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Understanding Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions: including Behaviours, Pathophysiology and Medication
Exercise Anywhere has teamed up with TRAINFITNESS to offer you the opportunity to gain Exercise Referral knowledge in your own time, without undergoing a full qualification¹
This professional and substantial online learning programme will enable Nordic Walking UK Instructors to be better prepared to manage those clients with medical conditions², adapting walks and classes to ensure safer and more effective participation.
Understanding Exercise Referral schemes
Having an overview of current exercise referral processes will enhance an instructor’s ability to more effectively communicate and market to GPs, local authorities running referral programmes and NHS trusts
Understanding the Client with a Medical Condition
Contraindicated Conditions: know when to say ‘no’
Risk Stratification: understanding the risk factors of different participants
Medications Prescribed for Medical Conditions²
Appropriate Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions²
Within this online training programme, you will cover all the theoretical components of an Exercise Referral qualification. As such, you will have more knowledge to manage clients with medical conditions, although you will not be able to prescribe individualised programmes for clients with the medical conditions or operate within a local authority exercise referral scheme.
TRAINFITNESS offers the full Diploma in Exercise Referral. NWUK Instructors interested in completing the full qualification are invited to contact Martin Christie (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss; NWUK instructors will need to hold a level 2 gym-based or level 3 personal training qualification to be able to undertake the level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral.
²THE MEDICAL CONDITIONS
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Simple mechanical back pain
Psychological/Mental Health Conditions
Diabetes Type 1 and Type 2
This is a substantial e-learning programme and it is anticipated that the full learning journey will take you 30-50 hours. You will work in your own time, progressing through the learning and completing end-of-lesson quizzes.
Upon completion of all end-of-lesson quizzes, you will gain the Exercise Anywhere certificate: Understanding Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions: including Behaviours, Pathophysiology and Medication