This blog was written in partnership with Anthony Crozier MSc (Health and Wellbeing Specialist at Future Fit Training and creator of the Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes Management Course) as part of a 3-part series of blogs surrounding Diabetes and Personal Training. Anthony has over 20 years of experience in community and clinical exercise provision as a rehabilitation practitioner with the NHS, various local authorities, and the private sector.
The Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes Management course is designed to help learners understand how to prescribe exercises for clients with obesity, diabetes, and other metabolic conditions. This course has been created in line with the latest CIMSPA recommendation to help learners gain theoretical knowledge of the psychological considerations associated with these diseases and how to theoretically create exercise programmes to improve your clients' quality of life.
There has never been a better time to enhance your understanding and grow your client base to make a real impact on your clients' lives.
Read on to find out why this course was designed and why it is so important as we head out of lockdown. This blog has been written by Anthony Crozier, who created this course, and is the last in a 3-part series of blogs exploring the role of fitness professionals in helping clients manage obesity and diabetes. The link to the previous 2 blogs is at the end of this piece.
This blog includes:
For a full break down of what you can learn on our Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes Management course page here.
|Qualifications||Transcend Level 4 Certificate in the Design and Delivery of Physical Activity Programmes for People with Long-term Conditions [Obesity Specialist]
Transcend Level 4 Certificate in the Design and Delivery of Physical Activity Programmes for People with Long-term Conditions [Metabolic Conditions Specialist]
|Entry Requirements||Level 3 Exercise Referral|
|CIMSPA||10 CIMSPA CPD points|
|Course Length||8 Weeks|
|Assessment Method||100% Online (Workbook)|
Upskilling across a wide range of medical conditions is required across the sector; diabetes and obesity are just two of them.
The new qualification produced by Future Fit Training in association with Transcend awards increases the fitness industry threshold by providing extensive theoretical and practical knowledge in obesity and diabetes management.
The content expands on the knowledge gained via the Exercise Referral qualification, increasing the detail around areas such as:
Apart from upskilling your knowledge as a more qualified trainer in obesity, diabetes, and metabolic conditions, you will be able to increase the awareness of these conditions in the community.
Post COVID-19, we expect to see an increase in exercise referral schemes and community programs that support healthy behaviours, such as Health Prescription services. A large volume of these will be linked to obesity and type 2 diabetes.
As a Personal Trainer or an employee that works within the health industry, it will be part of your role to assist in the rehabilitation processes that come with community needs. These might be:
This knowledge and ever-changing exercise climate may also see your industry's role develop into areas you thought were either out of reach or not of interest to you. For example:
Whatever direction you choose to take, one thing is for sure; the health and fitness (or wellness) industry will need your support to address your local community's needs.
Upskilling through Level 4 qualifications is one way to help, but then having a plan of how you practically do this is another critical thing you need to think about!"