Exercise medicine resources launched for health and social care students

18 November 2016

Working with the Council of Deans of Health, Exercise Works! has launched the latest update of its physical activity and health resources designed specifically to support teaching in undergraduate health programmes. The “Movement for Movement” resources aim to equip health and social care students to promote physical activity in the prevention and treatment of disease.

The resources on exercise medicine and health for undergraduate education were endorsed by the Council of Deans of Health when they were first launched in 2015. The revised version contains the latest evidence for future health professionals to use in discussing lifestyle medicine with their patients and deliver safe and effective exercise advice.

Ann Gates, Director of Exercise Works! said:

“I’m delighted to be able to launch these updated resources that address one of the most pressing public health challenges of our time. I look forward to seeing how universities use them to strengthen teaching about exercise in their programmes.”



Notes to editors:

  1. The “Movement for Movement” aims to build capacity in delivering physical activity interventions by all future health care workers through working as a community of practice both professionally and educationally. The resources are available for free to all universities with health programmes.
  2. Exercise Works! promotes the use of physical activity in preventing and treating disease. For further details, contact Ann Gates on 07771 650052. http://www.exercise-works.org/
  3. The Council of Deans of Health is the voice of the deans and heads of UK university faculties for nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions. For further information about the work of the Council of Deans of Health please see councilofdeans.org.uk.
  4. For more information on this press release, please call 07496 693806 or email Jon Eames.
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2 responses to “Exercise medicine resources launched for health and social care students”

  1. john savage says:

    I am eager to be able to access these materials for our Health Sciences students at University of Southampton

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