course details

This programme provides exercise leaders and instructors with the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to  support disabled clients in the exercise and fitness environment.  It is suitable for organisations and individuals wishing to improve their practice in terms of inclusion.

Course Content:

Day 1 can be delivered on its own as an introduction to working with disabled people. The day includes:

  • Definition and models of disability

  • Introduction to understanding impairments

  • Barriers and motivation for exercise participation

  • Functional assessment and consultation

  • Adapting communication and exercise sessions to meet the needs of disabled clients

  • Diversity and equality considerations

Day 2 focusses on the practical application of adaptation skills to meet the needs of a range of impairments using role play and case studies.


There is no assessment for this course


Level 2 Fitness Instructor (Gym, ETM or Aqua)


One or Two days (face to face)


CIMSPA points, compliant with QUEST GPlus37 Engaging with Disabled People and People with Long Term Health Conditions (including IFI Mark Accreditation)

Exercise with a Disability
As the lead tutor for Ad-Lib I am incredibly proud of our ground-breaking work addressing health inequality though physical activity, specifically disability. As a tutor, the pride in seeing people grow and develop along with the generous feedback of our customers and students makes this the most worthwhile and rewarding work I have ever done.
— Robin G.

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