Exercise and Parkinson's Disease Online Course

Benefits of Exercise for Managing Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

The Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease CE Course, Second Edition, provides comprehensive information on Parkinson’s disease and how exercise can help manage its symptoms. With approximately 1 million affected individuals in the United States and 7 to 10 million worldwide, Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease among the elderly. The course is delivered entirely online and consists of a workbook and continuing education exam.

Through this course, participants will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, including both motor and nonmotor symptoms. They will also gain an understanding of the direct and indirect impairments associated with Parkinson’s disease and factors that can worsen symptoms. The course will equip participants with health-screening methods and exercise-monitoring techniques that are appropriate for clients with Parkinson’s disease.

Participants will learn:

  • Signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
  • Direct and indirect impairments associated with Parkinson’s disease
  • Factors that may aggravate Parkinson’s disease symptoms
  • Health-screening methods and exercise-monitoring techniques for clients with Parkinson’s disease
  • Benefits of regular physical activity for managing Parkinson’s disease symptoms
  • Essential components of an exercise program for clients with Parkinson’s disease
  • Exercise design considerations for clients with Parkinson’s disease (e.g., mode, intensity, duration, frequency, progression)
  • General exercise considerations and recommendations for clients with Parkinson’s disease
  • Drug classifications used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and their effects on the exercising client
  • Professional responsibilities when working with clients with Parkinson’s disease
  • Community and Internet resources available to clients with Parkinson’s disease
  • Evaluation tools for assessing physical performance and monitoring disease progression.

Included in the course: 

  • Workbook
  • Continuing education exam



  • Certified Fitness Professional (i.e., Personal Trainer, Group Fitness, Aqua Fitness or another fitness related certification)

Student Information




Payment Plan Option(s)

Additional Information

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance Available - Learn More