The Exercise Referral Scheme is designed to promote physical activity for people who have an existing health condition and are physically inactive.
Our qualified and experienced Exercise Referral team at the University of Kent Sports Centre will provide support to you during a structured 12-week exercise programme.
You will need to be over 19 years old to join the Exercise Referral programme, and have at least one of the following conditions:
The Exercise Referral Scheme is available to everyone, and a minimum of Kent Sport Pay to Play membership is required before starting the programme. Pay to Play membership is free, and you can sign up either through our online booking system or at reception.
A member of our Exercise Referral team will meet with you for an initial consultation, where they will discuss your medical history questionnaire, exercise history, a nutrition questionnaire and a diary to help get you started with your programme.
Please come dressed in comfortable clothes that are appropriate for exercise as you will be shown the equipment in the gym.
Once you have completed the initial consultation, you will then be able to use the gym to complete your prescribed programme.
Then, throughout the 12-week programme, you can discuss your progress, diet advice and general well being with your Exercise Referral instructor.
At the end of the scheme, you will have a final appointment with your Exercise Referral instructor, where you can discuss your progress and how you are going to continue your new, healthier lifestyle.
If you think you're eligible, please talk to your GP, practice nurse or health advisor for a referral. You can also be referred by specialist NHS services, local health trainers and local public health services.
The medical professional will send us a referral form, or you can email your referral form to Liz Coult email@example.com
Initial Exercise Referral consultations are currently available in four slots on Mondays:
Once you have completed the initial consultation, you will then be able to use the cardio or resistance/weights equipment in the gym to complete your prescribed programme.
Please ensure that you cancel any appointments you cannot attend through your online account.