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Dr Cody Sipe

Functional Ageing Specialist

Cody Sipe, PhD, is a respected authority on fitness for older adults with 25 years in the industry. He is a professor, researcher, international educator and co-founder of the Functional Aging Institute. Cody is currently an associate professor and director of clinical research in the doctoral physical therapy program at Harding University. He was recognized as the IDEA Program Director of the Year in 2005 and was a finalist for the IDEA Fitness Innovator of the Year award in 2019.

CPD Courses by Dr Cody Sipe

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Functional Ageing Specialist
The FAI Functional Aging Specialist is the complete certification programme for the serious fitness professional who is ready to become an expert in functional aging and the training of older adults. You will receive in-depth training on functional training strategies and movements; how to conduct meaningful assessments of function; how to create and develop effective exercise programmes and critical skills to be an effective professional with this client base. This specialist certification will prepare you to be the local go-to expert on training mature clients; there is no other certification in the fitness industry that utilises the Functional Aging Training Model (FATM) for how to approach training for the mature population. This will be the credential of choice for years to come for those specialising in the 50+ market.

Blogs by Dr Cody Sipe

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The plasticity of ageing
Cody Sipe takes a look at recent research on plasticity – the ability of the...
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Podcast: Fall prevention in older clients
In this week’s podcast, FitPro spoke to founder of The Functional Ageing Institute, Cody Sipe...
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Podcast: Training older clients
For this week’s podcast, Fitpro magazine’s Deputy Editor, Aislinn Kelly Spoke to Co-founder of The...
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Everything you wanted to know about Cody Sipe
… but were too afraid to ask Aislinn Kelly chats to Arkansas-based leading authority and...
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Functional ageing can help adults
Functional ageing can help adults to move more, eat well, drink less and be smoke...