In the coming months and years, the role of the fitness professional will exceed just facilitating fitness. Your skills and services are needed now more than ever and this CPD course, worth 3 CIMSPA CPD points, will give you vital skills to support clients who have had COVID-19. The course covers 3 units, which focus on awareness of the condition, increasing understanding and practical application when working with patients.
As we look to the future, preparing to work with and train individuals who have had Covid-19, it is vitally important to prepare our sector and the health and fitness staff within it.
Covid-19 affects people in different ways, and it can sometimes take weeks, and even months, to fully recover from it's debilitating impact. This course will equip you to safely help people who have had the disease engage in physical activity and exercise, to aid them in their rehabilitation.
The first unit introduces Covid-19 and covers it's nature, impact, prevalence and treatment.
The second unit focuses on rehabilitation, including; communication, recognising when it is safe to exercise, monitoring breathlessness, behaviour change, exercise guidance and coping strategies.
The third unit will equip you with the ability to apply your knowledge. It covers health screening, exercise testing and prescription, fatigue management, and the services available to provide additional support if needed.
GM Active is a collective of 12 leisure and community organisations from across Greater Manchester that are all part of the same movement, to get more people physically active. The group accounts for 87 leisure and sports facilities across the region, with a combined reach of 30 million visits a year, playing a major role in the health of our communities.
The research team was led by Anthony Crozier, MSC public health who has over 20 years experience in community and clinical exercise provision as a rehabilitation practitioner with the NHS, various local authorities, and the private sector. Anthony is currently studying his PHD focusing on clinical exercise provision in looking at current exercise pathways across cardiac, respiratory, cancer, falls and stroke.
Build your understanding of the illness and how to provide support and guidance to clients
Get your existing customers back to training confidently knowing you have undertaken additional COVID-19 training
With the knowledge gained, you'll have the confidence to market yourself to clients who have had COVID-19
This course will give you vital skills to treat and support the whole person through Health, Wellness and Fitness
"The platform is very user friendly and really interactive to support students through their learning."
Kirsty Rowlinson-Groves, Prehab4Cancer Programme Manager, GM Active
Anant Jani, Oxford Martin Fellow at the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford
"The course will help upskill leisure sector workforces which as a result will provide better outcomes for local communities and the NHS."
Chris Turner, Business Manager, GM Active
We will be continually reviewing the research and updating the course accordingly, you can continue to access your training and re-do it when any updates occur all included with your one off payment.
The content is based on current guidance and research, and previous qualifications that cover associated side effects and considerations, such as working with people with various respiratory conditions.
The content included is validated within its own field. Any content that is specific to COVID-19 alone has been evidenced from peer-reviewed journals as it emerges. Additionally, the course has been reviewed by various senior health and exercise professionals, all of whom are qualified in their respective fields.
There are no hidden monthly or extra fees for this course. Once you've paid, the course is yours and you can re-access it as often as you like.
As with any emerging conditions or disease, research must be undertaken, and then best practice is designed. Current research is observed within this training and updates to content will be made when available.
This is a CPD course that aims to raise awareness of the condition and provide you with information that will assist you in supporting people during their COVID-19 journey. The course content is sufficiently mapped to the CIMSPA Working with People with Long Term Conditions standard to obtain 3 CPD points.
This CPD course uses current literature and existing best practice to provide you with an outline of the basic skills that will be useful and should be considered when working with people who have had COVID-19.
Rather than focusing on what you ‘should do’ as regards rehabilitating COVID-19 patients, this course addresses the known factors that need to be taken into consideration when looking to advise those people about physical activity and exercise.
Such factors will not apply to everyone, but are outlined in similar, accredited, and registered qualifications and professional standards within the industry such as CIMSPA’s Working with People with Long Term Conditions standard and previous Level 4 courses such as Cardiac Rehabilitation and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
The specific knowledge and skills required are not taught or explained during standard Level 3 Personal Trainer qualifications, yet there is a large expectancy that the fitness industry will be able to support local clinical teams in the rehabilitation process, or that fitness professionals will come into contact with individuals who have largely recovered from COVID-19, but may be experiencing some ongoing effects.
As such, fundamentals like breathing techniques, fatigue management, functional assessments and basic exercise prescription is covered to upskill those expected to be working with these people to raise awareness of the issues they may encounter.
The novel nature of COVID-19 means that research is
obviously limited and still evolving. However, the course has a small volume of
information about the potential considerations for those suffering from Long
COVID based on the currently available literature.