E-Learning for Health

E-Learning For Health

Public Health England, Sport England and Health Education England have developed a free physical activity and health e-learning programme. It is also hosted on the e-Learning for Healthcare hub.

The programme is designed to support healthcare professionals in promoting physical activity. This might be through providing extra information or just confirming what they know.

The programme prepares healthcare professionals and other staff to champion the benefits of physical activity with their patients. By recommending physical activity, healthcare staff can help prevent and manage common health conditions.

Below this, you’ll also find other e-learning opportunities available to help you.


The E-Learning Programme

The free programme includes 11 different modules. You can pick and choose which ones you complete. Each session lasts approximately 20-25 mins. You’ll also get a certification of completion for each individual module you complete.

The modules include:

Introduction to Physical Activity

Three short introductory sessions cover the importance of physical activity, the health benefits of physical activity, and also the UK Chief Medical Officers’ national guidelines, plus an assessment.

Promoting Physical Activity in Primary Care

This e-learning session is designed for GPs and practice nurses. It will help you to motivate your patients to move more.

Children and Young People: Being Active

This session discusses the positive impact of physical activity on children and young people.

Older Adults: Being Active

This session covers the positive impact of physical activity on older people.

Cardiovascular Conditions: Being Active

This session discusses the positive impact of physical activity on people living with cardiovascular conditions.

Type 2 Diabetes: Being Active

This session discusses the positive impact of physical activity on diabetes.

Cancer Conditions: Being Active

This session discusses the positive impact of physical activity on people living with cancer.

Mental Health: Being Active

This session discusses the positive impact of physical activity on mental health conditions.

Musculoskeletal Health: Being Active

This session examines the positive impact of physical activity on musculoskeletal health.

Pregnancy and Postnatal Period: Being Active

This session discusses being active throughout pregnancy and also after childbirth (birth to 12 months). You’ll improve your awareness of the current national physical activity guidelines, and empower women to make informed choices about physical activity throughout motherhood.

Motivational Interviewing Video

This video presents a few ideas on how to use motivational interviewing to encourage behavioural changes in patients.


PRosPer Programme

The Prehabilitation, Rehabilitation and Personalised Care (PRosPer) e-learning programme aims to support healthcare colleagues who work with and also care for people with cancer. This is as well as physical activity instructors and those in the leisure industry. It aims to develop their skills on providing personalised care via e-learning and face to face sessions.

The programme includes:

  • Personalised care and support
  • Cancer prehabilitation
  • Cancer rehabilitation and symptom management
  • Service redesign and workforce development

This first module provides colleagues with an introduction to prehabilitation, rehabilitation and personalised care and support. Further modules about cancer prehabilitation, rehabilitation and service redesign will be available later this year.

For more information and to access the module, please click below.


Parkinson’s: Physical Activity and Exercise course

This course is for people who provide or promote physical activity and exercise to people with Parkinson’s. This may be in a leisure centre, health care setting or in the community.

The e-learning course is held online and is free of charge. The learning is self-directed, which means you can log in at any time to work through the learning units at a pace that suits you.

Upon completion, you’ll be able to download a certificate to certify participation.