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Lower Back Pain Management Courses

  • Lower Back Pain Management

  • Level 4


This Active IQ Level 4 Management of Lower Back Pain course is a high level qualification that provides the key skills, knowledge and pathway to becoming a Level 4 Exercise Instructor specialising in managing lower back pain. This qualification has been developed and written by leading industry experts in the management of lower back pain and the tutors presenting this course will be highly experienced in this field.

Personal trainers often come across clients that have chronic lower back pain and this course will provide the foundations to be able to assist those who deal with this condition.

Please be aware that to complete the Lower Pain Management Level 4 course you need to have Level 3 PT and Level 3 GP Referral qualification

Who is this course for?

The Lower Back Pain Management Qualification is particularly aimed at personal trainers and GP Referral Specialists seeking to work with special populations with lower back pain in both preventative and rehabilitative exercise therapies.

What are the pre-requisites?

If you are in the fitness industry and you wish to progress to Level 4 on the Register of Exercise Professionals (REP’s) you will need to be a Level 3 personal trainer or have a Level 3 Fitness qualification such as Yoga or mat Pilates. Also, you will have to complete (or have completed) the Level 3 GP Referral course to register at Level 4.


- 4 weeks of home study

- 2 days of attendance for the practical components of the course.

- 1 day practical assessment (approx. 1 month after the first weekend of the course)


Unit 1: Prevalence and classification of Lower Back Pain

Unit 2: Development and pathology of lower back pain

Unit 3: Planning and delivering physical activity and life-style strategies for clients with lower back pain (Practical Exam)


You will need to provide 1x worksheet that you will prepare as part of your course work along with a case study that you will submit for internal marking. You will also be observed undertaking a 1 hour practical assessment where you will lead a ‘body’ in an exercise programme suitable for someone with one of the common low back conditions.

Please note: We can only accept Gym or ETM session plans for assessment purposes. Pilates session plans cannot be accepted.

What certificates will I receive?

Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in the Management of Lower Back Pain

REP’s points: 20

Is this course recognised?

Yes this course can be found on the national Qualifications and Credits Framework (QCF) web site meaning that this is recognised across the UK.

What support will I get?

You will be supported throughout your studies by our student support team that you can contact by telephone or e-mail. This course is also supported by a fully interactive online learning platform.

Booking Options

From £479

Part time courses available

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