BCRPA-approved Older Adult Advanced Specialty Module Courses were developed in accordance with the Fitness Leadership Canada's Older Adult Performance Standards and are a minimum of 16 hours in length.
BCRPA-approved specialty courses have both classroom theory components, and practical, hands-on components. Depending on the course and/or the instructor, there are quizzes, exams, and projects that must be completed as well. Check with your Course Provider regarding the requirements for your chosen course.
Please be advised that all courses are offered and/or facilitated by independent presenters / providers. While BCRPA's Fitness Program approves that the proposed content of the course is applicable to Fitness Leaders and fulfills registration requirements as a specialty module, BCRPA's Fitness Program is not affiliated with their operation and delivery and assumes no further responsibility or liability to registrants / participants taking these courses. All inquiries, registrations and any other issues are to be referred directly to the course providers.
Contact the course provider for complete information, including course duration, course outline, course components, time commitment and course requirements. Prices for the Older Adult Specialty Module Course range from $279 - $429 depending on the course provider and typically includes the ICE.
View the Older Adult Course Schedule
The course providers listed in the PDF above have been verified by BCRPA and meet the course requirements for BCRPA Fitness Registration. These specialty module courses are the only courses accepted for BCRPA Fitness Registration.
Note: Fitness related in-person and online workshops count toward professional development and are for CECs only – they do not qualify as a specialty module course. CECs are a registration renewal requirement that comes into effect once you have completed your first year of registration. Fitness Students are not required to earn CECs.