may arise.”

    B. Szewczynski—Folsom, CA