The course is divided between theoretical knowledge and practical skill development to equip the exercise professional with all the key information and experience to be confident in working with clients recovering from cancer diagnosis and treatment.
The course covers the aetiology and prevalence of chronic low back pain, helping students to understand some of the specific approaches to exercise prescription whilst understanding the physiological and psychological barriers to exercise, including motivational and social support strategies.
This course has been written by leading researchers, cardiologists, sport and exercise science specialists, sports scientists and fitness professionals. It covers medication, risk stratification, contraindications and exercise prescription for cardiac disease, co-morbidities, patho-physiology etc
Develop an understanding around the research relating to exercise strategies and mental health and covering depression, anxiety, self-esteem, cognitive function, falls prevention, mood, sleep, addiction treatment, anti-social behaviour and quality of life.
Students will learn about the energy balance, measurement diagnostics and data collection techniques, principles around training and medical/surgical interventions. Practical sessions include anthropometry, functional capacity and energy balance calculation in the context of exercise therapy.
At the end of the course students will have a knowledge and understanding of the key definitions and concepts relating to exercise, health and fitness in the context of various long-term conditions, the relationships between exercise and health and the importance of motivation and behaviour change.