Physical Literacy & Therapeutic Exercise in Young People



This 2-part course aims to extend participants understanding of paediatric exercise rehabilitation from physical literacy in young people to exercise prescription in clinical populations. This course is delivered in two parts; 1) online webinars and 2) webinars & live workshops. Participants who have completed the online module can then enrol in the face-to-face workshops. 

  1. The online content will contain cover topics from physical literacy, principles of working with young people and exercise adaptations. The online content is a pre-requisite for the face-to-face workshop.

  2. The webinars and live workshops will include practical applications and clinical knowledge related to physical literacy and paediatric assessments (e.g. motor skills, neuromuscular performance, body composition, aerobic fitness) for typically developing and clinical paediatric populations. 

Focusing on clinical paediatric populations there will be theoretical, practical and key considerations for an AES/AEP or exercise therapists working with children and adolescents across a range of clinical groups.  

Pathologies and impairments discussed include: 

  • Obesity
  • Hypermobility syndromes (e.g. EDS, JIA)
  • Mental health disorders (e.g. anxiety and depression)
  • Cancer
  • Respiratory conditions (e.g. asthma, CF)
  • Neurodevelopmental conditions (e.g. Autism, ADHD, DCD)
Presented by Dr Bonnie Furzer (PhD, AEP, AES, ASCA Lv2) and Ms Kemi Wright (AEP, AES, ASCA Lvl2, PhD Cand.)

Thriving Exercise Rehabilitation Inc. is a not-for-profit program running for over 10 years with the mission to provide use exercise expertise to improve the health outcomes of kids & young people.  Thriving provides evidence-based exercise services in WA along with education and research programs led by Directors and Educators Dr Bonnie Furzer and Ms Kemi Wright.

Dr Bonnie Furzer is an accredited exercise physiologist and academic (research and teaching) at UWA with extensive experience in clinical exercise physiology including exercise testing and prescription with special populations. Both clinically and across research she has experience in working with vulnerable populations across the implementation and role of exercise including paediatrics, cancer, youth, and mental illness. She has over 10 years’ experience in teaching and clinical training at both tertiary and industry levels.

Ms Kemi Wright is an accredited exercise physiologist, and senior exercise physiologist at Fremantle Hospital Mental Health Service. She has extensive experience conducting exercise assessments and delivering exercise interventions to both paediatric and adult populations across chronic and/or complex conditions. She has extensive experience working in clinical and research settings, including teaching roles at UWA, Curtin University and within the community (e.g Mental Health First Aid Australia and Exercise & Sport Science Australia).

Members:   $500 (including Module 1 & 2)
Non Members:  $500 (including Module 1 & 2)
Student Members:  $425 (including Module 1 & 2)
Student Non Members:  $425 (including Module 1 & 2)

2020 delivery modes and locations are subject to public health recommendations and travel restrictions. Please get in touch to discuss upcoming course options.

Contact Details
Thriving Minds Team
Thriving Exercise Rehabilitation Inc.

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