Strength & Conditioning MSc (2017-2020)
This will allow me to have complete knowledge in all aspects of strength and conditioning. Anybody looking to improve their performance in any sports or recreational activity will benefit directly. Also the knowledge from this has great carry over into any gym based activity or anybody looking to better their body composition.
Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes Specialist:
Being level 4 certified allows me to prescribe corrective exercise and give advanced nutritional advice specifically in relation to obese and diabetic clients. By having advanced understanding of these conditions and their pre cursors, it allows me to specialise in these complicated areas.
Level 4 Management Of Low Back Pain:
By having advanced knowledge of issues surrounding potential back pain, it allows me to prescribe training that can prevent and help relieve, any non specific back problems. 19 in every 20 cases of sudden onset low back pain is placed within the non specific category, so this allows me to assist with this large demographic.
Level 4 Cancer Rehabilitation:
This certification allows me to work with clients who are going through certain types of cancer treatment or have been diagnosed with cancer. I am able to prescribe exercise and dietary advice, while working alongside other medical professionals.
Level 3 Personal Trainer:
The basic requirement for a personal trainer.
Level 2 Fitness Instructor:
Prerequisite to becoming a personal trainer.
Poliquin Biosignature Level 1:
This allows me to link the fundamentals between body fat storage and possible hormonal imbalances. It enables me to use the advanced 12 site body fat assessment method to monitor body composition goals precisely.
Poliquin Biosignature Level 2 Practitioner:
Advanced knowledge gained in this area has given me understanding of the 12 site body fat testing system covering the gastrointestinal system, toxicity and neurological complex. It allows me to advise in depth on immune system and injury support strategies whilst also looking at nutrition to maximise results.
Paul Chek Holistic Lifecoach Level 1:
This focuses on lifestyle changes and provides a holistic model that looks at disease prevention, healthy eating habits and specific exercise that help to control stress. This has helped me develop an in depth questionnaire that helps me understand what my clients do away from our session and also taught me holistic training methods suitable for a certain demographic.
UK Athletics Coaching Level 1:
This allows me to support an athletics coach in the delivery of athletic based sessions.
UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) Level 1:
This is the UK’s professional body for strength and conditioning training. This focuses on training and nutrition predominantly for performance goals. Once an accredited coach you are eligible to coach professional sports teams.
UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) Level 2 Olympic Lifting:
For those able to do compound exercises efficiently, this certification builds further understanding around the neurological adaption and biomechanics of exercises like olympic clean and jerks, snatching and a variety of alternate squats.
UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) Level 2 Advanced Programme Design:
Applying advanced theoretical knowledge to any type of programme will increase its effectiveness. Utilising various systems of training and providing individualisation to the clients specific needs, psychology and biomechanics will develop sustainable results.