Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes Certificate

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  • Gain the knowledge to combat two of the UK's most prevalent medical conditions: obesity and diabetes
  • Ideal for fitness professionals looking to widen their client base and the organisations they can work with
  • Gain the title of Specialist Exercise Instructor with this qualification

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London, Manchester


Experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) predict that by 2030, almost 75% of men and 63% of women in the UK will be classed as obese. Numerous conditions associated with obesity are also set to become more prevalent including diabetes, lower back pain, osteoporosis, and arthritis.

With the NHS being stretched like never before, and the cost of treating these diseases well into billions of pounds, now more than ever specialised exercise professionals are needed to play a key part in fighting this epidemic.

The Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes Certificate is designed to allow you to work closely with clinicians and others within the medical community. You’ll gain the highly sought-after skills to devise and deliver exercise programmes for those with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, or obesity. The course is also perfectly suited for fitness instructors and personal trainers looking to expand their client base.

If you’re ready to be a part of the Government’s pledge to create a downward trend in overweight adults by 2020, this qualification is your opportunity to really make a difference.




course content

The Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes Certificate contains a wide-range of modules relating to nutrition, exercise, obesity and diabetes (both type 1 and type 2), including:

  • History and causes of obesity and diabetes
  • Measuring and assessing obesity
  • Introduction to metabolic syndrome
  • Pathophysiology of obesity and diabetes
  • Hormonal considerations and influencers
  • Exercise precautions and benefits
  • Dietary guidelines
  • Motivating behaviour change
  • Common clinical complications caused by obesity and diabetes


This qualification is assessed via the following:

  • Prevalence and strategies for managing obesity and diabetes worksheet
  • Causation and pathophysiology of obesity and diabetes worksheet
  • Exercise and nutrition for the management of obesity and diabetes case study.

The case study includes: a food diary, client personal information, programme objectives, class and session plan, summary of modifications, and evaluation and reflection.


In order to enrol on this course, you must already hold or be working towards the Level 3 Certificate in Exercise Referral. If you’re ready to take your career steps then you can receive a 10% on the standard cost if you book a Level 3 course with any of our Level 4 qualifications.


REPs 20

At Level 4, membership with the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) is tiered and with the appropriate Level 3 qualification and the required number of hours of professional practice, you’ll be able to gain the title of Specialist Exercise Instructor.

Those who have obtained a sport and exercise science degree and this qualification are eligible to register with the British Association for Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) as a Certified Exercise Practitioner (CEP).

The qualification awards 20 CPD points.

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Total Payable £520 / Minimum Deposit £125

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Great company

    Professional and helpful throughout the entire process of registering, online course work and the excellent weekend courses which are invaluable to achieving the qualifications.

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    A really enjoyable and highly useful training experience!

    I really enjoyed my training with HFE - the course booklet was succinct and very clear, with enough detail to assist with my learning. I loved the course - the tutor was very knowledgeable, allowed us to discuss and share ideas and facilitated a very enjoyable and useful weekend course. HFE were easy to contact and provided excellent support and what I learnt from the course I applied immediately and with great success. Would very much recommend HFE to anyone looking to further their development in the fitness industry.

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