Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Exercise for the Management of Low Back Pain


This qualification is aimed at level 3 qualified fitness instructors, personal trainers and exercise referral instructors and is intended to train learners to a professionally competent level, enabling them to prescribe, plan, conduct and review programmes to address the needs of patients/clients with low back pain.

Entry requirements

A recognised Level 3 Exercise Referral qualification, e.g. Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral (QCF) or equivalent.

Course Content

  • To develop a specific in-depth understanding of functional anatomy and biomechanics, relating to the spine and lower back

  • Appropriate training approaches to plan and design progressive programmes for clients with low back pain

  • Understanding the disease process and how activity or inactivity influences low back pain management

  • Understanding medications, psychological/sociological factors and co-morbidities that influence an individuals ability to exercise safely and effectively

Qualification structure

Learners must achieve both mandatory units

  • Unit 1 - Understanding low back pain and the effects of activity
  • Unit 2 - Progressive exercise programming for clients with low back pain


4 days study plus home study tasks required


Additional Information

  • Tutors have extensive experience and are actively working in the Health and Fitness industry.
  • Students are encouraged to dedicate time to their learning, prior to and during their studies
  • Small course numbers to ensure maximum individual support and guidance
  • Massive £50 saving for bpm academy students Contact for details


  • Worksheet
  • Case study
  • Practical demonstration

Progression Routes

  • Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Exercise and Nutritional Interventions for Obesity and Diabetes

Course Date

Contact info@bpmactive for course dates and venues

Course Cost


Booking information

  • Download booking form and send a nonrefundable deposit of £100 made payable to bpm active to secure your place

  • To pay by Credit Card call 0773 242 7882

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