The new improved "Cert4Fitness" has been built around the well-known fitness certificate course delivered by Toi Ohomai for 17 years.
Often referred to "as the best year of my life" this course provides you with life changing experiences through the use of exercise as a vehicle.
Constructed as a one-year full-time course you can now exit with two nationally recognised qualifications, the New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4) and the New Zealand Certificate in Freestyle Group Exercise (Level 4), that aligns with REPS accreditation (Register of Exercise Professionals).
Each qualification complements the other with common underlying themes such as nutrition, anatomy and physiology, client connection, marketing and an understanding of what makes a successful fitness business connecting the different strands. Exercise instruction is based around helping clients achieve their goals through a variety of exercise programmes within a one-on-one approach. Group exercise explores three modalities of group based classes to guide clients towards goal success.
All learning styles are catered for with visual and kinesthetic learners thriving in an environment that is based on "doing". To experience this course will change your life and provide you with the skills and confidence to change the lives of those around you.
There are plenty of field trips, an applied exercise workload and opportunities to create memories you will never forget. This is more than just a course, it's a way of life!
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4); plus
- New Zealand Certificate in Freestyle Group Exercise (Level 4); if you are studying both courses.
You'll also have completed a First Aid Certificate.
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1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
One semester full time if studying the New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4) (60 credits) on its own.
|Indicative Fees||$5,803 total cost of both qualifications for domestic students View full fees information|
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- exercise consultant
- community exercise instructor
- team training instructor
- personal trainer
- freestyle group exercise instructor
- group or small team training instructor
Topics you'll cover
- Exercise analysis
- Energy systems
- Goal setting
- Client pre-screen
- Principles of training
- Fitness testing
- Exercise prescription
- Health models
- First aid
- Business skills
- Programme delivery
- Group exercise classes
- Exercise abilities
- Health and wellbeing
- Culturally appropriate values
- Processes and protocols
- Participant exercise needs
- Movement patterns
- Exercise products and services
- Development and maintenance of a client base
|Indicative Fees||$5,803 total cost of both qualifications for domestic students|
Help with fees
Are you Eligible for Free Fees?If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time in 2018 you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about free fees
Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
- A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying. You don't have to pay the money back.
Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz
Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
If you are under 20 years old, you must have NCEA Level 1, or equivalent.
If you do not meet the academic requirements you may be given special admission if Toi Ohomai staff are satisfied you are capable of successfully completing the requirements.
Special admission may also apply for applicants over 20 years.
You’ll be invited to an information meeting prior to Toi Ohomai offering you a place. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course content and to make sure you're on the most appropriate course for your career aspirations and current level of experience.
English language requirements
Level 4 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013.
Course Locations and Intake Information
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- 1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
- One semester full time if studying the New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4) (60 credits) on its own.
Further Study Options
Courses Offered at Toi Ohomai
Courses Currently Under Development at Toi Ohomai, or Offered at Other Institutions
- New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 5)
- Bachelor of Applied Science (University of Waikato)
- Bachelor of Heath Science (AUT)