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Introduction

In partnership with cAmpus, we’re here to help you turn your interest in training clients with medical conditions into a new and fulfilling career skillset.

Over 20+ years our Exercise Referral course has helped thousands of people work with doctors and medical professionals to improve people’s lives through exercise.

As the established authority in exercise education, we have 976 reviews and our customer experience rating is 4.8 out of 5

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Our Exercise Referral course is designed for fitness professionals and personal trainers who want to join their local register and work with people who’ve been medically referred onto an exercise programme by their doctor.

From understanding medical conditions for exercise referral to instructing exercise with referred patients, this is a well-recognised specialist qualification that can help you develop additional skills and open up new business opportunities for you.

Start with free access to:

  • all online course material
  • course videos
  • online worksheets

If you would like to set up your own exercise referral scheme and work with clients with specific medical conditions, you’ll need to:

  • purchase & complete a Training & Assessment Package (TAP). See TAP Options below.

The content of our Level 3 Exercise Referral course includes:

  • Exercise referral schemes
  • Understanding medical conditions for exercise referral
  • Planning exercise referral programmes with patients
  • Professional practice for exercise referral instructors
  • Instructing exercise with referred patients
  • Contraindicated conditions
  • Anatomy & physiology for exercise & health
  • Applying the principles of nutrition
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TAP

To gain this exercise referral qualification, you must successfully complete a Training & Assessment Package (TAP).

The minute you enrol you can enjoy instant access to your course via our website or mobile app. Once you purchase a TAP, you will have access to the exercise referall assessments and Learner Support.

Distance

You’ll complete the Exercise Referral course as home study.

You will:

  • Complete as home study the online course material, online theory assessments and portfolio.

  • Film the practical assessment (for which you will need an apparently healthy client).

  • Submit via our Help Desk a video of your practical assessment along with a copy of your completed portfolio.

Alternatively, book into an assessment day at one of our venues. View dates (additional fees apply).

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Live Virtual

Home study plus a practical, tutor-led Exercise Referral Live Virtual Clinic that you participate in at home. This clinic is conducted in real-time and is not a pre-recorded video.

You will:

  • Complete as home study the online course material, online theory assessment, and specified sections of the portfolio.

  • Book onto a scheduled Exercise Referral Live Virtual Clinic. View dates.

  • Participate in the Exercise Referral Live Virtual Clinic you booked onto. You’ll perform training during this 1½-day clinic and also finish your portfolio.

  • Film the practical assessment (for which you will need an apparently healthy client).

  • Submit via our Help Desk a video of your practical assessment along with a copy of your completed portfolio.

Alternatively, book into an assessment day at one of our venues. View dates (additional fees apply).

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In-Person

Home study plus a practical, tutor-led Exercise Referral In-Person Clinic that you attend at one of our venues.

You will:

  • Complete as home study the online course material, online theory assessment, and specified sections of the portfolio.

  • Book onto a scheduled Exercise Referral In-Person Clinic. View dates.

  • Participate in the Exercise Referral In-Person Clinic you booked onto. You’ll perform training during this 1½-day clinic and also finish your portfolio.

  • Film the practical assessment (for which you will need an apparently healthy client).

  • Submit via our Help Desk a video of your practical assessment along with a copy of your completed portfolio.

Alternatively, book into an assessment day at one of our venues. View dates (additional fees apply).

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TAP Prices

After you enrol on our Exercise Referral course, the sooner you purchase a TAP, the smaller the fee. To purchase a TAP, simply choose your preferred option.

We’ve made your course even easier to start with our simple payment options: pay up front in full and enjoy a prompt payment discount or pay the regular price with with a payment plan.

Course

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Regular Price From: £625 Today's TAP Price: £525

From £26 deposit & £13/month

Prompt Payment From: £549 Today's TAP Price: £449

Regular Price From: £675 Today's TAP Price: £575

From £29 deposit & £14/month

Prompt Payment From: £599 Today's TAP Price: £499

Regular Price From: £675 Today's TAP Price: £575

From £29 deposit & £14/month

Prompt Payment From: £599 Today's TAP Price: £499

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Recognition

You will achieve the relevant Level 3 qualification upon successful completion of our Exercise Referral course and TAP, the certificate for which will be issued by the awarding organisation.

Our Exercise Referral course & TAP are also recognised by PD:Approval and CIMSPA, and meets the criteria for official American College of Sports Medicine Approved Provider status◊.

Prerequisites

A basic level of English and Maths is necessary to understand the Exercise Referral course content.

You must hold a Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification (either Gym or Exercise to Music), or a Level 3 Personal Trainer, Pilates or yoga qualification.