Exercise Referral training is aimed at those involved in NHS exercise referral schemes such as GPs and healthcare professionals. These courses are also suitable for personal trainers and fitness instructors that want to become an exercise specialist, this would enable progression into the healthcare sector to work with clients with a range of medical conditions such as obesity and mental health conditions.
Learners will usually gain an understanding of the benefits of exercise referrals and prescriptions covering assessing clients, pathology, anatomy, planning, working with GPs and common medical conditions which may benefit from exercise.
Training can be delivered online using eLearning and face-to-face for CPD (continuing professional development). There are also a range of Level 3 and 4 qualifications in exercise referral to progress further in this specialist occupation.
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