Exercise Referral for Health Management

GP Exercise Referral Course CPD · 20 REPs points for Personal Trainers · Qualify to accept GP exercise referrals. Nationwide locations. 3-day workshop

Exercise Referral for Health Management

Included Course: Exercise Referral for Health Management

Accept GP referrals and offer a specialist service

This 3-day practical workshop with some pre-course reading is worth 10 CIMSPA CPD / 20 REPs CPD points

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.

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 refered 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.


VTCT   REPS 20CPD points   CIMSPA Endorsed course

We offer more practical workshops around the country and course dates throughout the year than any other provider, giving you more choice and flexibility to build a training programme to suit your needs.

To find your nearest training location and earliest workshop dates call our friendly Careers Advisers on 01329 829444 or 0800 458 1388.

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!


This is a three-day theory and practical workshop with pre-course reading.


  • 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

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

On successful completion you will be awarded a qualification at Level 3, a VTCT certificate and if you are registered with REPs, 20 CPD points. If you are CIMSPA registered, you will also receive 10 CIMSPA CPD points.