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EXERCISE REFERRAL DIPLOMA COURSE

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Exercise Referral Diploma Course

If you are looking to work in a GP Exercise Referral setting, broaden your knowledge as a Personal Trainer to work with clients with specific conditions, or progress onto a Level 4 qualified instructor, then our Level 3 Exercise Referral course is the one for you.

Our nationally recognised Exercise Referral qualification takes an in-depth look at a range of conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis, mental health conditions and many more – focusing on how exercise can improve quality of life and help clients achieve their goals.

Prefer to study full-time?

We also run this course as a full-time course.

Course Structure and Content

  • What learning materials will I receive for my Exercise Referral course?

    All the learning materials for this course are available online through our unique online learning portal, a virtual classroom which guides you, section by section, through your course. If you don’t already hold a Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification, to help you complete the Anatomy & Physiology and Nutrition units, you’ll also be able to access all the online learning materials for this course too.  All the facts and information you require are clearly presented to make learning as easy and enjoyable as possible, there’s even a quiz at the end of each section to test yourself. A hard copy of the course manual is also available at an additional cost.

  • How is the course delivered?

    You will be required to complete a series of home study units prior to attending a two-day course. Here you will learn the practical and theoretical skills required to work with clients on Exercise Referral. You will then have six weeks to complete a case study and submit, as well as attending a third day for your practical assessment, approximately 4 weeks after your 2 day course.

  • What will I learn on my Exercise Referral course?

    This includes:

    • Pathophysiology, treatment, special considerations for:
    • Cardiovascular conditions: Atherosclerosis, hypertension, high cholesterol,
    • Mobility related conditions: Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, lordosis, kyphosis, scoliosis, spondylosis (spinal arthritis) joint replacement
    • Mental health conditions: Anxiety, stress and depression
    • Other conditions: obesity, diabetes type 1 & 2, asthma, COPD (chronic bronchitis and emphysema)
    • Related exercise benefits and implications

    As an Exercise Referral Specialist, it will be your job to advise these clients on how to enhance their well being through a planned programme of exercise and nutrition. Key areas of focus include:

    • Collecting information to plan an exercise referral programme
    • The principles of risk stratification in exercise referral.
    • Current UK healthcare systems and the exercise referral process
    • Accepted methods of treatment/ management of medical conditions relevant to exercise referral programmes
    • How to programme safe, effective exercise programmes for patients with specified exercise referral medical conditions.
    • Medication (over counter and prescription) and exercise implications
    • Behavioural change and motivational interviewing
    • Safe and effective progressive exercise programming
    • Setting up and coordinating exercise referral schemes
  • How will I be assessed on the Exercise Referral course?

    You’ll be assessed through a combination of home-based workbook study, practical assessment and a case study.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Locations & Dates

LocationVenueModuleStart DateBook
BirminghamDavid Lloyd
Shady Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 9ER, GB
Exercise Referral Specialist 16/17 February 2019 & 24 March 2019
BirminghamDavid Lloyd
Shady Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 9ER, GB
Exercise Referral Specialist 08/09 June 2019 & 13 July 2019
BirminghamDavid Lloyd
Shady Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 9ER, GB
Exercise Referral Specialist 12/13 October 2019 & 10 November 2019
Trafford Park ManchesterDavid Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Exercise Referral Specialist 19/20 January 2019 & 02 March 2019
Trafford Park ManchesterDavid Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Exercise Referral Specialist 06/07 April 2019 (Weekend) & 02 May 2019 (Midweek)
Trafford Park ManchesterDavid Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Exercise Referral Specialist 26/27 June 2019 & 31 July 2019 (Midweek)
Trafford Park ManchesterDavid Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Exercise Referral Specialist 03/04 August 2019 (Weekend) & 30 September 2019 (Midweek)
Trafford Park ManchesterDavid Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Exercise Referral Specialist 23/24 November 2019 (Weekend) & 16 December 2019 (Midweek)
VauxhallSouth Bank Club
124-130 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 2LD, GB
Exercise Referral Specialist 16/17 March 2019 & 27 April 2019
VauxhallSouth Bank Club
124-130 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 2LD, GB
Exercise Referral Specialist 01/02 June 2019 & 06 July 2019
VauxhallSouth Bank Club
124-130 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 2LD, GB
Exercise Referral Specialist 12/13 October 2019 & 16 November 2019

ANY QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions or require further guidance you can speak with one of our expert advisors by calling

0800 999 6664

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