Category: PLD Opportunities

Professional Learning & Development / Continuing Proffesional Development (CPD)

Evidence Based Management of OA: GLA:D™ Virtual Certification Courses 2021


GLA:D™ Canada is an 8-week education and exercise program for individuals with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis or symptoms of osteoarthritis. The program was developed in Denmark, where it has shown to reduce the progression of pain symptoms by 27%, reduce use of painkillers, time off sick leave, and improve physical activity levels at 1-year post program. The program is composed of 3 parts:

  • 2-3 education sessions
  • 12 sessions tailored neuromuscular exercises, and
  • a national database for quality monitoring (your clinic will have access to its own participant’s data)

Australian Combat & Exercise: Technical Lifting Course


Designed for the new and experienced, Technical Lifting was developed to address a gap in the provision of fitness and strength and conditioning courses. It focuses purely on the technical aspects of the squat, bench press and deadlift as well as shoulder and upper-back exercises.

With up to 12 months to complete the course (you’ll receive 12 months access), you can book now, and do the course anytime.

COPD Management for Exercise Professionals


Learn how to help individuals to live better with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This course targets exercise professionals who want to gain expertise in an exercise-based approach to managing COPD.

BASES Webinar – Building strong foundations in youth through resistance training: time to focus on the forgotten guidelines?



Resistance training is predominantly viewed as an activity for youth who are involved in sport. In a growing area of research and applied practice, countless benefits of resistance training are emphasised and the mythology is constantly challenged.

Substantial supporting research regarding the health benefits alongside the UK physical activity guidelines recommending muscle and bone strengthening activities, suggests that resistance training is an activity that is key for health and not just sporting performance. 

As a mode of physical activity for youth, resistance training is not as commonly focused on in the research in comparison to MVPA. In particular, for children who are inactive or at risk of overweight/obesity, resistance training has been found to be an appealing activity and has been reported to be less challenging than MVPA for various reasons. However, there is the suggestion that resistance training could in fact be an intervention strategy to increase levels of MVPA.

This webinar will focus on the research and practical application surrounding resistance training for the health of youth, specifically for those who are inactive and/or at risk of overweight/obesity. The webinar will identify the relevant evidence, as well as include examples of good practice. The aim of the webinar is to promote the importance of resistance training as a mode of physical activity for youth, and to facilitate discussion around how strategies could be implemented to increase awareness for all and consequently increase prevalence of participation.