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Exercise and Maternal Health


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The information provided in this course will be relevant to many of your female clientele and enhance your understanding of maternal health.

Upon completion of our course you will develop your skills and be able to understand:

  • Guidelines for Exercise prescription for uncomplicated pregnancies
  • Benefits, Risks and limitations associated with exercise during pregnancy
  • Contraindications to exercise during pregnancy
  • Maternal and physiological changes that occur during the three trimesters of pregnancy 
  • The prevalence and types of miscarriages that can occur 
  • Exercise prescription for strength and conditioning pelvic floor exercises to help prevent and treat incontinence
  • Description, prevalence, assessment and treatment of diastasis rectus abdominus

During the course we will explore exercise prescription for an uncomplicated pregnancy and highlight post partum considerations specialising in the separation of the abdominals (diastasis rectus) where you will learn how to assess and rehabilitate. Furthermore you will briefly discuss and understand what happens when pregnancy results in a miscarriage.

Your female clients will appreciate your knowledge and practical skills learnt in our exercise and maternal health course.


Presented by Mia J Kacen, MIPH, BSc (Hons), AEP, ESSAM  

Mia J Kacen is an accredited exercise physiologist with a passion for health education. Having attained a Bachelor Degree in Health and Exercise Science with honours from the University of New South Wales, Mia then went on to complete a Masters in International Public Health from Sydney University, followed by a working internship at the World Health Organisation In 2011. In 2011, Mia was awarded with Exercise Physiologist of the Year. Mia is recognised as a pioneer and charismatic leader in her industry and is the NSW State Chapter Chair for Exercise & Sports Science Australia.

Combining passion for health and fitness with ambition and intrinsic compassion, Mia has established her own reputable brand through her independent business, ‘Mia’s Health’. ‘Mia’s Health’ is all about connecting people, coordinating networking events for entrepreneurs and health professionals and producing national professional development courses in Australia. Never one to shy away from hard work, Mia is a devoted mother of two gorgeous girls and manages to expand her business all while maintaining the same core principles of health and vitality that she extends to her clients and colleagues.  


Rates per person: 


Earlybird Rate
(closes 19 October 2017)

Standard Rate

ESSA Member $120.00 $140.00
Non Member $195.00 $215.00
ESSA Student Member $48.00 $68.00
Non Member Student $65.00 $85.00

For registration type definitions, please see our terms & conditions.



Online registration for this event is now closed. If you wish to attend please complete a manual registration form, including payment details, and present it at the registration desk upon arrival.

Ibis Brisbane
27-35 Turbot Street
Brisbane, QLD

Sunday, 19 November 2017

9:00am – 2.00pm


Important Information:

Target Audience: Any Accredited Exercise Scientists, Accredited Exercise Physiologists and/or Accredited Sports Scientists, Level 1 or Level 2

Audience Disclaimer: All accredited persons, regardless of any professional development completed/attended must refer to their accreditation’s Scope of Practice/Standards, and only treat/practice within the same.


ESSA CPD Points: 

4 ESSA CPD point landscape





Online registration for this event is now closed. If you wish to attend please complete a manual registration form, including payment details, and present it at the registration desk upon arrival.

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Please note:

  • Credit card payment is required with online registration which holds a 1.5% merchant fee.
  • If a tax invoice is required for payment to be made, please use the manual form.
  • Upon registering to this ESSA professional development, you automatically agree to our terms & conditions.