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.

What’s covered:-

  • 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’
    • Health Behaviour
    • Risk Stratification: understanding the risk factors of different participants
  • Medical Conditions²
  • Medications Prescribed for Medical Conditions²
  • Dietary Management
  • Appropriate Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions²
  • Adapting Sessions


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 (martin@nordicwalking.co.uk) 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.



Respiratory Conditions

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Musculoskeletal Conditions

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Joint replacement
  • Simple mechanical back pain
  • Osteoporosis

Cardiovascular Conditions

  • Hypertension
  • Hypercholesterolaemia

Psychological/Mental Health Conditions

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety

Metabolic/Immunological Conditions

  • Diabetes Type 1 and Type 2
  • Obesity

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

COST: £125
PRE-REQUISITE: NWUK Instructor, Leader
CPD POINTS: Yes / 2 CPD points


Product Description

Please note that your details will be passed to TRAINFITNESS, who will provide you with login details and all instructions within 48 hours of purchase.