The candidate will be expected to be familiar with the case for and against exercise in relation to disease prevention and treatment of disease and disability. In addition the candidate should understand the mechanisms of benefit, the guidelines and safety considerations for exercise prescription.

The candidate will be expected to understand the physical and physiological differences between males and females and client specific differences in relation to exercise performance and injury / illness profiles. Candidate will develop in depth understanding of disease pathology and symptoms and the benefits of exercise in restoring health.

Module Learning Objectives (MLO):

Upon completion of this module students should have a clear understanding of the following concepts -

  1. To discuss the physiological principles associated with chronic conditions and physical inactivity.
  2. Identify the precautions and safety issues prior to beginning a programme of exercise
  3. Understand risk assessment criteria for each disease setting as laid out by the ACSM
  4. Identify how specific exercise activities can be used to treat lifestyle related chronic illness and diseases.
  5. Evaluate the physiological, psychological and sociological factors associated with participation and compliance for exercise intervention.

Application of exercise in therapy in various chronic disease settings –

  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Respiratory disorders, COPD
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Arthritis
  • Neurogenerative disorders
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Injury Rehabilitation

 Target Market

This module is multidisciplinary and welcomes applications from healthcare professionals from the wider multidisciplinary team (including medical doctors, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, sports science and exercise physiologists).


-Applicants must have a UG degree or diploma in physiology, exercise science physical therapy or physiotherapy.

-Have a demonstrated interest and experience in working with clients and a need for providing exercise testing and exercise prescription in a clinical setting or for sports performance.

Contact Information


Please select Postgrad CPD in Medicine and Health Sciences CPD (CPC14) when making your online application. 


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