Neurodiversity Awareness Certification for Military Personnel (GFN-MServ Neuro-Aware Cert)

Course Overview

This certification, rooted in the empirical research and methodologies of GFN-MServ, offers education on neurodiversity with a focus on fitness and well-being in the military context. It is designed to enhance understanding and inclusivity, without delving into medical or psychiatric treatment. 

Course Objectives

  • Understand Neurodiversity through a Fitness Lens: Explore various neurodivergent conditions with a focus on how they intersect with physical fitness and well-being in the military. 
  • Promote Neuroinclusive Fitness Environments: Develop strategies for creating fitness spaces and programs that are inclusive and accommodating to neurodivergent individuals. 
  • Apply GFN-MServ Fitness Methodologies: Utilize the empirical research and methodologies of GFN-MServ in practical fitness settings. 

Target Audience

  • Military fitness trainers and personnel 
  • Social workers and staff on military bases involved in physical fitness and well-being programs 
  • Military family members interested in neurodiversity from a fitness perspective 

Course Content

1. Neurodiversity in Military Fitness

  • Introduction to neurodivergent conditions and their implications in fitness settings. 
  • Tailored fitness strategies for conditions like PTSD, ASD, ADHD, Dyslexia, and SPD. 

2. Creating Inclusive Fitness Programs

  • Designing sensory-friendly and inclusive fitness environments. 
  • Communication techniques tailored for fitness settings with neurodivergent participants. 
  • Team building and social skills enhancement in fitness contexts.   

3. Practical Applications of GFN-MServ Methodologies

  • Scenario-based learning focusing on fitness and well-being. 
  • Safety guidelines specific to fitness environments. 
  • Adapting fitness activities to be inclusive of neurodivergent individuals. 

Course Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Understand the intersection of neurodiversity and physical fitness in the military context. 
  • Be equipped to create and lead inclusive fitness programs. 
  • Apply GFN-MServ methodologies in practical, non-medical settings. 

This course is a proactive step towards integrating the spectrum of neurodiversity into military fitness and well-being programs. It is grounded in the empirical fitness methodologies of GFN-MServ, aiming to foster inclusive and empathetic interactions within military communities.