2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    May 26, 2022  
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KINS 180 An Introduction to ‘Stay Active and Independent for Life’ (SAIL) (2 credits)



Course Description
This course is designed to equip the health and fitness professional with the knowledge and skills necessary to establish and lead a fitness program for older adults, with an emphasis on preventing falls in older adults.

Student Outcomes
1. Identify risk factors for falling in older adults, and list the four key CDC strategies for fall prevention.
2. Identify best practices for fall prevention in older adults.
3. State the rationale for each component of the SAIL strength, balance, and fitness class and discuss how each component contributes to fall prevention in an older adult.
4. State the five components of a SAIL strength, balance, and fitness class, demonstrate how to perform each exercise in each component, and demonstrate how to adapt each exercise to a seated position.
5. State the requirements for starting a SAIL Program in a community that will maximize the long-term success of the Program.
6. Demonstrate the ability to perform Fitness Checks (Timed Up & Go, Chair Stand, Biceps Curl) with older adults, and discuss and interpret the results.
7. Demonstrate the ability to complete the Class Evaluation Tool, and develop a plan to achieve compliance to maintain fidelity of the SAIL Program.
8. Demonstrate how to integrate the SAIL Information Guide, and the SAIL Exercise Guide in a SAIL Program to achieve acceptance of the guides by older adults.
9. Identify common age-related chronic health conditions, and discuss safety precautions for exercising with each medical condition.
10. Identify reasons why older adults do not exercise, and discuss strategies to gain their compliance with healthy behaviors.



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