Instructor Education & Certification

COVID-19 & CCAA Leadership Training

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

Certification as a Seniors’ Fitness Instructor from the CCAA recognizes proficiency in leading the evidence-based, standard-setting exercise program for older adults developed by CCAA through Western’s School of Kinesiology. SFIC certification is maintained by demonstrating ongoing excellence in delivering the program. If you are a certified instructor, and are interested in teaching CCAA programs, please visit the Facilitator or Trainer areas for more information.


Seniors' Fitness Instructor Course

Learn the effects of aging and the benefits of physical activity for older adults, exercise principles for special conditions including arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis and others.


Continuing Education

From half-day to full-day workshops, the CCAA offers many opportunities to enhance skills and knowledge in specific areas related to activity and aging.


Certification and Renewal

Certification demonstrates that a fitness leader has the appropriate knowledge and skills to lead safe and effective exercise programs for older adults.