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Diploma in Physical Fitness - Revised 2018

Improve your physical fitness know-how with the theories and practices covered in this free online course.

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This free online physical fitness course will introduce you to the basics of exercise physiology and show you how the body responds and adapts to physical exercise. Developing and maintaining your (and other people's) physical fitness and core strength needs to be done in a way that keeps everyone injury-free. This will make your fitness regimes more effective and safe, and give your physical training skills a real boost, for free.





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Running, swimming, and strength training are the three main forms of physical activity that can help you develop physical fitness and core strength. This course will discuss these activities and teach you how to remain injury-free while doing them. You will learn professional techniques for warming up, stretching, and using equipment correctly. The course will also cover the most common injuries experienced by those who engage in regular physical activities, as well as how to prevent and treat these injuries.

To help you develop muscular strength, speed, and power, this course will cover essential flexibility techniques, calisthenics, and plyometrics. You will also learn about the proper exercise techniques when training in challenging environments such as extreme heat, extreme cold, and high altitude. The necessary precautions that must be taken to ensure that you train safely in each environment will also be discussed. Finally, you will learn about the most important aspects of performance-enhancing substances.

This Diploma in Physical Fitness online course will be of great interest to professionals who work in the health and fitness industry, individuals who may be interested in pursuing a career in health and fitness, or any individual who would like to improve their own physical fitness and strength. With physical fitness being so important to personal health and life satisfaction, these skills can make a real difference in your life or the lives of you students. So why wait? Check out the course today and keep moving forward!

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Module 1: Exercise Physiology

Module 2: Cardiovascular Training

Module 3: Running Safely

Module 4: Swimming for Fitness

Module 5: Strength Training

Diploma in Physical Fitness - First Assessment

Module 7: Health and Flexibility

Module 8: Calisthenics

Module 9: Plyometrics

Module 10: Training in Challenging Environments

Module 11: Preventing & Treating Injuries

Module 12: Performance-Enhancing Substances

Diploma in Physical Fitness - Second Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • Define the term exercise physiology.
  • Discuss the function of the cardiovascular system during exercise.
  • Discuss how running, swimming and strength training can be used as effective tools to develop and maintain strength and fitness.
  • Describe the benefits that flexibility can have on overall health and fitness.
  • Describe the benefits of calisthenic and plyometric exercise on muscular strength, endurance and power.
  • Describe the effects that training in extreme environments can have on the body.
  • Describe a range of common injuries that occur during physical training and the best ways to prevent and treat them.
  • Discuss the effects of performance enhancing substances and the beneficial and adverse effects linked to them.


All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire an official Diploma, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Diploma is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Diplomas for completed Diploma courses:

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