Autism Exercise Specialist CEC Course

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Description

An ACSM/EC Autism Exercise Specialist certificate holder is an exercise professional, physical or adapted physical education teacher, or special education professional who understands the needs and strategies used with autism when implementing an individual exercise program in a gym, home or classroom setting.

Qualitifications needed to earn the certificate:

NCCA-accredited exercise professionals or licensed occupations whose primary role is to lead exercise programs for individuals with autism

*Physical Education Teachers

*Adapted Physical Education Teachers

*Nurses

*Special Education Teachers

*Physical Therapists

*Occupational Therapists

*Recreational Therapists

*PTA’s

*COTA’s

*Must have current license and be in good standing

The webinar videos within this course were created and edited by Max Gulias, an Exercise Connection staff member, who has autism.

Available Course Credits

ACSM
6.00

Learning Objectives

The ACSM/EC Autism Exercise Specialist will be able to:

  • use standard health assessment tools and when available, school-based or private assessments, to develop the foundation of client's exercise program,
  • develop exercise programs and demonstrate exercises by applying evidence-based teaching strategies for those with autism,
  • lead and motivate individuals in both an individual and group setting,
  • use various instructional (e.g., visual supports, videos, technology) strategies to promote physical activity,
  • create a positive exercise experience and enhance social skills, and
  • communicate to autism parents, special educators and other professionals the value of exercise for the autism community.

 

Course Procedure

  1. Enroll in the course.
  2. Complete the Autism Exercise Specialist Demographic Survey.
  3. Watch and read the course content.  
  4. Take the corresponding self tests. (You must score 80% on each self test to pass. If you do not pass, you may retake the test.)
  5. Print your certificate of completion for continuing education credits.
  6. To earn the specialist certificate, go to Autismexercisespecialist.com to register for the in-person workshop.  Be sure to upload a copy of your certificate of completion for this course during the registration process.

**Please note that course fees are non-refundable. Discount codes must be used at the time of purchase.

Course Content

Autism Exercise Specialist - Demographic Survey
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Overview of Autism Webinar 1
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Overview of Autism Webinar 1 - Test
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Autism Evidence-Based Practices Webinar 2
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Autism Evidence-Based Practices Webinar 2 - Test
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Autism Modified Client Consultation & Assessment Webinar 3
Video
Autism Modified Client Consultation & Assessment Webinar 3 - Test
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Autism Exercise Program Design Webinar 4
Video
Autism Exercise Program Design Webinar 4 - Test
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Autism Program Management and Development Webinar 5
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Autism Program Management and Development Webinar 5 - Test
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Autism Exercise Specialist Certificate - MSSE Article
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Autism Exercise Specialist Certificate - MSSE Test
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Autism Exercise Specialist Certificate - Palaestra Article
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Autism Exercise Specialist Certificate - Palaestra Test
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Autism Exercise Specialist CEC Course Evaluation
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