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This course provides a pathway to working within the area of exercise referral. Those keen to pursue such a route will be given an excellent insight into the exercise referral process as well as various medical conditions and their implications for exercise.

The course is designed to provide you with the knowledge to ensure safe and effective exercise programming for those with a number of medical conditions, and common reasons for referral onto a community-based exercise referral scheme.

Entry Requirements

You must hold, as a minimum, Premier Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing qualification to attend this course. A qualification in fitness testing is desirable but not essential.

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Designed for personal trainers and fitness instructors, this exercise referral course provides a pathway to working within the field and providing safe and effective training for those with medical conditions and other common referral reasons. Upon completion you will receive a Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral (accredited by Active IQ), as well as 20 REPs CPD points. This course forms part of the Level 4 Diploma in Specialist Exercise.

This course in exercise referral will cover:

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
  • Professional practice for exercise referral instructors
  • Understanding medical conditions for exercise referral (including cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic, musculoskeletal, and mental health conditions)
  • Applying the principles of nutrition and physical activity
  • Planning exercise referral programmes with patients
  • Instructing exercise with referred patients

In order to best meet your particular circumstances, time constraints and preferred learning style, the qualification is structured using a blend of online and face-to-face delivery. The qualification includes interactive online learning modules, a live 1 day workshop and a further live assessment day, approximately 6 weeks after the workshop. The course will take approximately 8 weeks to complete. Please note that you will need to have regular access to the internet to complete this diploma in exercise referral.

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