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 hosted on the e-Learning for Healthcare hub.

The programme is designed to support healthcare professionals in promoting physical activity to the public.

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

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, and a short 5 minute summary of the evidence is available for some modules. You’ll 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 the UK Chief Medical Officers’ national guidelines, plus an assessment

Promoting Physical Activity in Primary Care

This session is primarily 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 after childbirth (birth to 12 months). Improve your awareness of the current national physical activity guidelines and empower pregnant women and new mothers 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 behaviour change to patients


PRosPer Programme

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

A range of topics are included in the programme including:

  • 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 and workforce development will be available later this year.

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