January 25, 2016

New Year, New Start. Continue your professional development

Take advantage of your renewed energy this New Year to clock up your CPD or CEC points and discover new opportunities to grow or expand your business.

Lungs In Action is an online training platform designed for exercise professionals who want to increase their skills and knowledge in managing people with a respiratory condition and/or heart failure to improve their quality of life.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD affects 1 in 7 Australians older than 40 years of age.1   7.5% of these will have COPD that has progressed sufficiently to where symptoms may already be present and affecting daily life, and half of these people will not know they have it.2   As a result exercise professionals are facing an overwhelming number of clients who have or show signs of chronic lung conditions.

Lungs In Action online training ensures health professionals know how to ensure safety and optimal outcomes for their clients.

An accredited training program through Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and Fitness Australia, Lungs In Action presents professionals with a convenient way to earn professional development points (11 CPDs and 10 CECs respectively) in 2016.

The comprehensive online training program includes interactive components to provide a classroom “feel”. The training includes videos featuring clients with COPD explaining the impact of their disease, COPD clients exercising, what lungs look like, the impact of hyperinflation and mechanisms and impact of heart failure.

Lungs in Action online gives you the theory and can be used a stepping stone to full instructor accreditation. To find out more, please visit http://lungsinaction.com.au/.


  1. Toelle B, Xuan W, Bird T, Abramson M, Atkinson D, Burton D, James A, Jenkins C, Johns D, Maguire G, Musk A, Walters E, Wood-Baker R, Hunter M, Graham B, Southwell P, Vollmer W, Buist A, Marks G.  Respiratory symptoms and illness in older Australians: The Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease (BOLD) study. Med J Aust 2013;198:144-148
  2. Xuan W, Toelle B, Bird T, Abramson M, Graham B, James A, Johns D, Maguire G,
    Wood-Baker R, Marks G. Prevalence of respiratory symptoms, illnesses and spirometric diagnoses in the Australian BOLD study. Respirology 2011; 16: 51.