Tiered Exercise Program

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A Revitalized TEP in September 2022

The Tiered Exercise Program (TEP) has been revised and revitalized. The new TEP workshop will launch in September 2022. The workshop still offers a simple screening tool to aid leaders in assigning participants to one of three exercise tiers consisting of 10-exercises. However, several components have been refreshed and the workshop now offers:

  • A broader selection of exercises
  • A progressive flow of exercises from tier to tier
  • A greater focus on upper extremity and trunk challenges
  • A balanced, whole body, functionally challenging program
  • A focus on progression to support increased individual independence and well-being

The mode of delivery for the TEP workshop has also undergone significant upgrades to improve the learning experience. The CCAA has partnered with Western University’s Design Education Team to redesign and digitize the workshop. The new hybrid mode of delivery includes a suite of interactive, multimedia, and self-paced learning modules. All learners will complete a portion of the workshop asynchronously (i.e., self-paced and offline). The other portion will either be attended live and online, or live and in-person.

About the workshop

The exercises presented in the TEP workshop are designed for older adults who experience frailty due to diminished physical capacity. Regular participation in the simple progressive exercise program helps to promote independence and improve functional mobility, general health and mental well-being of frail older adults. The program consists of three tiers of strength, balance and cardiorespiratory exercises targeted to three levels of ability. Each tier is comprised of 10 simple, progressive exercises designed to improve the strength, balance, and mobility of participants. Through this workshop, students learn how to assign participants to tiers and progress them through the program individually or in a group setting. Course fee: $125.00 + tax.

Who Should Take TEP?

  • Front-line staff, caregivers and family members who engage with frail older adults

What to Expect

This is a self-directed workshop offered through our online learning management system. You will engage online with your class and instructor during a live Zoom session.

Note: At the end of the course you will receive a Record of Completion. This is not a certification course, there is no certification maintenance or renewal process to maintain certification in the TEP workshop.