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The WRIGHT Foundation formulated the first UK medically led and approved (REPs) Exercise Referral Qualification in conjunction with the prominent leading Medical, Physiology & Exercise Scientists and Principal Universities and today are still leaders in this field.

This course qualifies exercise professionals to work in conjunction with existing schemes or set-up new schemes and work with clients referred by a medical professional with conditions such as obesity, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, asthma, anxiety or mild depression. 

Exercise Professionals can design and adapt an exercise programme specific to their client's medical condition in order to gain long-term health benefits.

Exercise Referral Level 3

This is a five day course delivered at venues across the UK and Internationally by experienced University lecturers and boasting the most comprehensive syllabus.

The course tackles a wide range of medical topics and also provides a thorough understanding of the setting up, development and management of a successful exercise referral scheme.

The course is endorsed by Skills Active and the Register of Exercise Professionals and leads to VTCT certification.


Learning Outcomes and objectives:

  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Musculoskeletal diseases
  • Respiratory disease
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Mental Health (stress, anxiety, depression)
  • Key definitions and concepts relating to exercise, health and fitness.
  • The relationship between exercise and health
  • The importance of motivation and behaviour change
  • How to maintain behaviour change/behavioural strategies

The aetiology and pathology of common conditions including:

  • Exercise limitations and requirements in special populations e.g. obesity, hypertension, diabetes
  • Main contra-indications to exercise, risk factors, warning signs, symptoms and medical emergencies
  • Issues relating to the older adult Pharmacology for all referable medical conditions covered on the course
  • Understanding the NHS NQAF guidelines Communicating effectively and appropriately with patients
  • Developing individually based behavioural strategies for exercise and lifestyle
  • Recognise and respond to warning signs and symptoms
  • Developing and managing an exercise referral scheme
  • How to involve medical/health professionals
  • Approaching medical authorities.


Candidate prerequisites:

Leisure experience asappropriateto relevant qualifications held

Outgoing, friendly, motivational personality Natural aptitude to organisation An understanding of exercise and fitness theory

A relevant fitness qualification*

*Should students wish to gain REPs accreditation, they must hold the relevant gym based prerequisites:e.g. LEVEL 2 FITNESS INSTRUCTOROR LEVEL 3 PERSONAL TRAINER

Apply for Course

For all current course dates click on the website link below:
www.wrightfoundation.com/courses_exercisereferral Or email: info@wrightfoundation.com