Qualify as a Lower Back Pain specialist.
Prices From £500.

Set yourself apart from other Personal Trainers with our Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Physical Activity and Lifestyle Strategies for Managing Low Back Pain.

Lower Back Pain Specialist Course

Lower Back Pain Specialist Course.

Around 80% of adults will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. In this course, you will learn how to assess a client’s current back pain issues, identifying lifestyle and lifelong habits which may contribute to their discomfort. Knowing what causes back pain will also enable you to incorporate preventative measures into your ordinary Personal Training sessions.

Already Qualified?

Help improve the quality of life for your clients. You learn how to plan and deliver effective exercise sessions for clients who have lower back pain.


Add another string to your bow and become a specialist in rehabilitation exercises. Help your clients with chronic back pain rediscover exercise with a rehabilitation plan.

Recognised Qualification

Earn an Active IQ Level 4 qualification that is recognised industry-wide.


Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Physical Activity and Lifestyle Strategies for Managing Low Back Pain

Flexible Learning | Prices From £500

Chronic back pain can often stop people from being active which only makes the problem worse. You will learn how to assess things like postural misalignment, limited range of movement, muscle imbalances and even psychological barriers. From your assessment, you can plan and deliver safe and effective exercise rehabilitation to reduce pain and improve quality of life.

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Interested in this course? Call 0800 999 6664 to find out more or to secure your place.

Lower Back Pain Specialist course structure

Once enrolled on our Low Back Pain course, you will plan your study with one of our tutors, ensuring adequate time and preparation for your practical course days. Dates will be agreed upon for coursework deadlines and telephone appointments will be made to allow tutors to give you regular feedback on the work.

You will complete your home study coursework prior to attending a 2-day practical and theoretical course, followed by a period of 8 weeks to complete a case study prior to returning for a 1-day practical assessment.

You can submit your assignments via post handwritten or electronically via our learning portal.

If you have any special learning needs please do not hesitate to discuss them with our advisers, we will do as much as is practicable to assist.

What will the Lower Back Pain Specialist course cover?

The course will allow instructors, who already hold a Level 3 qualification in Exercise Referral, to take their qualification to the next level. It will provide them with theoretical knowledge and practical skills so that they can effectively plan and oversee fitness programmes for those who suffer from lower back pain.

The units you will study include:

  • Human anatomy, and biomechanics of the spine and lower back.

  • Prevalence of low back pain in the UK

  • National guidelines for the management of low back pain

  • Activity/inactivity in the prevention and management of low back pain. Plus epidemiology of low back pain
  • Co-morbidities/ medications and their exercise considerations

  • Psychological/ sociological impact of low back pain

  • Screening/ assessment techniques for low back pain

  • Goal setting

  • Planning/ delivering appropriate exercise sessions

Each of these units will provide you with the required skill sets in order to plan and deliver effective exercise regimes for those with lower back pain.

What certification will I receive?

  • An Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Physical Activity and Lifestyle Strategies for Managing Low Back Pain.

How is the Physical Activity and Lifestyle Strategies for Managing Low Back Pain course assessed?

Throughout the course, you will be assessed on the following:

  • Home study worksheets

  • Case study

  • Practical assessment

What are the entry requirements for the course?

Payment options

There are a number of finance options available including:

  • Advanced Learner Loan

  • Private Finance

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

  • Payment arrangements

Take a look at our finance information or give us a call to find out more.

Interested in this course?

To book on the course and find out about payment options, call us on 0800 999 6664 or schedule a call back with us today.

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