The Medical Fitness Difference: What Difference Does it Make?

  • Wednesday, 10/04/2017: 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Room: Third Floor, Joliet Room
  • Session Number:   A09


(Recommended for beginners in medical wellness.) Attendees will learn the basics of the Medical Fitness Association risk management approach to medically integrated fitness. Incorporating fitness and exercise as important components of the care and treatment of people within a population health framework will be discussed. The session also will explore how medical fitness facilities can and should be considered a part of the local continuum of care, how to begin developing referral relationships with the local medical community and the importance of collecting outcomes data. Using principles developed through the years and, more recently, in conjunction with the Exercise is Medicine program, participants will learn how prevention programs can develop accountabilities for patients, members, physicians and fitness providers making them more effective and measurable.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Enable participants to define medical fitness and understand its unique role in the fitness industry
  2. Understand how the medical fitness model works in providing primary, secondary and tertiary prevention to members, referred patients, and the general population
  3. Learn about the risk-based medical fitness model and its importance in the healthcare continuum

Educational Credits: 

AFAA 1 / ACE 0.1 / ACSM 1.25 / NFPT 0.25 / NASM 0.1 / NSCA 0 / NCSF 1 / NETA 1.25 / WITS 0.5 Handouts



Robert Boone, FACHE, FMFA

President & CEO
Medical Fitness Association