Healthy Lifestyle Promoter

Healthy Lifestyle Promoter


Name of the qualification:
‘Healthy Lifestyle Promoter’

Job Purpose:
To support communities and individuals in leading a healthy lifestyle through promotional and informational activities (e.g. in the field of health-enhancing exercise and diet, sleep and mental habits and behaviour change), using available tools and educational materials.


Short description of learning outcomes:
The Healthy Lifestyle Promoter has the knowledge to support communities and individuals to make positive lifestyle changes. They can discuss ways to encourage communities and individuals to use initial lifestyle screening tools (such as Lifestyle Scan) and health educational materials. They can also describe how to provide an individual with practical information, which can be helpful for positive lifestyle change. The Healthy Lifestyle Promoter signposts all populations, including those with special needs, to appropriate information resources, such as New Health Educational Materials (e.g. on health-enhancing exercise and diet, sleeping and mental habits).

Responsibility and autonomy:
The Healthy Lifestyle Promoter can describe his/her professional boundaries and knows how to perform his/her health promotion activities independently, often within a network of community-based health and lifestyle provision. He/she is ready to inform communities and individuals about healthy lifestyle recommendations, but is not responsible for the effects of health-related activities undertaken by the individuals.

Specific Prerequisites:
You must be at least 16 years old to obtain this qualification. There are no requirements in terms of prior education or professional experience.

Target groups:
The following occupational groups may potentially be interested in obtaining the Healthy Lifestyle Promoter qualification: exercise and sports professionals, healthcare professionals, public health specialists, lifestyle coaches, physiotherapists, teachers, pedagogical or community workers. With this qualification they will have additional, practical knowledge to promote healthy lifestyles among their communities and individuals. The Healthy Lifestyle Promoter qualification is also aimed at volunteers and consumers who want to spread information on healthy habits but are from outside the above occupational groups. This qualification could be attractive for youngsters, as well, opening the opportunity for professional development in the health and fitness sector.

Achieved competences:
The ‘Healthy Lifestyle Promoter’ has the competences to:
• Discuss ways how to encourage communities and individuals to use initial lifestyle screening tools, such as the Lifestyle Scan;
• Describe ways to provide the individual with practical information on healthy lifestyle (e.g. related to exercise, diet, sleep, mental habits, avoiding alcohol, tobacco or drugs), using health promotion materials such as New Health Educational Materials;
• Signpost to resources, organisations, events in the local community that support a healthy lifestyle for all populations, including those with special needs;
• Discuss the importance of being a good role model through his/her own attitude and behaviour;
• Discuss the importance of performing health promotion activities within his/her scope of practice.

The ‘Healthy Lifestyle Promoter’ is not endorsed to:
• Deliver group exercise, fitness instruction or personal training sessions;
• Prescribe rehabilitation programmes;
• Provide exercise testing and prescription;
• Prescribe any kind of medication or supplements;
• Prescribe nutritional programmes;
• Diagnose any psychological disorders or mental health conditions;
• Provide any kind of psychological counselling;
• Diagnose diseases, disabilities or other clinical conditions.

Program content:

1. Introduction & Welcome

· About the program
· The need for a healthy lifestyle promoter

2. Healthy Lifestyle

· Understanding a “Healthy Lifestyle”
· Who is a healthy lifestyle promoter?
· Role & Responsibilities of a Healthy lifestyle promoter
· Scope of practice

3. Dietary guidelines for Indians

· Dietary goals
· Guidelines
· Ways to achieve the guidelines

4. Practicals Session 01

· Seated Sukshma Vyayam /
· Gentle Stretches to activate joints & glands.
· Mobility Drills for Neck, Arms, Shoulders, Wrist, Hip / Pelvic Openers, Ankles, Fingers & Toes ( Limbs)

· Seated Asanas:
Side Sacrum Stretch
Bhadrasana / Butterfly
Paschimotasana simplified for householders.
Janu Shirshasana
Yoga Mudra
Seated Vakrasana
Cat & Cow / Manjariasana
Seated & on 4’s Quadruped position.

· Supine Asana :
No. 4 / Reclined pigeon
Pawan Muktasana / Wind Releasing Pose
Sooptha Vakrasana / Supine Twist
Sethubandanasana / Bridge Pose

· Prone Asanas:
Bhujangasana / Cobra Variations
Dhanurasana / Bow Pose
Shalabh Asana / Locust Pose

· Mudras : Gyan Mudra, Adi Mudra

· Pranayama
Equal Breathing
Clavicular Breathing
Intercostal Breathing

· Positive Affirmations
· Relaxation Techniques

Lie supine with the legs up on the wall.

5. Healthy mindset & managing stress

· Understanding a healthy mindset
· Tools used for stress relief

6. Behaviour change

· The process of behaviour change
· Understanding tools important for behaviour change

7. Practicals Session 02

· Standing Sukshma Vyayam /
· Gentle Stretches to activate Joints & Glands.
· Mobility Drills – Neck, Arms, Shoulders, Wrist, Hip /
· Pelvic Openers, Knee, Ankle, Toes

· Basic Standing Yoga Asanas:
Talasana 1, 2, 3, 4
Konasana 1, 2
Eka Padasana
Uttkatasana / Chair pose
Trikonasana / Triangle Pose 1, 2
Standing Chakrasana 1, 2

Hasta Pandangushtasana

· Mudras: Prana Mudra, Adi Mudra & Gyan Mudra, Yoni Mudra

· Pranayama
Equal Breathing,
Clavicular Breathing
Intercostal Breathing
Diaphragmatic Breathing


· Relaxation Techniques
Shavasana / Yoga Nidra.

8. Lifestyle Assessment

· Tools used to assess a healthy lifestyle
· Examples of lifestyle assessment tools
· Benefits of using lifestyle tools

9. Effective pain management at home

· Self help in pain management
· Role of a healthy lifestyle in preventing medical conditions
· Ergonomics – working from home

10. Dance therapy

· Benefits of dance towards a healthy body
· Different forms of dance towards different moods and mindsets
· Benefits of dance towards an overall healthy lifestyle

11. Assessment & End Credits

Also Includes:

– Course manual
– FSSA Council certificate of achievement
– SPEFL (Sports Sector Skills Council) Certificate


1. The 8 – 10 hours online training is compulsory.
The next dates are 24 – 25 October 2020

2. The fee includes online training, course manual by email, assessment fee(s) and certificates as mentioned below

3. Upon successful completion you shall be awarded 2 certificate(s):
FSSA Council, Certificate of Achievement as a Healthy Lifestyle Promoter (Validity 2 years)
Sports Sector Skills Council of India (SPEFL); A government body working under NSDC (National Skills Development Council) & MSDE (Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship) Certificate of participation (Validity Lifetime)

4. The assessment is online MCQs type (50 questions) and a pass mark of 80% or more is required to PASS.
5. It is a basic entry level qualification and a community oriented program; The responsibility of understanding the content, benefits of this program, learning outcomes, assessment etc. from the program lies solely with the participant.