Whether you are qualified in exercise-referral or not, this module covers everything, starting at the basics and then going into depth, well beyond exercise-referral, looking at the research.
You will not find a more in-depth course in hypertension and exercise aimed at fitness professionals. Our course has been taken by medical students, fitness professionals, physios, nurses and those just interested in exercise as a form of medicine.
This online course is 3 hours long and covers the following learning objectives.
By the end of this module, students should be able to:
- Explain how blood pressure is regulated ( You will be taught the physiology in depth)
- Explain how blood pressure is assessed
- Explain how blood pressure is treated and the guidelines doctor's use
- Recognise the key medication and their side effects
- Recognise when doctors will use different antihypertensive medications
- Recognise the body of evidence (research) that underpins exercise prescription for hypertension
- Create an exercise programme for a client with high blood pressure
There are no specific entry requirements for this course. Students have come from a range of backgrounds from health care professionals and students, exercise referral students, personal trainers and those interested in learning more about hypertension.
You will be supported throughout the course by your dedicated educational supervisor. Your tutor will be a medical doctor who is also an experienced fitness professionals.
The course contains a mixture of video lectures, articles and research papers. There are 4 key modules.
In this short module we discuss how to get the most out of the course and what you need to do!
Here you will learn about what high blood pressure is, how it develops and what its affects are on the body. We look in depth at the physiological processes that occur in the body.
Here we look at how blood pressure is assessed, the investigations and tests that need to be carried out and then the treatment. We discuss pharmacological (drugs) treatment, as well as lifestyle.
Here we take a look at research around exercise and high blood pressure to understand what really happens and current theories.
The final assessment is an online multiple choice assessment. You will need 80% to pass the course. You may take this assessment as many times as you need.
There is a multiple choice online assessment with a 80% mark required to pass.
As this is a continual professional development module (CPD) this assessment can be taken as many times as is required.