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Diploma in Exercise Referral

Advance your career in a rewarding field working with GP and medically referred clients with low-risk medical conditions.

Provider YMCAfit
Qualification: CYQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
Category: GP Referral
Duration: Four Days Learning + 1 Assessment Day (Theory Only)
Schedule: Full-time

Course Introduction

Exercise referral schemes continue to grow in number through Primary Care Trusts (PCTs), local authorities and the private sector. This qualification will enable you to advance your career in an extremely rewarding field working with medically referred clients with low-risk medical conditions.

In this 5 day course, you will learn to identify a range of conditions including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease; understand the implications of a range of medicines for exercise; and screen clients with low-risk medical conditions.

Pre-requisities / Entry Requirements

  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • At least 30 hours of teaching experience

The course is also open to students holding the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym or Exercise to Music) and Level 3 Pilates or Yoga instructors. Students who hold one of these qualifications must also complete Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology and Level 3 Exercise Nutrition to gain the full Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral.

It is recommended that these qualifications are achieved before the Diploma in Exercise Referral although this is not essential.

Course Content

  • Understand the basic pathology of a range of common medical conditions and how they affect exercise response. Common medical conditions include:
    • Hypertension
    • Asthma
    • Diabetes (Type 1 and 2)
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Obesity
    • Depression
    • Stress
  • Effectively apply appropriate exercise strategies according to the medical conditions
  • Understand the current health care system in the UK and the referral process, including referrals to other professionals
  • Apply the principles of healthy eating to a range of medical conditions
  • Effectively communicate with and support  clients
  • Modify and deliver an effective exercise programme for clients

What Qualification Will I Get?

CYQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral 

You will also get 20 CPD Points.

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