National Qualification in Pre and Post Natal Exercise

Shape up for the bump and beyond!

This program equips certified fitness instructors with the necessary knowledge and expertise to assist expectant mothers in engaging in workout routines.

Gain an understanding of the modifications essential for designing exercise plans for pregnant and postpartum clients.

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About our Pre and Post Natal Exercise Course

  • Worldwide
  • Online Learning
  • Evenings
  • 2 Evenings

The National Qualification in Pre and Post Natal Exercise course is designed to comprehensively cover all essential aspects of exercise prescription for expectant mothers and postpartum individuals, ensuring that fitness instructors can provide safe and effective training sessions.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to confidently:

  • Devise suitable exercise programs tailored to the needs of pregnant clients and individuals who have recently given birth, with a focus on ensuring their safety and well-being during the workout.
  • Integrate and apply modified program design protocols that take into consideration the physiological changes and requirements of pre and postnatal clients, such as variations in exercise intensity, duration, and type.
  • Develop and plan effective training programs that cater to participants with varying levels of fitness and specific goals, utilizing techniques and strategies that align with the individual needs of each participant.

The course provides a comprehensive foundation in the fundamental principles of pre and postnatal exercise, equipping fitness instructors with the skills necessary to design exercise programs that promote the physical and mental health of their clients. By successfully completing this program, you will gain the expertise required to deliver effective and personalised training sessions to support the unique needs of expectant mothers and postpartum individuals.

What our gradutes say!

Some unsolicited testimonials from our graduates from over the years.
" Your professionalism and knowledge ... shines through at all times "

A very big thank you for a wonderful course. You are all very special people in different ways. Your professionalism and knowledge delivered with love fun and passion shines through at all times. I will miss you all very much. Be that body !!

Karen Reynolds
Personal Training Graduate
" The tutors are very knowledgeable, warm and welcoming "

The NTC is an excellent facility. The tutors are very knowledgeable, warm and welcoming and I always enjoy coming back here.

Orla Flynn
Personal Training Graduate
" I really am blown away by the standard of teaching on this course "

I really am blown away by the standard of teaching on this course, it is amazing… so organised.. so down to earth… so enthusiastic it is infectious. I am so lucky and so glad to be in a position to experience this. I just wanted to say and share… FANTASTIC! Thank you so much, Richelle

Richelle Daly
Personal Training Graduate
" We really had a great group and we’re all keeping in touch "

I really enjoyed my time at the NTC – we really had a great group and we’re all keeping in touch.

Toni Anderson
Personal Training Graduate
" Thanks to the motivational teachers for their enthusiasm and support "

I really did enjoy it … thanks to the motivational teachers for their enthusiasm and support … also Karen and Greg in admin … always very helpful and obliging.

Brian McConville
Personal Training Graduate
" The best learning experience I have come across "

Thanks very much to all the tutors at NTC for all your help. You all made this course very enjoyable and I’m sure the whole group had as much fun as I did. This course was the best learning experience I have come across and I thank you for that.

Iva Ramini
Personal Training Graduate
" I really found the course to be a very high standard "

Just to say thanks a lot for your excellent classes in both ETM and in particular Sports Nutrition. I really found the course to be a very high standard and the level of tuition very impressive.

John O’Carroll
Personal Training Graduate
" I learned a lot in the last few months "

Thanks for everything. I feel like I learned a lot in the last few months and would like to thank the tutors for their patience. I will be back to do extra courses soon.

Natasha Duff
Personal Training Graduate


This course is eligible for discount through the LHF Skillnet for members of REPs Ireland and Ireland Active.

Schedule and Locations

Good Availability
Live Online
Recording Available After
2 Evenings
October 11, 2024

Full details for the National Qualification in Pre and Post Natal Exercise Course

Get all the information about our Pre and Post Natal Exercise Course. (Remember there's even more info in the FAQ section below).

Syllabus

The Pre and Post Natal Exercise course covers all relevant areas including:

  • Nutrition and Dietary needs during pregnancy
  • Physiological and Biochemical changes during pregnancy
  • Benefits of exercise and resistance training during pregnancy
  • Resistance Training Programmes and suitable exercise prescription for pregnant clients
  • Studio Strength and Muscular Conditioning exercises during pregnancy
  • Post pregnancy guidelines and suitable exercise prescription

Eligibility

This course is open to qualified fitness instructors who hold a REPs approved EQF Level 3 Fitness Instructor qualification (as a minimum requirement). If your qualification is not REPs approved please submit a copy to [email protected] and we will check if you meet the eligibility requirements to receive a professional development certificate. This course is not suitable for those who do not hold a fitness qualification.

Meet The Tutors

Only fully qualified tutors deliver the National Qualification in Pre and Post Natal Exercise, with each tutor having recognised industry and educational experience in their individual fields.

Frequently Asked Questions

The National Training Centre have been delivering respected educational programmes since 1985 and during that time we have had many questions asked by potential students before registration. Here you can find the answers to the questions we receive most often.

This course is delivered online and is available to you no matter where you’re located.

This course is open to qualified fitness instructors who hold a REPs approved EQF Level 3 Fitness Instructor qualification (as a minimum requirement). If your qualification is not REPs approved please submit a copy to [email protected] and we will check if you meet the eligibility requirements to receive a professional development certificate. This course is not suitable for those who do not hold a fitness qualification.

Fitness ACP courses are generally delivered over a single day, 2 mornings, 2 evenings or weekends. Our planning is based on the numbers registered and the decision to proceed with a course is based on the registered number of participants.

If you can’t make it for the time you have booked you will forfeit any fees paid. It may be possible, although not guaranteed, to reschedule your participation for a later date.

If there is a medical reason for non-participation we will, subject to receipt of valid medical certification, reschedule your participation to a later date.

For more information or clarification please call us on 01 882 7777 or by email to [email protected]

In the unlikely event that a course does not proceed you will be offered whichever of the following suits you best:

  • Reschedule to a different date
  • Reschedule to an alternative location (where applicable)
  • A full refund of all fees paid

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