Diploma in Exercise Referral

Diploma in Exercise Referral, also know as GP Referral

Course overview

Exercise referral, or GP referral as it’s also known, enables fitness and exercise professionals to better serve existing clients, branch out to new clients, and work with organisations such as the NHS. The Diploma in Exercise Referral will allow you to progress your career in the sport and active leisure industry by specialising in exercise referral.

Course information

Fitness instructor, Personal Trainer or another qualification that incorporates Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology and Nutrition. Get in touch to see if you meet the entry requirements and what modules you may be able to bypass

 The demand for exercise referral specialists will continue to grow as diseases such as diabetes and cardiac disease become more prevalent in our society, due to lifestyle factors and an ever increasing ageing population.

Through this qualification you will develop an understanding of anatomy and physiology, medical conditions, professional practice and nutrition. You will develop the skills and knowledge needed to plan and instruct suitable programmes for exercise referral patients.

This course covers;

  • Anatomy and Physiology for exercise and health,
  • Applying the Principles of Nutrition to a physical activity program,
  • Professional Practice for Exercise referral instructors,
  • Understanding Medial conditions,
  • Planning and Instructing exercise with referred patients

Depending on when you completed your pre-requisite qualification, you may be able to bypass certain modules

Study online around your own schedule with one to one tutor support available throughout. 

Coursework: Assignments, program design and consultation.

Depending on when you completed your pre-requisite qualification, you may be able to bypass certain units.

This is self paced and the duration is up to you. The average completion time is around 8 weeks if studying part time. You can out a timeframe in place with your tutor based on how much time you have to commit each week. You have up to 6 months access to the course. 

OFQUAL and CIMSPA Recognised Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral (Level 4 European Qualifications Framework)

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