A completely FREE course for all. All global and local health care professionals All community health workers in low and middle income countries. Anyone interested in making every contact count for physical activity.
Join us, for a 6 week course, starting on Monday 4th July 2016. Register here.
This course aims to provide all participants with the: confidence, competencies and capabilities, to offer safe and effective physical activity and exercise advice. It highlights some of the WHO physical activity recommendations together with key points from over 76 NICE guidance statements. The content covers the context, prescription, contraindications, considerations and patient information for key NCDs and other specific conditions, using exercise advice and support. Over the six weeks the course will cover:
- Week one - Basic principles of the relation between exercise and health
- Week two - Global issues surrounding physical activity
- Week three - Role of physical activity in chronic illness
- Week four - Role of physical activity in specific conditions
- Week five - Utilising physical activity in treatment
- Week six - Quantifying physical activity and the future
The course coordinators for this course are Ann Gates from Exercise Works and Rachael Lowe from Physiopedia. Both Ann and Rachael believe that exercise and physical activity can promote health, prevent chronic disease and illness, reduce the cost of treating chronic disease, help people recover from illness and improve quality of life in those living with long-term conditions. This course could also offer the basic theoretical knowledge before a more advanced practical course tailored to specific needs.
Watch more about the course here:
Blog by Ann Gates CEO Exercose Works