This qualification comprises six mandatory units
1. Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
2. Professional Practice for Exercise Referral Instructors
3. Understanding Medical Conditions for Exercise Referral
4. Applying the principles of nutrition and physical activity
5. Planning Exercise Referral Programmes with Patients
6. Instructing Exercise with Referred Patients
If you are a Level 3 Personal Trainer you will already have achieved Units 1 and 4 – and we will need to see your certificates to exempt you from them
How will I study
For flexibility this course is offered as a blended learning programme. This entails
a combination of home study and training days.
Home-study followed by attendance at the gym for theory and practical sessions.
Online learning materials and manuals are provided
Learners must hold either a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym/Exercise to Music or Aqua) or equivalent (including qualifications which give entry to the REPs Physical activity Advisor category) or
one of the following
• Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
• Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork
• Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga
This course is for those instructors wishing to work with referred medium risk special populations that would benefit from an exercise programme to improve their current condition.
It’s becoming increasingly common for GPs to refer their patients to exercise specialists in order to treat a variety of conditions. From obesity to depression, from post surgery recovery to stress management and more - an excellent exercise plan can help to alleviate a number of health, fitness and general well-being conditions.
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
NOTE: This qualification does not qualify learners to prescribe an exercise programme for a patient entering Phase
IV Cardiac Rehabilitation. Learners need to obtain a recognised Cardiac Rehab Phase IV qualification to work with this particular group of patients.
Approx 3 months
Caestudies, worksheets and practical observations. Multiple choice exams if you do not hold a Level 3 qualfication
Call us now on 01782 499227 to enrol