Course Description

Are you a fitness professional who trains women? Did you know that 1 in 3 women who have had a baby will experience bladder leakage? Could you be prescribing exercises that are increasing abdominal separation or causing them to have bladder leakage during and after pregnancy? 

This express, intensive online course addresses all of these issues and provides you with practical skills and resources that you can take into your sessions. The TMT Pregnancy + Postnatal Exercise Course is designed to give Personal Trainers, Women's Coaches and Fitness Instructors valuable tools and information about the physiological changes that pregnant and postnatal women face and how to apply these to safe exercise instruction. 

The TMT Pregnancy & Postnatal Exercise Course is raising the bar for exercise professionals and will help you stand out as the expert in your field. After completion you will be issued a TMT Academy certificate.

You have up to 12 months to complete the course from the date of enrolment.

Pregnancy + Postnatal Personal Trainer

Sarah Male

Sarah Male is a Personal Trainer, certified in Early and Advanced Postnatal Programming. She is a mum of two and is extremely passionate about helping mum's return to exercise safely after birth.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome

    • My Postnatal Story

    • Scope of Practice and Referrals

  • 2

    Module 1: Pre & Postnatal Anatomy

    • Pelvic Floor

    • Hypertonic Pelvic Floor

    • Pelvic Floor Exercises

    • Diastasis Recti

    • Diastasis Recti Check

    • Intra Abdominal Pressure

  • 3

    Module 2: Physiological Changes and Contraindications

    • Prolapse

    • Incontinence

    • Hormones

    • Pelvic Girdle Pain

    • Posture

    • Hernias

    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    • Blood Volume Changes

    • Varicose Veins

  • 4

    Module 3: Getting Started

    • Screening Questions and Documentation

    • TMT CARE Check

  • 5

    Module 4: Exercise Delivery

    • Session Expectations

    • Body Image

    • Modifications/Delivery

    • Pregnancy Programming

    • Postnatal Programming

  • 6

    Module 5: Continuity of Care

    • Mental Health

    • Collaborations

  • 7

    Assessment

    • Assignments

    • Multiple Choice Exam