Pre and Post Natal Exercise Specialist

The Award in Pre and Postal Natal Exercise is an online course that will educate you on how to cater to this new client niche and expand your services

Course Overview

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Online learning platform

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Fitness instructor or Personal Training qualification

Module 1: Principles of Antenatal and Postnatal Physical Activity

The aim of this module is to provide you with the underpinning knowledge and understanding of the benefits of physical activity for antenatal and postnatal clients. This unit addresses the physiological and biomechanical changes that occur during pregnancy, possible barriers and contra-indications to physical activity, and the importance of a balanced diet, hydration and appropriate clothing.

Module 2: Adapting physical activity for antenatal and Post natal clients

The aim of this module is to provide you with the knowledge and understanding required to design appropriate physical activity programmes which safely address the needs of antenatal and postnatal participants.

  • Physiological changes and physical problems during pregnancy
  • The benefits and risks of exercise during pregnancy
  • Staying safe while exercising during pregnancy
  • When exercise is not advisable
  • Nutrition during pregnancy
  • Benefits and risks of postnatal exercise
  • Advising when it is appropriate to exercise
  • The guidelines and exercise recommendations for pre and postnatal clients

You have up to 6 months to complete the course but average completion time is 6-8 weeks if studying part time

Students will receive an EQF Level 4/UK Level 3 Award in Designing Physical Activity Programmes for Antenatal and postnatal clients. 



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