This course is an evidence-based review of the parameters of prescribing exercise and physical activities for older adults. It first covers the changing demographics of our society, the benefits of exercise for older adults, the aging process, common geriatric disorders and how exercise affects them, contraindications/precautions to exercise, medication considerations, and patient compliance challenges. Next, the principles of aerobic, strengthening, and balance/posture activities are reviewed, with assessment and exercise prescription parameters discussed for each of these focus areas. Specific examples are given throughout the text, along with case studies from a variety of clinical settings. This course will be useful in clinical practice for all rehab clinicians who work with older adults.Physicourses is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 6295. This distance learning-independent course is offered at 0.8 CEUs Intermediate Level, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.