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Exercise Referral for Health Management

Qualify to Accept GP Referrals with our CPD Accreditation

This blended e-learning course and practical workshop is worth 10 CIMSPA / 20 REPs CPD points.

Gain a CPD Certification

This workshop will significantly increase your earning potential as a fitness professional. Qualify to accept GP referrals and offer a specialist service, this CPD certification will give you the edge over your competitors.

Help Referred and Existing Clients

Not only will you be qualified to accept interesting and lucrative GP referrals for common conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity, you’ll be able to provide a more comprehensive, specialist service to non-referred clients who also suffer from these conditions.

With this qualification, you can provide consultations to GP referred patients and work with them to overcome common health problems. This type of work for a personal trainer can be very rewarding. As you develop a good working relationship with your local GP practice and demonstrate your professional ability, you can ensure a steady flow of new clients.

By providing the correct nutritional advice and specific exercise programmes, your expertise will help referred and existing clients to manage their medical conditions and live longer healthier lives.

Real-life application

We incorporate group physical activity prescription into this course rather than just focusing on gym-based learning. This allows learners to expand their knowledge into real-life exercise referral provision with the evidence supporting group community provision.

Enhance Quality of Life

Practical tasks completed on the course focus on activities of daily living (ADLs), aiming to enhance the quality of life and and retain patient independence.

Health Focus

The focus of the course is health, therefore rather than just concentrating on the physical benefits, we stress the importance of the social and psychological aspects of exercise referral which have arguably greater influences on adherence to physical activity interventions.

Comprehensive Manual

Ahead of a 3-day practical workshop to support your delivery of sessions across a wide range of conditions, you’ll receive a 300-page manual to read and refer back to.

Course specifics

This is a blended E-learning Course and Practical Workshop.

Please check the other tabs for entry requirements.

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (incorporating Nutrition units) or a Pilates qualification and an additional certificate in Nutrition and Weight Management.

If you don't have these qualifications yet, why not have a look here. It could be the start of a new career!

We also recommend reading our personal training blog posts prior to starting the course. There is loads of useful material to help cement your understanding of personal training! Read them here:

Format

A blended e-learning course and practical workshop split into eight concise and easy to understand lessons.

Content

  • How to develop an exercise referral scheme
  • Physical activity, health and well-being
  • Health and lifestyle screening
  • Fitness testing
  • Exercise prescription
  • Orthopaedic diseases such as arthritis and osteoporosis
  • Cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension
  • Diabetes Type 1 and Type 2
  • Pulmonary diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • The overweight and obese client
  • Pharmacological management

Assessment

The assessment consists of worksheets, question papers, a formative practical assessment and review as well as a case study.

Options available to pay for your course:

Training for a new career is a big investment and with all things in life you tend to get what you pay for.

At Future Fit Training, we make it easy and affordable for you to achieve your dream career without comprising on the quality of your learning experience or more importantly, your future career! We offer a variety of payment options including;

  • Pay your course in full - all of our CPD courses can be purchased through our website in full
  • Flexible payment schemes - pay a deposit and then the balance, pay as you learn, pay by company invoice or finance through OMNI

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FAQ

Our Support Team is ready to answer any questions you might have. These are the most commonly asked questions we get from our students.

How do I know you’re the best training provider for my course?
  • We have over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry
  • We were winners of the ukactive's Training Provider of the Year in 2016 & 2017
  • We are ISO 9001:2015 registered by the British Standards Institute
  • We offer you affordable and flexible payment options
  • Our flexible training format allows you to train at your own pace and in your own time
  • You will receive unlimited support throughout your training
  • Our team of experienced and highly qualified tutors make your training rewarding and fun
What is CIMSPA?

Launched in 2011, the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) is the professional development body for the UK’s sport, fitness and physical activity sector and has been awarded chartered status by the Privy Council. CIMSPA provides leadership, support and empowerment for professionals working in sport and physical activity and is the strategic lead for professional development in the sector.

CIMSPA has been tasked by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), backed by Sport England and employers, with leading the sport and physical activity sectors workforce development programme. This will be achieved by creating a clear and rigorous set of employer-led standards for all sport and exercise professionals, with a similar clear and rigorous system for assessment, awarding and validating qualifications.

CIMSPA is recognised as the authoritative, single unified voice for the sector by government departments, key agencies and partners, including Sport England, Public Health England, ukactive, Sport and Recreation Alliance, Sporta and cCLOA. The institute has membership options for everyone working in, or interested in working in, the sport and physical activity world – from student and apprentice through to service director and CEO. CIMSPA already provides a route to chartered status for those working in leisure operations, and is developing similar routes for the whole of the sector. For more information go to www.cimspa.co.uk.

What is REP’s?

The Register of Exercise Professionals (REP’s) is a government backed system of self-regulation for all instructors, coaches, trainers and teachers involved in the exercise and fitness industry. Registration is achieved and maintained through qualifications and training programmes that are nationally recognised and are linked to the National Occupational Standards for exercise and fitness. For more information go to www.exerciseregister.org.

Is there a deadline to complete my training?

Each individual module within your training programme has a specific deadline or time-frame of completion that must be achieved in order to pass. The aim of the deadlines are to encourage you to succeed and ensure that you become qualified. The overall deadline to complete all your courses is 3 years from when you purchased.

How long will the course take? How many hours should I study for per week?

We would ask how much time can you dedicate to your study? The more time available, the quicker you can complete your course/diploma. If you don’t have lots of time, we advise taking it step-by-step.

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"The best education out there"

Did my level 3 personal trainer course with Futurefit. The curriculum is well structured and comprehensive, their online learning and lessons are far superior than other providers. You can get a qualification for cheaper and in a shorter time elsewhere but will never get the deep knowledge what would make you better than an average personal trainer.

Peter Kiss 04 04 2019

"Amazing course, top tutors, Highly Recommend!!"

I have been studying with Future Fit Training for the past year and can honestly say how amazing they are as a training provider. They cover every basis, you get excellent support from the tutors, the online training is intense and thorough, the workshops are fantastic and the tutors themselves are extremely knowledgeable.

Paige Stainton 15 08 2019

Student Success Story...

Sam Rider

Fitness Journalist, Copywriter & Brand Consultant

Sam Rider is a freelance journalist and personal trainer, regularly contributing to Men’s Health, Gentlemen’s Journal, Welltodo, the Huffington Post and The Telegraph. In 2015, Sam turned freelance and used the opportunity to pursue his ambition and study for the REPS level 3 personal training qualification.

Becoming a personal trainer isn’t cheap. It’s an investment, which can pay for itself if you come out the other side with the requisite skills to earn a living as a PT. For that reason, it’s not worth cutting corners. When searching for training providers FFT looked like the obvious choice. They had excellent reviews, have been providing expert tuition for 24 years, have a 97% student satisfaction rate and were named UK Active "Training Provider of the Year" in 2016 and 2017. Their part-time online course also meant I could study at home around freelance projects and work at my own pace.