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Level 4 Certificate in Physical Activity and Lifestyle Strageties for Managing Lower Back Pain

 

 

Course Information

This qualification will allow access to Level 4 on REPs if all of the other requirements have been met. You will train to a professionally competent level, enabling you to prescribe, plan, conduct and review programmes to address the needs of patients/clients with low back pain.

 

This is an distance learning course, so you will receive a course manual and coursework portfolio upon enrolment. The course can be started at anytime.

 

Entry Requirements

Candidates must hold a recognised Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral.

 

Aim

  • 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 painTo 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 chronicnon-specific low back pain

 

Course Content

Unit 1 – Prevelance and Classification of Low Back Pain

Unit 2 – Development and Pathology of Low Back Pain

Unit 3 - Planning and Delivering Physical Activity and Lifestyle Strategies for the Management of Chronic Non-Specific Low Back Pain

 

Read the full qualification syllabus here.

 

Assessment Methods

Open-Book Worksheet

Theoretical case study – Programme design, session plan, evaluation and modification report

Observed formative assessment

Session and self-evaluation

 

Support

Throughout your studies, we are available via phone and email to support you anyway we can and mentor you throughout the duration of your course. Our job is to ensure that you are making good progress towards the achievement of your qualification and that you are managing to handle your workload comfortably.

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