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Level 3 Exercise Referral for Health Management


The Exercise Referral for Health Management course looks to build on the knowledge gained via Level 3 Personal Trainer or Level 3 Pilates qualifications. This will enable learners to support clients with certain common medical conditions covered in the qualification, such as obesity, asthma, and hypertension. Students will receive a comprehensive workbook for pre-course reading and attend a 1.5 day theory and practical course. 

Learning Outcomes

On this Exercise Referral for Health Management course, your staff will be taught through our blended learning format; gaining the essential knowledge to underpin their practical training at home and developing teaching skills in a tutor-led professional environment.

  • Explain the role of exercise referral in both the fitness industry and the health sector, and its impact on disease risk reduction and condition management.
  • List the common causes of specified medical conditions relevant to exercise referral programmes.
  • Outline exercise guidelines and restrictions for patients with specified medical conditions.
  • Demonstrate how to plan and adapt exercise referral programmes to meet the health-related fitness goals of referred patients.
  • Identify the methods used to monitor and evaluate the success of exercise referral schemes.
Retain clients and members
Grow member referrals
Grow or launch a group exercise offering
Provide opportunities for staff progression
Increase revenue opportunities through new classes
Employee Engagement

Modules and Assessment

This course includes the following modules:

  • Level 3 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology (or equivalent)
  • Applying the principles of nutrition and exercise to referral clients
  • Professional practice for exercise referral instructors
  • Understanding Medical Conditions for Exercise referral
  • Planning exercise referral programmes
  • Instructing exercise with referred clients (practical assessment)
  • Instructing exercise with referred clients (case study)


  • You will compile a portfolio over 4 weeks following the workshop, documenting work from a selection of 10 x case studies provided by Future Fit Training.
  • Portfolios will be digital for assessment.
  • Practical assessments take place in a studio environment. Learners are required to deliver a circuit style class based on the case study.

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