Support Clients to Manage Weight Loss and Health Conditions Through Exercise

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Level 4 Obesity and Weight Management Certificate

As a Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer, this course will equip you with the essential knowledge required to expand your client base by working in tandem with professional clinicians and through GP referrals.

You’ll learn how to deliver tailored, safe and effective exercise programming targeted at assisting obese clients with long-term weight loss and management, building a tangible, long-term improvement in their quality of life.

OriGym's Level 4 Obesity training course for weight management is accredited by REPs, CIMSPA, regulated by Ofqual and certified by Focus Awards so you know the qualification is of the highest ilk.

Entry Requirements:

Level 3 Exercise Referral or Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

Course Type:

Online only

Course Length:

10 weeks average completion



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Obesity and diabetes are two of the most common and problematic health issues currently facing the UK; proving a huge demand for specialists in this area. The figures are alarming, and our health service is stretched to breaking point treating issues which are easily preventable through education, exercise and proper fitness.

The OriGym Level 4 Obesity Management Course will help you become an expert in helping these people get more out of their lives.  

Course Length: Begin learning online straight away with the course taking around 10 weeks to complete
Entry Requirements: Level 3 Personal Trainer or Level 3 Exercise Referral. Students must be aged 18+ to enrol.
Accreditations: The course is accredited by both REPS and CIMSPA.
Cost: £649 with no hidden fees for certifications or exams, and unlimited free examination re-sits.
Offer & Payment Options: Spread the cost with 0% interest on all study methods.
What You’ll Qualify With: On successful completion of this course, you will qualify with:

  • Level 4 Certificate in Obesity and Weight Management
  • 20 REPS points and entry to REPS Level 4 Status
  • 10 CIMSPA points

What You’ll learn

Throughout this course, you will improve your skills, knowledge and experience in helping clients suffering from obesity to better manage their conditions and improve their health with lasting effect.

Understanding Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

A fundamental requirement for any specialist is a deep understanding of obesity, including the causes, symptoms and long-term risks. This will form the backbone of your learning during this course.

Measurement and Assessment of Obesity

Study the most effective methods of measuring and assessing obesity, as well as the external variables such as hormonal balances and metabolic syndromes that can influence weight gain.

Treating Obesity

Before comprising a plan, you will understand the exercise benefits and precautions to take with clients. You will learn all about the most effective treatments for obesity, and the best ways to deliver these solutions to clients.

Design & Deliver Weight Loss Plans

You will learn about how to develop rewarding and engaging fitness plans for both individuals and groups, with an emphasis on adaptable weight management, taking into consideration clinical complications caused by obesity. 

Understanding Long Term Behaviour

Tackling the immediate issues of obesity is only half of the battle; with this course, you will become qualified in helping clients better manage their health and behaviour to combat obesity in the long term.

How You’ll Be Assessed

To achieve your Level 4 Obesity and Weight Management Control certificate, you’ll be required to complete an extensive portfolio, consisting of a series of worksheets and real case studies which will be submitted as coursework for assessment. 

Case studies cover topics including:

  • Creating pre-exercise regimes, programme objectives and an eight-week exercise programme based around the client’s medical history, health screening and physical activity level.
  • Uncovering dietary information and eating habits from clients and creating a healthy eating schedule to fit alongside their exercise programme, complete with measurable objectives.
  • Creating post-exercise regimes, evaluating programme performance and developing modifications for future programmes.

Study Options

The OriGym Level 4 Obesity and Weight Management Control course is studied entirely via online learning and is predominantly built around case studies and worksheets. These can be completed in your own time, which makes this course with OriGym perfect to fit into your schedule alongside your job or existing personal training schedule. 

As online learning is self-paced, students can take as little or a long as they wish to complete the programme. As an OriGym student, you can take advantage of a massive library of e-learning resources, online videos and lectures as well as dedicated 7-day support from our experienced tutors, all of whom will specialise in your area of study.

Careers & Progression

On completion of your course, you’ll be prepared to start providing support to clients requiring advice on obesity control and weight management through exercise. 

It will open lucrative new career opportunities, liaising with clinicians, GPs and medical professionals to take on long-term referral patients, expanding your client base as a personal trainer. It will also provide access to the coveted REPS Level 4 status, marking you as an elite personal trainer with specialised experience. 

Careers Support

OriGym’s world-class careers team provide ongoing support on your path to achieving your career goals, even after your course has finished. Between helping out with mock interviews, providing CV reviews and offering careers advice, they’re dedicated to helping you succeed.

Likewise, if you feel the entrepreneurial itch and decide to follow the self-employed path, our team are also available to provide startup support, business advice and guidance on everything from software to marketing, to accountancy and website development.

Progression Routes

If you want to progress even further after completing your Level 4 award, you may wish to consider studying an additional Level 4 qualification to further enhance your employability as a highly specialised personal trainer. OriGym currently offers the Level 4 Lower Back Pain Management and Level 4 Advanced Nutrition awards.

Alumni Benefits

OriGym alumni also benefit from a huge number of exclusive deals and discounts of gym-wear, supplements, equipment and software, all essential for fitness professionals. We’re continuously adding new benefits to our list, so make sure to check back regularly.

OriGym is proud to qualify over 9,000 fitness professionals each year, more than any other company. We also successfully place over 80% of students in job roles right after qualifying; that is the highest rate in the industry.

