Pre and Postnatal Exercise

Pre and Postnatal Exercise Course for personal trainers and exercise specialists. online e-learning. 16 CPD points / REPs. Gain specialist PT skills

Pre and Postnatal Exercise

Included Course: Pre and Postnatal Exercise

Learn how to adapt exercise programmes for pre and postnatal clients

This online e-learning course involves a case study and is worth 8 CIMSPA CPD / 16 REPs CPD points

This course will teach you about the physiological changes and medical conditions encountered during pregnancy - and how to adapt your clients’ exercise prescriptions to accommodate them.

Be confident when training pre & postnatal clients

Not sure what exercises to prescribe to pre and postnatal women? This informative e-learning course is the perfect way for you to learn which exercises can and can’t be performed each trimester. You’ll learn the benefits, risks and guidelines you need to consider when teaching pre and postnatal exercises. This is a must have course for any fitness professional.

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VTCT   REPS 16 CPD points   CIMSPA Endorsed course
  • Price £324.00

This is an e-learning course. Once purchased, you will be allocated a user log in (within 48 hours with exception for weekends) and set up to start learning the following Monday, or a day of your choosing thereafter (start dates may differ around Bank Holidays).

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Level 3 Diploma in Pilates, or a Level 2 certificate in Gym / Fitness instructing or Exercise to Music.

If you don't have any of these qualifications, why not have a look at the courses we offer, below:


This is a highly interactive, concise e-learning course followed by a case study.


Part 1: Theory

  • Physiological changes and physical problems during pregnancy
  • Benefits and risks of exercise during pregnancy
  • Safe exercising during pregnancy
  • When exercise is not advisable
  • Working with a prenatal client
  • Nutrition during pregnancy
  • Post-natal changes
  • Benefits and risks of post-natal exercise

Part 2: Pre- and Post-natal exercise assessment

  • General and specific exercise guidelines
  • Core training during pregnancy
  • Advising when it is appropriate to exercise
  • Guidelines and exercise recommendations for pre and post-natal clients
  • Example exercise programmes
  • Course assessment

If you would like a demonstration of the course and to see our e-learning platform, please click below:

Pre- and Post Natal Exercise course demonstration

The course assessment consists of a short answer worksheet, a theoretical case study and programming for the case study.

Please note you can only write up programmes for the discipline you are qualified for and all programmes must  be in the same discipline.

On successful completion you will achieve the Level 3 Award from VTCT in Designing Pre- and Post-natal Exercise Programmes. If you are REPs registered, you will receive 16 REPs CPD points. If you are CIMSPA registered, you will also receive 8 CIMSPA CPD points.