Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all APTA Geriatrics regional courses have been postponed for the remainder of 2020. This includes Certified Exercise Experts for Aging Adults (CEEAA(r)), Advanced Credentialed Exercise Expert for Aging Adults, Advances in Exercise for the Older Adult, and Balance and Fall Prevention in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. We look forward to bringing you all of these programs in Spring 2021. Please watch geriatricspt.org for new dates as they are confirmed.
All PTs with the CEEAA® credential will demonstrate expert clinical decision-making skills in:
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.
Cleveland, OH - Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
Fort Lauderdale, FL – Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
New Orleans, LA - Touro Infirmary Hospital, 1401 Foucher Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
St. Louis Park, MN – Methodist Hospital, 6500 Excelsior Blvd. St. Louis Park, MN 55426
PLEASE NOTE: Participants are urged to check with their State Licensure Board to see if the courses count towards continuing education credit.
All course times are as follows: Saturday 8am - 5pm and Sunday 7:30am - 4:30pm.
"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.
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 to recognize the certification.
St. Louis Park, MN
6500 Excelsior Blvd. St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Course 1: October 5-6 2019
Course 2: April 25-26 2020
Course 3: May 30-31 2020 s Park, MN
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
Course 1: March 14-15 2020
Course 2: June 20-21 2020
Course 3: July 18-19 2020
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
Course 1: May 2-3 2020
Course 2: July 11-12 2020
Course 3: September 12-13 2020
New Orleans, LA
Touro Infirmary Hospital
1401 Foucher Street New Orleans, LA 70115
Course 1: April 4-5 2020
Course 2: August 8-9 2020
Course 3: October 3-4 2020
APTA Geriatrics Member - $1,600
APTA or Nonmember - $1,900
Each course is held over a weekend. Typical schedule is as follows:
These times are approximate. Registrants will receive specific course schedule information after registering.
During courses 2 and 3, practical exams are typically administered on Friday and Saturday evenings based on faculty availability. When scheduling their practical exam, registrants should plan travel accordingly.
In order to achieve the designation of CEEAA, you must complete all 3 online exams within 3 months of the course and the practical exam given at either course 2 or 3 at a passing rate of 75%. If absenteeism occurs during any of the 3 courses, arrangements MUST be made with the course coordinator on fulfilling the requirements to become a Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adults. Contact the course administrator through the executive office of the APTA Geriatrics to make arrangements.
Registrants will receive pre-reading resources/recommendations approximately 3 weeks prior to each course.
Following each course, registrants to be required to pass an online exam. Information on accessing these exams will be provided on site.
Participants will receive a certificate of participation documenting attendance for 16 hours (per course) and are urged to check with their State Licensure Board to see if the courses count towards continuing education credit.
|Registration Type||Regular 3-Course Series|
|APTA Geriatrics Member||$1,600
|APTA or Nonmember||$1,900