Level 1: Promotion and Prescription of Physical Activity and Exercise

About this event

The registrations for this course have now closed. Please contact pnz@physiotherapy.org.nz for any questions.

Physical inactivity is responsible for the growing epidemic of obesity and health-related conditions. Physiotherapists play a critical role in promoting and prescribing physical activity in all age groups and are ideally placed to prescribe exercise for those with chronic health conditions, and to those wanting to return to recreational activity or competitive sport following injury.

A course covering the promotion and assessment of physical activity levels, exercise testing and ways to effectively prescribe physical activity and exercise for individuals ranging from inactive to those involved in competitive sports.

Presented by:

Dr Grant Mawston and Dr Peter McNair

SEPNZ members: $425 (to receive the SEPNZ member price, please use the discount code provided).
PNZ members: $510
Non-PNZ members $640

Cost includes morning and afternoon teas, lunch on both days and course manual.

Date (Time)
Saturday 27 October 2018 (9am – 4pm)
Sunday 28 October 2018 (9am – 4pm)

Dietary Requirements

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This course is suitable for:

Physiotherapists wanting to improve their knowledge and skills in assessment and prescription of physical activity and exercise to use with patients on a daily basis. This course provides a bridge to Level 2 SPNZ courses and important background information for those considering university postgraduate study.

What the course will cover:

The course will provide a combination of lectures, practical demonstrations, practical assessments and case studies and will cover the following topics:

  • Principles of exercise prescription
  • Promotion and assessment of physical activity
  • Assessment of neuromuscular performance
  • Aerobic and functional capacity testing
  • Strategies to enhance exercise adherence
  • Screening for return to sport
  • Exercise risk screening and goal setting
  • Physiological effects of disuse and ageing

Terms and Conditions

  • Registration is secured by payment on a first come first served basis and is strictly limited to the first 27 participants from whom payment is received.
  • Registrants will be notified as soon as minimum number achieved for course to proceed.
  • The organisers reserve the right to cancel the course if insufficient registrations received by Saturday 20 October.
  • A cancellation fee of $30 applies for any applicant. A full refund (minus the cancellation fee) will be provided up to two weeks before the course date. Following that we regret that no refund will be given
  • 27 Oct 18-28 Oct 18
  • 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
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  • AUT North Campus,90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand

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