Part Time

Subject Area

Sport and Public Services

Start Date

Call 0191 511 6000

Course Length

14 Weeks







Course Level


Home / Course / Physical Activity and Weight Management for Obese and Diabetic Clients Certificate Level 4

Who is this course for?

This course is for you if you are a fitness professional wanting to advance your knowledge in this specialist area. The course will allow you to work with individuals within an exercise referral scheme or who self-refer, giving you the knowledge you need to plan safe and effective exercise programmes for obese and diabetic clients.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You must hold a Level 3 qualification in exercise referral before you can apply for this course. The Exercise Referral course is available as part of Sunderland College’s adult education programme.

What are the key things you'll learn?

You will learn about the prevalence and classification of obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes and the risks these pose to health. You will go on to learn about the contributing factors of these diseases and how they can develop. Finally you will learn how to plan and deliver effective exercise and nutrition strategies for obese and diabetic individuals and the potential barriers to behaviour change that exist in these clients.

How you will learn

The course will include both theory and practical lessons delivered at our new Sports Academy. Theory lessons will take place in our state of the art classroom and learning spaces. The practical elements will be in our new fitness suite and studio spaces taking advantage of the latest Technogym fitness equipment. The course is assessed through workbooks and case studies.

Where could this course take you?

This course will give you the qualification you need to work with and improve the lives of these specialist clients either as part of an exercise referral programme or through your own business. This course is recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) making you a specialist exercise instructor in the area of obesity and diabetes.