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.

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. All tests/practicals get 2 attempts to achieve a 75% passing score.While all attendees will receive continuing education credit, the tests/practical exam must be completed successfully 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.

Indianapolis, IN
  • University of Indianapolis
    1400 East Hanna Avenue
    Indianapolis, IN 46227

Course 1: June 2-3, 2018
Course 2: July 28-29, 2018
Course 3: September 15-16, 2018

Worcester, MA
  • MCPHS University - Worcester Campus
    10 Lincoln Square
    Worcester, MA 01608

Course 1: March 17-18, 2018
Course 2: April 28-29, 2018
Course 3: July 14-15, 2018

Los Angeles, CA
  • West Coast University
    590 N Vermont Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90004

Course 1: August 18-19, 2018
Course 2: September 29-30, 2018
Course 3: October 27-28, 2018

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Don't Delay! Course Spots Fill Quickly.


Registration Type Early Bird Single Course Early Bird 3-Course Series Reg. Single Course Regular 3-Course Series
Academy Member $500 $1,350
(save $150)
$550 $1,500
(save $250)
Nonmember $600 $1,650
(save $150)
$650 $1,800
(save $250)

Course will fill up quickly so please register early!

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