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Level 3 Diploma GP Exercise Referral

25th November 2019 - 29th November 2019

This is a 5 day course delivered at venues across the UK and Internationally by experienced University lecturers and boasting the most comprehensive syllabus.

The course tackles a wide range of medical topics and also provides a thorough understanding of the setting up, development and management of a successful exercise referral scheme.

This qualification is endorsed by VTCT and recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals and CIMSPA.

Course details:

  • Current price £625 (no VAT)
  • Course includes: Pre-reading list, course manual and all assessments*
  • Advisory service available through our ‘Excellence in Practice’ award
  • All courses delivered by our University standard lecturers

Learning outcomes and objectives:

  • Key definitions and concepts relating to exercise, health and fitness
  • The relationship between exercise and health
  • The importance of motivation and behaviour change
  • How to maintain behaviour change/behavioural strategies
  • The aetiology and pathology of common conditions including:
    • Coronary Heart Disease
    • Musculoskeletal diseases
    • Respiratory disease
    • Diabetes Mellitus
    • Mental Health (stress, anxiety, depression)
  • Exercise limitations and requirements in special populations e.g. obesity, hypertension, diabetes
  • Main contra-indications to exercise, risk factors, warning signs, symptoms and medical emergencies
  • Issues relating to the older adult
  • Pharmacology for all referable medical conditions covered on the course
  • Understanding the NHS – NQAF guidelines
  • Communicating effectively and appropriately with patients
  • Developing individually based behavioural strategies for exercise and lifestyle
  • Recognise and respond to warning signs and symptoms
  • Developing and managing an exercise referral scheme
  • How to involve medical/health professionals
  • Approaching medical authorities

Candidate pre-requisites

  • Level 3 Exercise Referral
  • Leisure experience – as appropriate to relevant qualifications held
  • Outgoing, friendly, motivational personality
  • Natural aptitude to organisation
  • An understanding of exercise and fitness theory
  • A relevant fitness qualification*


25th November 2019
29th November 2019
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The Wright Foundation
01307 469055
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Exeter University Sports Park
Stocker Road
Exeter, Devon EX4 4QN United Kingdom
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Torbay Council
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Devon County Council
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