Walking difficulty is a common and costly problem in older adults.

Become an Instructor

Are you interested in becoming an On the Move: Group Exercise for Improved Mobility in Older Adults® certified instructor?

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Be a licensed health professional (PT, PTA, OT, COTA) or certified fitness instructor (certified by a national recognized fitness organization such as ACE or ACSM)

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Attend one our OTM training courses (this course will be eligible for continuing education credits), achieve a passing grade on a written examination, and demonstrate competency with the program

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Hold a current CPR certification

We also prefer, but do not require, that you have the following:

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Experience leading group exercise programs

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Experience interacting with older adults

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An energetic, upbeat personality

Once you are an instructor, you are encouraged to teach OTM at a licensed facility. For a directory of the eligible facilities and organizations, please click here.

Training Course Information

To become a certified OTM instructor, you must attend one of our training courses. The course includes:

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1.5 days of training

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CEU credits

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OTM manual and materials

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Access to our video database

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Equipment needed to teach the program (playground balls and cones)

Contact Information

If you would like further information regarding how to become a certified OTM instructor, please feel free to email us at contact@onthemove.pitt.edu.

Get In Touch

On the Move: Group Exercise for Improved Mobility in Older Adults®
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Physical Therapy
Bridgeside Pointe 1

100 Technology Drive – Suite 210
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

contact@onthemove.pitt.edu

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