HFFC-CEP™ CORE COMPETENCIES

·   Applied physiology of health-related fitness and performance-related physical and physiological fitness 

·   Cardio-respiratory exercise physiology and the energy systems with emphasis on physical activity/exercise training guidelines and 

    adaptations 

·   Understanding of evidence-based vs non-evidence-based physical activity practises risk stratification for physical activity participation in     the general population and low risk pregnancy issues related to legal liability, scope of practice, professional conduct, medical delegation     for blood work

·   Use of informed consent, waivers, most up-to-date version of the PAR-Q+ (currently the 2014 PAR-Q+),  ePARmed-X+ and other               related screening tools

·   Aerobic Fitness, VO2max versus VO2 peak , work accomplished, estimated aerobic fitness

·   Anaerobic fitness 

·   Understanding the efficacy of established physical activity/exercise training guidelines and training monitoring techniques

·   Indirect calorimetery

·   Indirect assessment of  body composition

·   Risk stratification for obesity

·   How body composition is or is not affected by physical activity/exercise and lifestyle modifications, fat oxidation rates

·   Understanding the efficacy of the various methods used to evaluate body composition

·   Cardiovascular-respiratory dynamics the electrocardiogram, leads, the normal EKG, time and speed of the EKG, summary of the EKG         intervals, normal EKG variations, EKG abnormalities

·   Musculoskeletal fitness: assessment compliance of muscle(s) in movement execution, biomechanics of resistance training

·   Ergonomics; occupation-specific assessments, workplace fitness programs, developing job-specific physical fitness protocols for safety-       related occupations

·   Psycho-social aspects of physical activity/exercise and physical activity/exercise management plus design the role of other professionals       (eg physicians, physiotherapists, kinesiologists, nurse practitioners etc) concerning contraindications to exercise/functional capacity               testing and physical activity/exercise participation 

·   Safety, injuries and emergency procedures for exercise/functional capacity evaluation and physical activity/exercise participation

·   Assessment considerations plus physical activity/exercise strategies for special populations

·   Exercise equipment considerations

·   Physical activity/exercise: demonstration, modification, monitoring with and without equipment

·   Physiological responses and adaptations of variant physical activity/exercise training tactics plus strategies

·   Efficacy of workplace fitness programs commercial fitness programs, community based recreation centres, home based programs plus         clinically based programs

·   Developing, monitoring and modifying physical activity/exercise training/functional training/conditioning programs

·   Evidence-based recommendations regarding both the benefits and the risks associated with exercise in select clinical disorders including:     cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, arthritis, low back pain, osteoporosis, respiratory disease, cognitive & psychological conditions,         metabolic disorders, and spinal cord injury.

·   Physical activity/exercise practice guidelines for persons with chronic diseases, functional limitations and disabilities associated with:           musculoskeletal conditions, cardiopulmonary conditions, metabolic conditions, neuromuscular conditions and aging conditions

·   Organization specific physical activity guidelines: CACR, obesity, diabetes, etc