• YMCA Level 4 Certificate in Programming Physical Activity for Individuals with Low Back Pain (601/3505/0)

    The aim of this qualification is to provide the learner with the appropriate knowledge and skills to design, deliver, monitor and evaluate structured, individualised physical activity programmes for adults with low back pain, in accordance with current evidence-based guidelines.

    Price

    £60

    GLH

    90 hours

    TQT

    160 hours

    Endorsed by

    YMCA Level 4 Certificate in Programming Physical Activity for Individuals with Low Back Pain

    Qualifications Type

    Population Specialism

    Qualification Number (QN)

    601/3505/0

    Availability

    Operational start date – 1 August 2014

    Operational end date – 31 January 2023

    Certification end date – 31 January 2025

    Latest version of qualification –

    Entry Requirements

    Assessments

    • Theory paper
    • Worksheet
    • Case studies:
    • Observation of practical skills
    • Session evaluation

    Endorsement

    Overview

    The aim of this qualification is to provide the learner with the appropriate knowledge and skills to design, deliver, monitor and evaluate structured, individualised physical activity programmes for adults with low back pain, in accordance with current evidence-based guidelines.

    Qualification details

    Learners will cover:

    • epidemiology of low back pain
    • risks and causative factors involved in the development of low back pain
    • national guidelines for the treatment and management of low back pain
    • contraindications and psychosocial considerations when planning physical activities for the client with low back pain (risk stratification)
    • subjective and objective methods to collect enough information to plan safe and effective physical activity programmes for individuals with low back pain
    • how to select safe and effective physical activities which are specific to the client’s health status, risk stratification, needs and abilities
    • the effective use of layering / layered cueing within progressive physical activity programmes for individuals with low back pain
    • a range of validated methods used to monitor, review and adapt physical activity programmes for individuals with low back pain
    • advice covering lifestyle, homecare and exercise which is suitable for the individual with low back pain.

    There are 7 assessments across the 3 units:

    • Theory paper
    • Worksheet
    • Case studies:
    • Planning
      • Programme design
      • Programme review
    • Observation of practical skills
    • Session evaluation

    You can find further information on these assessments in the qualification syllabus and/or learner assessment record, which are available for centres to download from Y-Connect.

    This qualification expands learner’s scope of practice to work with a wider range of clients. It can also provide progression to other qualifications at the same and higher levels e.g.

    • YMCA Level 4 Certificate in Delivering Physical Activity for Individuals with Mental Health Conditions
    • YMCA Level 4 Certificate in Weight Management for Individuals with Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus and/or Metabolic Syndrome
    UNUnit titleeLearningManual
    D/506/4372Programming Physical Activities for Individuals with Low Back Pain
    M/506/4375Instructing Physical Activity Sessions for Individuals with Low Back Pain
    T/506/4362Principles and Epidemiology of Low Back Pain

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