ISA Exercise for Youth, Elderly & Pregnant Individuals Course

Course Duration

8 hours over 1 day

Who is it for?

People Who Take This Course

Certified Personal Trainers

Fitness Enthusiasts

General Public

Entry Requirements

  • Some experience in exercising, training and/or coaching

This course is endorsed by NICA (National Instructors & Coaches Association) and approved by CoachSG:

Course Overview

Physical activity is important in youths, elderly and pregnant women to promote health and fitness. This workshop will prepare participants with the exercise prescription guidelines and recommendations for the respective populations. Special considerations during training will also be covered for the respective populations. The exercise guidelines and recommendations taught in this workshop will be presented using the frequency, intensity, time, and type (FITT) principle, which are core components of an exercise prescription.

Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the benefits of physical activity for clients who are pre-adolescent, elderly or pregnant
  • Describe developmentally appropriate physical activity programs for pre-adolescents and the elderly, and demonstrate an understanding of age-specific needs and concerns
  • Understand the various test protocols/procedures and exercise recommendations for pre-adolescents and the elderly
  • Describe the changes that occur during pregnancy and its implications on exercise guidelines
  • Discuss exercise recommendations and precautions for pregnant women

Course Schedule (Refer to Brochure for Specific Schedule)

  • 8 hours of Theory Lessons with Practical Demonstration, delivered via Zoom

Assessment (Refer to Brochure for Specific Assessment Details)

  • Theory Assessment
    • Conducted 1 week from course commencement on the Saturday, 10am-11am
    • Conducted via Online Link provided through e-mail
    • 10 MCQs and 10 Short Structured Questions, 50% to pass
    • 1-time re-assessment available at $32.10, upon arrangement

Materials to Receive

  • ISA Exercise Prescription for Special Populations (Youth, Elderly & Pregnant) Course Manual

Certificate(s) to Receive

  • ISA Certificate in Exercise Prescription for Special Populations (Youth, Elderly & Pregnant)
    (Upon completion of the course and passing of assessment, students will be receive the above mentioned certificate.)

Continuing Education Credits (if applicable):

  • For NROC Coaches: 5 CoachSG CCE Hours awarded upon completion
  • For ACE Certified Personnels: 0.6 ACE CECs awarded upon completion

Course Fees

SGD 120.00

Fundings (Terms & Conditions apply):

  • SkillsFuture: up to $120.00 for Singaporeans 25 years and above *up to Mar 2023*
  • UTAP: 50% of unfunded course fees (before GST) for NTUC members with minimum 75% attendance rate, capped at $250.00/year for members below 40 years old, and $500.00/year for members 40 years and above *up to Mar 2023*


Receive special ISA discounts when you sign up with your friends!

  • Register with a friend and receive a discount of $21.40 per person

Continuing Coach Education Training Allowance for Fitness Instructors (applicable for UTAP funded courses endorsed by NICA):

  • The National Instructors & Coaches Association (NICA) was formed by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) to be the collective voice to support freelance coaches and instructors from sports, outdoor learning and adventure, visual and performing arts, fitness and wellness, and enrichment, to strengthen skills, standards and opportunities.
  • In supporting NICA members with skills deepening programmes such as the courses offered by ISA, NICA members enjoy lower course fees through the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) which provides 50% subsidy of the balance unfunded course fee, up to $250 or $500 per calendar year (for NICA/NTUC union members aged 40 and above).
  • Click here to find out if you are eligible for the grant.
  • If you wish to be part of a bigger voice for coaches and instructors, please sign up to be a NICA member at: (Note: to indicate ‘NICA’ under the field for Company Name)
  • Find out more about NICA at: or

Continuing Coach Education Training Allowance for NROC Registered Coaches (applicable for courses approved by CoachSG):

  • The Continuing Coach Education Training Allowance for coaches is a grant provided to eligible coaches to encourage them to actively engage in continuous learning and be current in their knowledge and skills during this period where their work is impacted by the Covid-19 restrictions.
  • Eligible coaches may claim $7.50 for each claimable hour for CoachSG organised CCE workshops/listed courses to a maximum of $300 per person until 31 March 2023.
  • Click here to find out if you are eligible for the grant.

Next Intake(s)

In light of the COVID-19 safe management measures, this course will be conducted via Zoom to safeguard the participants' health and well-being.

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Student Review

Brendon Leo

I took up this course because I wanted to learn and know more about this particular group of individuals. It provided me with a better understanding and benefited the people around me as I was not only able to provide advice to the elderlies but also to my younger nieces and nephews when I  train them.

ISA Certificate in Exercise Prescription for Special Populations (Youth, Elderly and Pregnant)

Amy Heng

I joined this course to increase my knowledge and build a better understanding so as  to help my elders, myself and people around me. With the knowledge learnt, I'm more confident to share and give advice to the people around me who are at risk of  falling. I taught them exercise testings such as balance test and this allowed them to use it in their own exercise.

ISA Certificate in Exercise Prescription for Special Populations (Youth, Elderly and Pregnant)

Vicknesh Naidu

This course has been beneficial in expanding my knowledge in planning exercises for different groups of populations. I was able to plan exercise programs for my friends and clients during their trimesters. It also highlights the importance of weight bearing exercises for the elderly. With that, I was also able to advise older clients to incorporate exercises such as dancing, jogging and stair climbing.”

ISA Certificate in Exercise Prescription for Special Populations (Youth, Elderly and Pregnant)

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