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.
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:
This qualification is assessed via the following:
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.
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.
Our exercise specialist courses are second to none. These programmes are designed, developed and delivered by leading doctors, physiotherapists, dietitians and nutritionists.
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