Sport and Exercise Science Short Courses and CPD

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Short courses in sport and exercise science

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Sport and Exercise Science short courses

We offer short courses and continuing professional development programmes in all aspects of sport and exercise science – explore the currently available courses in the list below. 

Sport and Exercise Science courses

This course will enable you to work with people with medical conditions who have been referred for exercise by their GP.

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On this short course, you'll learn about the problems that can occur when cold water swimming, how to avoid them, and what to do if they happen.

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Bi-Annual: September & April 

For bra manufacturers, designers, healthcare professionals, or anyone else with an interest the science of breasts and bras, this is the perfect opportunity to learn from world leaders. On this short course, you'll hear from the Research Group in Breast Health, where you'll get information on the science of breasts and bras, gained from in-depth research. There's currently no other workshop available that can provide this up-to-date and relevant information.

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If you're a qualified Exercise Referral instructor or health care professional, this short course will help you build on your skills and experience to provide exercise and physical activity advice for people who have experienced a stroke. This course provides the opportunity to gain the Exercise Training and Fitness After Stroke Instructor certification from Later Life Training, that you'll get as part of the course.

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On this short course you'll gain an understanding of how cancer and medical treatment can impact a person's life and how physical activity and exercise can be use to overcome this. You'll receive advanced learning in exercise and cancer care that underpins the exercise and cancer rehabilitation instructor certification from CanRehab, that you'll get as part of the course. 

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If you're a qualified Exercise Referral instructor or health care professional, this short course will help you build on your skills and experience to provide exercise and physical activity advice for people who require exercise as part of their cardiac rehabilitation. This course provides the opportunity to gain the Cardiac Specialist Exercise Instructor certification from the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation, that you'll get as part of the course.

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If you're a qualified Exercise Referral instructor or health care professional, this short course will help you build on your skills and experience to provide exercise and physical activity advice for people with a chronic lung disease. This course provides the opportunity to gain the Exercise for Chronic Respiratory Diseases (BLF Active) Instructor certification from Loughborough College/British Lung Foundation, that you'll get as part of the course.

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If you're a qualified Exercise Referral instructor or health care professional, this short course will help you build on your skills and experience to provide exercise and physical activity advice for people with a history or at risk of falling. This course provides the opportunity to gain the Postural Stability Instructor certification from Later Life Training, that you'll get as part of the course.

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If you want to explore the physiological effects of extreme temperature on the human body – using some of the best facilities in the country, and learning from experts at the top of their game – then this is the course for you.

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On this short course you'll learn how to plan, deliver and review fitness programmes. It's intensive, taking place over a week – with 1 day spent in the classroom and the other 4 in the gym, where you'll put your new knowledge and skills into practice. Endorsed by the Register of Exercise Professional (REPS), you'll get a Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification once you complete this course.

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