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Course Overview

Learners will cover:

  • Anatomy and physiology covering:
    • The heart and circulatory system
    • The musculosketal system
    • Postural and core stability
    • The nervous, endocrine and energy systems and their relation to exercise and health
  • Policies and procedures that relate to an exercise referral instructor
  • Specific controlled medical conditions
  • Medications and their implications for exercise
  • Managing an exercise referral programme
  • Planning, preparing and instructing an exercise referral session

Target Candidates

This qualification aims to equip the individual with the underpinning knowledge and practical skills required to plan, deliver, manage and evaluate a safe, effective and progressive adapted physical activity programme for referred clients/patients with specific controlled conditions.


Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-Based, Group Exercise and Water-Based Exercise) or equivalent