Understand the Principles of Exercise and Fitness

CPD (Continued Professional Development)


Section 1: Exercise

Learn about the important role exercise plays in maintaining general health and well-being, the types of activities that can improve your health and fitness and why we need to exercise.

Section 2: Nutrition

Cover the nutritional guidelines for a healthy diet and explains how nutrition affects our everyday health and fitness.

Section 3: Anatomy and physiology

Explore through the different systems in the human body, including the different terms associated with each system and what effects exercise has on these systems.

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  • Fully online course
  • Study from anywhere, at any time
  • Perfect for an introduction or refresher in a subject
  • A great addition to a CV
  • Receive a digital e-certificate upon completion
  • Nationally recognised
  • Official CPD-certified course
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Course Type / Level



CPD (Continued Professional Development)

Who is this for?

Distance Learning is suitable for those who wish to study at their own pace, at a pace that suits them. These courses are designed to be part of you Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

Entry Requirements

Age 19+
EU/UK resident for the last three years

Dates and Duration

Start Date: To Be Advised
Time: At a time to suit you
Day: Work at a day to suit you - Distance Learning only
Duration: 4 Weeks



Progression Route

Accredited Distance Learning courses.

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