Target Audience


This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals specializing or certified in the areas of women’s health, gynecology, obstetrics, internal medicine, family or general medicine, geriatric medicine, emergency medicine, and preventive medicine.

Goals and Objectives


The benefits of regular physical activity or exercise with regard to aging and disease are beneficial, yet clinicians do not prescribe exercise consistently to older adults. This reluctance may be because of a lack of knowledge regarding appropriate exercise for older adults in light of potential risks and benefits of various types of exercise. The goal of this activity is to provide guidance for clinicians to follow when prescribing exercise in older adults while considering unique characteristics and concerns such as preventing the progression of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis in this population. A rationale for pre-exercise screening prior to initiating an exercise program in patients will also be discussed. Upon completion of the activity, providers should be able to:

  • Formulate an exercise plan as a prescription for aging patients;
  • Distinguish when and the type of exercise that is appropriate in lieu of surgery for chronic musculoskeletal/joint pain.

 Course Information


CME Release Date: September 6, 2018
Valid for credit through: September 6, 2019
Course type:  Video lecture

Credits Available


Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Southern Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.

Healthcare Professionals

For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.  All healthcare professionals who are not MDs or DOs will receive a certificate of participation.

Instructions for Participation and Credit


To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period noted, following these steps:

  • Read the goals and objectives, accreditation information, and author disclosures.
  • View the educational video of the lecture.
  • Study the educational references.
  • Online, choose the best answer to each test question. Learners must receive a passing score of 80%.
  • Complete the activity evaluation and outcomes.

Upon successful completion of the test, evaluation and attestation, your certificate will be processed and emailed from customerservice@sma.org within approximately 1 hour. Credits will be archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period you may login to your account to print a duplicate copy of your certificate.

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Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships


As an organization accredited by the ACCME, Southern Medical Association requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest.

Southern Medical Association encourages Speakers/Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Tenley Murphy, MD

Dr. Murphy currently serves as a clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, where she is director of the Palmetto Health Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. She previously worked at Clemson University as a physician for their collegiate sports teams. Her special interests include sports medicine, eating disorders, nutrition, running injuries, musculoskeletal ultrasound and concussions. Dr. Murphy completed her bachelor of science in biological sciences from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina, and earned her doctor of medicine from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia. She completed a family medicine residency at Palmetto Health Richland and a sports medicine fellowship at AnMed Health/Clemson University in Clemson.

Disclosure:

  • Dr. Murphy has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Dr. Murphy does not intend to discuss off-label or investigational uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not yet approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Planning Committee
The following planning committee members have no relevant financial relationships to declare:
Georgia L. Thomas, RN, MBA, HACP, FACHE, Nurse Planner
Nancy Phillips, MD, Physician Planner
Jennifer Price, MA, SMA CME Program Manager

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