The Level 3 Exercise Referral course from Parallel Coaching will introduce brand new skills and knowledge while helping you fine-tune your understanding of the most important areas in helping people recover from illnesses, cope with long-term or chronic health issues and improve their health and wellbeing.
Unit 1: Professional Practice for Exercise Referral Instructors
Everyone is different and, as an exercise referral professional, you will work with a wide range of different clients, each with very specific needs and difficulties.
You will learn about the role and responsibilities of an exercise referral professional, the UK healthcare system, processes for GP exercise referrals, and how to monitor and measure elements of risk and success.
Unit 2: Understanding Medical Conditions for Exercise Referral
A solid understanding of the various medical conditions you may encounter is central to a career as an exercise referral professional.
This course will improve your understanding of a broad variety of conditions that you may encounter, including:
Hypertension, Asthma, Obesity, Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Depression, General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), and more.
Unit 3: Planning Exercise Referral Programmes
You will learn how to tailor plans and exercise strategies to a wide range of medical conditions, honing your ability to offer support, guidance and motivation to clients who may be struggling with severe difficulties.
You’ll also develop essential knowledge on topics including safeguarding, promoting long-term behaviour change, and setting SMART goals.
Unit 4: Instructing Exercise with GP Referred Patients
Reviewing various case studies, assignments and examples of referrals from GPs and other health services.
You’ll learn about setting physical, nutritional and personal goals for clients derived from their individual reasons for referral, including creating and instructing a programme.