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Promoting physical activity and exercise

This CPD module provides pharmacists with an analysis of the promotion of physical activity and exercise 

This CPD module is on the Promotion of physical activity and exercise. It first appeared in the April 2014 issue of Pharmacy Magazine.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacists.
Completion of this module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded a year, as stipulated by the GPhC.

You can test your existing understanding of the topic by completing the pre-test.
Then work through the module before taking the post-test to see if your knowledge has improved. Record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end of this module, which will then be stored in your personal learning log.


To update pharmacists on the latest thinking regarding physical activity and exercise.


After completing this module you should be able to:

  • Provide brief interventions to help people to exercise
  • Explain the amount and type of physical activity needed to produce health benefit
  • Advise individual patients on an appropriate physical activity programme.

Contributing authors:

Professor Claire Anderson, University of Nottingham, and Professor Alison Blenkinsopp, University of Bradford