We are also ISO9001 certified and are one of only a handful of providers to hold this worldwide certificate of excellence.

We are official partners with the Ministry of Defence, we run courses for QMU University, and also run the Academy for Sports Direct & JD Gyms, and are proud partners of over 200 fitness brands worldwide.

We were nominated by the Active Training Awards, the biggest awards ceremony in the UK, for ‘most innovative training provider of the year’ and ‘training provider of the year’ for two years running.

If you are still not convinced, check out our reviews on Trustpilot, where we have hundreds of reviews from very satisfied customers.

OriGym believes courses and education should be obtainable for anyone who wants to start a career within the fitness sector. We own a vast majority of training venues through our sister company, thus massively reducing overheads which other companies cover with higher fees. We also do not apply unnecessary admin fees, certification charges or exam fees that many of our competitors apply.

Absolutely! We have centres that accommodate for the physically impaired, which are fully equipped with lifts, ramps and disabled toilets. We have had dozens of physically impaired individuals complete our course and go on to be very successful personal trainers within the industry.

Submit us an enquiry detailing your disability and we can assess your suitability to undergoing this form of training. 

OriGym does offer a few funding streams for students. 

We are proud partners of the MOD (Ministry of Defence) who provide funding for current and former military personnel for qualifications that are Level 3 and above.

OriGym is also partner with the PFA (Players Football Association), who help current and former professional footballers with funding towards their qualifications.

Additionally, we partner with the PCA (Professional Cricketers’ Association), who help current and former professional cricketers with funding towards their qualifications. 

Discounts for current and former rugby professionals through the RPA (Rugby Players Association) can also be obtained on enrolment.

Evidence of affiliation with these organisations is obtained prior to enrolment and is subject to check from each respective organisation.

In addition to guaranteeing interviews post course, OriGym offers free business consultations post course, CV analysis to get it looking just right, CV distribution in your local area, and interview preparation to give you the best chance of getting the role you want.

Additionally, we have lots of free business resources, videos and guides on our e-learning platform that all students can access after their course. 

OriGym is proud to have the largest student alumni system, meaning you get discounts on some of the world’s largest fitness brands, services and products for life; this means you never have to pay full retail price. With over 250 brands available to our graduates, you know you can’t go wrong.

OriGym students are provided access to a wide range of learning and support resources during their course and beyond. This includes access to a 7 days per week tutor and staff support, available by phone, chat box and email. Whether you have a query pertaining to a question you're stuck with, have an issue with your logins or just need some general motivation, we're here to help!

Students are also given access to OriGym’s multi-award nominated e-learning platform, where you’ll access online lectures, videos, exercise library, interactive learning modules, quizzes and assignments. For part-time and online learning students, this is how you will complete the majority of your qualifications. 

After you qualify you will also have access to our free business and marketing course, our hub of resources that you can use, and our post course support team, who can help you find work.

Our Level 4 Certificate in Obesity and Weight Management is endorsed and accredited by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) and the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Activity (CIMSPA).

This guarantees our qualifications are fully recognised by all fitness industry employers and professionals. Additionally, all OriGym qualifications are internationally recognised and are fully regulated by Ofqual.

The Level 4 Diploma in Obesity and Weight Management covers the fundamental knowledge required to assess, treat and deliver training programmes to individuals diagnosed with obesity. You will develop an understanding of the causes, symptoms and health risks of obesity, how to assess and treat clients with this condition, and how to plan and deliver targetted weight-loss management plans.

Achieving your Level 4 Obesity treatment course opens numerous career opportunities. With specialist knowledge in managing these health conditions, you’ll be able to demand higher rates for your personal training services, retain higher value and longer-term clients who require specialist personal training for weight management or pursue a new career path taking referral clients from GPs, clinicians and other medical professionals.


Join hundreds of our personal training graduates working with leading UK and international gym brands.

Guaranteed Interviews

OriGym guarantees post-course interviews with leading gym brands, securing your dream personal trainer job after graduation.

Professional Guidance

Free CV analysis, 1-to-1 interview preparation, marketing resources & business start-up training equip you for ongoing success.

Alumni Benefits

Hundreds of exclusive discounts including supplements, clothing & insurance to help you excel as a health and fitness professional.

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Available Packages

Advanced Trainer: Obesity Specialist

  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral (GP Referral)
  • Level 4 Certificate in Obesity Control and Weight Management
0% Interest Payment Plans
  • Suspension Training CPD
  • Kettlebells CPD
  • Boxing & Pad Work CPD
  • Circuits CPD
  • Group Training CPD
  • Strength & Conditioning CPD
0% Interest Payment Plans

Platinum Personal Trainer Course Package

  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Level 4 Certificate in Diabetes Control and Weight Management
  • Level 4 Certificate in Obesity Control and Weight Management

0% Interest Payment Plans
  • Suspension Training CPD
  • Kettlebells CPD
  • Boxing & Pad Work CPD
  • Circuits CPD
  • Group Training CPD
  • Strength & Conditioning CPD
0% Interest Payment Plans


Interest-Free Payments

You can pay in affordable monthly instalments with 0% finance available and we will not ask for guarantors.

Flexible Payment Plans

Payment plans designed to be flexible and convenient for you, meaning you can focus on enjoying your course!

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Our Obesity and Weight Management course packages start from just £649, with guaranteed interviews and strong potential earnings after.

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