Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma

Assignment #2: Disability Paper


The purpose of this assignment is to present a variety of disabilities/ special populations and better understand how each one is unique with regards to fitness programming.


The learning outcomes covered in this assignment:

  • Examine how physical activity may enhance the lives of special populations.
  • Examine physiological and psychological elements associated with special populations.
  • Understand the risk and functional assessment of special populations.
  • Understand the exercise prescription for special populations.


Each student will present a disability and the specific implications for fitness in written format (approx. 10 pages, double spaced including reference list and title page, excluding figures and tables). The first section of the paper should give a brief overview of the disability / special population. The second section should focus on elements of implications to fitness including a review of current research on the area. The final portion must be a practical component demonstrating fitness techniques or presenting an actual training program. Please ensure that references are cited in the body of the paper, as well as listed in the final reference section according to APA formatting guidelines. A MINIMUM of 8 respected references sources is required for this assignment not including the assigned reading. If you wish to include any figures or tables, please include in a final Appendix section of your paper and refer to each individually in body of paper. Students are asked to tell the instructor which disability they have chosen as soon as possible once decided on for approval.



Background on disability/special population                                                                     5 marks

Relevant literature, appropriately interpreted and reviewed                                             5 marks

Practical Implications                                                                                                        5 marks

Depth of thought                                                                                                               2.5 marks

APA referencing and format                                                                                            2.5 marks


Total                                                                                                                              20 marks

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