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Level 4 Certificate in the Management in the Exercise for Low Back Pain - for Level 2 and 3 Instructors and Trainers who have Level 3 Exercise Referral

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Level 4 Certificate in the Management in the Exercise for Low Back Pain - for Level 2 and 3 Instructors and Trainers who have Level 3 Exercise Referral

Quick Overview

The Level 4 Certificate in Physical Activity and Lifestyle Strategies for Managing Low Back Pain qualification is aimed at Level 3 qualified exercise referral personal trainers and exercise referral instructors. It is intended to train learners to a professionally competent level, enabling them to prescribe, plan conduct and review programmes to address the needs of patients/clients with low back pain.

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Details

This Level 4 Certificate qualification is will allow registration with REPs as a Level 4 Specialist in the category of Low Back Pain. This course takes approximately 8 weeks to complete but can be extended to up to one year if preferred. Blended and distance learning formats are available.

Course Format 

Blended Learning 
- Home study
- Full online course
- Live online guided learning (8 hours)
- Assessment day (choose one of our monthly assessment dates)
- The total number of guided learning hours is 131 so you will be involved in guided learning for between 8 to 16 hours per week depending on the chosen duration of your course (ie between 6 weeks and 12 weeks).

Distance Learning 
- Home study
- Full online course
- Live online guided learning (8 hours)
- DVD submission assessment 
- The total number of guided learning hours is 131 so you will be involved in guided learning for between 8 to 16 hours per week depending on the chosen duration of your course (ie between 6 weeks and 12 weeks).

Course Content

The learner must complete all mandatory units (15 credits in total):

  • Prevalence and classification of low back pain (Level 4, 3 credits)
  • Development and pathology of low back pain (Level 4, 4 credits)
  • Planning and delivering physical activity and lifestyle strategies for the management of chronic non-specific low back pain (Level 4, 8 credits)

Click to download the course guide 

Target Learners

• Experienced Instructors wishing to further their career in the health and fitness sector as a specialist instructor who can address the needs of clients with low back pain.

Aims and Objectives

Aims:

• To train learners to a professionally competent level, enabling them to plan, conduct and review programmes to address the needs of clients with low back pain

• To train learners to a professionally competent level, enabling them to support clients to change their physical activity and lifestyle behaviours to aid in the management of chronic non-specific low back pain

Objectives:

• To develop an understanding of the prevalence and classification of low back pain

• To be able to determine health risks associated with low back pain

• To understand the contributing factors that lead to the development of different types of low back pain

• To apply appropriate training approaches to plan and design physical activity and exercise programmes for clients with chronic non-specific low back pain

• To understand how chronic non-specific low back pain, medications, psychological/sociological factors and co-morbidities affect client’s ability to exercise safely and effectively

• To be able to support clients to adopt healthier lifestyle behaviours as part of a programme to manage chronic non-specific low back pain 

Included in this Course

  • Full online elearning course package
  • Course Manual
  • Assessment Portfolio
  • Personal live online tuition course (8 hours)
  • Assessments 
  • Unlimited access to HFI expert tutors

Location of Assessments

The location for assessments is London Metropolitan University at 166-220 Holloway Rd, London N7 8DB. It is 2 minutes walk from Holloway Road tube station which is on the Piccadilly Line. There is no attendance for distance learners.

Entry Requirements

You will need a Level 3 Personal Trainer and the Level 3 Exercise Referral qualification to attend the course. Students must be at least 16 years old with a reasonable level of fitness as well as reading, writing and numeracy skills.

Assessment

The qualification is assessed by practical assessment (or DVD for distance learners), a written case study and a worksheet. 

Syllabus

Please contact HFI for a full copy of the course syllabus 

For Further Information

Contact Alison at HFI on 07799 621 456 or email

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