E-Learning Module for Health Professionals

The aim of the module is to support health professionals in routinely promoting physical activity in their professional practice. This new training platform for physical activity lends support and recognition to the demands and time constraints many health professionals face in today’s busy health care system.

This Physical Activity e-module was developed in partnership with the ICGP (Irish College of General Practitioners) and in collaboration with the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, the Irish Practice Nurses Association and Get Ireland Active.

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The eLearning module is available to health professionals via www.hseland.ie and to GP’s through the ICGP www.icgp-education.ie/physical-activity/.  The advantages of online eLearning means you can log onto the course and complete stages of the course at any time, day or night. There are seven lessons in total which, if watched consecutively, will take approximately 105 minutes. Additional supplementary notes and videos are available for each lesson. 

 

Community Walking Leader Training 

 

Walking Leader Training is primarily aimed at people wishing to lead a walking group or promote walking in their community or workplace. The course comprises of a weekend of training followed by a four walk task to try out your new Walking Leader skills. Click on the photo below for more information from our partners at the Irish Heart Foundation

IHF - Community Walking Leader

I bought a bike 5 years ago on the Cycle to Work Scheme in the hopes that I would get a few extra minutes in bed in the morning and not be late for work.  Turns out cycling was my new found love.  I thoroughly enjoy it.  After 2 years I decided I wanted to get a better bike.  I spoke to a family friend who was into sportives and told him I was thinking of upgrading and told him what I wanted.  I didn’t really know what I was looking for but he seemed to know what I wanted!! He rang me a few months later and said he found the perfect racer bike on DoneDeal and did I want to go ahead.  He described the bike as “beautiful” I thought to myself it was unusual to call a bike beautiful.  Turns out the bike is beautiful!!  I then decided to join a triathlon club but cycling is really my favourite part.  This year I have taken part in the Cycle Against Suicide and the Ring of Kerry.  I do still like my few extra minutes in bed which have are a few more now that I a bit faster on the bike!! 

 Muiriosa, Co. Galway