Exercise and Disability

Become an expert in helping persons with disabilities with their fitness goals by designing and delivering safe and effective workouts.

Course Type: CPD


10 points





About this Exercise and Disability course

Progress your fitness career by becoming a specialist in exercise for people with disabilities. With this course, you’ll be able to provide adapted workouts and advice for people with disabilities – supporting them to stay fit, healthy and happy. People with disabilities are under-represented when it comes to gym facilities, and they need your help. This is a valuable set of skills to add to your portfolio and you will be trained by industry experts, so you can be sure that we’ll give you the confidence to start offering this specialism straight away.

The Exercise and Disability CPD course will enhance your career as you will have the skills and knowledge to design and deliver safe and effective workouts and fitness advice for clients with disabilities.

Course format


2 days of face-to-face tuition.
In-person theory and practical assessment.


  • Understand the implications of disabilities and conditions on exercises including hearing loss, visual impairments, spinal injuries, amputation, cerebral palsy and neurodiversity.
  • Develop and supervise a programme for a person with a disability.
  • Understand current legislation (Disability Discrimination Act, Equality Act) and the obligations they place on facilities to provide access for people with disabilities.
  • Understand the barriers to exercise for people with disabilities – physical and environmental, as well as society’s attitudes to people with disabilities.


  • Adapt your routines for an under-represented population.

Career progression

  • Increases your earning potential and employability.
  • Broaden your client base and help boost your earnings.
  • Learn the skills and knowledge to build a longstanding career.


  • Taught by experienced and industry-qualified tutors who will provide guidance and support throughout the course.
  • Unparalleled support online, over the phone and in person.
YMCA Awards Level 3 Programming and Supervising Exercise with Disabled Clients
  • You must be over 16.
  • You must have at least three months of teaching experience.
  • You will need a Level 2 Exercise to Music, Level 2 Gym Instructor, Level 3 Personal Trainer, Level 3 Pilates Instructor, Level 3 Yoga Instructor or equivalent.

Upcoming Dates

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Course Locations

We deliver our face-to-face courses from state-of-the-art venues across England. This course is currently running from:

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