Lungs in Action Online Theory

This online training products the opportunity to upskill for exercise professionals who play a role in exercising people with chronic stable lung diseases and/or heart failure. It is also suitable for those who are a part of a broader multidisciplinary team that offer these services.
Completion of this course alone does not provide accreditation to run Lungs in Action classes. However, it is a great option for those who would like to expand their knowledge and keep up-to-date with the best-practice training in exercise safety and limitations for people with a chronic lung disease.

As this training course does not provide full accreditation to run Lungs in Action classes you may not be covered by insurance to work with people with a chronic lung disease, unless previous education has provided you with this scope of practice (ie. Accredited exercise physiologist or physiotherapist). To be fully covered, you may need to complete the Lungs in Action Full Instructor Training which includes practical placements to demonstrate a new skill set.

As a stand alone training option Lungs in Action Online Theory is a great way for exercise professionals to expand their knowledge and understanding with up to date best practice on exercise management, safety and limitations with this clientele.

The fact that there are now 1 in 7 Australian’s over 40 years of age with COPD (BOLD, 2013) exercise professionals are now faced with an overwhelming amount of clients who are diagnosed, or show signs of chronic lung conditions. It is important that exercise and health professionals are knowledgeable in this area to ensure safety and optimal outcomes for these clients.

This comprehensive online training program comprises of over 300 slides with pictures, voice over and videos to provide a classroom “feel”. You will also be provided with a downloadable workbook and training manual.

Further information on the Lungs in Action Online Theory training option can be found here:

Presented by Lung Foundation
The content was developed under the guidance of experienced clinicians in the nominated fields from across the country. There are over 30 health professionals including but not limited to Cardiologists, Respiratory physicians, respiratory physiotherapists, clinical nurse consultants and exercise physiologists who have formed Expert Advisory Panels and Clinical Steering committees for this training. This group of people continue to be involved in the ongoing maintenance and updating of the training. 

Course schedule
This is a fully online course that can be completed at any time. To commence the course please purchase the course here: 


$242.00 per person per course

Contact details
For more information or to enrol, please contact the provider using the below details:

Pulmonary Exercise Team
Lung Foundation Australia 
Ph: 1800 654 301 


More Information
Further information on this training option can be found by clicking here.

To read about the Lungs in Action Full Instructor Training program please click here.