Certified Exercise Experts for Aging Adults (CEEAA)



All PTs with the CEEAA® credential will demonstrate expert clinical decision-making skills in:

  1. Designing and applying an effective examination and exercise prescription; and
  2. Measuring the effectiveness and reflecting the current evidence of exercise for all aging adults.

The process to attain the credential of CEEAA® is to complete formal didactic education and to participate in supervised and mentored skills development, home-based reflection and critical thinking. Three courses of two days each will address evidence-based examination and different and increasingly complex aspects of exercise design and delivery. The three courses are designed to build on each other; however, Courses 1 and 2 may be taken out of sequence with prior approval from the course administrators. Participants will be required to complete the series two years from the first course taken and must receive prior permission from course administrators. All participants are strongly encouraged to take the three courses in one location.

After each course there is an online exam to be completed within 3 months of the course. There is one practical that is done onsite either course 2 or 3. Participants will receive two attempts to achieve a 75% passing score for the three online tests and the practical. While all attendees will receive continuing education credit, the tests/practical exam must be completed successfully within 3 months to achieve the certification designation.

Course Dates & Locations

Register Early   the CEEAA® courses have limited enrollment so assure your spot today


PLEASE NOTE: Participants are urged to check with their State Licensure Board to see if the courses count towards continuing education credit.

Annville, PA

  • South Central Pennsylvania Lebanon Valley College
     101 N College Ave, Annville, PA, USA

Course 1: July 20-21 2019 Class & Waitlist are Full
Course 2: September 14-15 2019 Class & Waitlist are Full
Course 3: November 2-3 2019 Class & Waitlist are Full

St. Louis Park, MN

  • Methodist Hospital
     6500 Excelsior Blvd. St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Course 1: October 5-6 2019 Hurry, Only 2 openings left!
Course 2: April 25-26 2020 Hurry, Only 1 opening left!
Course 3: May 30-31 2020 Class is Full - Waitlist

2020 Registration opens soon - Save the dates!

  • Cleveland, OH - March 14-15, June 20-21 and July 18-19
        Cleveland State University (2121 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115)
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL - May 2-3, July 11-12 and September 12-13
        Nova Southeastern University (3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314)
  • Also watch for dates in New Orleans, LA in 2020!

Advanced Course (Tentative Locations)

  • New York City, NY
  • Phoenix, AZ

Check back often for finalized dates and registration as these courses fill up FAST!


Course 1:
Introduction and Examination (Tests and Measures)


Course 2:
Exercise Prescription and Consensus Guidelines


Course 3:
Special Populations, Complementary Exercises, Motivation, Drug and Nutritional Considerations, and Marketing


"Excellent!! The series was fantastic. I am happy to be part of the community and my clinic has benefited due to inservices on every course. Thanks so much!"

-Cathy R.
Director of Rehabilitation


There will be an online examination for Courses 1, 2, and 3. The skills test for the content of Course 1 will be performed on site during Course 2 or 3. If a participant does not achieve a passing grade on the skills test, they will be given the opportunity to retake the examination prior to the completion of Course 3. All assessments must be completed within six weeks of taking the related course. A participant must achieve minimum criteria in both the skills and didactic assessments to progress to the next level; however, a person can elect to take a course without being tested. After the successful completion of the 3 courses, 3 online examinations, and skills test, the participant will receive a certificate and specially designed pin to recognize the certification.

Two Instructors for Each Course

  • Jill Heitzman, PT, DPT, PhD
  • William H. Staples, PT, DPT, DHS
  • Tamara N. Gravano, PT, EdD, DPT
  • Myla Quiben, DPT, PhD
  • Lucy Jones, PT, DPT, MHA
  • Larry Hochreiter, PT
  • Richard Bohannon, PT, PhD
  • Linda Eargle, PT, DPT
  • Greg Hartley, PT, DPT, MS
  • Kathy Brewer, PT
  • Kenneth L Miller, PT, DPT

Frequently Asked Questions

Don't Delay! Course Spots Fill Quickly.


Registration Type Regular 3-Course Series
Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy Member $1,500
APTA or Nonmember $1,800

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