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Exercise referral specialist working with an older adult
Exercise referral specialist working with an older adult
Exercise referral specialist working with an older adult

Level 3 Exercise Referral Mock Exam

The following Level 3 Exercise Referral mock exam is provided as a FREE resource for anyone working towards the Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral.

While the current version of the qualification no longer has an exam, this mock theory resource can serve as a useful revision aid for anyone working towards this exercise referral course, including the Special Populations Diploma.

The questions presented in this assessment provide a realistic flavour of questions that will appear in a live exercise referral setting; many of these questions will also be necessary to complete the worksheets which relate to the ‘Programming Exercise for Referred Clients’ unit within this qualification.

This exam contains 30multiple-choice theory questions and you are required to answer 21 correctly (70%) in order to pass.

Feel free to use this assessment as often as you like. Good luck!

1/30: What is the correct name for a blue inhaler used by people with asthma?

A

Short-acting beta 2 agonist

B

Long-acting beta 2 agonist

C

NSAIDs

D

Oral corticosteroids

2/30: Which of the following pre-exercise glucose levels would be classified as an 'absolute' contraindication to exercise?

A

3.2

B

6.5

C

8.2

D

9.2

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3/30: Which one of the following controlled conditions is characterised by flu-like symptoms and swollen and painful joints?

A

Osteoporosis

B

Osteoarthritis

C

Rheumatoid Arthritis

D

Spondylosis

4/30: Which two areas are the most common sources of pain with patients suffering from intermittent claudication?

A

Chest and shoulders

B

Shoulders and arms

C

Groin and thighs

D

Calf and buttocks

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5/30: Which of the following medications would be used for Hypertension?

A

Statins

B

Calcium channel blockers

C

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

D

Prandial glucose regulator

6/30: Which of the following medications would be used for hypercholesterolemia?

A

Statins

B

Calcium channel blockers

C

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

D

Prandial glucose regulator

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7/30: Which of the following medical conditions can be characterised as a resistance to the effects of insulin?

A

Type 1 diabetes

B

Type 2 diabetes

C

Gestational diabetes

D

All of the above

8/30: Which of the following medical conditions is associated with 'bariatric' surgery?

A

Obesity

B

Asthma / COPD

C

Angina

D

Diabetes

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9/30: Which of the following medical conditions places a patient at an increased risk of peripheral neuropathy?

A

Stroke

B

Diabetes

C

Hypertension

D

Asthma and COPD

10/30: Which one of the following is NOT a complication associated with hypertension?

A

Kidney failure

B

Cirrhosis of the liver

C

Stroke

D

Impaired vision

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11/30: Which of the following represents the maximum exercise intensity for patients suffering with intermittent claudication on the pain claudication scale?

A

2

B

3

C

4

D

5

12/30: Which of the following blood pressure measurements would represent the onset of 'stage 3' hypertension?

A

140/90

B

160/100

C

180/110

D

120/75

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13/30: Which of the following medical conditions attacks the myelin sheath of nerves?

A

Parkinson's Disease

B

Multiple Sclerosis

C

Stroke

D

Hypertension

14/30: Which of the following is NOT a contraindication to exercise for diabetic patients?

A

Active retinal haemorrhage (bleeding from the eye)

B

Blood glucose levels exceeding 13.8 mmol/l

C

Blood glucose levels between 6-7 mmol/l

D

Blood glucose levels between 2-3 mmol/l

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15/30: Which of the following conditions is closely linked with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD)?

A

Emphysema

B

Hypertension

C

Acute bronchitis

D

Hypercholesterolemia

16/30: Which of the following medical conditions is brought about by a progressive reduction in the production of the neurotransmitter, dopamine?

A

Multiple Sclerosis

B

Spondylosis

C

Asthma

D

Parkinson's disease

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17/30: Which of the following represents the minimum weekly target exercise and physical activity energy expenditure for people that are obese?

A

500-750 Kcal

B

750-1250 Kcal

C

1250-2000 Kcal

D

3000-5000 Kcal

18/30: Which of the following would cause a person with obesity to consume more food?

A

Reduced sensitivity to leptin

B

Reduced sensitivity to glucagon

C

Increased sensitivity to insulin

D

Increased sensitivity to cortisol

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19/30: Which of the following represents the male 'at risk' threshold for body composition?

A

>10%

B

>15%

C

>25%

D

>35%

20/30: According to the Irwin and Morgan Risk Stratification Model, which of the following conditions would be classified as 'medium risk'?

A

Osteoarthritis - where physical activity provides symptomatic relief

B

Exercise induced asthma - without other symptoms

C

A smoker - with no known impairment or respiratory dysfunction

D

Type 2 diabetes - controlled by medication

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21/30: Which of the following controlled conditions results in uric acid crystals being deposited in the joint?

A

Gout

B

Rheumatoid Arthritis

C

Osteoarthritis

D

Osteoporosis

22/30: Which of the following joint structures is most affected in osteoarthritis patients?

A

Articular cartilage

B

Compact bone

C

Synovial membrane

D

Bone marrow

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23/30: According to the Irwin and Morgan Risk Stratification Model, which of the following conditions would be classified as 'high risk'?

A

Severe osteoarthritis - with associated immobility

B

Claudication - with cardiac dysfunction

C

Moderate to severe asthma

D

All of the above

24/30: Which of the following waist circumferences has a risk category of 'high' for females?

A

70 cm

B

80 cm

C

90 cm

D

110 cm

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25/30: Which of the following classifications of asthma would present less than once a week with brief exacerbations?

A

Intermittent

B

Mild persistent

C

Moderate persistent

D

Severe persistent

26/30: Which of the following is an inflammatory and systemic condition orthopaedic condition that commonly affects the spine?

A

Gout

B

Osteoarthritis

C

Ankylosing spondylitis

D

Scoliosis

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27/30: Which of the following medications used to treat hypertension may cause postural hypotension?

A

Ace inhibitors

B

Bile acid sequestrants

C

Statins

D

Fibrates

28/30: Which of the following is NOT an associated complication of hypertension?

A

Cardiac events

B

Retinopathy

C

Kidney failure

D

Neuropathy

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29/30: Which of the following is a precursor condition to osteoporosis?

A

Osteoarthritis

B

Osteopenia

C

Osteopathy

D

Rheumatoid arthritis

30/30: The medical term 'syncope' (pronounced "sin ko pea") describes which of the following?

A

Hot flushes

B

Extremely high blood pressure

C

Extremely low body temperature

D

Fainting

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