Optimising exercise programs for older people to improve balance and prevent falls

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Event Details

28 June 2019 at 4:00 am – 28 June 2019 at 4:00 pm
553 St Kilda Road Melbourne VIC 3004
Open to:
$390 (incl. GST) Early bird fee: $350 (payment made prior to 17 May 2019)
Conferences & Exhibitions; Medicine, Nursing, Health Science; Seminars & Workshops; Sports; General


Due to the ageing population, there is a growing demand for health and fitness professionals to deliver effective exercise programs to promote health and prevent falls in older people. However, engaging and sustaining older people’s participation in falls prevention exercise programs is a continual challenge.

This course has been developed by leading falls prevention researchers and health professionals to address these challenges. It will provide participants with evidence-based practical tools and information on how to design and deliver effective falls prevention exercise programs. Participants will gain practical skills on how to assess and design exercises to improve balance, as well as strategies such as positive health messaging to promote adherence to balance exercises. The course will also include an interactive workshop on how to add variety into balance exercise programs.

Who should attend?

  • Fitness professionals
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Health promotion practitioners
  • Fitness educators
  • Health educators
  • Researchers
  • Academics

This course is accredited with Physical Activity Australia for 2 PDP points.

This course is accredited with Fitness Australia for 2 CEC points.

Suzy Giuliano
Public Health and Preventive Medicine