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Physical Activity and COVID-19

Online Course: Physical Activity and COVID-19

How exercise can make a difference following lockdown

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Course instructor:

Anna Lowe

Programme Manager at the National Centre for Sport & Exercise Medicine-Sheffield

1-1.5 hours

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The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented time all across the world. Extensive social distancing policies have been applied, restricting people’s daily activities across the globe. These social distancing and lockdown measures mean that people have far fewer opportunities to be physically active. Although these extreme measures are important and needed in a time such as now, our bodies and minds still need physical activity and the many related benefits. This course focuses on the importance of physical activity even under lockdown and the implications of physical inactivity during lockdown periods. It also highlights the role of physical activity as part of physiotherapy interventions during COVID-19.


This course aims to provide you with knowledge on the importance of physical activity during COVID-19 and the possible implications of physical inactivity and ways in which physiotherapists can make a difference during COVID-19 in relation to physical activity.


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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