This leading Level 4 distance learning course for exercise and pulmonary rehabilitation professionals is the only course of its kind to be delivered in partnership with Loughborough College and The British Lung Foundation.
The course aims to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills required to design, agree and adapt a physical activity programme for adults with chronic respiratory disease.
By the end of the course candidates will have an understanding of:
The respiratory system, components of respiration, and common respiratory conditions
Medications and delivery devices used in the treatment of chronic respiratory disease
The physiological responses to exercise for this client group and the pulmonary rehabilitation assessment process
Pulmonary rehabilitation and the principles of exercise programming for individuals with chronic respiratory disease participating in community based sessions
The causes and management of breathlessness client safety, contraindications to exercise and reasons for stopping exercise
How different body systems change with age and the considerations for exercise programming for individuals with chronic respiratory disease and additional clinical conditions.
How to design and agree review and adapt a physical activity programme for clients with chronic respiratory disease