Implementing Fitness And Adventure Into Community Based Veteran Services

*This course has been pre-approved by NCTRC for 5 clock hours.

This course will explore how to implement a fitness regimen that is linked to adventure excursions in a community-based veteran service organization to improve the overall health and wellness of our veterans. Students will learn the importance of physical and mental health and how they’re connected, what measures to use, benefits of adventure, and how to start a fitness regimen for veterans using the APIE process.

Course Objectives

  • Students will be able to understand the importance of physical activity on mental health.

  • Students will learn which surveys and measures can be used to determine overall mental well-being.

  • Students will understand the benefits of adventure for veterans.

  • Students will be able to identify 3 low-impact exercises that are suitable for veterans with varying disabilities.

  • Students will be able to explain how to use the APIE process start a fitness regimen for veterans.

Samantha Wang, CTRS/L

Instructor Bio:

Samantha Wang works as a program coordinator for a local non-profit in Wilmington, North Carolina. She graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2019 and has been working in adapted sports ever since. Samantha loves being outdoors and changing the lives of others whether it be through her corny jokes or her work. She holds her certification and license in recreation therapy and will soon be attending Clemson University to obtain her Master’s.

Samantha Wang, CTRS/LRT

SMART Instructor