Exercise Physiology Diploma
A Distance Learning Course of 15 Lessons
Coaches at International level are employing the services and skills of exercise physiologists (plus psychologists, nutritionists, etc.) in order to lessen the chances of failure and to ensure victory.
This course is designed to give therapists the knowledge and understanding of how the body physiologically responds to and adapts through physical exercise.
Training principles will be re-visited and applied to fitness testing and evaluation. The therapist will be capable of assessing present physiological levels and plan appropriate programmes.
Case study reviews will be used throughout the course, bringing together a number of coaching issues such as injury assessment, diet & nutrition, competition and peaking.
The Skeletal System
The Muscular System
Posture and Body Mechanics
The Heart and The Circulatory System
The Vascular System
The Respiratory System
Internal and External Respiration
The Energy Systems
The Energy Continuum
Fatigue and Recovery
Health and Fitness
Qualification 1: Exercise Physiology Diploma
Exercise Physiology Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.
Qualification 2: ASET Level 3 Exercise Physiology Award
This Course leads to an ASET Level 3 Award Certificate for successful learners. That means that it is independantly accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NFQ) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (in which case GCSE's are at levels 1 and 2 and A Levels are at level 3).
The Award has been designed by a learning provider to meet specific learners' or employers' requirements and as such is not listed as a qualification on NQF. While the duration, content or assessment may vary from similar national qualifications, in accrediting the programme at level 3, ASET attests that its learning outcomes are at an equivalent level to a level 3 national qualification.
With this course you will have unlimited access to your own personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. It is your personal tutor's role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.
You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you will always succeed!
Requirements for Entry
There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.
This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 225 hrs.
Online version -£20 (+VAT)
After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.
All study materials
Full Tutor and Admin support
On completion of this course students can apply for membership to the Society for Holistic Therapists and Coaches (SHTC), a professional body who are dedicated to recognised standards of qualification and practice - students will also be able to use the initials 'SHTC' after their names.