This program represents an important step in driving forward the medical fitness industry
Richmond, VA (PRWEB) February 1, 2009
The Medical Fitness Association (MFA) has announced the first annual Medical Fitness Institute. The event will take place June 11-14, 2009, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.
The Medical Fitness Institute (MFI) will address the growing need for educated, talented individuals to manage medically integrated health and fitness centers. The three day program will highlight a variety of topics directly related to the operational success of medical fitness centers and the development of industry leaders for this growing field. The seminars will focus on the medical fitness model and medically integrated facilities and will include marketing; recruiting and retention of staff; clinical integration; aspects of the medical fitness difference; facility certification; and strategic planning.
Graduates of the program will have the opportunity to participate in a year-long mentorship program. Industry leaders will be assigned MFI graduates providing input and motivation to assist in the implementation of the MFI curriculum over the course of the next year.
"This program represents an important step in driving forward the medical fitness industry," said John Caliri, Director, FirstHealth Centers for Health & Fitness, Pinehurst, NC. "The Institute will provide managers, directors and rising-star employees who are soon to be managers with the information, training, and resources they need to be effective and skilled leaders. By having industry leaders guide the graduates through the year with the mentorship program, we can ensure that the future leaders of our industry have the knowledge and experience to succeed."
For more information on the event, please visit http://www.medicalfitness.org.
About the Medical Fitness Association
The Medical Fitness Association (MFA) is a professional membership association and is the only organization dedicated to the medical fitness difference and integrated care as the prescription for better health. MFA serves facilities and professionals who are committed to promoting the benefits of health and fitness programs on lifestyle-related disease and making medical fitness programs and services available within their community.
A nonprofit organization founded in 1991, the MFA is an affiliate of the American Hospital Association and provides industry standards, educational programs, benchmarks, professional development and networking. To learn more about MFA or to register for the Medical Fitness Institute, please call 804-897-5701 or visit http://www.medicalfitness.org.