Content: 

This course is ideal for instructors or personal trainers who are interested in designing exercise programmes for pre and postnatal women.  The course is taught through a blended learning which is a mixture of home study and one attendance day. The course is made up of two units which are:

  • Unit one – Physical activity, health and nutritional considerations for pre and postnatal clients
  • Unit two – Programming safe and effective exercise sessions for pre and postnatal clients

During the course candidates will learn:

  • The benefits and barriers/concerns of physical activity for pre and postnatal clients
  • The physiological and biomechanical changes that take part during pregnancy and the postnatal period
  • The key considerations for pre and post natal clients participating in physical activity
  • How to collect information to ensure health and safety when working with a pre or postnatal client
  • The role that health care professionals play in supporting pre and postnatal clients
  • The nutritional requirements for pre and post natal clients
  • How to design an individualised, safe and effective exercise programme for a pre or postnatal client
  • How to record an individualised, safe and effective programme for a pre or postnatal client
  • Identify and manage specific risks to the pre or postnatal client when participating in physical activity

Prerequisite:

Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (or equivalent)

Assessment: 

Case study

Awarding Organisation: 

Active IQ