Level 3 Award in Supporting Pre and Post Natal Clients with Exercise and Nutrition
Do you feel confident teaching pregnant clients?
How do you feel about teaching a new mother?
If you’ve been in or around the health and fitness industry for any amount of time, you will know that there are not nearly enough qualified and competent teachers who can offer classes specifically for pre and post-natal clients.
We hear of too many teachers that are nervous of teaching pregnant women . Understandably they want to be sure they can’t harm either their client or her baby.
This is a particularly rewarding group of people to work with and of course …after they have had their baby you can integrate them into your regular classes.
If your are a Personal Trainer you can work with your client on a 1:1 basis to help her get back to fitness and perhaps re-join her favourite pre-pregnancy class.
Who is this course for?
Technically all qualified instructors should be able to look after one or two pregnant clients within a group class.
The difference in obtaining this qualification means you are then entitled to set up specific classes for Pre or Post Natal clients and your Insurance policy will cover you when working with this specialist group.
How is this course structured?
This course is delivered via our Elearning platform in the comfort of your own home. The EnergyWise Academy is an accredited training provider based in the UK. Our qualifications are recognised worldwide and adhere to the most up to date safety guidelines and standards. You will have access to a designated tutor via email for additional support.
There is no practical component to this subject as you will simply apply your new found knowledge to any existing subjects in which you are qualified to teach.
You will be required to complete a L.A.P. – Learner Achievement Portfolio which will be assessed by an appropriately qualified member of our approved Tutor/Assessor Team.
Upon successful completion of the course work you will receive an Active IQ Certificate : Level 3 Award in Designing Pre-Post Natal Exercise Programmes.
The two units required for successful completion of this award are:
Physical activity, health and nutritional considerations for pre and postnatal clients
Programming safe and effective exercise sessions for pre and postnatal clients
You will develop an understanding of the physiological and bio-mechanical changes that take place during pregnancy and also cover the following:
How to plan and design programmes for pre and post-natal clients including:
- Recommended types of physical activity
- Types of physical activity to be avoided
- Abdominal and pelvic floor exercises
- Abdominal separation
Know the physiological and bio-mechanical changes that take place during pregnancy including:
- Musculoskeletal system
- Cardiovascular system
- Respiratory system
- Metabolic changes
- Endocrine system
- Length and implications
Understand the key considerations for pre and post-natal clients participating in physical activity including :
- Health and safety
- Common antenatal problems
- Absolute contraindications
- Relative contraindications
- Warning signs
- Complications / considerations
- Information and advice
Know the nutritional requirements for pre and post-natal clients and learn how to apply appropriate training approaches based on the key components of exercise programming.
On successful completion of this course you will understand the benefits of physical activity for pre and post-natal clients and how to adapt your existing class/session to meet their needs safely.
What is the pre-requisite?
Level 2 Gym Instructor
Level 2 Exercise to Music
Level 3 Personal Trainer
Level 3 Pilates
Level 3 Yoga Teacher
Students outside the UK need to supply evidence of their qualification by sending a copy of their certificate with their application.
How much does it cost?
Next step? Check out our pre-requisites then fill in the Contact Form below to reserve your place.
We will do our best to reply within 24 hours.
When is the next course?
We’ve been asked how quickly this qualification can be achieved and we think you could complete the worksheets in your Learner Achievement Portfolio within eight weeks from your start date.
You can of course take longer if you like …however we know how these things can drag on and on so we advise you to take your knowledge out into you workplace and start getting a return on your investment!