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Level 4 Certificate in Physical Activity and Lifestyle Strategies for

Managing Lower Back Pain

The course will allow instructors, who already hold a Level 3 qualification in Exercise Referral, to take their qualification to the next level. It will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills so that you can effectively plan and oversee fitness programmes for those who suffer from lower back pain. The units you will study include: 

  • Human anatomy, and biomechanics of the spine and lower back.
  • Prevalance of low back pain in the UK
  • National guidelines for management of low back pain
  • Activity/inactivity in the prevention and management of low back pain
  • Epidemiology of low back pain
  • Co-morbidities/medications and their exercise considerations
  • Psychological/sociological impact of low back pain
  • Screening/assessment techniques for low back pain
  • Goal setting
  • Planning/delivering appropriate exercise sessions

Each of these units will provide you with the required skill set in order to plan and deliver effective exercise regimes for those with lower back pain. 

You will cover:
Knowledge and understanding relating to the qualification
You must achieve all mandatory units. 
  • Unit 1 Prevalence and classification of low back pain
  • Unit 2 Development and pathology of low back pain
  • Unit 3 Planning and developing physical activity and lifestyle strategies for client with low back pain.

Course Duration

The course is 3 days, including assessment.

Course Assessment
  • Worksheet
  • Case Study
  • Practical Demonstration (We can only accept Gym Plans, not pilates or ETM)

Level 4 Certificate in Physical Activity & Lifestyle Strategies for Managing Low Back Pain

Progression Routes after completing the course
  • Other Level 4 Fitness and Health Qualifications
  • Education & Teaching qualification (PTLLS)
  • Assessors
Course Price Includes
  • Registration, assessments, Certificate
  • Instructor course manuals
  • 20 CPD credits on REP's (register of Exercise Professionals)
Entry Requirements
You must be 18+ and hold a recognised Level 3 Exercise Referral qualification, e.g. Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in Exercise Referral or equivalent. 
Cost                                 Dates

£660 per person 

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Courses will be held at one of our various venues in Ashford, Kent.

Contact Details

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