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The Florida Atlantic University's Department of Exercise Science & Health Promotion offers a well-rounded health-fitness program as a FREE COMMUNITY SERVICE for older adults residing in Boca Raton and surrounding areas. Faculty and staff of FAU are also encouraged to attend. The FAU-Well Program offers participants social interactions with their peers and intergenerational interactions with the students. The program benefits all involved. Health and wellness topics are periodically presented by the students.
Research has shown that regular exercise can add to the quality of life and decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease. The FAU-Well program is geared to provide safe, supervised exercise based on individualized assessments.
The FAU-WELL Program objectives are to increase or maintain cardiorespiratory function (aerobic fitness), improve muscular strength and endurance, decrease body fat, and to promote positive lifestyles. The staff includes the Exercise Science faculty and qualified graduate student assistants. Students majoring in Exercise Science also gain valuable experience by rotating through the program and working closely with the FAU-Well Program Coordinator, Dr. B. Sue Graves.
Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Dates: Corresponds to FAU's Academic Schedule. Call (561) 297-2938 for information about the current semester.
The American College of Sports Medicine Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription are used for this program.
FITNESS EVALUATION: Exercise tests help us determine your aerobic fitness and give us information about your response to exercise. Results from the exercise test enable us to provide you with an individualized program for optimal health enhancement. The standard FAU-WELL Fitness assessment consists of the Senior Fitness Test.
MEDICAL CLEARANCE: All prospective participants must have medical clearance prior to beginning the program. The FAU-WELL staff will assist you with obtaining this information.
No charges for the fitness assessment or aerobic exercise and toning sessions for the FAU-WELL Program.