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Exercise Referral Diploma Course


Exercise Referral Diploma Course

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Exercise Referral Diploma Course

Leading to an Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral. This Exercise Referral Diploma Course is specifically designed for Fitness Professionals looking to develop referral schemes for health care services. In addition, the diploma also benefits gym instructors working in leisure clubs and Personal Trainers looking to develop their own knowledge of exercise referral.

Prices start from £600.00 with funding options available.

REPs entry at Level 3 – 20 points


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Exercise Referral Diploma Course

Increasingly, GP’s and healthcare workers are prescribing exercise for health conditions. In response to the increasing demand for Exercise Referral Specialists, our Exercise Referral Diploma Course delivers the exact skills needed. The future of the fitness industry is linked to healthcare, both in a regards to physical therapy and preventative safeguard. This diploma enables forward-thinking fitness professionals to steer a career towards GP exercise referral.

Primarily this full time, 5 day course is for those who want to work in GP Exercise Referral. It is ideal for Personal Trainers wishing to broaden their knowledge and work with clients with specific conditions. The diploma allows for personal development and progression within this fascinating field, and is therefore ideal for anyone wishing to become a Level 4 qualified instructor.

The Focus Training Exercise Referral Diploma leads on to a nationally recognised qualification. As a result it takes an in-depth look at a range of conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis and mental health conditions. Above all, the course identifies how exercise can improve quality of life and help clients achieve their goals.

This course is ideal for anyone looking to specialise in GP exercise referral work. Above all, a GP Exercise Referral Diploma Course is the foundation of a rewarding and specialised career in the fitness industry.

What will I learn on my Exercise Referral course?

  • 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 is the Exercise Referral Diploma Course delivered?

The course is delivered in five days over a two week period. All your assessments will take place at the course venue.

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

All the learning materials for this courses 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.

As with all Focus Training courses, we aim to make learning as easy and enjoyable as possible. Everything you need, including facts and essential information is clearly presented. There is even a quiz at the end of each section so you can test yourself. If you need it, a hard copy of the course manual is also available for a small additional cost.

How will I be assessed on the Exercise Referral course?

Your assessment will take place during the course and will include a practical assessment and a case study.

With Focus Training, we make high quality training for your career in the fitness industry affordable.

Book online - add your course to your basket, you can pay securely by card or Pay Pal, either in full or by deposit.

Finance Options -Spread your payments over a number of months to suit your budget. Let us help you find the right payment plan to suit you. Speak to a Course Adviser on 0800 999 6664 or email info@focus-training.com

ELCAS – The course is approved by ELCAS for Armed Services staff.

Advanced Learner Loan – get help with the costs of your further education courses. Learners aged 19 and over can study for an approved course with an approved provider in England can apply. Eligibility for the loan does not depend on your income and there are no credit checks. The loan, plus any interest, has to be paid back, but not until you have finished your course and your income is over £25,000. Terms and conditions apply, please contact us for further information.

9 reviews for Exercise Referral Diploma Course

  1. Eva from West Midlands

    Team work, enjoyable and friendly environment.

    Eva from West Midlands, course Exercise Referral Diploma

  2. Amber from Wiltshire

    Fun, friendly and effective. Putting both areas of my experience together and placing it in a fitness environment, helping me to help my clients better.

    Amber from Wiltshire, Course Exercise Referral Diploma

  3. Vicky from West Sussex

    Really Lovely and so knowledgeable. Excellent course, can’t fault it at all. Thank you!!

    Vicky from West Sussex, course Exercise Referral Diploma

  4. Bex, Hereford

    Hannah was amazing! Not just because of the content she delivered but how she delivered it. Her teaching skills are impeccable and she covered all learning styles. Constantly engaged. Thoroughly enjoyed!

    Bex, Hereford

    Exercise Referral Course

  5. David, Bolton

    Course tutors really pleasant and professional. Great atmosphere on the course.

    David, Bolton

    Exercise Referral Course

  6. Oliver, Cheltenham

    Enjoyed the learning style. It’s given me the knowledge to do the job.

    Oliver, Cheltenham

    Exercise Referral Course

  7. Kelly, Branston

    Phil was really helpful with explanations. Its widened by skills to take on different clients.

    Kelly, Branston

    Exercise Referral Course

  8. Daniel from Oldham

    Great organisation! Lee was always supportive and explained any areas of uncertainty. Sarah was knowledgeable and friendly and used mixed activities which were brilliant.

    Daniel, Oldham

    Exercise Referral Course

  9. Nigel, Macclesfield

    Good pace, great instructors. Can use to further my goal to get to level 4.

    Nigel, Macclesfield

    Exercise Referral Course

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