Menopause Mayhem – CQU

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Menopause is the official cessation of periods. However, just like puberty, this hormonal shift is unique to each woman in both severity of symptoms and length of duration. These factors have an effect on the health and fitness goals of your peri and postnatal client.

There are distinct differences that impact on results between training older women to older men.

This online micro-credential will include the right questions to ask to engage empathetically and the right modifications needed to ensure your fitness programming and practices are catering to both menopausal and post-menopausal women.

This micro-credential provides a non-creditable micro-credential and digital badge which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Fee: $150

Duration: 5 hours

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This course has been created in partnership with Central Queensland University

  1. Gain a clear understanding of the definition and associated changes related to menopause
  2. Develop a comprehensive question toolbox to create empathetic engagement
  3. Outline a range of exercise considerations and modifications for the menopausal client
  4. Identify where and when to refer clients to other health professionals
  5. Define appropriate communication to this client group within your scope as a health and fitness professional.

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Assessment: Online Quiz

Fee: $150

Duration: 5 hours

Intakes:  Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Study Mode:  Online

Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations: Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Enquiries:  CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au

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Feedback from Course Participants

“I remember hearing a woman gets different symptoms for a heart attack years ago.

But it took hearing the info from Mish in conjunction with everything else during her menopause education for it to sink in.

Also I didn’t know the risks to women with osteoporosis increased so far. I wish I’d managed to talk my mum into moving some weights around years ago (notice I said moving them round rather than just lifting).”

-John Lewis – Socially Fit Western Australia

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