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New online courses offer accessible and affordable options for exercise professionals

EAM TrainingExercise as Medicine NZ (EAM) has launched two new online courses designed for exercise professionals wanting to upskill around long-term conditions and exercise - Joints and Bones, and Parkinson’s Pro. These courses are part of a broader suite of foundation courses currently being developed by EAM directors Kris Tynan and Tim Webster.

"As exercise professionals we know that regular activity plays a vital role in helping to alleviate symptoms and better manage the long-term health conditions that are so common in our society.  We wanted to help arm other exercise professionals with relevant knowledge so they have the confidence to embrace this emerging market " says Kris Tynan.

Level 1 courses take 3 to 5 hours to complete and 5 to 8 hours for Level 2 courses.

Find out more about Exercise as Medicine's new online training courses. These courses are supported by Arthritis NZ, Osteoporosis NZ, the NZ Exercise Association, REPs, Prostate Cancer Foundation, Parkinson’s NZ and Physio NZ.


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Latest research and news

Here are some snippets on the latest physical activity research or news that we found interesting.

Latest academic research studies have found that exercise increases life expectancy regardless of the size of people - proving exercise is critical to longevity.

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A US university study has found that women who keep moving during pregnancy may produce children with stronger motor skills.

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A leading New Zealand exercise expert says an obesity epidemic and a physical inactivity crisis are gripping this country.

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Active Canterbury Newsletter

The Active Canterbury Newsletter is produced bi-monthly and aims to keep local physical activity providers informed. It has a focus on latest physical activity research, upcoming education and training opportunities, key events and tips on how to practically apply research and industry tools.

View the latest newsletter: AC Network Newsletter: September-October 2019

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