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  • Exercise Prescription for Long-Term Neurological Conditions

    REPS 4 accredited course for health care and fitness professionals wishing to deliver exercise to people with a range of long-term neurological conditions.

    A collaborative course designed by leading UK physiotherapists, clinicians and fitness professionals. It can be taken as a standalone module.

  • This course is based on the outcomes of extensive research by the Centre for Movement, Occupational and Rehabilitation Sciences (MOReS) at Oxford Brookes University, into neurological populations and the effects exercise has on people with conditions such as stroke, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis. The course has been developed with the support of renowned UK clinicians working in neurology and neuro-rehabilitation.
    This is a 20 CAT point level 7 (Masters) module that can be taken as a stand alone course

    It is suitable for practising level 3 (exercise referral or equivalent) exercise professionals who would like to learn about different neurological conditions and how to instruct exercise for rehabilitation benefit.

    The course is also suitable for other healthcare professionals who work in this area.

    The course is made up of 5 units covering:

    1. Nervous system, muscle and trauma
    2. Fitness principles and musculoskeletal co-morbidities
    3. Neurological Conditions
      1. Acquired Brain Injury 
      2. Parkinson's Disease 
      3. Multiple Sclerosis 
      4. Neuromuscular Disorders
    4. Lifestyle and behaviour modification change 
    5. Prescription, programming and rehabilitation

    Delivery of materials is through 6 months of on-line learning with 2 weekends of lectures, workshops and practicals. There is on-line support throughout the duration of the course and weekly support sessions where a tutor will be available.

    This course runs in Semester 2 and 3 for 6 months. The course is primarily distance learning with 2 compulsory face-to-face teaching clinical weekends which are held at Oxford Brookes University. The clinical weekends are compulsory to gaining the qualification.

    Tuition fees
    2021/22 Academic Year: £1000 if taken as a standalone module (CPD), or £1060 if taken as part of an award bearing course.

    Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed in the 'This course in detail' window above.

    Questions about fees?
    Contact Student Finance on:
    +44 (0)1865 483088

    The course demands a commitment of 200 hours of study over 6 months and this includes 2 weekends of clinic and gym practice.

    The flexible study time expects the student to engage with a range of Master level skills which are indicative of this level of learning and include: research, reading, data analysis and interpretation, report writing, practical skills, profiling clients, developing exercise prescription plans and an exam.

    Student assessments are carried out through case study analysis, a multiple choice question exam and 2 weekends of face-to-face time where practical gym sessions will take place.