It has now been proven beyond doubt that safe and well managed exercise in the pre and post-natal period is highly beneficial to both mother and baby. Many expectant mothers are now very aware of this and are actively seeking professional guidance in managing an exercise programme that will support and enhance their pregnancy experience.
It is very likely at some point in an instructor’s or personal trainer’s professional career that they will be called upon to work with a pre or post-natal client. Some trainers have even built a business focussed on working with these particular groups. Whatever your motivation, this course will give you the knowledge and skills, as well as the confidence, necessary to work with this hugely rewarding but often more challenging and sensitive population.
Qualifications and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points
- Award in Designing Pre and Post Natal Exercise Programmes (accredited by Active IQ)
- 20 REPs CPD points
Theory-based case study to be submitted 4 - 6 weeks after the workshop day.
- Benefits of physical activity for pre and post natal clients
- Physiological and biomechanical changes that take place during pregnancy
- Key considerations for pre and post natal clients participating in physical activity
- Nutritional requirements for pre and post natal clients
- Collecting information and selecting appropriate activities with the pre or post natal client
- Designing and recording an individualised, safe and effective exercise programme for pre or post natal clients
- Identify and manage specific risks to the pre or post natal client when participating in physical activity
You must hold a Premier Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing or equivalent to attend this course. This qualification is aimed at instructors wishing to broaden their skills and run health related exercise sessions for pre and post-natal participants.
The course includes 1 workshop day and is supported by online learning materials. It is estimated that the course will take 4 - 6 weeks to complete.
You may wish to consider the Level 4 Diploma in Specialist Exercise.