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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 942 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.

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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Study Option

The minute you enrol you can enjoy instant access to your course via our website or mobile app, as well as Learner Support.


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.

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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.

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Study Option

Regular Price: £699 Special Offer £499

Finance available from £25 deposit & £12/month.

Prompt Payment: £599 Special Offer £399


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

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


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.