Education & Leadership

COVID-19 & CCAA Leadership Training

Visit the COVID-19 Update for Leadership Training Participants page for the latest information about how the pandemic is affecting CCAA courses and exercise leader certification.

The CCAA provides evidence-based, active aging education for healthcare professionals, fitness leaders, volunteers and family members. CCAA programs promote accountable and effective functional mobility for older adults exercising in a variety of settings including community locations, long term care facilities, retirement living, adult day programs, and at home.

Functional Exercise Training

Functional Exercise Training programs are offered through a combination of classroom education, group discussion and hands-on practical activities.


Instructor Certification

Instructor Certification is available for individuals taking the Seniors’ Fitness Instructor Course and interested in leading group exercise classes for older adults.


Facilitator Certification

For individuals involved in training team members in one of CCAA’s functional exercise training programs, a Facilitator Certification option is available.


Trainer Certification

The Trainer Certification path is intended for individuals interested in becoming a CCAA multi-program trainer.



Along with an annual Research to Action conference in London (ON), the CCAA hosts half- and full-day learning and networking events throughout the year.


Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the most common questions and answers about CCAA education and leadership programs.