This CIMSPA endorsed CPD course covers 3 units, which focus on awareness of the condition, increasing understanding and practical application when working with patients. This course awards 3 CIMSPA CPD Points.
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 gives learners a good understanding of the illness by providing an introduction to COVID-19, which covers the nature, effects and impact, prevalence and treatments.
The second unit focuses on rehabilitation. This includes communication, as well as recognising when it is safe to exercise, monitoring breathlessness, behaviour change, exercise guidance and coping strategies.
The third unit equips learners to apply their knowledge. It covers health screening, exercise testing and prescription, fatigue management, and the services available to provide additional support if needed.
There is a multiple-choice assessment at the end of each unit of the course and the certificate will be unlocked after completing all of the units.
Learners who complete the course will be certified in line with their existing qualifications to safely help individuals in recovery from COVID-19 to participate in physical activity and exercise and support them in their rehabilitation.
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.
"The platform is very user friendly and really interactive to support students through their learning."
Kirsty Rowlinson-Groves, Prehab4Cancer Programme Manager, GM Active
Individual fitness professional? Find out more information on how to purchase the course on the dedicated page.