Foundations of Physical Literacy & Exercise Adaptations in Young People


Designed for allied health and exercise professionals currently working, or wanting to work, with children and young people across exercise programs and/or rehabilitation. This course aims to extend participants understanding of the role and impact of different types of exercise in young people (5-18yrs), and how to adapt exercise programs for young people.

Online modules include:

  • Physical Literacy & Activity in Young People
  • Role and Influence of Parent/Guardian
  • Cognitive Function & Mental Health
  • Exercise Adaptations in Young People 

Considerations when working with young people will also be discussed along with exercise adaptations in young people and age-related variations including aerobic, strength training, and motor skills training. Participants will be required to demonstrate their learning through online quizzes relating to the above topics.
Presented by Dr Bonnie Furzer (PhD, AEP, AES, ASCA Lv2) and Ms Kemi Wright (AEP, AES, ASCA Lvl2, PhD Cand.)

Thriving Exercise Rehabilitation Inc. is a not-for-profit program running for over 10 years with the mission to provide use exercise expertise to improve the health outcomes of kids & young people.  Thriving provides evidence-based exercise services in WA along with education and research programs led by Directors and Educators Dr Bonnie Furzer and Ms Kemi Wright.

Dr Bonnie Furzer is an accredited exercise physiologist and academic (research and teaching) at UWA with extensive experience in clinical exercise physiology including exercise testing and prescription with special populations. Both clinically and across research she has experience in working with vulnerable populations across the implementation and role of exercise including paediatrics, cancer, youth, and mental illness. She has over 10 years’ experience in teaching and clinical training at both tertiary and industry levels.

Ms Kemi Wright is an accredited exercise physiologist, and senior exercise physiologist at Fremantle Hospital Mental Health Service. She has extensive experience conducting exercise assessments and delivering exercise interventions to both paediatric and adult populations across chronic and/or complex conditions. She has extensive experience working in clinical and research settings, including teaching roles at UWA, Curtin University and within the community (e.g Mental Health First Aid Australia and Exercise & Sport Science Australia).

Members:   $120
Non Members:  $120
Student Members:  $60
Student Non Members:  $60


Contact Details
Thriving Minds Team
Thriving Exercise Rehabilitation Inc.

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